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Bottleworks XII - The Bruery

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960 Ratings
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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 368
Gots: 226 | FT: 46
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: julian on 02-28-2011

Imperial Witbier, 8% ABV, sour mashed 1-2 days, and fermented with a blend of Berliner Weisse culture and Belgian Witbier yeast. 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.
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Ratings: 960 | Reviews: 125 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of zookerman182
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTJman
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of saxclar123
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josephwa
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seeker84
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the better Bruery beers I've experienced

Photo of rawfish
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whitenads
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RocketCityVol
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright copper with gold and orange accents. Light white head of 2 fingers settles quickly into a ring. Aroma that is a mix of dark and bright fruits, lemon, pepper. Pretty sharp and a fair amount of acidity detected. Flavor is tart as expected. some vinous notes, lush raspberries, and subtle spices on the back end. The feel of this beer is impeccable- intense carbonation, prickly, light, clean, and dry. Best quality, and maybe the best feel to a sour I have had. Also like the fact that I could pick up some of the booze, which is a nice change on the style.
Terrific sour and well deserving of its phenomenal ratings.

Photo of Graffy
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kertice
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JavaNoire
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bilco
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteeleWright
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of MrDave
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmrillo
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of errantnight
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

One of my favorite Bruery beers, ever. Balanced and nuanced, with big fresh raspberry notes and a full, dry wit as its base. Wheat character is present but restrained, yeasty esters are on the mild side, but that's pleasant for a beer this big and fruity. Just a joy to drink, and one that I'd be happy to see them enter into regular rotation (and come up with a name for).

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Jeff for this one. I've been wanting to try this for a while now. 750ml capped bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a foamy 3 finger white head with poor retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is very sparse and spotty with little cling. Decent.

Nose is sour peach, citrus, cane sugar, yeast and mango. More sweet than tart and pretty subtle.

Opens pineapple, peach and mango. Some peachy tartness in the beginning and middle mixed with yeast and cane sugar sweetness. A peach skin tart and light bitterness at the back end. Finishes yeasty, spicy and dry and puckering. Fruity and yeasty finish. Really nice.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Foamy and prickly in the mouth and goes down biting and aggressive. Finishes dry with a bone dry aftertaste that coats the mouth. Excellent.

For the most part, I haven't been impressed with Bruery's sours. This one is different though. Mellow yet complex with great feel. I'm glad to have had the chance to sample this one.

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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of AndyCowles75
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.