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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,129
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 181
Gots: 113 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of rudzud


2.73/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a bottle from Julio's a few weeks back. My friends bottle was pretty bad, but this one is slightly better.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear super light yellow with a fizzy one finger head that immediately fades to leave no lacing or anything.

S - Yeah, slightly better than my friends bottle, but this one still has a horrific burnt rubber aroma that overwhelms whatever light funk and citrus/wheat thats there.

T - None of that disgusting rubber on the taste. Starts and runs through all one note sourness that has some nice wheat flavours but ends with strong funk/burlap sack.

M - Hands down the best part of this beer. Higher carbonation on this one results in a nice prickly feeling on the tongue that makes it very drinkable.

O - Yeah, not sure what to make of this. The first time I tried it no one could get past one sip, this is slightly better but not by much. Incredibly disheartening.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 23:26:54 | More by rudzud
Photo of Zbeetleman


2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

07-10-2013 01:55:11 | More by Zbeetleman
Photo of MButkus

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

09-02-2012 22:07:54 | More by MButkus
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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

06-13-2012 02:19:51 | More by OldPenguinHunter
Photo of taylor714914


2.81/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Huge disappointment. Really expected more but was letdown. Pours like yellow fizzy swill from a can, no head whatsoever.

Smells of tartness and granny smith apples, maybe a hair of pilsner malt.

Taste is pretty straight, tart tang and some back end grains with a bit of granny smith.

Way to much carbonation, which was especially surprisingly considering I could get any head with my pour. So much so I swirled some of it out

Overall, a big let down. Would grab New Glarus or bells Berliner before this.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 04:04:38 | More by taylor714914
Photo of FosterJM


2.95/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

109th Review on BA
Bottle to Tulip
750ML bottle

App- A dark yellow with a large three finger head that was very fast dissolving. This was a lot darker than I thought it would be.

Smell- Tart & Yeasty with a somewhat mild earthiness.

Taste- I'm leaning towards saying they put sour liquid in a vat and called it beer and bottled it. This thing is tart and tangy, a bit much for me.

Mouth- Its a big flavor rush on this. Its crisp and clean and sweet.

Drink- I finished the bottle. If all sours are like this, then I don't think they are for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 05:30:18 | More by FosterJM
Photo of TexIndy


2.98/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Shipped back from my San Diego trip (bought at South Bay). Poured from a 750ml capped bottle into a tulip. No dating info. Was a hazy pale straw color with lots of carb from the etching. No lacing. It had a fizzy white head that quickly evaporated into nothing.

The description, style and other reviews had me believing I was going to get some tart and sour in the aroma and taste but not in this one. The aroma was very subtle. Some sour and lemon but very faded. Very disappointing. The taste matched the aroma. Very muted sour and lemon flavors and not much else. Extremely watery. Almost like an iced lemonade that had all the ice melt into it. Mouthfeel was watery.

Overall, a very disappointing beer that continues my hit or miss from the Bruery (2 great and 2 so-so). I love sour beers so had high hopes for this one but not much here besides lemon tinged water. Can't really recommend. Rotation: not avail here. One and done as I didn't find much flavor to it.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 01:51:49 | More by TexIndy
Photo of Diomede


3/5  rDev -25.9%

01-24-2012 01:47:24 | More by Diomede
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

12-05-2012 23:14:33 | More by dsshuck
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

12-15-2011 22:34:57 | More by jcone17
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

03-16-2013 21:19:12 | More by MenardMa
Photo of SiphonKing


3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw in color. Acidic aromas, tartness and puckery are the best descriptors here.
I was recommended this from my local retailer, and I am a fan of sour, acidic/tart beers including this style. It could use a splash of woodruff or raspberry syrup as tradition dictates. Decent beer, it's nice to see someone attempting this style at all in the U.S.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 21:19:01 | More by SiphonKing
Photo of KeefD


3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours the palest yellow I've ever seen in a beer, with a large white fluffy head that left little lacing. A lot of raw wheat in the aroma, grainy, husky, light sourness. Taste is more sour than the aroma lets on, light funk in there, grassy, lemony, with a lovely wheaty twang and a dry finish. Crisp body, easy to drink. Never becomes too sour. Really not digging the raw wheat aroma when I take a sip, as I it takes away from the good flavor, I try to hold me breath. Wish I had some raspberry syrup to pour in this thing. Not bad, but there's still no Berlinerweiss that can hold a candle to NG's Unplugged version.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 00:44:44 | More by KeefD
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

06-23-2014 15:58:26 | More by truthcontortion
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

06-22-2013 14:41:41 | More by brez8791
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

12-05-2013 03:53:21 | More by seandamnit
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

01-15-2012 06:28:37 | More by marct
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

08-10-2013 22:22:42 | More by logicerror
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

06-29-2013 00:43:27 | More by Pdrufo
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

06-13-2013 19:35:21 | More by djre4orm
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

03-02-2013 02:02:47 | More by t0rin0
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-17-2013 02:14:30 | More by ctrevino
Photo of scoots511


3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Note: The comments below are from beer tasting notes written in early 2009. I will update this with my next tasting.

Highly carbonated

Slight sour fruit and citric taste

Berliner Weisse production notes: Mashed hops (into grain, hops not boiled) will impede the pedicocci and lactobacillus which imparts flavors to this sour wheat beer (50% wheat). Popular in the 19th century, Napoleon liked it. Germans cut it with syrup, raspberry.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 20:11:49 | More by scoots511
Photo of cjgator3


3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle

A- Pours a very pale and slightly hazed straw yellow color with a fizzy white head caused by the high amount of carbonation.

S- The aroma is tart, making my mouth water and tingle with every smell from the tartness. There is hints of lemon and yeast.

T- The taste like the aroma suggests is very tart and mouth-puckering for me. Behind the tartness, I can pick up on hints of lemon and some yeast as well.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, I'm not a huge fan of this style overall. However, I can appreciate that this is a good representation of the style. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 04:43:39 | More by cjgator3
Photo of zrab11


3.15/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Pours a golden straw Color with thin head

S-Has a lemon smell to it not much else.

T-Mostly tastes of lemon with a little hint of spice in it

M-Light bodied with good carbonation

D-Didn't really do it for me.. Might just be how this style is. But this mostly tasted like water with lemon juice squeezed into it. Easy to drink but not really much flavor or a very desireable flavor at that. will try others of the same style but prob. wont get this one again

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 19:04:05 | More by zrab11
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
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