Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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1,412 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,412
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 182
Gots: 153 | FT: 9
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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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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw like lemon juice with a thin 1 finger head. Basically no retention or lacing on the glass. A small bit of effervescence. Um, true to style...I suppose.

Light, tart and funky. A light dusting of earth and basement boards over straw, pale malt, lemon juice, yeast and lactic acid.

Pale malt, hay, straw and lemon juice. Very tart and vibrant flavor with a perfect amount of funk. Mouthwatering tartness and a dry finish that leaves you yearning for the next sip.

Watered down thin, and awfully flat like juice. Dries fairly well and is a quencher.

Pure to style with low alcohol, and nice mix of tart and funky. Flavor really comes out as it warms but I could see taking it a bit colder for a hot July afternoon. Nice beer.

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3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at Max's, poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow with a finger of white head that fades rather quickly.

Smell: I'm picking up some sour apple/apple juice with tart lemon and a slight funk. You can tell this one is going to be nice and light.

Taste: Really light and tart with lemon and a slight funkiness. Light and very refreshing. I didn't really pick up the apple notes I found in the smell.

Mouthfeel: Light body with lots of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I wouldn't have minded a touch more tartness, but I still really enjoyed this beer. I don't know that I've had a better American Berliner.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw colored with an overly active, highly carbonated brilliant white head that dissipates quickly at about 50 decibels.

Wonderful lactic aromas, lemon zest, wheaty, with some sour berry fruits and light funky, horse blanket, earthy aromas. Very effervescent and estery.

Nice wheat flavors, and new mown grass smells. Lemon, white pepper, lactic acid, some orange zest and bready into the finish. Very light and refreshing on the palate but maybe a little too light. However this is only 3% ABV. A nice beer.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one with me quite awhile back during a tasting at his house! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy straw slightly golden yellow with a half finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, fresh cut grass, and a nice hint of sour apple. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, subtle funk, and a nice tart characteristic. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I am personally a big fan of this style so I am quite picky when I try them. However, this one was pretty solid as far as Berliners go. All of the right components are here for a solid brew, but I just wish they were a little more intense than they were. This did make it easier for the novice to the style to drink, but as someone who appreciates the style it was a little on the weak side. Still a very solid brew that I wish I would have gotten MANY more of.

Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,412 ratings.