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The Bruery Bottleworks XII

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

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, peachy and light grapefruity. Tart and fruity. Fruity and citric into a dry and dry finish. Citric and lingering into the far finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour berry aroma. Fruity sour tart berry flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart berry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21170) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy to cloudy golden orange color, white head. Nice tropical fruit and straw aroma. Taste is softly sour peppery straw and summer fruit. Very tasty and easy drinking for its abv.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18221) - 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle at Sweet&Sour in Sätila 20130810. Hazy pale golden/yellow beer with a rich offwhite head. Fruity raspberry aroma, sourish, acidic, spicy notes, citrus, strawberries, vanilla notes, earthy, raisins, some caramel. Sourish raspberry flavor, earthy, sour, hay, citrus, floral, sourish, notes of chocolate, vinous, strawberries, tart, some hay. Sourish raspberry finish with berries, hay and some citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16640) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
A: The pour is a murky orange-pink color with a finger of white head to go on it. S: The raspberries and the tartness of the fruit and Berliner Weiss culture are strong. A lot of lactobacillus aroma to the beer and a moderate oak note. Mild spices and wheat from the base beer. T: A big raspberry flavor to open things up along with a pronounced tartness. There are notes of cranberries in the beer too. Quite lactic and tart which works nicely with the oak and fruit. The base wheat beer does not come through quite as much as I had expected. M: Medium in body with moderate level of carbonation. O: Pleasantly surprised by this beer. The raspberries and Berliner Weiss bugs really have taken control of this and made for an enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of stone fruit, wild yeast, light peach vinegar and lemon. Medium body.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (13987) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2013 750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is very complex, with spices (like coriander), red wine, and some tart citric notes. Flavour brings out very complex notes of spices, red wine, and raspberries. Extraordinarily complex, with all the flavours meshing beautifully. No hint of the ABV, finishing on notes on raspberry and light spice. One of the best Bruery beers for sure. Excellent.


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