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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:
The Bruery visit their website
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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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

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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.

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Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.