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: 3.89/5   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
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at Bottleworks. The "Imperial Wit" moniker belies what’s actually inside here. Pours cloudy orange, with a smallish head. Tart and fruity nose - peach, raspberry, funk, and a bit of a good, dry cab on the nose. Flavor follows suit, although it isn’t quite as powerful as the aroma. It’s nice and tart, though - a quality I didn’t think would be so prominent. This brew is no Deviation, but it’s something different, and it’s damn tasty. I love the underlying notes of red wine.

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bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Draft at Bottleworks. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a pinkish hue and ample slightly off white head that has decent retention. Nose has some base berliner character with the sour mash and wheat, but that makes way tart lemon with a hint of raspberry, some dry barrel notes, as well as some barnyard funk notes. Tart raspberry lemon wheat up front, gets a bit dry in the middle with some funk coming through the wheat and fruit and finishes up dry and refreshing. Nice lively carbonation and a light unfiltered body. One of the best Bruery offerings I have tried.

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presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
Sample bottle at Bottleworks and tap at Brouwers. Pours a pale yellow and then the glass starts to fill with a reddish colour from the fruit. Big tart aroma and a sharp initial sip. The only unfortunate thing is that with each sip the initial shock diminishes. A very good beer. Not sweet. Not screaming tart. Very delicious. Light body and perfectly balanced fruit taste.

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riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Fuck yeah, first to rate this bitch! Nose is that of light wit beer initially - spicy orange, corriander, wit to start. This is taken over by nice raspberry notes, lacitc acidity in the form of mostly lemon and a light funky note in the finish. Pours hazy orange, reddish tint, nice frothy head and color. The flavor is tart to start - lemon acidity, raspberry shows up, more quenching tartness, light wit base beer shows up here and there, more raspberry, more tartness, and light funky notes in the finish. Quenchingly tart, well balanced, interesting base beer, interesting outcome. Dangerously drinkable. Nice stuff, possibly one of the better Bruery beers I’ve had.


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