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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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1,243 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,243
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 183
Gots: 133 | FT: 9
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008)
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Reviews by Schmaltzy:
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Schmaltzy

California

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%

On tap at Reserve Society Event, poured into wine tasting glass.

A- 2+ fingers of nice pillowy foam which quickly fell leaving clumps of lacing. Beer was a light yeallow color and mostly clear with a little hazy wheat to it.

S- Loads of Lemon with some green apples the only sweetness seems to come from the bready yeast and wheat.

T- Similar to the smell, sour lemon and apple with nice wheat and barnyard flavors finishes with a light pepper flavor. Very light.

M- Very light beer, at 3% alcohol, nice carbonation throughout and thin almost watery.

D- Pretty easy to drink and at 3% alcohol it is a definate session beer and a replacement to any light beer out on the market. You can mix this with different flavored syrups and make it taste even better also, just very easy drinking.

01-20-2010 18:01:26 | More by Schmaltzy
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%

Big thanks to cocoapuph for sending me a few of these, as well as a few other Berliners! Hottenroth comes out looking pale like Kristin Stewart; pale-straw with light, yellow tints at the edges. The beer cloudy as hell - so cloudy, in fact, that it's 100% opaque... Strange to see for such a light-hued brew. The white head fizzles down quickly, but surprisingly lasts as a two millimeter thick skin for quite a while.

Very soft aroma with quite a bit of stuff going on for such a light brew; lemon zest, dry fabric, light barnyard funk, earth and dirt, weedy hops, grass, and a mild, zesty tartness that rushes through the entire profile. Smells quite nice for a Berliner. I would like to appreciate a bit more tart fruit, but the heavily hopped aspect is certainly a nice change of pace.

Hottenroth is lightly hoppy and grassy up front; once again, a different take than many Berliners, given the higher-than-normal hop presence, but it's somewhat compelling and pretty damn tasty. A dry, mustiness floats over everything as a light tartness slowly rambles in about midway through; lemon zest, fresh apples and apple skins, and a big grainy and wheat presence in the background.

The Brett is noticeable at first and only gets more powerful with time; wet wood, mild horseblanket, and a damp, cork and cellar-like funk that plays well, hand-in-hand with the lemon tartness. Lightly acidic towards the end, but it doesn't even come close to something that would burn your stomach. Dry, zesty, crisp finish; light-bodied and highly carbonated.

Very, very nice Berliner. Super refreshing and insanely drinkable, but I guess that's pretty expected for the style. A little different than many Berliners in terms of the higher hoppage, but it's not enough to inject unwanted bitterness or distract from the nice, zesty fruits and soft wheat flavors. Very well executed, thanks again to cocoapuph for this. I might be asking him for more pretty soon!

06-14-2013 11:43:59 | More by tectactoe
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MadScientist

New York

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%

A: A pale yellow beer with very good clarity. There head is made of thick dense white white foam but dissipates after a minute.

S: A tart, acidic nose with a moderate fruit component of light colored fruit mostly of an apple peel like character and peach. A medium barnyard Brett funk.

T: A medium juicy tartness with light fruit component. There is very little perceived hops bitterness, no flavor hops of note and almost no malt sweetness. The balance is moderately tart. The finish is very dry.

M: A light bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation.

O: A light, crisp, low-alcohol beer with a refreshing sourness. It's not a complex beer but they style is geared for that.

09-16-2013 23:23:40 | More by MadScientist
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-15-2014 23:04:50 | More by CavemanRamblin
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours a pear juice colored yellow cloud with a short-lived head that's eventually non-existant.

S- Lemony, toasty wet hay, wheaty and lactic, and a touch wild.

The taste has a bracing sourness up front when it's cold, but subsides and smoothes out as it warms. It's crisp and lemony, not very complex, but it doesn't need to be. This is an after work, hot day, slammer. And it does a great job of that.

04-30-2010 03:32:08 | More by brownbeer
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weatherdog

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

This beer was split 3 ways from 75cl bottle

It pours a very cloudy very pale straw, one of the lightest colored beers I've seen. A brilliant white head sits above it.

The smell has a ton of lactic sourness. Tart fruit notes like peaches and white grapes are the other dominating aromas. It is really pleasant and so refreshing and tart.

The taste is much like the smell. A huge wave of mouth puckering tart and sourness is the first thing that hit me. Then a ton of white grape and green apple hits me, reminiscent of a Riesling wine that has gone sour.

The body is very light with such a high carbonation which makes this the ultimate summer refreshment. I don't have a huge familiarity with this style but this one hits all the notes for me.

04-28-2010 05:20:23 | More by weatherdog
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-15-2013 18:12:45 | More by Kjanisch7
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-26-2013 01:18:04 | More by warnerry
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Afroman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-26-2014 16:47:15 | More by Afroman
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Callmecoon

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-23-2013 02:14:28 | More by Callmecoon
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dgfool

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-13-2013 05:20:50 | More by dgfool
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-07-2012 01:39:50 | More by TimoP
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mverity

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-21-2013 04:58:19 | More by mverity
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.81/5  rDev +18.8%

08-08-2014 02:51:37 | More by Doomcifer
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

750 ml pours a crystal clear pale yellow body with a two finger snowwhite head. Seond pour reveals significant haze. Spotty lacing.

Aroma is freshly squeezed lemons with a minor note of wheat malt.

Dry and tart on the palate with an aggressive, but pleasant carbonation.

Taste is fresh lemons with an edge of sour green apples. Light and airy. Just a hint of wheat malt twang. A faint note of must in the finish.

I could drink this all day. Hard to imagine a more drinkable beer. Very well done. I'm going to have to find some woodruff syrup the next time I try this style.

06-19-2010 20:54:40 | More by merlin48
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-04-2014 03:23:42 | More by mctizzz
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%

Appearance: cloudy, pale yellow in color, 1 inch head, high carbonation

Smell: lemon, funk, and sugar

Taste: lemon, sour candy, and sugar

Mouthfeel: sour and sweet, high carbonation, light body

Drinkability: Very good for the style and my favorite from the Bruery. I could sip on this all day. Not a starter sour, but more of a medium one. Wish I could find this more easily.

06-07-2010 16:28:34 | More by tigg924
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Hoops4life511

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +2%

750 ml bottle poured into Chimay chalice. 2011 vintage.

Appearance - Pours a pale lemon yellow, hazy with an effervescent white head. Head quickly falls to a patchy white cap and then disappears all together.

Smell - Light on smell but what smell is there is fresh. Lemony fresh and grainy wheat. Light and pleasant, perfect for a hot day.

Taste/Mouth - Taste is on line with the smell, light but clean and fresh. Tart up front with a ton of effervescent bubbles on the tongue. Finish leaves you with an ever so slight musty hay flavor. Slightly acidic and fruity keeps things interesting. Refreshing and thin bodied, perfect for these 90 degree days.

Overall - Don't look for this one to blow you away with appearance, smell or taste, but it is fantastic to the style. Perfect thing for a hot day especially with the 3.1% ABV, you can drink these all day if you can afford it. Will definitely buy some more and share them with the non craft crowd, see if I can sway a few.

05-31-2011 23:39:20 | More by Hoops4life511
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Mora2000

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%

Thanks to Kaiser81 for sending me this bottle as an extra.

This is my first Berlinner Weiss and I was very impressed.

Pours yellow straw color with a white head. The aroma is very tart with some citrus. The flavor is sour wheat, lemon, other citrus and some spices. Very drinkable and a light bodied beer. For 3.1 percent, this beer has a ton of flavor.

12-31-2009 22:39:07 | More by Mora2000
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2012 01:56:25 | More by Skye1024
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-18-2014 03:15:59 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-27-2011 07:44:10 | More by GarrettB714
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mrw1zard

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-16-2014 14:44:44 | More by mrw1zard
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-15-2013 18:12:39 | More by xdefeatsy
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Funky-Brewster

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-15-2014 06:07:15 | More by Funky-Brewster
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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
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