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: 233   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
From bottle at reserve society barrel tasting. This was better than I remember. Very nice tartness with wine characteristics and a dry fruity finish. Great brew for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Sampled at GonzoIllinis Birthday Party (Western Springs, IL). Happy Birthday, Tony! Pours a richer well hazed golden yellow pour, frothy rich hazy body with whitish thick filmy head, laces well. Aromas are touches of oak, grape, and red wine. Mellow with growing citrusy sourness, lemons and oranges, touches of lactic acid and yogurt, some strawberry, berry elements are gentle, some mellow fruit, bretty funk, oak tannins. Nice. Initial is richer sourness, crab apple and lemons, some bread, richer lactic element of yogurt, big citrus, touches of white grape, faint berry. Wet oak, vanilla, growing bretty funk. Cobwebs, some straw, punches of crab apple, berry, and citrus grows firmly. Middle is firm flavors, touches of melon and white grape, some funky sweet tarts into the backend. Finish is gentle lactic, firm bretty funk is inviting, gentle oak. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Light peachy color with a white head. Funky lemon with stone fruit, mild berry, lactic acid. Pretty tart and smooth, moderate acidity, vinous, mild savory.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3698) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! The beer appears hazy and light orange in color. The beer has a thick white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is quite pleasant, with scents of funk, raspberries, and coriander. I did not enjoy the flavor as much as the aroma, but found the beer favorable nonetheless. Plenty of tartness to be found here, with a healthy dose of raspberries. The body is moderately thin, with a solid carbonation level. Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer and I would definitely like to have it again sometime. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-30-2011

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (44094) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
750mL shared by numerous Woodshop 7 participants. Thanks to BMan1113VR for holding a sample for me. Pours a full haze, murky peach to almost white. I was expecting pink for some reason. Nose is fresh peach, starfruit, salt, iodine, seaweed. Taste is lightly tangy, small lactic acid, peach juice, dough, saltwater. No acetic acid. Long, citric acid finish. Clean, refreshing, much simpler than I expected. No raspberry character for better or worse. I really liked this one, a good experiment from The Bruery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2701) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Tasted on 12/26/11 from a capped 750mL bottle, big thanks to whoever brought this to the tasting. Pours hazy pale yellow with a thick white head that slowly recedes to a thin layer of even lace. The nose is sour with raspberry and orange peel, funky brett, and light wheaty malt. The flavor is tart and sour white wine vinegar, raspberry, orange peel, light spices, and wheat malt. The body is medium with some sticky tannins, lively carbonation, and a long sour, tart raspberry, and white wine vinegar finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5436) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2012
750 mL bottle courtesy of inda_bebe. Cheers, Charles! Pours a hazy straw gold with a white head. Nose is wood, tart berries, some vinegar, and some tart citrus. Flavor is similar- combines the tartness of a berliner with the sour berry quality of an American sour. Light in body, tart, and refreshing overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5463) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle shared at Markwises bday bash, poured a light hazy straw color, aromas of apricots, light tart raspberries, and some barnyard funk. Flavors are the same, with some light spice, vanilla, apricots, and tart raspberries. Nice beer overall.


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