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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: 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 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 couldn’t 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 I’m going to hop on it immediately. Honestly I’ve felt lately that some of the Bruery offerings I’ve had are a little over rated, this one rocks, maybe the best I’ve had by them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
pours hazy pale yellow with a small white cap, little retention and lacing. tropical plenty - pineapple, passionfruit, vinous - few tannins, very juicy and fruity - not quite raspberries though, which is odd, dusty bretts, moderate funk, lean honeyed malts, wheat graininess, light acidity - lemony, powdery citric and lactic, woodsiness. lively to average carbonation, light body - oily, gently tart and grassy-citrusy-fruity finish. excellent! much enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3375) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! Pours a light golden and slightly hazy. No head. Nose is of yeast and fruits, soft. Wheat is present and provide a nice canvas for aromas and flavors to express themselves. Taste is dry, fruity and full of raspberries. Refreshing acidity. Carbonation is high, body light to medium. Really fun to drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5338) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). From Scott, thanks! Slightly hazy golden with a small/medium white head and little lacing. Aroma is of raspberries, sweetness notes, red wine, wheat acidity, perfume, apricots/peaches, yogurt and light vanilla. Taste is also of raspberries with some other fruits (mainly peaches and/or apricots), red wine, pleasant acidity, perfume, yogurt, oak and vanilla. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Dry finish. Complex, tasty and quite drinkable. Nice balance considering the components of the beer. Nice barrel treatment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours blond with low white head. Quite hazy. Aroma is of apricots, perfume, fruits, wine. Taste is of fruits, flowers, sourness. Palate: Light-medium body. Low carbonation. Overall: Good. Perfumy. Fruity, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2603) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Hazy golden color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is funk, lemon, barnyard action, grass,clove. Medium to light bodied, moderate tartness. Didn’t really catch a raspberry flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Great stuff. Light lemony spritzy character with a twinge of blueberry juice. Some hay like traits. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
sample at Food Bank bottle share, very nice sour, hazed golden pour, tart, acidic, nice sourness, lighter berry notes. very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with two fingers of tight fizzy white foam. The nose is foggy with grainy cream of wheat, lemon, sweet tarts and some light underlying unripe raspberry and floral notes. The palate is light and refreshing with lots of funky raspberry mingling with grainy wheat, a trace of booze, more of that strange floral influence. Interesting brew.

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