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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,357
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 184
Gots: 145 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out as a bright yellowish color with a touch of haze to it. The smell of the beer was of wheat and what could have been lime. The beer smelled sour for the most part. The taste of the beer is light but has a pretty good amount of sour flavors in it to make you wanna pucker a little bit. The mouthfeel was light and fairly refreshing. Overall this beer was exactly what it's supposed to be in my opinion.

Knapp85, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -1.2%

TimoP, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of WMEugene
4/5  rDev -1.2%

WMEugene, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev -1.2%

nickhiller, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of PintPal
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

PintPal, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev -1.2%

MisterKilderkin, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of DJButters
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

DJButters, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

chrispoint, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of IKR
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear straw-yellow color with a generous white head that subsided quickly.

Smell: Upfront barnyard funk with some mild grassy notes.

Taste: Barnyard funk and tart citrus notes. The beer finishes very dry and clean.

Mouth-feel: Light-bodied with a fairly generous level of carbonation. A satisfying mouthful.

Overall: A good Berliner Weisse that always works when I want a light and refreshing beer. I need to pick this up more often.

IKR, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Diomede
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Diomede, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of dprophet
4/5  rDev -1.2%

dprophet, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of seans86
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

seans86, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at The Bruery. Poured 7 oz. into a tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Two finger white head. Fluffy, but middling retention. Orange-amber color, little carbonation and lacing.

S- Kind of skunky, some over cooked malts it seems. Smells like cooked carrots or some other strange scent.

T- Very tart, lambic like in that respect. Light fruits and citrus in the taste as well.

M- Medium bodied, strikes carbonated and bitter.

O- At first I hated it. In sipping more, I found it to be more and more wonderful. Strange beer. Would try again for sure.

Murrhey, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.

The beer hazy and light yellow hued with a towering white head that encompasses the upper half of the vessel, leaving faint, random spots of lacing behind.

The aroma offers lemons, wheat, maybe some grassy notes, green apple.

Light in body, easy to drink. Not quite as tart/sour as I was hoping, but that's just me. Subtle lemon tartness. Very light without being thin or watery. Well done. I would definitely have this again.

Huhzubendah, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a beer flute at The Bruery's tasting room in Placentia, California. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of average cream, thickness, and retention. Colour is a cloudy copper-gold. Semitransparent.

Sm: Bretts and off notes (like baby food and carbonation). A moderate strength aroma.

T: Very structurally brief. Sweet peachy syrup is present, with wheat and lactic notes on the finish. Balanced but muted and restrained. Simple and a bit boring. Lightly sour on the finish, which I like.

Mf: Smooth. Wet. Moderately complementary of the flavours.

Dr: Highly drinkable, but boring and of limited quality. I wouldn't have it again, but with work it could be a good example of the style done right.


kojevergas, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of marct
3/5  rDev -25.9%

marct, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of MrHirschybar
4/5  rDev -1.2%

MrHirschybar, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

hopburster, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of CMack
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

CMack, Jan 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

clarkenstein, Jan 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

anwo56, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

geoffsm12, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Arenbeer
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tulip glass

A- Pours our almost perfectly clear but has a slight yellow tint to it. On top of the body is a nice bright white 1 finger head that sticks around due to tons of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

S- Really bready wheat and nice hints of funk from the yeast. Slight banana

T- Wow way more tart than the aroma suggested. Up front the lacto hits you with a nice dry tartness and slight funk. Behind that the wheat and banana create a solid base and flavor.

M- Super light bodied with champagne like carbonation and a nice tart dry finish.


Arenbeer, Dec 26, 2011
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,357 ratings.