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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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Hottenroth Berliner WeisseHottenroth Berliner Weisse

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,126 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 180
Gots: 111 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008)
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a large bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. The beer pours out very pale yellow and slightly hazy. There is low carbonation and a thin head with not much retention. Nose definitely tells the story here. Tart and slightly funky with a good dose of lemon zest.

Light body and good firm mouthfeel. Very tart and acidic, but not overpowering. Fruit notes of sour apple and lemon develop on the front of the palate and the acidity grows as the beer slides across the tongue. The finish is very wine-like and leaves a tannic, mouth-drying effect. Extremely refreshing. I thought the low carbonation would hurt the drinkability, but I find that the smooth character suits the flavor nicely. This beer has everything you want in the style.

I am not a seasoned drinker of this style. In fact, this is only the third one I have had. I reviewed the beer straight from the bottle, but this is the first time I also tried one with both of the traditional syrups added: Waldmeister (woodruff) and Himbeer (raspberry). While adding these sweet additions does tend to make it more softdrink-like (if overdone), I think everyone should try it. They work really well with this particular beer, especially when you just add a dash.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 23:17:52 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.