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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,355
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 184
Gots: 144 | FT: 7
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%

DaveAnderson, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

cornejo, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jlisuk, May 26, 2014
Photo of siege06nd
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic pint...

A. Pours a straw gold, the light casting a distinct haze through the beer. Three fingers of fabulous white head recede disappointingly fast to the faintest trace of carbonation. Bubbles steadily pop up from the bottom of the glass and to the top. Lacing is practically non-existent.

S. Lemon zest, barnyard funk, cracked wheat, mild herbal hops, white vinegar.

T. Follows the nose closely, with big doses of lemon and strawberry juice, plenty of funkiness, and a huge kiss of sour pucker. Faint grassy notes from mild hopping and an almost creamy lacto sweetness. The sourness is pretty intense here for the mid, but the finish tones it way down and fades to a sweet, crackery, mildly dry and doughy resolution.

M. Highly carved and very sour through the mid. Fairly sweet on the palate, though the sour blisters the tongue just a touch. This is offset ever so slightly by lacto notes which add creaminess and balance.

O. An outstanding Berliner, one of the best I have had. It certainly leans towards the "sour" side of the style, with emphasis taken away from the biscuity, wheat qualities traditionally found in these beers. Wheat notes are there, but the early mid through the finish is one big puckery kiss of lemon, strawberry, and even some tart cherry. Fairly complex flavor profile for the style. Still, some traditionalists won't enjoy the acidity in play here. Nevertheless, I dig this beer quite a bit. Packing an inordinate amount of flavor, pucker, and complexity into a tight little sub-4% ABV package, The Bruery's Hottenroth is a welcome addition to my summer lineup.

siege06nd, May 25, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +16%

MrDave, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

dcloeren, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

delgotit99, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

JamesStreet, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

chefbigjon, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mrw1zard, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mjohnson17, May 16, 2014
Photo of scotorum
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the 750ml. bottle into an Erdinger Weisebier glass

a: Clear urine gold with an enormous white head which receded quickly to almost nothing, no lacing.

s: Pungent ripe or overripe fruit.

t: Very sour overripe fruit. Bitter finish.

m: Light plus.

o: Might have been a bad bottle, but the label does say it is a "Berlin Style Tart Wheat Ale." And tart it is, to the point of making your mouth pucker and your eyes close and your face wince. The label also says "Sour=Yum." Not here. An $8 drain pour for me.

scotorum, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

grze, May 12, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Slight vinegary aroma, which is slightly in the taste and mouthfeel. No lacing.Body light yellow, hazy.
Flavor is very tart and lemony, very much a mouth puckering sour, but light with no alcohol, no hops, no malt. Which isn't bad at all.

This a very tart, refreshing Berliner Weise. Some earthy notes, and tastes on this beer.

Celtics17, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

MonkeyBread, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

mc4z, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BEERschlitz, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Kramerwtmf, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

zenithberwyn, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

JohnK17, Apr 29, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into imperial pint
Slight vinegary aroma
Head average (4 cm), white, fizzy, quickly diminishing to nothing
No lacing
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor is very tart and lemony, nearly pucker-able, but light with no alcohol, no hops, no malt, and no diacetyl
Palate is light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

This a very tart, refreshing Berliner Weise. The rapidly diminishing head and lack of lacing are the only detrimental aspects for me.

Ozzylizard, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

funkel81, Apr 26, 2014
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.