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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

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

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

CTJman, Aug 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

mythaeus, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Reappropriated
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am usually a stout and dark beer person, but this is the perfect compliment when mixed in with all those heavy beers. I have had this beer both from the tap and also from a bottle, and both experiences were similar, this review focuses on the bottle.

The beer pours a very light orange straw color, with small head. The aroma is slightly citrusy, but nothing overpowering.

The taste is very nice, with hints of citrus (mostly lemon), over the wheat, overall just a nice refreshing beer that I enjoyed in the sun. This is one of the easiest drinking beers that I have tasted, and I would recommend it to anyone (Unless you are trying to get drunk, as it is only 3.1% alcohol).

Reappropriated, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ASUBeer, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

tobelerone, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

hornsup, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Dreamer, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

NSK79, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

gtermi, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

pknyc, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Stoutfan23DJ, Aug 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

vonnegut21, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

JMUbrewz, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Greenplastic615, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Swedgin, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

dknight75, Aug 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

vrbulldog22, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Pookie, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

logicerror, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of jbaker67
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a light cloudy straw typical in color of any berliner weisse. The head is white but very weak in substance with big bubbles fading quickly. The lacing is light. The aroma is light with a light tartness some citrus and lots of bready yeast. I wish it was a little more sour. The taste is a light too, a little lemon citrus on the front followed by a little muted tartness. The feel is medium but very drinkable. Overall, a decently drinkable enjoyable beer but not tart enough to be an awesome berliner

jbaker67, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a bruery luau 2013 taster.

a - shortly after opening the beer started a slow gush so i quickly made do and filled the glass. lemon yellow and murky. opaque, but like sunshine. thin fizzy head that fizzed away quick.

s - nice soft lemon tartness over wheat. soft hints of hard boiled egg.

t - lemon tartness and wheat. really nice example of the style. crisp and a bit vinegary. just REALLY solid. if anything a bit lemon heavy.

m - crisp and refreshing. leaves a bit of a prickly tickle in my mouth.

o - overall, fantastic berliner. exactly what you want from the style...great summer day beer.

cosmicevan, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Mattyb79, Aug 10, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in NW D.C., dated 3/25/13 (hard to find!), poured into my Rogue chalice, drank 8/9-10/13 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - straw yellow coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see through) but more clear than other wheat beer styles, e.g. hefeweizen, pours with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates in 1-2 minutes into a very subtle glass lacing; carbonation is essentially pouring off the bottom of the glass , no alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - a terrific admixture lots of sour (especially lemon and green apple) and wheat notes, but the sour wins this battle

T: 17/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a quick slap of funk - again, that lemon and green apple mixed with some vinegar in the background; in the middle of the mouth, I start picking up the wheat; don't taste any alcohol but wouldn't expect much at 3.1%

M: 4/5 - light-bodied and high carbonation makes it tart and refreshing; close-to-perfect mouthfeel for me

O: 9/10 - another solid offering from The Bruery, which continues to emerge as one of my favorite American breweries; they nail sours better than any other American brewery to my palate and this, to my recollection, is the best American Berliner weissebier that I have tasted (looking forward to trying NEBCO's Weiss Trash Culture though...)

TOTAL = 43/50

MNishCT77, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

canadianghetto, Aug 10, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a very light yellow in color. A sizeable head forms and retains ok, but then is gone completely after a minute or two. No lacing because there is no head on top.

S- Light a fruity. Only a slight bit of wheat grain at the beginning, with more of a lightly tart scent. The tart smell is very lemony and acidic, but lightly so. Lots more wheat grain scent on the end of the drink.

T- Just like the smell. Starts with a predominantly tart flavor before moving towards a wheat flavor. Sour profile is very mild, and feels like it is leading up to a sour punch (like a Belgian) then just trails off. Light wheat flavors start mixing in after the tartness and take you to the end of the drink. Lingering grainy and tart flavors on the tongue make this a thirst quencher.

M- Light and very carbonated. This is easy drinking as it is both low in alcohol and its level of sour.

Overall, this is the best Berliner Weisse I've had, and I think it would stand up to comparison to most Belgian sours out there. Not quite the sour punch of a lambic, but the quality is every bit as good as a Cantillon or 3F.

boilermakerbrew, Aug 10, 2013
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,355 ratings.