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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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(send 'em beer!)
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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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

(Aged for 1+ year)

Highly carbonated, golden color with a quickly forming, though quickly fading near-white head. This doesn't leave much in the way of stick down the glass. Appropriate.

The aroma is quite sour/tart, with some definite raspberry sweetness, along with some cherry and wood notes. Complete, bright, expressive, and incredibly enjoyable.

The flavor does not disappoint after such a nice aroma. The big lactic sour notes are strong, with complementary flavors of raspberry and oak. Clean, bright flavors.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very appropriate for the style.

This is just as good, if not better, than I was hoping for!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 19:06:38 | More by ehammond1
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-09-2012 16:19:10 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-06-2012 18:55:13 | More by dogfishandi
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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-01-2012 05:13:29 | More by beeruser
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-18-2012 17:45:06 | More by trxxpaxxs
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-17-2012 17:24:29 | More by sliverX
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-17-2012 03:28:36 | More by metalgdog
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DovaliHops

California

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy/murky yellowish orange straw color with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Scent is quite funky...more so than I was expecting. Some pleasant peaches with strawberries and raspberries along with wheat scents. Some brett with lemon zesty aromas. Definitely has berliner-like aromas. Taste is just as it smells but with more strawberry flavor than I was expecting. A lot of hay though, with a ton of lemon and some very tart flavor. Not overly sour, but borderline. The lemon really comes through nicely in this beer. Nice acidic finish with more wheat. Mouthfeel is very good for this style. Drinkability is high. Overall...they call this an Imperial Sour Wit. The only other imperial berliner I had was from Lips of Faith, and this one blows that outta the water. Would like to have picked up more from the red wine barrels, but it was a great beer regardless. So glad I FINALLY got my hands on a bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 08:24:29 | More by DovaliHops
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice semi cloudy light yellow color with bubbles, some sediment, nice white cap and lacing

S: Plenty of hay, barnyard funk, sourness, lemon zest and faint raspberry

T: Immediate lemon tartness blended with hay, barnyard, horse blanket. The tartness lingers start to finish with a very faint raspberry presence on the end but very faint

M: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, tart and dry

O: Very good, enjoyable and worth the hype

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 16:52:47 | More by barleywinefiend
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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British Columbia (Canada)

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California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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dirtylou

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, brouwers

appearance: served in a 12oz unbranded snifter - really a ridiculous looking beer - a straw-colored milkshake with cream white foam

smell: blind smells are misleading - the wheat tricks my nose into smelling lighter fruits like peach and apricot

taste: a berliner milkshake - blend of tart and sweet raspberries, big wheat notes, not particularly tart - moreso sweet with funky hay/wheat tones. sour apple, lemon, chalk, fruit skin, oak

mouthfeel: creamy and lush - one of the more unique beers of the day

overall: worth a go, but hard to call this a wild ale, more "imperial witbier" or "derivative imperial berliner"

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2012 22:25:48 | More by dirtylou
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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Washington

4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle opened on 5.8.12.

A - Pours a cloudy, pale light orange with a fizzy near-white yellow head.

S - A nice citrusy/wood funk, and raspberry.

T - A mellow lemony sour with hints of raspberry.

D - Good carbonation with a light body, not overly tart.

O - Fizzy, nice sour and tartness. I am so glad to finally get to try this one. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-10-2012 05:40:14 | More by tjfinkle
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.