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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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1,129 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,129
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 181
Gots: 113 | FT: 6
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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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-19-2013 10:24:55 | More by MRsojourner
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heavenlyStash

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-19-2013 07:04:48 | More by heavenlyStash
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-19-2013 02:50:00 | More by HumanParaquat
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-19-2013 02:09:16 | More by JasonSiedman
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cgentzkow

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-18-2013 16:14:55 | More by cgentzkow
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-18-2013 16:00:38 | More by AdamP
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dar482

New York

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer has a golden yellow color.

The aroam has some sweet lemon and citrus, tartness, and some funk.

The flavor is really tart and lemony with some wheat on the backbone.

The body is quite light. It really does pack tons of sourness for such a low ABV.

This is a truly refreshing beer. It's easy drinking and depending on the price, could be cheaper than Professor Fritz 1809. I prefer that beer, but for a Bruey beer, if you can find the right price. I recommend this.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2013 05:16:09 | More by dar482
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IPAyForHops

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-17-2013 19:29:38 | More by IPAyForHops
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Tyrus

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-17-2013 18:14:12 | More by Tyrus
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-17-2013 16:44:19 | More by wdarcy77
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, spring 2013
The Bruery tulip

A: Completely cloudy faded yellow color. Lots of carbonation streaming up the sides of glass. Thin layer of bright white tight bubbled head.

S: Definitely getting some tart acidic notes on the nose. Grainy hop aromas and wheat hints. Lactic character.

T: Nice tartness up front. Prickle right on tip of tongue. Not quite sour. Mid palate that wheat character comes in. Soft yogurt like lactic note. Grainy flavors. Finish is crisp dry and refreshing. Nice Berliner for sure.

M: Light leading to medium bodied. High carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 13:39:54 | More by inlimbo77
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TobiasG

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-16-2013 23:30:03 | More by TobiasG
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larryi86

Delaware

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a goblet

A- A nice hazy golden straw color with a two finger white head.

S- Sour lemons, wheat, some cloves, slightly earthy.

T- Tart lemons, Granny Smith apples, some wheat, lactic acid in the finish.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body, high carbonation.

O- This is a nice beer and very easy to drink. The only issue I have with this beer, and it is a small issue, is the amount of lactic acid in the finish. I feel this is a great example of a beer with low alcohol and nice big flavor. I can't wait to have this again!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 23:14:34 | More by larryi86
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

06-15-2013 15:49:35 | More by thegerm87
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

2.81/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Huge disappointment. Really expected more but was letdown. Pours like yellow fizzy swill from a can, no head whatsoever.

Smells of tartness and granny smith apples, maybe a hair of pilsner malt.

Taste is pretty straight, tart tang and some back end grains with a bit of granny smith.

Way to much carbonation, which was especially surprisingly considering I could get any head with my pour. So much so I swirled some of it out

Overall, a big let down. Would grab New Glarus or bells Berliner before this.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 04:04:38 | More by taylor714914
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-15-2013 00:34:32 | More by s1ckboy
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-14-2013 22:14:59 | More by Jslay013
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-14-2013 22:14:37 | More by nmann08
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to cocoapuph for sending me a few of these, as well as a few other Berliners! Hottenroth comes out looking pale like Kristin Stewart; pale-straw with light, yellow tints at the edges. The beer cloudy as hell - so cloudy, in fact, that it's 100% opaque... Strange to see for such a light-hued brew. The white head fizzles down quickly, but surprisingly lasts as a two millimeter thick skin for quite a while.

Very soft aroma with quite a bit of stuff going on for such a light brew; lemon zest, dry fabric, light barnyard funk, earth and dirt, weedy hops, grass, and a mild, zesty tartness that rushes through the entire profile. Smells quite nice for a Berliner. I would like to appreciate a bit more tart fruit, but the heavily hopped aspect is certainly a nice change of pace.

Hottenroth is lightly hoppy and grassy up front; once again, a different take than many Berliners, given the higher-than-normal hop presence, but it's somewhat compelling and pretty damn tasty. A dry, mustiness floats over everything as a light tartness slowly rambles in about midway through; lemon zest, fresh apples and apple skins, and a big grainy and wheat presence in the background.

The Brett is noticeable at first and only gets more powerful with time; wet wood, mild horseblanket, and a damp, cork and cellar-like funk that plays well, hand-in-hand with the lemon tartness. Lightly acidic towards the end, but it doesn't even come close to something that would burn your stomach. Dry, zesty, crisp finish; light-bodied and highly carbonated.

Very, very nice Berliner. Super refreshing and insanely drinkable, but I guess that's pretty expected for the style. A little different than many Berliners in terms of the higher hoppage, but it's not enough to inject unwanted bitterness or distract from the nice, zesty fruits and soft wheat flavors. Very well executed, thanks again to cocoapuph for this. I might be asking him for more pretty soon!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 11:43:59 | More by tectactoe
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-14-2013 08:11:07 | More by zestar
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-14-2013 02:43:40 | More by PEIhop
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -25.9%

06-13-2013 19:35:21 | More by djre4orm
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draheim

Washington

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL into a saison glass. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow w/ a light fizzy head that settles to a thin collar. Lively carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is vaguely reminiscent of a hefeweizen: bready, yeasty, but with sharp lemony zing. There's a clear tartness and acidity on the nose almost like a dry white wine.

Taste is tart and almost vinous up front with a much grainier, more biscuity finish. This is almost two beers in one, and I prefer the first one. It starts out almost tantalizingly sour, like lemonade, before switching to more of a crackery pale/wheat malt profile. The acidity scrubs the palate clean with every sip.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, so refreshing.

Overall a really great, refreshing summer beer. I can't stop drinking this, and I'm not taking little sips, I'm taking full gulps.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 04:20:23 | More by draheim
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pugartheterrible

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-13-2013 01:24:57 | More by pugartheterrible
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-12-2013 13:35:42 | More by ShemRahBoo
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
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