1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Hottenroth Berliner WeisseHottenroth Berliner Weisse

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,394 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,394
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 183
Gots: 147 | FT: 9
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,394 | Reviews: 405 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Tschnab
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- appearance is a cloudy yellow straw color with a thin lace of bone white bubbles.

S- smell is grassy and lactic, slight funk, cereal and corn, lemon juice as well.

T- the taste hits the nose well, as the tart and grassy flavors start it off, and the wheat and lemon comes in next. It is an excellent summer beer, ridiculously drinkable.

O- this beer is not as sour as I've heard it was, and is instead a tart thirst quencher, and is a well crafted version of the style that doesn't stray outside of the lines like the brusry usually does.

Tschnab, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of roblund
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

roblund, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of unclejimbay
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

unclejimbay, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of waltonc
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a couple bottles of this at Provisions yesterday. This is one of my favorite Bruery offerings. Pours a nice hazy golden wheat color with an inch of white head. Refreshing scent of lemon, freen apple, and a nice grainy quality. Pleasant tartness on the palate. Sourness level is perfect for my taste. Nice wheat character along with lemons. Perfect beer for a summer day. Would love to see this distributed in Colorado.

waltonc, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of curly31989
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

curly31989, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of OldPenguinHunter
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

OldPenguinHunter, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Nightrain87
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Nightrain87, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

pixieskid, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Buggies
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Buggies, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
2/5  rDev -50.6%

OriolesFan1008, May 30, 2012
Photo of edwardprung
4/5  rDev -1.2%

edwardprung, May 24, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

polishkaz, May 24, 2012
Photo of wesley14
4/5  rDev -1.2%

wesley14, May 24, 2012
Photo of kevboat
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

kevboat, May 23, 2012
Photo of zvanwink
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

zvanwink, May 14, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev -1.2%

oldp0rt, May 10, 2012
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

CheapBeerBuzz, May 09, 2012
Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Skye1024, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Boz12
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Boz12, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of antoines15
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of rawfish
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw like lemon juice with a thin 1 finger head. Basically no retention or lacing on the glass. A small bit of effervescence. Um, true to style...I suppose.

Light, tart and funky. A light dusting of earth and basement boards over straw, pale malt, lemon juice, yeast and lactic acid.

Pale malt, hay, straw and lemon juice. Very tart and vibrant flavor with a perfect amount of funk. Mouthwatering tartness and a dry finish that leaves you yearning for the next sip.

Watered down thin, and awfully flat like juice. Dries fairly well and is a quencher.

Pure to style with low alcohol, and nice mix of tart and funky. Flavor really comes out as it warms but I could see taking it a bit colder for a hot July afternoon. Nice beer.

rawfish, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at Max's, poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow with a finger of white head that fades rather quickly.

Smell: I'm picking up some sour apple/apple juice with tart lemon and a slight funk. You can tell this one is going to be nice and light.

Taste: Really light and tart with lemon and a slight funkiness. Light and very refreshing. I didn't really pick up the apple notes I found in the smell.

Mouthfeel: Light body with lots of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I wouldn't have minded a touch more tartness, but I still really enjoyed this beer. I don't know that I've had a better American Berliner.

oline73, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of tjfinkle
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

tjfinkle, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of DrFunkenstein
4/5  rDev -1.2%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of mcallister
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw colored with an overly active, highly carbonated brilliant white head that dissipates quickly at about 50 decibels.

Wonderful lactic aromas, lemon zest, wheaty, with some sour berry fruits and light funky, horse blanket, earthy aromas. Very effervescent and estery.

Nice wheat flavors, and new mown grass smells. Lemon, white pepper, lactic acid, some orange zest and bready into the finish. Very light and refreshing on the palate but maybe a little too light. However this is only 3% ABV. A nice beer.

mcallister, Apr 07, 2012
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,394 ratings.