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Bottleworks XII - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

805 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 805
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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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a hazy pale straw yellow in color with yellow highlights and a thin white bubbly hea that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.
I was definitely able to sniff out some of the weiss bacteria cultures with red wine oaky notes, hints of berries, and a tart aroma.
the tasted had more tart character alongside, wine oak, berries, and really funky bretty flavor but with a touch of citrus; very intresting. the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a oaky, fruity, tannic, bretty, funky, dry and tart finish. it was drinking quite weel and was glad to have tried it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2011 02:20:03 | More by Gobzilla
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Doodler

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dr J for sharing this treat with me. 750ml bomber, poured a fuzzy yellow color with a tannish head and nice lacing. I commented that it smells like something my daughter would like. Aroma was like a mixture between Tang and Squirt. So I am expecting a sour influenced Witbeer. Okay, that’s new. Starts off with doughy grapefruit and apple skins. You can get the influence of the wine barrels and raspberries right up front. Lighter notes of the brett throughout. Well carbed. Somewhat lactic, with orange rinds and kumquats on the finish. This is different, but a pretty nice brew. Thanks Jason.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 03:26:28 | More by Doodler
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
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

07-12-2014 16:07:14 | More by jeonseh
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abeerdude

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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blabaer

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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MWolverines66

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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mobius387

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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sorvats

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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ford0626

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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sfr26

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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RAKeeler

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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danwho

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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mgr78704

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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badboy7113

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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nollie77

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-09-2014 21:38:51 | More by nollie77
Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.