Bottleworks XII - The Bruery
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3.15/5 rDev -27.3%
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.
01-11-2014 03:26:26 | More by cpetrone84
3.48/5 rDev -19.6%
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.)
05-23-2011 17:38:03 | More by ktrillionaire
Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 831 ratings.