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Bottleworks XII - The Bruery

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827 Ratings
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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 362
Gots: 216 | 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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DarthKostrizer

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2013 04:18:47 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Anaz

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-17-2013 02:40:14 | More by Anaz
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LSUPT

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-16-2013 08:09:59 | More by LSUPT
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roodie

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-12-2013 02:22:35 | More by roodie
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JasonFromLA

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-11-2013 04:09:54 | More by JasonFromLA
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sdpaul

California

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-10-2013 21:21:17 | More by sdpaul
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-10-2013 20:40:49 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Crazydaddyo

California

4.69/5  rDev +8.3%

2013 version

Poured into a Bruery goblet.

Bottle opened with a nice "pop". The pour reveals a 1/2" white fluffy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Raspberries and slight vinegar on the nose. Slight tang and berry taste at first. Very well balanced sour.

This is the best beer that The Bruery brews. IMHO.

07-10-2013 15:19:58 | More by Crazydaddyo
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-09-2013 17:23:16 | More by ncaudle
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-09-2013 07:41:42 | More by zestar
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funkyaudio

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.5%

06-26-2013 20:13:44 | More by funkyaudio
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illidurit

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-25-2013 02:53:30 | More by illidurit
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waltonc

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-24-2013 20:56:41 | More by waltonc
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TheCrowsNest

California

4.76/5  rDev +9.9%

Shows off a magnificent apricot hue in the glass with a thin white head. Aromas of sweet and sour peach, great funk, fruity, sweet citrus. Awesome acetic flavors mixed with sour fruity pebbles, kick ass funk.

An amazing beer that's aging gracefully.

06-16-2013 17:07:42 | More by TheCrowsNest
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-19-2013 01:40:55 | More by Photekut
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-17-2013 08:02:45 | More by beernads
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%

2013 batch. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a light pale color with a quickly fizzling, fluffy cap of bright white head, quickly receding to a ring. Minimal to no lacing but above average retention.

S: Nicely funky, lovely oak and cinnamon, vanilla, loads of raspberry, lime, berliner, and floral notes.

T: Dry raspberry and some citrus and green notes, wheat, oak, complemented by the funk and quite light tartness, with kind of a sweet and sour finish. The berliner definitely shows through.

M: This doesn’t drink like an 8% beer. A little milky, with medium body and medium-high carbonation.

O: Highly drinkable and very good complexity. The oak treatment is really nice, but I’m not entirely sure I can detect the red wine’s influence.

05-05-2013 21:45:21 | More by pmarlowe
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distantmantra

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-26-2013 18:38:48 | More by distantmantra
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev -8.8%

Opened at TN whales tasting 3/16/2013. Thanks to CurtisMcArthur for sharing.

Pours a very light yellow gold color topped with a nice white head, from the appearance you'd have no idea there were raspberries in this.

Smells of bread, brett, and some faint berry fruit. Really not much fruit in this though.

Taste is tart in an unusual way, fairly wheaty/bready, touch of faded raspberry, there's an oddness to the flavor I can't quite place. Pretty light.

This is very good but not spectacular. I don't know if there wasn't much fruit to begin with or if it's just really faded after two years, but I was expecting a lot more fruit and a bit more sourness.

7.9/10

03-17-2013 15:13:07 | More by AlexFields
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%

Had on tap at Bottleworks.

A: Pours a hazy peach color with a 1.5 finger white head on top, great head retention and lacing

S: Nice tart/sour aroma. Some wheat a little bit of raspberry and a bit of rhubarb. Extremely inviting.

T: Great level of tartness mixed with raspberries, the acidity is spot on. Light funk, oak, and some wheat.

M: Light to medium bodied, easy drinking. Crisp mouthfeel.

O: A fantastic AWA, glad it was still on tap when I got over to BW.

03-13-2013 20:15:01 | More by mdaschaf
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-10-2013 01:19:59 | More by JAHMUR
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adkieffer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-09-2013 21:39:32 | More by adkieffer
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-01-2013 15:23:04 | More by t0rin0
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draheim

Washington

4.51/5  rDev +4.2%

On tap into a snifter @ the Bottleworks 14th anniversary event (also had it @ the 12th anniversary). Pours a clear golden orange w/ a big white head sustained by vigorous carbonation.

Aroma is sour, vinous, funky, dry. Intriguing.

Taste is tart, oaky, acidic balanced by sweet berries/fruit. Soft wheat malt. Both complex and straightforward. Reminds me somewhat of Sanctification. And Sweet Tarts.

Mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, ultra-dry finish.

Overall a surprising, tasty, unique beer. Glad I had another chance to try this one. One of my favorite beers ever.

02-26-2013 08:07:10 | More by draheim
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-26-2013 04:49:10 | More by strongaf
Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.