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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: 227   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 17/20
mathieuc (3030) - 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 (4902) - 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 (3173) - 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 (2488) - 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 (1978) - 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 (7021) - 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 (2918) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1259) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a hazy orangish yellow. The aroma i mainly sour. The taste is a muddy vinegar taste. Not my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pour is light golden amber, mostly transparent with a fairly tight white head. No red in the appearance, but there is plenty of raspberry in the nose. Its fleshy but not super bright, there is a hint of barrel and a touch of leathery bret. Taste is little brighter raspberry with a fair bit of lacto. Finish is highly carbonated and muddles the flavor in back a little with a touch of sulfer. Soft creamy body and actually pretty dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2014
A - pours hazy light apricot with beaten egg white head with sticky lacing. S - it's refreshing to find a bruery beer that isn't the same as all the rest. Aromas of wheat, yeast and coriander. At first glance it smells like a yeasty musty wit. Raspberries and subtle wine notes come after a swirl of the glass. M - light fluffy and just the right amount of tart. A nice framboise variant. T - tart lemon and raspberries up front. The palate is sweet raspberry jam, funky and musty yeasty wheat goodness. end is lingering raspberries and spice. O - a nice show from the bruery. 3.8

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