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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,161
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 180
Gots: 123 | 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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-15-2013 18:12:39 | More by xdefeatsy
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-14-2013 01:23:49 | More by pisano
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-13-2013 05:20:50 | More by dgfool
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-13-2013 03:58:26 | More by Thirsty_Moe
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-12-2013 12:30:47 | More by vermilcj
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-12-2013 00:05:12 | More by BA_Berto
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-10-2013 22:29:56 | More by whatname
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New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 00:38:12 | More by facundoCNB
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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A-The brew is much cloudier than most Berliners, but still light straw/yellow in color. The head is pretty short and quick to fade. No lacing. Surprisingly still-looking in the glass.

S-The smell is very tart and lactic, even compared against other Berliners. I get some lemon and a funky, earthy, spicy wheat. Good intensity, if a bit simple.

T-The taste, like the smell, is massively tart. There is more doughy/bready malt flavor than most beers of the style, but the big lactic tartness makes for a pleasing, drinkable balance. Lemon is the primary flavor, but a funky, earthy wheat is also present.

M-The feel is a bit heavy for the style and the carbonation is a little soft and fine, but the brew is not thick or dense.

O-This is an interesting, flavorful take on the Berliner style. The lemony sourness is quite puckering, but it works well against the full body of this beer. The brew packs a lot of flavor for just over 3% and doesn't need any syrup to keep it interesting. That being said, this Berliner is the lightest or most refreshing I have had because of the big taste and body.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 13:27:42 | More by spoony
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-09-2013 02:00:32 | More by dedbeer


4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-08-2013 00:04:57 | More by lonewolfcry
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4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 16:19:19 | More by KVNBGRY
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3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass.
A- Beautiful pale straw color, very clear.

S- Aroma's similar to a crisp hard cider or a shandy. Some mild and pleasant tartness in the nose.

T- The taste is vibrant lemon with a hint of the wheat. Very crisp and refreshing.

M- Great level of carbonation, light mouthfeel due to the low ABV.

O- I am happy to have found this on tap and it was delicious. The slight tartness was refreshing for the palate and not sour at all for me. Great beer to have on a hot day!

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2013 03:44:56 | More by KristineT
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4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 750ml bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a light orange hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates leaving no trail and a wispy lace.

S: Sour and tart aroma with some citrus notes in the background.

T: Extremely sour and tart flavor with a mild wheaty backbone that is engulfed by the sour.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Amazing brew!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 03:41:33 | More by ckollias
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-04-2013 14:35:28 | More by Gotti311
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

09-02-2013 15:10:09 | More by AApparel
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3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color is almost a lemon aid color, hazy straw color. White head fades very fast.
Aroma- tartness up front with non sweet ripe green apple and lemon peel.
Taste- Light sweet malt quickly taken over by lemon peel and unsweetened apples, and some grape juice to almost a wine character. This beer is dry very dry. Tartness is big but not over whelming.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 03:16:17 | More by jayhass
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New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle in a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass. No syrup.

A-Ultra-light pale straw color, transparent as it poured, then hazy in the glass. A pure white fluffy head lasted only seconds and left nothing behind. It does not look good.

S-Big blast of tart yeast funkiness immediately upon opening the bottle. Sour like lemons and granny smith apples. It smells good.

T-More yeast and Sweet-Tart lemon. It tastes good.

M-Light and refreshing but it lacked carbonation.

O- Smell, taste, pucker up, repeat.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 19:07:03 | More by NiceTaps
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-31-2013 23:27:47 | More by Tee2Grn
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Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 8/31/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Appearance: Hazy, cloudy, pale, milky yellow - almost white around the edges - pours with a bright white head, leaves some spots of lacing

Smell: Mild and lightly funky - extremely pale malts and some wheat - some tartness and some lemon - some light fruits - more or less clean overall

Taste: Tart and lightly funky - not a ton going on here, but that's kind of the point - pale, pale malts and some wheat - some light fruits like apples - light acidity - some nice tartness ad a touch of sour - some lemon

Mouthfeel: Light body, nice carbonation, finishes tart and crisp

Overall: Microwave Hottenroth to make Hot Broth

This is a great Berliner Weiss. I've had a few samples of this in the past that tasted like vegetable broth. This bottle did not. Instead, it has some nice wheat, lemon, and tart aspects. Not the best in the style, but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 04:43:23 | More by angrybabboon
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy straw/light gold. Head is white and loose. Drops to a small bubbly collar almost immediately. Moderate carbonation on the pour. No lacing.

Smell: Mild wheat coupled with a clean lemon flesh and juice. Lightly tart. Green apple and hay. Cut grass with a light pale maltiness. Light layers of funk with some damp malts. Incredibly light and soft.

Taste: Light citric tartness with some grass and cut hay. Green apple and a slight twinge of wheat. Very slightly tart. Clean with a light, slightly bready malt. Lemon juice and flesh. Very mild and easy going.

Mouthfeel: Light and clean. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Better than Heffenreffer.

I've tried this several times and never had a consistent experience. This is delightful.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 04:40:56 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

08-31-2013 03:25:32 | More by thatoneguymike
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
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