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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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Hottenroth Berliner WeisseHottenroth Berliner Weisse

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BA SCORE
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1,139 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 181
Gots: 117 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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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edrachman

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious summer beer (being drunk in downtown Manhattan in the calm before Hurricane Irene and I'm required to evacuate).

Poured into champagne flutes and the appearance would easily pass for champagne. Pale yellow and very bubbly with nice head after a vigorous pour.

The tartness comes through the smell and background of sweet miscellaneous candy.

Taste is very tart light wheat beer -- as its my first Berliner Weisse, I would imagine its typical of the style, but very tasty although nothing to knock my socks off.

Mouthfeel is like slightly tart champagne. Carbonation comes through strong and very drinkable.

Overall, a better beer than my review likely indicates. I wouldn't want this on a cold winter day, but a fantasticly refreshing summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 23:26:02 | More by edrachman
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours with a big frothy white head over a beautiful pale straw color like a Sauvignon Blanc.

S: First yeasty, then lemony. A little cracker. Some tropical fruit.

T: Pilsner-like light malt body, only slightly tart. Mild bitterness in the finish. I'd hoped for a little more sourness.

M: Pleasantly prickly. Thin in the mouth, but that's expected for the style. Clean finish.

O: nice beer on a warm sunny day. Easy to sip, quite sessionable were it not a bit on the pricy side.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 01:42:18 | More by kscaldef
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Only bruery beer I have ever liked. Only example of the style I have ever tried, so this may not be to style.

Appearance: Pale light straw gold, bit of haze. Big fizzy head that disappears quickly

Smell: Nice with a bit of funk, lightly sour. Not what I expected at all. Perhaps some cloves and cardemom.

Taste: Besides the finish tasting a bit too much like cherios, this is a tasty beer. Bit of cider to the lactic tartness. Quite quaffable, although a bit too bready.

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth, clean, crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability: Off the charts. I can't wait to go to have this over the summer.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 04:25:23 | More by craytonic
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atremains

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy white haze with a medium sized head, moderate retention, decent lacing.
Smell is tart and bready.
Taste is the same, sourdough, lemony citrus, malt?. Not as sour as some other brews I've had, but enough to catch you off guard if you don't expect it, or are new to the style.
Feel is light, crisp, and refreshing.
Good light-hearted drink, relaxing.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 08:08:12 | More by atremains
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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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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-26-2014 16:47:15 | More by Afroman
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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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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-24-2014 06:05:28 | More by sourdog
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-29-2013 23:54:45 | More by Cynic-ale
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-01-2013 14:08:00 | More by doremite
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-25-2013 01:18:06 | More by williamjbauer
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-27-2011 16:16:28 | More by SPRichard
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hagbergl

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of the Bruery's more affordable beers is also its most thirst-quenching and funky. Split a 750 mL of Hottenroth with my girlfriend on a hot summer afternoon. Enjoyed in my Dogfish Head snifter.

Appearance (3.5/5): Hottenroth pours a cloudy light orange with a voluminous 3.5 finger head that dissipates quickly. A very light colored beer, Hottenroth isn't what I'd call a looker.

Smell (4/5): Smells lactic and sour; a hint of cranberry, wheat, strawberry, leathery and quite peculiar--kind of like the smell of a dentist's office. Pretty weird, but definitely not off-putting. I actually quite like the smell. Welcome to the world of Berliner Weisse!

Taste (4/5): Quite tart. Beautiful hit of sour Granny Smith apple, lemon, and cranberry. Big wheat notes and a nice, short, refreshing finish. This is a true thirst-quencher! However, I must dock some points because Hottenroth is a little one-noted–it's kind of a one trick pony where the sour/lactic note does all the work and there are no background flavors. That said, still tasty.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): great high carbonation, light mouthfeel, very refreshing, short sour finish. The sourness does not linger long after a pull from the glass.

Overall (4/5): Hottenroth is a perfect summer beer. It's super refreshing, lighter, and has a nice tart berry/citrus thing going on. It IS a one-trick pony, but as far as domestic Berliner Weisses go, it's of very high quality–as to be expected from The Bruery. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 17:34:39 | More by hagbergl
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brooklynbrews

Uzbekistan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-16-2012 18:15:51 | More by brooklynbrews
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-07-2013 21:11:58 | More by ste5venla
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-26-2013 18:20:51 | More by cclark67789
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augustgarage

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Blue Palms in Hollywood. Served in a generic tulip glass.

Pale lemon/mustard body, rather murky overall. Very large active head at first, but as a draft-pour it was served with a finger on top that very rapidly recedes to a light dusting of ivory, then finally nothing whatsoever. Glows beautifully in natural light (i.e. not in this dimly lit bar).

Lemon is first and foremost in the aroma, though there is some suggestion of sour apple, wheat, and maybe iodine. Not really getting any Brett. notes or anything floral.

This tastes almost like a citrus-based cider: very crisp, with a sharp tart palate entry; filled out with a lactic flavor leading into a white bread finish. This reminds me very much of the edible stems of Bermuda Buttercup (aka sourgrass or more properly, Oxalis).

Very light bodied, but carbonation seems too low to me.

A refreshing sour beverage, which would serve as a nice base for a good quality flavored syrup (e.g. Monin) - a fairly successful example of a neglected style.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2009 05:13:09 | More by augustgarage
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Chip_K

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-05-2014 16:56:47 | More by Chip_K
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle with me.

A - bright yellow with a thin, white head

S - tart, straw, lemon

T - same as the nose; solid but light flavor

M - light bodied, well carbonated

This was a nice, light offering from a solid brewery. This was a refreshing, light beer that was a bit tart but still highly drinkable. This would definitely be a great beer to have on hand on a very hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 23:49:14 | More by tdm168
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-16-2011 17:58:29 | More by Desaparecido
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-25-2014 07:50:29 | More by BigJim5021
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
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