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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Avg:
4.27
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8.2%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. 2013 edition. Poured into a wine glass

Appearance: Pours a dark golden yellow or light orange with 1 finger of an off white head that fizzles away to a thin ring. Body is very hazy but translucent with quite a bit of visible carbonation.

Smell: Raspberries, barnyard funk, hay, oaky red wine, mild spiciness, wheat, green apple. Red wine character really intensifies as the beer warms.

Taste: Raspberries are most prominent but not overwhelming. It's definitely not just a raspberry beer. In addition to raspberries are notes of wheat, witbier yeast/spices, oak, red wine and a hint of sour cherry in the finish. Sourness is medium and more of the clean, lacto variety compared to the more funky aroma.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slight softness and medium carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: Really good stuff. The fruit addition and barrel aging each add noticeable flavor and complexity to an already solid base beer. Worth seeking out if you can get your hands on it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bottled on 06/11/13.

Pours a murky straw yellow. The 1/2 inch off-white head disappears completely and leaves very faint spots of lace. There is visible floating sediment.

The smell is of tart citrus, raspberry, red wine vinegar and barnyard funk.

The taste is of tart raspberry, citrus fruit and red wine vinegar.

The texture is light bodied with high carbonation. A steady stream of bubbles rise up throughout the drink down.

This is a solid enough effort. It is not overly tart and the raspberry notes help to balance out the sour base.

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