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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,437
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 184
Gots: 152 | FT: 8
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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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a large bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. The beer pours out very pale yellow and slightly hazy. There is low carbonation and a thin head with not much retention. Nose definitely tells the story here. Tart and slightly funky with a good dose of lemon zest.

Light body and good firm mouthfeel. Very tart and acidic, but not overpowering. Fruit notes of sour apple and lemon develop on the front of the palate and the acidity grows as the beer slides across the tongue. The finish is very wine-like and leaves a tannic, mouth-drying effect. Extremely refreshing. I thought the low carbonation would hurt the drinkability, but I find that the smooth character suits the flavor nicely. This beer has everything you want in the style.

I am not a seasoned drinker of this style. In fact, this is only the third one I have had. I reviewed the beer straight from the bottle, but this is the first time I also tried one with both of the traditional syrups added: Waldmeister (woodruff) and Himbeer (raspberry). While adding these sweet additions does tend to make it more softdrink-like (if overdone), I think everyone should try it. They work really well with this particular beer, especially when you just add a dash.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I have had more sour beers, but never a tart I liked as much as this one. It feels like I am drinking a large glass of wine.

The fruity, yeasty taste is barely tempered by any of the usual beer hops or malt tastes. The yeast is the story, and it is wonderful.

The aftertaste is to die for - I hope to burp for a long time! The very low alcohol is nice for a change, the balance is kept, but it could stand more malt and the resultant kick. This is highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Ginger Man.

Beer is cloudy, golden yellow. Small white head. Retention not great.

Smell is full of lemon, lacto (some strawberry notes). Seems tart. A bit of funk. Wheat.

Taste is very tart for a Berlinerweisse. Lemon, lacto, some strawberry flavours, wheat, clove. A bit funky. Dry cereal. Refreshing.

Light bodied, moderate to high carbonation. A bit puckery.

Overall, very good. Nice beer and the tartness works well.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a four-fingers thick fluffy, pillowy white head into a tumbler that settled to a thin ring which disappeared about halfway through the beer. the body was a pale golden color.
s - some slight funky tartness with a hint of citrus.
t - tart, bready with some orange peel and maybe a hint of lemon.
m - thin and slick.
o - very quaffable and nice complexity for a 3% ABV beer. very refreshing.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- appearance is a cloudy yellow straw color with a thin lace of bone white bubbles.

S- smell is grassy and lactic, slight funk, cereal and corn, lemon juice as well.

T- the taste hits the nose well, as the tart and grassy flavors start it off, and the wheat and lemon comes in next. It is an excellent summer beer, ridiculously drinkable.

O- this beer is not as sour as I've heard it was, and is instead a tart thirst quencher, and is a well crafted version of the style that doesn't stray outside of the lines like the brusry usually does.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a couple bottles of this at Provisions yesterday. This is one of my favorite Bruery offerings. Pours a nice hazy golden wheat color with an inch of white head. Refreshing scent of lemon, freen apple, and a nice grainy quality. Pleasant tartness on the palate. Sourness level is perfect for my taste. Nice wheat character along with lemons. Perfect beer for a summer day. Would love to see this distributed in Colorado.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,437 ratings.