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

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133
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pDev:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
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3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.93/5  rDev -9%
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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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,037 ratings