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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,437
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 184
Gots: 152 | FT: 8
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008

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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Thanks to Lance for sharing this one!

A: Pours a hazy, light straw/yellow color with a one finger white head on top with decent head retention and thin lacing down the glass.

S: Nice and tart on the aroma with some lemon and apple with a heavy dose of wheat. Very inviting.

T: Fantastic flavor mixed with spot on tartness. Lemon, green apple, a bit of pear with some wheat and a little grassy.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: Had a feeling I would like this one and I was right. A perfect summer beer all the way. Thanks again Lance.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 10/13/12 notes. Big thanks to whoever brought this to the Top Hops tasting; been wanting to try this one for a while. 750ml bottle.

a - Pours a very clear, pale yellow color with an inch of bright white head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells sour, of sour fruits, sour citrus, maybe some brett, wheat, grains, earthy notes, and hay. Not overly tart, but a very enjoyable level or sourness.

t - Tastes of citrus, sour fruits, earthy notes, spice, funk, hay, wheat, sour dough, and grains. Sourness is there again with hints of barnyard funk; a step up from the nose in my opinion.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Not too acedic or sour so very easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice, easy drinking berliner. It is sour and funky, but not overly in either direction, which makes it very easy to drink. I think this would be a good berliner to give to someone getting introduced to the style, as it is a good example of a lightly sour/funky beer without being overwhelming. Would like to have it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of claspada
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear, pale yellow color with a frothy, sudzy, white head that settles out fairly quickly.

Aromas begin and end quite straight-forward with a sour, lemony flesh/zest with a small amount of white wheat malt backbone.

The tastes begin with a faint pilsner maltiness coupled with a little wheat. After the short hint of sweetness, you get some tart fresh lemon juice and wave of lactic sourness.

The mouthfeel is quite light-bodied but that is fine for such a low ABV beer, with medium carbonation. Finish has a pleasing sourness on the light, lemonesque finish.

Overall I am not particularly enthralled with this beer, the sour twang notes are a bit too light and the mouthfeel could use a slight carbonation bump. Flavor profile was not too far from an undersweetened lemonade.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Rustico in Arlington. Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy pale yellow, produces a thin white head, minimal lacing.

S- Lemony citrus, some vinegar, pungent, almost cheesy funk, some grain and wheat sweetness. Smells very nice with some nice complexity.

T- Lots of lemon and tart apple, nice puckering acidic tartness, a light barnyard funkiness and more wheat sweetness towards the finish.

M- Light-bodied, smooth feel with puckering acidity.

O- A very nice Berliner Weisse, it's very drinkable and refreshing. The tartness is spot-on in typical Bruery fashion, and the bacteria provide some nice complexity. Great stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Rutager
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thank you mrbubbler.

Appearance. Pours a hazy, pale straw with a finger of white head that doesn't last long.

Smell. Lightly toasted, and a bit doughy smelling wheat with some lactic sourness.

Taste. Sour lemons and lime, lightly toasted wheat. Very nice!!

Mouthfeel. Light body with medium+, fine and lively carbonation.

Overall. A great Berliner Weiss. Love the style, loved this beer. Another nice one, Bruery!

Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,437 ratings.