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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
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1,426 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,426
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 184
Gots: 153 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008

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4.67/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Review includes Hottenroth with woodruff, and without.

1) WITH WOODRUFF (traditional method):

Appearance - Bright, bright turquoise and neon with bubbly champagne head. Head has traces of neon blue. Like Scope. Very interesting. Quite active in the glass.

Smell - Faint lemon peel, bubble gum ice cream, straw, candy, floral and plant-like.

Taste - Sorbet, Christmas cake/ fruitcake, elderberries, pot-pourri, green jelly, cloves, flowers, mint, cane sugar, elements of a lambic yet less sour and more floral, herbal notes. Clean yeasty notes. Wheat with lemon peel and lime Kool-aid. The lactobacillus and brett really balances the sugar and helps pulls all the syrup notes together.

Mouthfeel - Strong carbonation which works great with this beer. Clean and quick finish. Very nice.

Overall - This is where cocktails meet lambic/ sours. Incredibly unique. This may be the ultimate seasonal wheat beer when wanting to mix things up! I imagine drinking this at Christmas or on a hot summer day and having it blow my mind. There is no other style of beer that tastes anything like this when done the traditional way. Very earthy, floral and tart. Easily one of the most unique beers I've had in years.


2) WITHOUT WOODRUFF (non-traditional):

Appearance - Yellow/ golden with a slightly cloudy appearance. Bright, white head. Quite active in the glass.

Smell - Tart and dry. Lemon/ lemon peel, hay, straw, wheat, Significantly less sweetness (as expected, due to no syrup). Much more sour on the nose.

Taste - Wheat, hay, subtle pineapple, lemon, faint cloves and/or coriander. Strong acidity. Much dryer and tart without woodruff. It may go without saying, but this is significantly less complex on its own.

Mouthfeel - Dry and sour. Very similar to a lambic. Like biting into a lemon. Great feel.

Overall - Do yourself a favor and find some woodruff. Syrup is a must with this style of beer.

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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,426 ratings.