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Bottleworks XII - The Bruery

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664 Ratings
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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%


Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: julian on 02-28-2011)
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Original batch provided by Ditmier tonight .. Thanks buddy. Pours a hazy pale yellow.. foamy white head... good lacing.

Nose is big lactic... almost yogurt like... raspberry is way in the background..

Flavor has a fair amount of tannic notes with berries that almost seem "old"... pretty tasty, but seems way past prime... a bit of oak on the finish.

Light body.. good bubble... very drinkable despite my above negatives.

Thanks Eric... There cannot be too many of these left in cellars.

3.5/3.75/3.5/3.75/3.5

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 06:05:10 | More by JohnGalt1
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 750ml bottle in a Duvel glass. 2013 Edition.

A - Heavy yeast build up around the top of the bottle as if stored upside down for a while. A huge white head! Golden with a slight haze. Big chunks at the bottom.

S - Fruity, floral and slightly funky. Not especially strong but nice.

T - Nice leading tartness followed by a good depth of flavor including raspberry, red wine, sour cherry and sour apple. Smooth and well balanced.

M - An active discharge of fine bubbles. Almost a Pop Rock effect. It grabs your attention but it doesn't distract.

O - A very tasty beer! There's a wine characteristic and/or richness that would limit how much or how often I have this but it was well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 13:42:29 | More by GJ40
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-EBF sample pour. A slightly cloudy yellow color we some orange highlights. Thin white seam of foamy head.

S-Generic fruitiness that also brings with it a tartness. Funky yeast. Some spiciness in the nose as well. Underripe berries. Dry grain.

T-Flavor is sweet and tart. Tart berries and fruits (not specifically raspberry). Wheat and oak. White wine. Funky yeast and wine grapes. Finishes with its sourness.

M-Surprised by its ABV. Feels and tastes like a 5% beer. Crisp feel and prickly carbonation.

O/D-A cool beer with a cool description of how it was brewed. Refreshing to drink for sure. There was plenty going on in this brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 20:14:52 | More by VelvetExtract
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Joe for sharing this one!

Pours a hazed orange with rapid champagne streamers of carbonation in the glass, with visible remnants of raspberry seeds floating around also. Thin layer of surface foam that parts quickly and leaves some spotty flecks of foam in the glass.

Aroma is sharply acidic, less overt fruit at this point, more acidity and light wild funkiness.

Taste is moderately sour, puckering and finishes very dry. Some light fuzzy raspberry skins lend a fruity bitterness almost, maybe from the tannin in the seeds or skins. Very quenching and pretty drinkable, though fairly acidic. A good one to share.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 04:54:04 | More by emerge077
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours up a whole bunch of head (pretty much the entire glass) and has pretty good retention as well. The head is pure cotton-white while the body is a dull lemon to pale straw that appears as hazy, golden lemon when held up to the light. A considerable amount of lacing has already been left behind.

Nose- Starts off with lots of fleshy, dark red fruits. Raspberries first but then some cherry. Notes of acetic acid and indications of red wine and red grapes. This starts to mellow and shows light stone fruit notes- some peach and apricot. Even a little bit of pear and some citrus (lemon, mostly) are revealed after swirling. Bottle shows a spicy sour note that touches on soy sauce, some sweet and sour sauce.

Taste- Definitely dominated by stone fruits and dark red fruits but both are less boisterous than those shown on the nose. This is much more delicate and sublime and is definitely not as sour as I guessed it was going to be. Peach, apricot, cherries, and a little bit of raspberries but not as much as their specific addition would indicate. Some straw on the finish along with slight acetic acid that gives a little bit of pucker on the end. No real indication of heat and pretty drinkable. Some spiciness on the finish- pepper, coriander, but also something else. Slight earthiness that has hints of barnyard, fungus, and stinky cheeses. Softened by dominant notes of peach and pear- raspberry is mostly on the edges. Some complexity and presence but this beer is more about incredible balance and integration. Already, really good to great in my opinion but I want to see how it opens up. Seems to lack a certain je ne sais quoi that would make it great. Still, very very good. Slight hints of wheat, some citrus (lemon at the forefront). Some hints at champagne or mimosas. Very clean tasting.

Mouthfeel- A little more than light bodied with a nice effervescence that has some expansion. Slight tingle on the tongue with a dry finish. Just as delicate as the pallate.

Drinkability- Very accessible sour that shows what aspects of a Berliner Weisse can do. Twenty bucks a bottle seems quite reasonable but I probably wouldn't go through the trouble of acquiring this again.

Overall- Very good beer that flirts with being great. I don't think it quite reaches that status but I'm sure most would disagree. Definitely worth a try and I would not balk at the price- it's worth it.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 04:33:01 | More by artoolemomo
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. Served at cellar temperature. This was bottled 06/05/13, so has about 8 months of age on it.

Appearance: Pours an apricot-like orange/amber and gives a couple big fingers of head which quickly dissipate to a layer atop the beer.

Smell: Nice mild funk, mild grapes, raspberry, peach, green apple. The raspberry really takes prominence in the second half of the aroma - pretty interesting, and even more as it warms. Really nice mild-sour, fruity aroma.

Taste: Raspberries, green apple, sour grapes, mild funk, peach (not sure why, but I taste it), lemon/lime. Really well balanced and delicious. Just the right amount of sour for me, which isn't that much.

Mouth-feel: Pretty well carbonated with a medium, creamy body. Finishes a bit dry, but a quite nice amount.

Overall: Very impressed with this beer. Hits my personal taste on just about everything. Nice mild amount of sour, with a little funk and really nice fruited flavors. Berries and brett go really well together in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 23:26:53 | More by Resuin
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Laim

Hazy golden colour, one finger of white head, some lace as well. Smell is funky, raspberry and oak, brett, lemony and fruity, some spice with tart with a lingering lactic acidity as well. Taste is of tart raspberry, oak, sour lemon and mild citrus fruit, barnyardy brett, funky all the way through, drying finish with lingering fruit and oak. Spritzy high carbonation, dry medium body. Exceptional stuff, drinks like its 5%, could see myself drinking a lot of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 15:00:08 | More by peensteen
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magictacosinus

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A tremendous thanks to Beerenauslese for bringing this to the early January tasting at the Taproom. 2013 vintage. Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass, but... If I knew what I was getting myself into, I would have pleaded for the bartenders to find a flute Champagne glass for me!

Really fantastic in appearance for a wild ale - thick and viscous, with a frothy white head that never seems to go away. Unusual, considering the higher amounts of acidity in these kinds of beers. Cloudy, with a fair amount of sediment, yet at the same time, tons and tons of carbonation jet-streaming upwards in an elegant manner - nearly wholly refined akin to a high quality sparkling wine. This is especially remarkable given the style of beer at hand. I love it, whatever it is.

Wow! This is one of the most complex, riveting aromas I've ever experienced on a beer of this caliber. Right up the front are vinous, sweet oak, and fruit elements that are very similar to a high quality brut rosé out of Champagne. And, with those types of wines being among my all-time favorites, this aroma is worth drooling over. Huge, and I mean HUGE, notes of sweet, slightly tart raspberries, blueberries, and ripe currants, with a toasty oak and malt combination, inviting flavors such as toffee, marzipan, vanilla, honeysuckle, and caramel. Starts sweet and toasty, and finishes with a slightly stinging acidity both from the fruit and sour cultures at hand. Slightly lactic at the nose, but mostly crisp and unbelievably inviting.

I think when I took a sip of this for the first time, I was automatically in love. If you've ever had high quality Champagne with raspberries floating on the inside, or at least a slightly sweeter brut rosé, this evokes that, and so much more. At first, the explosion of sweet jammy raspberries are immediately evident, with a touch of kirsch, cassis, and cherries at the finish. The oak takes over, reaching more vinous and fruity heights, and imparting light tannic qualities as well as spices such as light leather, vanilla, and toffee. The oak continues to melt and meld with the malt profile, that is highly rich in lactic and sweet nutty qualities, yet, due perhaps to the fruit used, or the quality of the red wine barrels at hand, it NEVER feels buttery or too toasted. This is crisp, creamy, tart, acidic, dry, comfortably effervescent, and so much more. Goes above and beyond to satisfy the palate and allow, at the same time, a plethora of flavors that keeps on giving each and every time. This is a masterpiece - a true privilege to drink.

This may be a controversial statement, but THIS is perhaps the greatest beer the Bruery has ever made, and ever will make (at least for now). Why? The alcohol is just high enough, and it displays only the best aspects this brewery is known for - excellent oak blending; sour, fruit infused notes; sweet, yet not over-the-top maltiness; and, the always caramel forward, thick forward mouth feel their beers are known for. Tasting like this a whole full year after being bottled - why, it's the stuff of wizards. I want a whole case of this. Mind blowing, life changing stuff. Get your hands on a bottle as soon as you can.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 00:03:24 | More by magictacosinus
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RaulMondesi

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Playground in Santa Ana, CA as Raul did his thang thang.

Choo choo! The Bruery is a locomotive that just won't quit! Where am I? The Black Forest? This thang is just glorious. So tart and clean... Raul could swear that he is in a bubble bath with Behatti Prinsloo.

Just wow...

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2014 00:47:21 | More by RaulMondesi
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pour is light golden amber, mostly transparent with a fairly tight white head. No red in the appearance, but there is plenty of raspberry in the nose. Its fleshy but not super bright, there is a hint of barrel and a touch of leathery bret. Taste is little brighter raspberry with a fair bit of lacto. Finish is highly carbonated and muddles the flavor in back a little with a touch of sulfer. Soft creamy body and actually pretty dry.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 03:26:26 | More by cpetrone84
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notchucknorris

California

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a glowing, hazy apricot color with deep golden center and a one finger white head. The head goes down fairly quickly, but leaves a thin surface of large bubbles.

S: Coriander mixed with lemon zest and tart mixed berries upfront. The raspberries are there, definitely with an underripe note to them. A nice lactic aroma as well with just a trace of brett. Fantastic smell.

T: A big load of lemon and intensely tart raspberry upfront with a great lactic sourness. The wit base comes through nicely here, with a touch of coriander and some wheat. Finishes tart and clean with some ripe raspberry and a touch of wine barrel.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 05:43:12 | More by notchucknorris
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a snifter glass.

A: Pours a hazy gold, translucent, with a finger's worth of white head and moderate visible carbonation.

S: Some funky barnyard, berry fruitiness and mild oak tannins. Not bad, but nothing to blow the metaphorical lid off the glass.

T: Barnyard and some lacto funk, tangy and a bit grassy under the wheat malt. Some Belgian fruity yeast esters, a lemon citrus lactic tartness, and some sweet berry flavor towards the end (apparently raspberries, but it honestly struck me as more strawberry). Hints of Brett funk. Quite dry and attenuated at the end.

M: Light, bubbly body - almost like champagne. Low alcohol presence.

O: This was pretty good, but it really didn't live up to my (fairly high) expectations. Perhaps some time in the cellar will allow more characteristics of a sour beer come through. I expect some of the berries to drop out, but frankly they weren't predominant fairly fresh so I don't expect the beer's flavor to suffer particularly.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 16:58:38 | More by macrosmatic
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spicelab

Australia

4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle shared at tasting. Reviewed from notes.

Opaque apricot with a strongly rising pillowy white head. Recedes just as curtly with scratchy lace.

Bright and pungent citrus acidity joined by a lively herbal grassiness. Chalky sherbet, orange/lemon Pez.

Raspberry sherbet, modestly sour and very rounded from the wheat. Rockmelon, spicy lemon and a raw grassiness. Great stuff.

Palpably thick from the wheat, moderate carbonation, buzzy acidity.

Excellent. So much going on but somehow simple and addictively drinkable. Impressive coup.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 05:15:24 | More by spicelab
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a yellow/orange color with a fizzy head that falls fast,

Smell is deep lemon, tart raspberry, funky wet hay, and wheaty malt.

Taste is like the smell with a lactic sourness up front, then fades to a luscious raspberry and hefty wheat beer base. Acidity is medium to low on this sour but it blends nicely with the overall experience. Well done for the style of an imperial berliner weisse / witbier.

Mouthfeel is decently carbonated despite the head completely disappearing, and its just ever so slick as it is 8% abv.

Overall I think this is on par with other bruery sours and quite a nice addition to their lineup which is quite impressive to say the least.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 06:45:22 | More by BastardKing24
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a cloudy, honey color with a white fizzy head that doesn't really stick around.

S - Light wheat grains, earthy funk, faint raspberry and lemon. The nose really isn't a wow factor to me as it smells of a wit with none of the extras described on the label.

T - Tart raspberries abound (may'be mistaken for lemon) with a nice wit base. There's also a sweetness that really balances out the sour.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Has a dry finish and is smooth.

O - The smell was the only letdown about this beer. Otherwise, it's kind of a big deal.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 22:34:13 | More by cvm4
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy light blonde. Very inviting nose with some hints of berries and lemon. Absolutely delicious. Maybe the best beer I've had from The Bruery, certainly the best sour I've had from them. The witbier base is completely on point with berry flavor that isn't cloying and lemony tartness that is refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 15:22:36 | More by PHBoiler
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle courtesy of axeman9182 pours an opaque gold color with a modest, fine-bubbled white head. Retention is great, lacing - not so much.

Nose is pretty heavenly...raspberries on top of lacto - yes please! There is some definite underlying funk and cantaloupe rinds.

Taste has some seedy berry flavors with some leathery brett and fruity tartness...but its not really all that sour. The funk leans more feet than earth. Mouthfeel is good, the tiny carbonation and moderate sweetness give it a full and creamy feel. Raspberries are nice, but the rest of the beer is pretty meh.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 02:10:56 | More by twiggamortis420
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dar482

New York

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

The beer comes in a hazy golden wheat color.

The aroma is beautiful. Tons of lactic, apricot, reminds me tons of Fou' Foune, along with some sweet grain.

The flavor has sour lemons, tartness, apricot, maybe a hint of raspberry. A hint of booze with a good amount of sweetness to the tartness.

A fantastic beer and surprisingly has hints of Fou' Foune.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 03:26:14 | More by dar482
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml poured into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a hazed golden color with a finger of white that fades back audibly. The cap hangs around with a penline of lace around the glass and spots of lace on thr walls of the glass.

The aroma has that seedy sort of earthen raspberry note overtop some funk that is lightly grassy with a neutral oak scent. It displays almost a perfune-like fruity alcohol aspect.

The taste opens up a bit sulfuric and mineral/carbonic that blends into an earthen natural raspberry flavor. Some wheat grain and hints of lemony alcohol before getting fruity and almost medicinal.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest to effervescent level of carbonation. It smells awesome and taste is well, just decent. For what it is, it is quite enjoyable but I was hoping for less witbier/sulfur/minerals and more tart fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 19:37:49 | More by stakem
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dense hazy orange, uneven frothy head dissipates quickly to rest in a swirl on the surface. Aroma is apricot, citrus, raspberry vanilla cream, lactic tart funkiness, oak, fruity red wine notes, earthy barnyard. Taste is lactic tart malt notes, witbier origins evident, mild acidity and citrus, soft raspberry notes coming through the middle, grapes and vinous character to finish. Medium body, mellow sourness and acidity lends a lot of drinkability, well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 13:37:42 | More by jbaker67
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Samuel906

California

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amazing beer. Pours a muddy copper with a think head, probably the weakest point of this beer. Just uninteresting to look at. Smell is raspberry, pineapple, lemon, and wheat. One of my favorite smelling beers ever. Taste is a lot of lemon tartness, mild honey sweetness and wheat. Lots of bread. Very crisp carbonation and light body. Like a dry lemon / raspberry soda. Terrific!

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2013 05:40:57 | More by Samuel906
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy bright yellow, nicely carbonated, one finger head.

S-Wheat, not much funk, oak, light raspberries.

T-Great balance. Wheat, oak, raspberries and a slight tartness, lemon and orange.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation, crisp dry finish.

O-Not as sour as I was hoping but the balance was amazing.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 23:18:30 | More by rlee1390
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Beerenauslese

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage. 750 ml bottle.

Poured into a Teku glass, body is hazy gold in color, capped by a dense foam head with low retention, it eventually dissipates to a ring. Just a little lacing. Still, impressive for a sour beer, but this is a witbier, so the malt helps.

Aromas of sweet light malt, wine, fruit, wood, vanilla. Pretty alluring wafts of sweet and sour.

This tastes delicious and complex. Reminds me a bit of Fou F'oune, despite that being a different beast, but there are no apricots here and this has more body. But it has that same level of sour enjoyability. The lactic sourness is very nicely done, overlaid on elements of bread, wood, spice, wine, and raspberry fruit. The raspberry shines through especially towards the finish. Also little pinot like spice in the finish, but that's just my guess, as who knows what kind of red wine was in the barrels. Or it could be the witbier spices they used. Maybe some orange peel. The color gives no suggestion of red raspberries or red wine, but those flavors definitely shine through. I enjoy the moderate sweet malt body, working with the nice bready yeast and pleasant sourness, all working so smoothly with the fruit and wine flavors. Yum!

Body is light, as is the carbonation, giving this a lightly sparkly, refreshing mouthfeel kind of like a soda.

The ABV at 8% is just right to make this a very drinkable, satisfying beer. I can drink this with no problem. A fantastic sour beer, to me, The Bruery's best. Given that it can age up to 2 years, I am getting me some more of this for the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 00:29:44 | More by Beerenauslese
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml, 2013 vintage
The Bruery tulip

A: Pours completely hazy bright yellow orange color. Half finger of tight bubbled white head. Some light lacing.

S: Lactic notes. Vinous hints. Some raspberry fruit is there. Smells tart. Strangely does smell like a big Belgian tripel. Spice hints.

T: Nice punch of tart lactic flavor right up front. Wheat. Spice notes on the tip of the tongue. Roundness from the barrel. Tannic dryness. Raspberry is fainter than I was expecting. Finish is dry.

M: Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 13:43:45 | More by inlimbo77
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DoubleJ

California

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Bruery does some exciting things. Doing it to commemorate a top Seattle beer store and you expect something good. On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

Wow, this beer is goldenrod colored. Little head on the pour and only a few spots of lace around. The aroma brings to me sweet accents of lemon and a kiss of raspberry. The flavor, straightforward, yet relaxed, easy to translate, and very tasty! It tastes almost like a raspberry lemonade. There's a small dose of funk and vague spice, but even without those lesser notes, the base flavor would rock anyway. The carbonation level is light, perhaps from aging, though its mouthfeel is still at an acceptable level. Better late than never, and I'm glad I got to taste this creation.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 04:38:46 | More by DoubleJ
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Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
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