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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,356 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,356
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 184
Gots: 145 | FT: 8
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

furthurgone, Dec 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

smithmd4, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

ksherry112, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

BHOBS, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of DrewZ926
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- not much to speak of here, a finger of head that fades to nothing. not much visible carbonation, but the clarity is brilliant, and the faded ocre reveals streaks of green.

S- green apple, subtle funk notes, lemon zest

T- superb, a well balanced tart attack and super dry finish. great green tart apple, pungent lemon zest, and a little bit of barnyard even. for such a low ABV, the balance and robustness of flavors is stunning, so well rounded and pronounced.

M- thin but great prickly carbonation, full and crisp.

O- best berliner weiss i've had to date, great balance and flavor profile. also extremely sessionable.

DrewZ926, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

hurfer, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

jcone17, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

photomike, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

mthomas84, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Yards shaker pint glass.

After extolling the virtues of this style to a customer earlier, I figured I'd try out a new B-Weiss myself. This one pours a clear pale straw topped by a short-lived couple o' fingers o' fizzy white foam. The nose comprises tart lemon zest, sour yeast (yeah, it's bacteria, but for some reason saying "sour bacteria" doesn't sound right in my head), and light wet wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, with the tartness really blooming right up front. This is short-lived, though, as things die away completely just after the midway point, leaving a very dry and empty tongue. The body is fairly light, with a moderate carbonation and a decidedly dry finish. Overall, a nice B-Weiss, but one that ultimately leaves me wanting in some vague sense. I can't explain it. It's still good, just not as good as it probably could be. I think.

TMoney2591, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

EasyReader, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jophish17, Dec 11, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at The Bruery yesterday 12/9/11.

A: A pale golden color with very little head.

S: Wheat, some banana notes, tartness.

T: Right up front you get a nice tart flavor with some banana flavors a bit. I couldn't get many other flavors from it but I can tell you this beer tastes real good.

M: Nice mouthful and very smooth and easy to drink. Considering the low ABV it should be.

O: I like this one alot but just wish it was at least around 5 %. That being said this would be a nice one to drink on a hot summer day.

Popp24, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Dirtyrat91740, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

thewimperoo, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

patmcd, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

tclapper, Dec 07, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - super clear, pale yellow, limited carbonation, the pour welled up a fizzy pure white head that disappears almost immediately

S - tart sweetness, like granny smith apple skins, some faint honey

T - the sourness is bigger in the taste, like the granny smith apples have combined with some tart citric fruits, lemons and limes (tequila anyone)

M&D - puckering, wish I had some of the syrup the bottle suggests to try, definitely quality regardless, but like most sours, you have reeeaaaally like sours

sinstaineddemon, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

bstyle, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

beerwolf77, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

MikeRMII, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Teleweizen2, Dec 05, 2011
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,356 ratings.