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The Bruery Bottleworks XII

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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


koleminer20's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (871) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
750 mL bottle. Thanks Tim! The pour is a foggy gold with a hint if copper and a nice white head that fades down to a thin film and thick ring. The aroma is quite sour with a beautiful fruitiness and raspberry presence. Not a whole lot of yeast or anything with it so it seems promising. The flavor is just as sour and fruity. There isn't as much sourness as I was expecting based on the smell, but it's definitely really good. The mouth feel is solid with a good carbonation and an aftertaste that's incredible. Just lingeringly sour and fruity and delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2507) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
Still honey colored pour. No head. No lacing. Big raspberry nose. Big raspberry flavor. Some malt notes. Tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (174) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Draft pour at Brouwer?s 10th anniversary, this is the original 2011, golden pour, Orange raspberry sour aroma and taste, enjoyed this one a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[3/2/15] Draught at Bottleworks in Seattle. 2013 edition. Deep golden. Sour aroma with fruitiness (some raspberries), lacto, some vinegar and wood. Sour fruity flavor with some raspberries, some lacto, wood and wine. Medium-bodied. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4443) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2015
750ml bottle in a stem glass. Pours hazy golden/orange with a white head. Aroma of light raspberries, some sourness and tartness, pale malts, light red wine notes, and some oak. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A solid sour from the Bruery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle at RBWG. Hazy off yellow color. Big fruity Berliner…lemon, raspberry, nicely tart with lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2750) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle (2011) at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of lemon citrus, funk, barrel notes. Tastes of citrus, lemons, light floral, funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6783) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Sweet funky peach notes. Cloudy gold with and a decent white head. Bright tart stone fruit with a nice creamy note.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear yellow/gold with creamy white head. Aroma is wheat, oak, vanilla, spices, and citrus. Flavor is dry malt base, crisp citrus peel, light oak, and mixed spices. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1157) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle to goblet Lemon, bubble gum, horse blanket, and a touch of apple. Cloudy yellow, thin ringed white head. Sour lemon, red wine, berries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (823) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Batch 2. Cloudy yellow pour with light white head. Aroma is tart raspberries, barnyard funk, and citrus punch. Taste is tart funk, oak, raspberries, red wine undertones and lemon. Finish is acidic, carbonation is high, mouthfeel is medium. Tasty.


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