The Bruery Bottleworks XII

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
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RATINGS: 232   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.

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Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Lactic tart smell, can tell its sour mash, but very well executed. Appearance is hazy golden with 2 finger head. Taste is quite tart upfront with esters (banana, green apples, pineapple) and raspberry flavor in the middle. Clean sour finish. Thin mouthfeel, no EtOH heat, and high carbonation. Overall excellent beer for the style as well as easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
This one poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of dark berries, lemons, and some wood. Flavor was similar, big Berliner like, raspberries were not there much until we let it warm and it was a completely different beer.

Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle at Matt’s with friends. Pour is hazy yellow with a small white head and decent lacing. Funky, bretty, pineapple, oaky, light wine, skunky, and grassy aroma. Taste is sour apples, pears, straw, doughy, lactic, vanilla, and chessy with a lightly sour finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Ok.

cubs (10639) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle @ Matt’s house from our Reserve Society membership. Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Coconut, vanilla, light corn, a touch of stomach acid, lemon aroma that honestly smells a bit fucked up. Tangy vanilla, lemon, chewy bland malty, light corn, light white grape flavor. This batch is pretty messed up.

Skitchbandit (3) - - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
One of the best sour beers I've had. The raspberries are delicious! Unicorn beer (collab with Bruery & Bottleworks) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours a golden orange color. Tart taste but not overpowering. One of my favorite sours to date.

Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Had new batch twice in two weeks First bottle: delicious., raspberry and brett smell with a raspberry jam flavor. Great depth of fruit flavor which balanced out the acidic tartness. Good funk Bottle two: light raspberry and more lemony citrus. Tasted much younger than first bottle. Light vinegar Ill be aging the rest

jtclockwork (16701) - , 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.

DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2013 Bottle. Aroma of fruity, berry sweetness and a very acidic tone (which stings the nostrils thanks in part to the heavy carbonation). Pours a slightly hazy yellow squash color with a bubbly white head. Very tart taste of raspberries, extremely dry ginger ale, woody oak, and a touch of citrus. Light body with quite possibly the driest, most abrupt finish of any Berliner weisse or wit I’ve had. OK, but it is way different than I expected. Rating No. 300.

crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Imperial witbier, such a goofy style, this one is soured and barrel aged and it helps it a bit.

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