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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 (31178) - 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 (16691) - 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 (15073) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2011
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a cloudy peach body with a small white head. Aroma of raspberries, wood, peach, salt, horse blanket, lemon peel, mold, mustiness, and earth. Flavor of raspberries, wood, lemon, minerals (mostly iron), and wheat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2012
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-thanks markwise-22oz bottle-pours hazy yellow/gold with a retaining thin white head. Aroma is tart, grain. Taste is tart light fruit, barn, grain.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11056) - 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. It’s working very well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10969) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy straw-colored ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a mélange of apricot, raspberry, light spiciness and a modest note of vanilla. Full-bodied and silky with tingly carbonation. The flavor is just a really cool, fruity and sour experience – intense, biting acidity. Crisp, tart, apricot finish. Another world class beer shared by darkguardian!


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