Bottleworks XII - The Bruery
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
4.16/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
01-05-2014 16:58:38 | More by macrosmatic
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3.8/5 rDev -12.2%
Thanks to crusianbeer for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat with a little bit of tartness mixed in. I also get a little bit of lemon in the aroma but it is fairly faint.
The flavor is a little more complex. I get some tart wheat and lemons, as well as a little bit of orange. There is a slight acidic note in the flavor. The beer is refreshing and easy to drink.
Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a bad beer by any means, but I wanted a little bit more out of this beer. Not sure where the raspberries were, but I don't think they were in our bottle.
12-16-2011 03:17:57 | More by Mora2000
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
The Bruery Provisions
(Aged for 1+ year)
Highly carbonated, golden color with a quickly forming, though quickly fading near-white head. This doesn't leave much in the way of stick down the glass. Appropriate.
The aroma is quite sour/tart, with some definite raspberry sweetness, along with some cherry and wood notes. Complete, bright, expressive, and incredibly enjoyable.
The flavor does not disappoint after such a nice aroma. The big lactic sour notes are strong, with complementary flavors of raspberry and oak. Clean, bright flavors.
Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very appropriate for the style.
This is just as good, if not better, than I was hoping for!
07-12-2012 19:06:38 | More by ehammond1
4.65/5 rDev +7.4%
Thanks to jmoore50 for bringing this to the March Madness tasting party, it was my favorite beer not named Pliny the whole week. Awesomely timed opening for the Marquette drubbing of Xavier.
A cool looking peach and light pink appearance, white head to it, great carbonation. Maybe my senses were overloaded, but the aroma left me questioning whether I was going to be all about this. Certainly sour, but there were some off kilter spice aroma that left me guessing.
Taste, simply put, every sip was better and more sour than the last. A medley of fruit tastes came about from this one. Maybe peach, strawberry, something to give it the pinkish appearance. Puckering. Probably my favorite soured beer, definitely favorite witbier (although the taste is anything but witbierish).
03-21-2011 20:17:52 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 831 ratings.