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The Bruery Bottleworks XII

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Imperial Witbier, 8% ABV, sour mashed 1-2 days, and fermented with a blend of Berliner Weisse culture and Belgian Witbier yeast. The beer is barrel fermented in large red wine barrels (132 gal. barrels). Raspberries are added to the beer towards the end of fermentation directly to the barrel, and aged on the raspberries for a minimum of 1 month. The Berliner culture contains souring bacteria and the raspberries will add acidity to the beer. Brewed to commemorate Bottleworks 12th Anniversary.
Originally brewed in 2011. Rebrewed in 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2014
75cl bottle. Vintage 2013. Drank at home with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: sour, fruity, oranges, some yeast, brett. TASTE: sour, sweet, fruity, fresh, raspberries, little dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with raspberries, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, floral/woody and slightly sour/fruity, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5850) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at the Bruery. It pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is lactic sour with some white peaches. Mild hints of raspberries and bread. The flavor is full with sour peaches, raspberry, alcohol and bread. Decent, but not amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2906) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of citrus tartness, notes of raspberry... Flavor is light, moderately tart citrus, notes of spices and berries throughout... Extremely well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (2961) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 Draft pour at Big Wood. Rerated almost a year later. Lighter orange golden pour with cloudy white head. Delicious sweet and sour flavor. White grape and apple. Long sweet after flavor. Very drinkable. My favorite style so it’s hard to do wrong. Loved this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2013 - could use more time but pretty damn tasty anyway. Light gold pour with frothy white head. Nose of berries, lemon, citrus, and grains. Taste follows the nose. Good amount of sourness with relatively tame acidity. Mouthfeel is typical Berliner. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ricoslim (116) - - FEB 27, 2014
Aroma is light. Beer is a classic Bruery sour. These guys always hit the spot with their sours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
750, capped. Pours a murky pale amber with a scant white ring of film. Big sharp dry minerally nose with light dancing fruit showing. Creamy medium body with prickly carb. Minerally dry mid palate with soft lemon and tangerine notes. Long tangy tart and dry minerally finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Nice slightly fruity Berliner, just a bit sweet. Exceptionally clear and bright for a fruity wit beer, lively too. Pair it with acidic foods and it shines.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Thanks Matt! Pours a nice clouded yellow with an etched surface of whites. Smells like a Wit, not really getting thefruit in the nose. Flavor is sour, with vitamin, some cherry and raspberry. A little yogurt character. Medium with hi carb and a semi dry, but wetting finish. I like, glad to have another beer.

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