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Bottleworks XII - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

806 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 359
Gots: 220 | FT: 45
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden yellow with a nice white head. Good looking sour

S - Light tart raspberries, lemon, sweet tarts, and oak

T - Soft Berliner Weiss with straw and a light earthy grassy up front. As it goes in there is a light tart presence, sweet tarts and raspberries. Nice soft and balanced

M - Soft mouth feel, light tart aspect, and slightly chalky like after you eat a sweet tart

O - Good sour that is well balanced with light tartness and some good fruit presence from the raspberries

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
8% ABV, 2013 Edition

A - Hazy golden yellow in color, raspberries add the slightest tint of pink to the beer who's head, despite the billowing carbonation, disappears from acidity.

S - Undeniably sour, the aroma is rich with lactic acidity that kills head retention but smells o-so good. Spicy notes of coriander manage to make their presence known through the fresh raspberry fruitiness and red wine barrel oak and tannic grape skin undercurrents.

T - While the aroma bursts with sourness and fruit, the flavor immediately commands attention towards it's imperial wit base; big orange peel-like citrus and coriander, along with hefty pale malt and soft wheat. Crushed frozen raspberries leave a lingering light tartness that recalls the fruit while it's sour mash, aided by the oak aging, brings lactic acid through the finish that destroys any wine flavor.

M - Sparkling carbonation dances on the tongue while the otherwise silky smooth-textured beer courses over the tongue. The bone-dry finish is sharp with acidity and raspberry tartness that ends up lingering more prominently than sourness.

O - The Bruery's Bottleworks XII has a lot going on; layers of complexity continue to unveil in this big beer from it's impressive imperial witbier base through the deep finish. Fruit thrown in the mix while oak aging in red wine barrels makes for a unique sour that crosses all sorts of boundaries for a delicious beer worthy of aging.

Serving type: bottle

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Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
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