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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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outstanding

1,141 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,141
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 181
Gots: 117 | FT: 7
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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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-09-2014 17:19:20 | More by mikeincharleston
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow grapefruit like color with a tiny bubble white head. The arome is funk, wheat, with a slight touch of citric notes. Also reminds me slightly of a belgian. The first sip is tart and sour that transitions to a wheat beer aftertaste. Not overly sour by any means. Slightly acidic. At only 3.1%, you don't pick up the alcohol notes at all. Very light mouthfeel. Dry finish. Great summer time low abv beer. Interested to see how this will be with a year down in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 17:39:54 | More by kbutler1
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a cloudy straw color with minimal white head, weak placing and retention. Not out of line for the style

S - Sour and slightly yeasty, banana and clove

T - tons of sour lemony flavors, not a ton else bit very good

M - lighter bodied, superiorly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 03:02:27 | More by MacQ32
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Spider889

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-26-2013 02:19:21 | More by Spider889
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very light straw color with maybe a finger of white head fading quickly.

Aroma is lemon, barnyard funk and a little bit of green apple.

Great balance in the flavor. A little bit of wheat tartness true to the style with an almost green apple sweet tart pucker factor. Lemon and a bit of barnyard funk as well. Amazing flavors for a low ABV beer.

Understandably thin mouthfeel. It's not completely non-existent and there's a nice crispness to it.

One of the better Berliners I've had. The green apple gives a nice contrast to the normal lemon and funk. Wonderful complexity for a beer barely over 3%. Definitely glad this one will be back soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 20:03:32 | More by jmarsh123
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-27-2012 05:20:20 | More by chrispoint
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-24-2013 23:56:17 | More by bbadger
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured this 750 mL brown bottle into a becker glass. No date. The pale body looked a lot like ginger-ale. The bright white head was spritzy and dissolved quickly.

Smell was spicy, ginger-like. Fresh grass. Lightly herbaceous.

Taste was cheek puckering sour. Yummy lemon (sort of like Alka Seltzer cold medicine - in a good way!). Pretty drying. Salty. This seem like the ultimate summer session beer.

Mouthfeel was light bodied. Crisp, with tiny carbonation. Nice. I think this is my first Berliner Weiss.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 13:20:10 | More by Cresant
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-03-2013 19:33:00 | More by Kmat10
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-27-2013 19:44:53 | More by dfhhead25
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-19-2013 18:58:50 | More by DRBiser
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very very pale nearly white. Big fluffy white head
Sour smell. Very yeasty and funky. You already know this will be a sour one.
Sour and puckering. Very yeasty and bready.
Very light, dry, tart and easy going
This beer is an easy drinking one at such a low ABV. Sours of this manner really just arent my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 08:01:24 | More by MbpBugeye
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LambicKing

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-26-2013 22:40:01 | More by LambicKing
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-18-2013 23:25:55 | More by trevorpost
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-23-2014 01:17:50 | More by PatGreer
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-06-2011 04:26:51 | More by beerwolf77
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-06-2013 21:18:07 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled what appears to be 3/25/13 and is apparently bottle #870 of 871. Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a lovely golden straw color with 2-3 fingers of white white head that quickly dissipates.

S - A lot of grassy, earthy, bretty, funky tartness going on here. Nothing is all that overbearing though. Very nice.

T - Much of the same of the smells are present in the taste. Finishes with a little fruity sweetness. And very dry.

M - Lots of carbonation and fairly light mouthfeel. But not too light. Very nice.

O - This is crazy enjoyable. And at 3.1 you could drink it all day long. Throughout the whole bottle it doesn't get cloying at all and is super drinkable all the way through. 9/10 would buy again - especially at the price.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 22:42:23 | More by mikeburd1128
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Proteus93

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Being in the mood for something light in alcohol, this seemed like a good candidate. Let's see how that decision played out!

A: Pale straw colour - hazy, and more on the 'yellow' than 'gold' side of things. While pale, it's not the kind of colour that is going to be confused with something like a light American lager. Head formed a modest finger, and an over-enthusiastic pour could result in quite a bubbly mess, but it does recede to very little quite quickly.

S: Very citric on the nose... lemony, with some hay and wheat aromas working their way in.

T: It's tart, but very mellow and refreshing. I don't really see myself adding any sort of syrup to this, as it is about spot on for what I'd be going for in such a beer - nowhere near as intense as a lambic or other sours... not even really enough to cause much of a pucker. Like the aroma, both citrus and hay are noted.

M + D: Crisp and refreshing, with a snappy carbonation and that wonderful dryness that I always appreciate in sour brews. Drinkability is rather subjective, I suppose. It's light enough in alcohol to go down very easily, but tart enough that it's not really appropriate to 'guzzle.' All that aside, it's a very fine brew, albeit perhaps something of a 'mood drink.' Nicely done!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 02:44:16 | More by Proteus93
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-27-2012 18:11:39 | More by DaveHack
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-30-2013 04:13:02 | More by BAsbill
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, IL
Date: 2012 summer
Glass: Tulip

This is a very pleasant beer, fairly pale in color, aroma, and flavor, and could be seen as a good, refreshing, summertime beverage. By pleasant, I mean mostly non-offensive, complicated, or expressively bold: if you were seeking out a malt beverage that was vaguely sour and soda-like, then the Bruery's Hottenroth Berlinerweisse would be your target. Slightly disappointing, given the brewery's reputation for sour styles, this is an easy-drinking Berlinerweisse that could be a gateway sour. Otherwise of interest for aficionados of the style, and then probably only once.

Pours a 4cm tall head of clean, white bubbles that are small in size. Retention is less than a minute, the head fizzing away fairly rapidly, leaving a total absence of foam upon the body of the beer or the sides of the glass. As such, lacing is nonexistent and one is left looking solely at the beer's body once the head has burned through itself. The body is a transparent, pale yellow color, with light making the beer almost appear as clear as water. Carbonation is visible, the streams sparse, but somewhat vigorous in floating to the surface.

Aroma is dry, slightly sweet, a touch grainy, and with a modest hint of underlying soured mash tartness and Lactobacillus presence, like a lightly grainy Champagne with a touch of tart yogurt. Not bad, just a bit underwhelming.

Taste is not particularly sour, more of just a light tartness with additional flavors of unripe apple and wheat malt. Front of palate is primarily sweet, slightly grainy, with very light lemon flavor, but almost no tartness. Mid-palate is lightly sweet with the slightly bready wheat base malt being noticeable, also a touch sour, with faint lemon and yogurt-like flavors. Back of palate is slightly more tart, with light lemon and diluted plain yogurt being the most common associations, along with a light sweetness from the wheat malt and some brighter, sour apple-like esters. Aftertaste is of light yogurt-like tartness, sour apple-like esters, and some slightly bready wheat malt.

Beer is light in body, with carbonation levels of high intensity, resulting in a beer that's fizzy at first, then gradually becoming foamy and smooth on the palate; rather soda or Champagne-like. Closes quite dry, with little residual stickiness on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 23:36:37 | More by falloutsnow
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-15-2014 03:04:45 | More by thebigredone
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.