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The Bruery Bottleworks XII

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 228   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1907) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2014
750ml thanks to Camo!! Pours a hazy hay color with an orange hint. Nose is sour raspberries with hints of grassy farmland and a slight funk. Taste is similar with elements of oak, raspberry, grass, and wine grape. The finish really sinks it in, but gently, with a sour red wine flavor floating on top of everything else. Quite nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13856) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle shared by oRos at the California 10K event. Looks like a Berliner Weiss. Aroma of sour celery. Med minus body. Flavor is lightly sour raspberry with something veg. Itís working very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1516) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle bought on the bruery.com pours reddish pink. Taste is wheat mouth feel with a big tart finish. Some raspberry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (725) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Capitol Beer 10K celebration, great tartness, mild raspberry, muted palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8904) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from oRos at Capitol Beer bottle share. Pours cloudy golden with a nice white head and a fruity aroma. There is a nicely sour fruit flavor with a hint of raspberry and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is raspberry, peach, and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with light tart fruit with nice light sourness in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle shared with the boys. Aroma is faint raspberry, some barnyard funk, a little blue cheese, and lemon peel. Pours bright hazy blonde with a decent medium head. Taste is peach skin, light raspberry, and a slight blue cheese. Not over the top and just delicious. Should cost less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle on January 31st, 2014.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow.
Aroma: Aroma of wheat and light tart.
Taste: Wheat, lightly tart, raspberry, faint wine.
Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: Rating 1400! Thanks for sharing this Dave! This was a nice slightly tart beer, enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Berries and tea notes for aroma. Nice wheaty medium body with a perfectly tart fruit finish. I couldnít get enough of this one, delicious sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Shared from a 750ml. Pours a beautiful hazy yellow. Smells like yeast, tart fruit, wine and vine. Tastes like raspberry iced tea. Herby, vinous, tea leaves, aged raspberry flavor over a fresh flavor and some oak in the background as well. Bright sugary and tart notes highlight the finish. This is just one fine fine sour berliner or imperial wit or whatever you want to call it. If I ever see this again Iím going to hop on it immediately. Honestly Iíve felt lately that some of the Bruery offerings Iíve had are a little over rated, this one rocks, maybe the best Iíve had by them.

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