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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 182
Gots: 131 | FT: 9
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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008)
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New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

I found this bottle about three months ago on the bargain shelf. I checked BA, and it recommended against extended cellaring. At the price ($9), I figured: "Why not"? I held it for three months while trying to convince my wife to share it with me. I thought that my wife would enjoy this.

After three months, we opened the Hottenroth to share over barbequed chicken. They worked well together. The sweetness in the beer went with the wet sauce and the grilled bell peppers.

This is a good example for the style. The sweetness and a touch of funk work really well with white meat, or on its own. I can see picking this up for a summer evening. I hope to have both again soon.

03-11-2012 20:55:51 | More by ummswimmin
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-18-2011 01:30:34 | More by tbeq00
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-21-2014 13:28:25 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-03-2013 19:33:00 | More by Kmat10
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

09-30-2013 21:49:54 | More by jplopez21
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

11-03-2012 03:20:36 | More by tbone1384
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-28-2013 13:15:43 | More by JohnnieNepal
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-20-2014 03:43:24 | More by Keith_R
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-24-2013 12:33:33 | More by sneaks2210
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-05-2013 23:07:27 | More by BeerHunter76
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-09-2014 17:19:20 | More by mikeincharleston
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-16-2013 23:25:40 | More by Mantooth
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-18-2013 03:49:25 | More by jacewg
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4.43/5  rDev +9.4%

Bomber to glass

Appearance - Deep straw. No head whatsoever.

Aroma - Wheat, lactic, straw

Taste - Green apple, lactic tartness, wheat, and a lingering aftertaste of... Belgian waffles?

Mouthfeel - It's good.

Overall - I really, really like this!

09-07-2013 16:19:19 | More by KVNBGRY
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-26-2013 02:19:21 | More by Spider889
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-01-2014 17:58:23 | More by DerekMorgan
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New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%

clean straw yellow pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head which dissipated quickly. no lacing left behind. smells tart, acidic, and of wheat bread.. lemony. oh that's nice! a delicious beer, lots of acidity from the lactobacillus, a weird overtone of funky farmhouse style flavor, wheat, lemons.. a light, crisp, and refreshing beer. nice and sour/tart, but also a fairly complex tasting beer for such a low abv and the style!

i really do appreciate a lot of the beers the bruery releases, but they should really consider doing 4pk releases or even 2pk of 12oz bottles. sometimes, you feel obliged to drink the full bottle in one sitting when you don't have any friends around.. and even a light beer like this - feels like too much for the palate for one to drink all by themselves. a great berliner weiss, for sure, but i'd rather have multiple servings of it in smaller quantities.

09-10-2013 00:38:12 | More by facundoCNB
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3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

I got done with work a little early today so I decided to enjoy the beautiful day outdoors while here in Charleston. Currently, I am poolside and it is 65F! Lovely.

Pours from the 750ml bottle into a pint glass. Emerges a very light yellow color, almost the color of pee during a night of drinking. I know that isnt described particlarly delicately, but its the truth. Actually, it looks a lot like MGD 64 or Heinekin Light or any other light calorie beer. The only redeeming quality in the appearance is a large, whipped egg white color and consistency head. I dont think I have ever seen foam so white and void of color in my life. About three fingers in size.

Aroma is tart and sour and lemony. A bit yeasty as well.

Tart on the tongue. Very close to the feeling one gets while sucking on a fresh lemon. Not bitter but certainly sour. Its actually quite refreshing. For how low in alcohol this is, the mouthfeel is decent. IT is barely light bodied but its still seems like it could be higher in alcohol. It finishes dryly and tartly (is that a word).

This is an interesting beer from The Bruery. It is very light and refreshing and basically tastes like lemonade. This is the perfect beer for a warm day like today or on a hot summer afternoon.

01-28-2010 19:11:46 | More by SaCkErZ9
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

11-13-2009 05:13:09 | More by augustgarage
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-18-2013 23:25:55 | More by trevorpost
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

10-31-2012 19:49:32 | More by brystmar
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Rhode Island

4.81/5  rDev +18.8%

08-08-2014 02:51:37 | More by Doomcifer
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-24-2013 23:56:17 | More by bbadger
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

08-08-2014 15:08:12 | More by josephwa
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-06-2013 21:18:07 | More by JimmyFlatRock
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
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