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Bottleworks XII - The Bruery

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927 Ratings
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Ratings: 927
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 371
Gots: 226 | FT: 46
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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Bottled on 06/11/13.

Pours a murky straw yellow. The 1/2 inch off-white head disappears completely and leaves very faint spots of lace. There is visible floating sediment.

The smell is of tart citrus, raspberry, red wine vinegar and barnyard funk.

The taste is of tart raspberry, citrus fruit and red wine vinegar.

The texture is light bodied with high carbonation. A steady stream of bubbles rise up throughout the drink down.

This is a solid enough effort. It is not overly tart and the raspberry notes help to balance out the sour base.

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Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.