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Bottleworks XII | The Bruery

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4.32/5
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1,035 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#506
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
1,035
pDev:
8.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
363
Gots:
230
Trade:
48
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Ratings: 1,035 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of rodbeermunch
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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Photo of needMIbeer
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hilgart1
3.51/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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 -0.2%
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 -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAchris
3.53/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bung
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

This is a very interesting beer with a lot going on. Compared to other Bruery sours, the sourness is dialed back. The raspberry flavor is subtle (although it could have just dropped off a bit since this was bottled in 2013). I could have done without the spices, which overwhelmed the flavor profile a bit.

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Photo of Kontraband
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shoutout to our opponents in Los Angeles for this one. A celebratory beer for a Mets playoff appearance for the first time in 9 years. 2013 edition so approximately 2 years old. 750 ml bottle into a champagne flute.

A - Lots of carbonation and head. Not quite a gusher but almost. I expected pinker due to the raspberries, but this one looks like straight up champagne.

N - Tons of funk. Not even sour, just extremely funky. I get some sweet fruitiness just on the edges of the nose.

T - This really tastes more like a brett saison to me. Not a bad thing at all, but I was expecting fruitier and sour-er-er. Yeah, it's plenty tart, but it's mostly a funky tartness. Much like the nose, the raspberry flavor is only marginally distinguishable. Perhaps I waited too long.

M - Very tingly on the tongue, and it's almost buttery. Dry on the finish.

O - A very nice beer. Nothing overly impressive, but enjoyable. Let's go Mets!

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Photo of Vinyl_on_Tap
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayPeso
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmh_the_legend
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GABrew
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tikk
3.64/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottleworks XII from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,035 ratings
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