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Bottleworks XII - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

807 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 807
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 361
Gots: 220 | FT: 44
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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2/5  rDev -53.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -48.2%

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California

2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -30.9%

11-09-2013 20:46:08 | More by uncccegr
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.9%

08-25-2013 22:29:48 | More by krl2112
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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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T_Hass

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

01-02-2014 00:00:36 | More by T_Hass
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ktrillionaire

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by someone at DLD; thanks.

A - The brew pours a glowing orange with a slight pink hue, and is capped with a good dollop of white froth.

S - Unusual nose; there are some interesting bright fruity notes which are battling against some comparatively less pleasant notes. Pros: peach- and berry-like tartness and ripeness. Cons: aroma of rotten produce, rancid food, decrepit citrus and eggs.

T - The taste is very candy-like, and it tastes confectionery in a similar manner to a Southern Tier; the fruit flavors (various citrus, strawberry, raspberry) and tartness taste somewhat artificial (though they are actually not artificial.) It also reminds me of a lactic orange Jarritos. Interesting, and somewhat refreshing. I do not find this to be tremendously Berliner-like, as it is quite creamy and full of flavor (reminiscent of the much better Splinter Blue in this regard.)

M - The feel is creamy and just about medium in body, with rich flavor up front but it dries out on the finish.

O - This is certainly an unusual brew. I am not terribly fond of the nose, but found the taste much more palatable; I enjoy most of the aspects at least moderately, the major gripe I have is the taste reminds me of the nose (and associated unpleasantries.)

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 17:38:03 | More by ktrillionaire
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

09-14-2013 23:44:45 | More by dknight75
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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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Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.