Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery
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3.98/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I'm pouring the contents of this 750 into a Reidel Extreme Riesling glass. Yougoddaproblemwiddat?!
Well the first pour has a body colored like a lighter Reisling - almost Champagne-like. However, the yeasty wisps that pass for a head on a typical Berliner Weisse are present here. Not too heavy on lacing or carbonation. The second pour yields more of a shallow, light, lemon-meringue head with almost a slight bluish tint. Still not a great deal of staying power, resulting in those wispy trails.
This has a much stronger depth than your average Berliner Weisse. It's almost a Belgian-ish yeast strain, along with great lemony citrus sour notes. It may be power of suggestion, but there are some sweet Riesling notes and almost a Belgian pale malt/wheat deal going on.
This isn't my wheelhouse. I enjoy the style but just don't do enough of them. I like the piney mild hop and light malt backbone of this - it's much more deep than others in the style - it is light has hell but has a great deal of soul. The citrus isn;t overly puckering and blends well with the wheat and surprisingly spritely carbonation.
Palate feel is a little lighter than average for the style but what makes up for it is the depth of the grains here. The citrus lemon sour is muted with warmth and continues to get help from the wheat on the finish, which is enjoyable yet benign.
This drinks reasonably well; it may be a little TOO benign in spots while the grains have a little bit of heft that can be filling. Nevertheless, this is quite an enjoyable beverage. Wish I had more of this over the summer.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2009 22:36:28 | More by IBUnit63
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