Bottleworks XII | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by julian on 02-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,031
Reviews:
132
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
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363
Gots:
233
For Trade:
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Photo of chefbigjon
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull orange hue with a slightly hazy clarity and no head - just a tight band around the shoulders. Nose expresses citrus and brine. Taste follows nose with the addition of some lactic notes - I don't really get any fruit. Mouthfeel is light in body with a carbonation shy of lively and a mild acidity. All and all, an interesting beer. I definitely get the Berlinner qualities. It seems closer to that than a American Wild Ale.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tertullian007
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshBrews
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah time to review another classic. Great peach, purple and pink like notes throughout the color scheme. Gets more yellow with age. Full 1" of white head.

Aroma mixed up sour, tart raspberries, wheat and spice rack. Thankfully the spice rack chills out more with age.

Taste was a great mixture of sour, wheat and berries. Just a treat everytime, a melange of wheat, spice rack, berries, grist, berliner, wild, witbier etc. . .

Very well done and unique.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hilgart1
3.51/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a duvel tulip to a hazy orange with a three finger dense white head that fades quickly and leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of faint raspberries, lemony sourness, oak and funk
T: Taste is nice tartness up front, raspberries, wheat, slight spice, oak and funk. Swallow is juicy raspberries, a little more tartness and some oak at the back with some lingering funk
M: Light but not watery on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish
O: Another great sour from The Bruery. THis one isn't too tart but it's very good. While the raspberries are a little muted from the age you can still tell that they're there.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a clear yellow color with a nice foamy white head that retains nicely

S- aroma is highlighted by lactic sour notes with lots of tart cherry, followed by toasted wheat, lemon peel, peach, green apple & dried hay

T- lots of fruit up front with notes of try cherry, peach, mango, lemon, some vinous white wine. Earthy and woodsy sour finish with a linger of hay and more fruit

M- light body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a puckering dry finish

O- very enjoyable sour that has a nice balance of fruit and tart

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Photo of Beervana
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAchris
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bung
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,031 ratings.
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