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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: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at The Bruery mercy-poured into a taster after I pleaded with the bartender to give me a pass on the "bring a toy" rule they were using to restrict access to a few choice beers. Didn’t hurt that I bought a couple of bottles, too. Appearance is pink-orange with a white collar. Aroma is funky, lactic, oaky, citrus, grape skin, raspberries. Taste is tart berries, acidic, and funky to open. Light fruit sweetness and oak bitterness supply some balance. Medium bodied, thin crisp texture, lively carbonation, dry abrupt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Nice sharp tart fruity base, medium acidity, light fruit sweetness, rhubarb and berries, faint musty funk, and dry lingering tartness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
75cl bottle pours with a hazy opaque gold body that supports a white head. The aroma offers up some smooth sweet malts and a wheat malt sense and then it heads into a modest sour yeastiness and red apple skin. The taste delivers tart yeastiness, sour notes, acidic citrus and then it gets into tart fruity cherries and red apple skins. Pretty nice as the funky notes grow into the finish creating more depth and interest and provide a bit of a balance against the straight up acidic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
9th December 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy orange - gold beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and airy. Nice orange - tangerine - lemon. Light seltzer salts. Light dry finish with a tangy fruit aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to our Ken, 09/12/13. Hazed orange with a thin off white pond. Nose is apple skins, tarte peach, citric straw, dank, musty draws, wood splinters. Taste comprises soured mandarin, tarte peach, citric straw, light dankness, lemon rind, lactic tang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy closure with light tarte notes. Decent easy drinking sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to Kenny. It pours cloudy golden-orange with a small white head. The nose is earthy, must, toast, wood damp leaf, light spice, funk and brett. The taste is tart, earth, wood, sour orange, tangerine, prickly sherbet, alcohol, some acidity, berry, pomello and orange squash with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Fairly laid back and easy drinking for a bruery beer. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle cheers to Kenny. Pours bright orange with a medium, firm white head. Lacey. Nose is lemon tang forward, heavy apricot marmalade, big tropical fruits - mandarin, and mango, touch piney and moderately funky. Fruity and sour. Taste is tropical forward with emphasis on pineapple and passionfruit sweetness. Quite juicy. A little sugary and sourness is easy going. Very tropical. I like it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - big thanks to K-Dog. Pours sunny orange-gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds white grape, some tangy mandarin orange. Medium sweet flavor with bright citrus, pear, white grapes, tangerine. Medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Clean finish, lightly warming, some lemony tang, more white grapes, melon. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle shared @ Dak’s Black Friday tasting. Murky straw-colored pour with a decent ivory crown. Funky, tart unripened raspberries, acidic, milky, earthy, grassy, sour. Pretty solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
A nice murky straw pour. Very pleasant pretty funk with barnyardy notes and delicious bready tones. Really good.

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