Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery
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Reviews by SneezyAchew:
4/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
For whatever reason, this beer has improved enormously with the second glass I just poured for myself.
Served in a Hill Farmstead snifter. First glass was clear, this one pours a bit more murky. Lemondae-like appearance with quickly fading bubbles.
The smell does have a hint of burnt rubber and pepper to it, but also some sweetness in there.
Some tartness lingers on the tongue as it goes down. But I would describe it mostly as zesty, lemony, and almost Sprite-like, except more full, pronounced, tasty. A bit similar to white wine. Not overly carbonated.
Mouthfeel is bubbly and pleasant.
I've had better low abv beers. The Alchemist's Shut the Hell Up! comes to mind. Overall, I could imagine drinking a couple glasses of this outside in the heat, but the price is a turn-off. I feel like I am paying for the bottle, and that the presentation works against this particular Bruery beer. A 4/6-pack would be prefered.
Serving type: on-tap
06-19-2011 06:20:59 | More by SneezyAchew
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3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This beer pours a rather hazy, pale golden straw colour, with a fistful of puffy, frothy, and tightly foamy eggshell white head, which leaves pretty much nil in terms of lacing.
It smells of sharp, tart white wine, the derived vinegar, a musty funk, sour lemon, edgy wheat grain, and a mild earthy grassiness. The taste is actually a fair bit less tart, but still replete with lemon zest, white wine vinegar, crab-apple, gritty and grainy wheat malt, a soft barnyard funk, wet grass, and an earthy yeastiness.
The carbonation is quite robust, in a mouth-filling frothy sort of manner, the body medium-light in weight, and generally a bit too tart to be deemed particularly smooth, yet an airy creaminess arises over time. It finishes dry, dry, dry, the fruit, yeast, and wheat all colluding and conspiring as such.
Well-rounded in its tart and funky base parameters, and overall, a decently drinkable, and even refreshing at times version of the style - I've not had many chances to try the real deal, so take that with a grain of salt (sounds like something that's actually in this beer). I suppose I should try mixing this as is typically suggested, but for some reason I'm all out of woodruff.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 02:10:15 | More by biboergosum
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,094 ratings.