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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

Hottenroth Berliner WeisseHottenroth Berliner Weisse

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978 Ratings
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Ratings: 978
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%


Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a goblet

A - This is a pale yellow beer with a slight haze. The head is champagne-like. It is bubbly and disappears quickly.

S - It has a tart, lemony smell. I get a kind of weird raw dough smell, as well.

T - The taste has a tart lemon and orange flavor with a dry finish.

M - Moderate and sticky.

O - I have limited experience with this style. That being said, I have had better. This is an enjoyable style though. So with only having had a handful of beers in this style I have liked them all so far.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 19:52:15 | More by buschbeer
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seaoflament

California

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to reviewing this one. Bought a bottle the other day at SouthBayDrugs. This is from the "tweaked" recipe, 2nd year of course since it wasn't bottled the first year. If I recall correctly the recipe was tweaked by adding some pedio to increase the sourness.

Used my Bruery tulip for this one. Pours a very pale straw yellow with fizzy bubbles racing to the top and forming almost two inches of egg-shell white colored foam on top. The head lasts a few moments but disappears almost completely but understandable for the style in the lack of hops, low protein amount, and high acidity level. I thought it would be a little more effervescent though. Still, solid looking Berliner.

There's a musty wheat aroma at first with some fruity chardonnay notes. Hints of graininess, wheat, and a sour apple note in the background that gets caught up in the back of my throat. Nice light and lively fruity aromas, mostly sour apples and pears with a bit of orange. Increasingly sharp lactic aroma but it smells clean and somewhat kept in control. At times there appears to be a slight buttery note near the back.

Big wheat and grain flavor with more of that "mustiness" coming through. Notes of apples and pears in the finish with hints of vanilla. The second sip seems a little less shocking to the palate with a mineral/club soda flavor and a bit of lime too. Some straw-like flavor later on and the finish seems to get drier too. I'm not sure, there seems to me like something is missing in this one. A touch of a cider flavor near the finish. I don't know, sometimes in the aftertaste I get an almost buttery flavor, like if it's oak aged or something.

Moderate and lively carbonation making it very refreshing and thirst quenching. Light on the tongue and a nice tart dryness in the end. Nice summer drink, glad this style is brewed somewhat locally and available in bottles.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2009 23:36:58 | More by seaoflament
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ebin6

California

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A - Pours a cloudy, light gold with a very active head. Carbonation is intense at first, but slows to a few streams toward the edge of the glass

S - Floral, lemon smell...very citrusy

T - Fairly sour on the front end, mainly a lemon taste. Tastes like a pilsner on the back end

M - Stays mostly in the front part of the mouth, so somewhat limited overall in this respect

D - At 3%, this is something you could literally drink all day and not feel it. Sort of a session sour??

I will note that I was drinking out of my tulip while my girlfriend was drinking out of a regular glass and the difference was noteworthy. The appearance and taste were noticable

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 04:19:07 | More by ebin6
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy lemonade color with a meringue cap that fritters away soda-like; though some foam clumps linger, they slide down the sides of the glass

Smell: Lemon, wheat bread, yeast, cat pee and sweaty saddle

Taste: Tart and funky lemon, with a wheat bread base underneath; grows increasingly tart by mid-palate and after the swallow, with a bone dry finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with initial carbonation that fades quickly once the head disappears

Drinkability: Though I am a little disappointed in the fading carbonation (keep the pours small to preserve the bubbles), this is a refreshingly tart summertime drink

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 22:49:16 | More by brentk56
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beachbum1975

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this in the basement for a while so I decided to pull it out and throw it in the fridge for a bit.

Pours lightly cloudy with a yellowish brass in color. The head is initially bright white but fades quickly leaving the smallest trace of haze and skiing on the top.

The nose is sour with a mix of mustiness, hints of Belgian candied sugars, pepper and light vanilla.

The taste is quite unique. Very highly carbonated with a medium body. The sourness rages through into the palate with Belgian sugars, oak and even traces of watermelon mixed in with the peppery flavor.

Definitely Belgian-esque. Very interesting for it's style.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 03:05:46 | More by beachbum1975
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rtepiak

Poland

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pour is as expected. Yellow. Top of the bottle is clear... Bottom is a bit of cloudiness. Not much. After brewing these i'm come across two different types of berliner... The low FG dry... This dryness working as the backbone of the palate and the thicker wheat core with a sour twist. This is the first. Quite filtered lack of carbonation. Easy drinking. Weak protein formation. Nose of lemon grass and yogart. Zesty. Palate is lacto... Also salty. The perfect bbq beer. When without fruit syrup i can see it cutting sweetness wonderfully. Palate of yogart hints and minimal wheat. Intense tart dryness but not offensive. A quick finish. A bit of lemon pulp and teeth grinding. A novelity of sort but sours are in so it works. In the end a tad heavy for the aby but good to see people are making a style i like. Can't wait to have mine.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 03:40:01 | More by rtepiak
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MCain04

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a HF stemmed glass

cloudy straw yellow, opaque, no lacing and the retention of the initial large white fizzy head is minimal.

smells like green apples, pure lemon juice, lactic acid, sour grapes.

Taste is very sour. Lots of acid. Green apple bite chased with sucking on a lemon. Not much sweetness to this at all. I like the sour but there is basically no complementing flavors. The wheat backing is there but isn't very loud in the setting of brash acid onslaught.

Feel is light modied with high carbonation, crisp and very dry, puckering, good for a hot day.

Overall I'm bumping this up because when mixed with a fruit beer like Rubaeus, it is actually very nice. Perhaps a fruit syrup mixed with this, as in traditional for the style, would make this a more complete beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 22:01:05 | More by MCain04
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter

A: Opaque lemon yellow. No head. Light lacing.

S: Lemons rule. Astringent. Apples merge in.

T: Tart as hell. Lemon heavy. Dry, citrus-y. Lemonade with a kick.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: A great summer beer. Very low alcohol. Sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 23:11:10 | More by brewskifan55
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JohnG190

New York

3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy straw with a head that fades quickly. No lacing. Aroma of fresh cut, tart green apples. Nice earthiness notes follow. Tartness hits the palate front and center with nice lemon notes. Finishes dry. Light bodied with light carbonation. Overall, this might be the best summer brew on the market - bracingly tart and very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 22:16:02 | More by JohnG190
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle. Very pale yellow and cloudy. A big fluffy head turned into a few bubbles left on top. This is style is really different, and I have yet to try one with the raspberry or woodruff syrup but I like them as they are.
The smell is all tart citrus.
The taste is the same tart citrus. Comparing this to some of the other Berliner Weisse beers I have tried this one is not quite as tasty. This one could have used a one of the syrups more so than the others. But is still a very tasty beer.
The 750 ml bottle was great for a glass each for two. Of all the different beers I've had my wife try this is one style she really enjoys.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 02:54:19 | More by confer
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

- Labeled as a Belgian style tart wheat ale.

A: Poured a pale straw-lemonade color supplemented with dull orange highlights. The beer was topped off by an initial 2 finger, bright white fizzy head that quickly bubbled and dissipated away to a thin soapy covering within the first minute or two. Clarity was very turbid, again like homemade lemonade providing a thick haziness.

S: The nose opened up with a tartness that was strong and evident upon first opening and pour. There were hints of dry wheat and hay along with a sour muskiness of lemon peels and sour tangerines. A yeastiness of musky damp bread followed by a dry tart lemony fade is found on the finish. The initial impression was strong and forthright, but the scent dwindled away over a short period of time to one of only light proportions.

T: The flavor opens up with a tart wet lemony kiss. There is a bitterness that was on mouth puckering proportions compiled of a tart fruitiness of green apples followed by a dry tart wheat backing. The flavor is highlighted by a smooth sourness that was musky and damp, strong in character with its fair share of acidity.

M: light bodied with a slick texture and a light bubbly sensation for carbonation. A nice ensuring sour twang of homemade lemonade is detected on the swallow.

D: pretty decent. You would never guess this beer to be only 3.1%abv in nature, which had a huge offering of flavor and sourness making this a decent summer time quencher. A bomber suffices here due to its fairly strong acidity and sour nature. Enjoyable and recommendable.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 23:33:02 | More by beerthulhu
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nickfl

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - One finger of bone white head on top of a pale, straw yellow body with excellent clarity. The foam settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Musty aroma of lactic acid and wet fur. Lots of tart wheat with a little bit of sulphur and a hint of coriander.

T - Mild lactic acidity up front with lots of tangy wheat flavor and some musty wild yeast character. The tartness mellows out in the middle and fades to make way for the wheat in the finish along with an odd, nutty malt note that I have occasionally tasted in other wild beers.

M - Light body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This is a very light beer, and while it has more wild yeast character than the other examples of the style that I have tried, there is not a lot going on here. It is pretty much all lactic acid and wheat, with some odd wild yeast notes thrown in. The must is a little off putting and perhaps unnecessary in a Berliner Weisse.

The beer by itself is not bad, but it is a bit boring. I don't have any woodruff, but I found some raspberry syrup and decided to give it a try with the second half of the bottle. The syrup adds a nice dimension of fruit to the aroma that works well with the sourness that was already there. The syrup seems to boost the acidity in the flavor while also adding a bit to the body of the beer. I only added a little bit of the syrup so that it wouldn't sweeten the beer too much and it does nothing to mask the nutty wild yeast character. I would definitely recommend tasting the beer straight, but I found it more drinkable with the added complexity of the fruit.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 05:34:40 | More by nickfl
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aerozeppl

New York

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Really nice looking almost clear color. It was kind of weird. Under some light it would look a little yellow but then it would almost look like super watered down milk.

S: Kind of a tight nose. Little bit of clean wheat.

T: Very clean wheat taste. A touch of tartness but not nearly what I was expecting.

M: Very light. Perfect for the style.

D: All day long. Super easy drinking. Just wish it was a little bit more tart.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 02:34:48 | More by aerozeppl
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Schmaltzy

California

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Reserve Society Event, poured into wine tasting glass.

A- 2+ fingers of nice pillowy foam which quickly fell leaving clumps of lacing. Beer was a light yeallow color and mostly clear with a little hazy wheat to it.

S- Loads of Lemon with some green apples the only sweetness seems to come from the bready yeast and wheat.

T- Similar to the smell, sour lemon and apple with nice wheat and barnyard flavors finishes with a light pepper flavor. Very light.

M- Very light beer, at 3% alcohol, nice carbonation throughout and thin almost watery.

D- Pretty easy to drink and at 3% alcohol it is a definate session beer and a replacement to any light beer out on the market. You can mix this with different flavored syrups and make it taste even better also, just very easy drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2010 18:01:26 | More by Schmaltzy
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-very pale yellow, slightly hazy with some bubbles rising to the top. head is bubbly but creamy and eggshell white in color

S-the nose is pretty big, tons of lemon with notes of spicy clove. hints of sour tartness in the back but light.

T-the lemon hits right up front and stays throughout. notes of spice with clovves and just a hint of banana in the back. the finish is somewhat sour and tart showing some acidity but not overpowering.

M-light body and prickly on the palate. somewhat creamy in the front with a fair amount of carbonation.

D-big flavors and very light body. easy session beer but the tartness makes me not want to keep drinking it.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 00:53:20 | More by cpetrone84
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Eulogy Belgian Tavern, Olde City, during their sour week.

Poured into a goblet, a cloudy,hazy, grassy yellow color, with a big foamy white head with nice lacing throughtout.

Sour, funky sour. The most sour beer I've ever tasted. Funky sour apples perhaps.

The mouthfeel was very sharp and crisp with a very tart finish.

Drinkable, but I didn't order a second...

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2010 18:32:34 | More by InspectorBob
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fourstringer

Maryland

3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into Duvel Tulip glass. I believe the date etched on the bottle reads 3/25/13, but a bit difficult to make out. Served straight up. I don't mess with syrup.

A: Suprisingly clear golden-yellow hue with 2 fingers of clean white head that fizzles away over approximately 2 minutes to nothing. Looked excellent for about 30-60 seconds, then somewhat lackluster. Now looks like apple juice with some film on top. Nice hue though.

S: Tart fruit, notable funk. Lemon.

T: Sour immediately with a relatively bold tartness compared to the handful of Berliner Weissen I've had previously (though not recently). Lingering tartness coats the tongue. Not particularly dry, but certainly not sweet either. Lemon juice type flavors predominate. Limited in terms of complexity, but tastes pretty good, I'd say!

M: Light and effervescent. Nice. There's a surge of salivation about 5 seconds after a swig, which is something I love about the sour styles.

O: Not blown away, but I enjoyed this. More sour than the German versions I've tried and not a whole lot of typical wheat smells/flavors. Not terribly complex or particularly pretty to look at, but drinks nicely. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 23:02:55 | More by fourstringer
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to SuzyGreenberg for tossing one of these my way and the fantastic ongoing trades.

Pours a light yellow with slight haze and a stark white head that has poor retention and leaves next to no lacing.

Nose smells close, a little weak. Some slight lactic notes, and an odd vegetal presence as well.

Hmmm, much better than the nose indicated. The tartness is actually fairly large for a berliner, nothing even close to approaching lamic status, but still, slightly high for the style. That hits first with a little bit of wheat flavor. Kind of a dirty almost cooked corn wheat flavor. Dry on the finish with the tartness peaking. Lacto notes and some of that vegetal wheat linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is ok, should have slightly higher carbonation stylewise, but its alright. Love the dryness, and the viscosity is about right.

Drinkability is pretty solid, but this is just a touch more tart than it should be, so that slightly hampers it for those that aren't sourheads. Other than that, the abv is accurate to tradition and makes this one pretty consumable.

Overall, this is a decent berliner wiesse. A few adjustments could make it much better, but as it sits it is good to see this style emerging more on the US made front. An ok representation of the style, and one i would maybe buy again. A nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 04:47:30 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled September 2009
A careful pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces an almost four-finger thick, pale white colored head that leaves a hint of lacing on the sides of my glass as it slowly subsides. The beer is a pale gold color that shows a lightly hazed, straw, pale-gold color and a distinct white sheen when held up to the light. The aroma is yeasty, a bit grassy, with fresh crushed wheat aromatics, a big lactic note (not just sour either, but distinctly has a lactic sort of creamy note that I can smell, though how I can smell a texture I don't really know), and a hint of urea. If you dig around in the finish there is a musty, light mushroom note, some touches of musk, a light phenolic-soaked cotton note and a touch of funky foot. The aroma is pretty spot on for the style, but I wish the Brettanomyces funk had come through a bit more.

The beer tastes nicely tart as it hits my tongue, it is cool as well and the combination makes this quite refreshing. The lactic charater does indeed have a creamy texture to it (just like I smelled) and there is an amply prickly carbonation that adds a texture that offsets the creaminess and makes this light bodied brew that much more quaffable. This is indeed the Champagne of the north, it has the ample carbonation, light palate and slight creaminess that fits the description quite well. There is also a yeasty flavor to this beer, it is not really rubber-like and actually adds a nice complexity to the beer, but it isn't quite the same as the rich autolyzed flavor that is found in a traditional Champagne either. There is a nice, lightly grassy, tart accentuating, pale wheat character here that is combined with a dusty, freshly crushed wheat berry flavor. A 750ml bottle of this just disappears incredibly quickly.

This is quite to style (which calls for clean with a solid tartness); the promise of Brettanomyces on the label has me wishing for more funkiness as this is on the low side, but it does have a nice gripping sourness and it is quite clean and light. This is most definitely refreshing and a testament to the style. I could wish for more funk and complexity here, despite the fact that the style doesn't call for it. In the end this is still a really, really nice beer. I wonder if the Brettanomyces will contribute more character over time; there is only one way to tell, and I have a couple bottles to lay down and try the process out.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 16:05:44 | More by Gueuzedude
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very nice starting head but it dies to rim bubbles. Very cloudy as one should expect. Yellow-white color with a green hue.

Sweet and nutty. I note clove and banana.

Strong sour presence. Also, it's very dry. It's as if someone added unsweetened lemon juice. The aftertaste is lip-smackingly tart. Relatively watery and the high carbonation accentuates the thinness.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 20:12:34 | More by smcolw
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this bottle in a trade from Benanomyces. Thanks Ben for the chance to try this!

Pours a very hazy very light straw golden color. Very similar to a Witbier in look. Huge creamy white head with great retention. Leaves lots of lacing all over.

The nose is very strange. It's like a cross between wet moldy hay and stale wheat (or at least what I imagine stale wheat would smell like). Very barn-like, and not in a Brett way. It's not terrible, just not what I was expecting. I was expecting a more tart sour wheat aroma, but I didn't really get it.

The taste is a little better. Sour and tart notes hit you right away, leaving me wondering where they were in the nose. Smooth wheat finish, this is turning out good...why doesn't it smell like this...then it hits me. The aftertaste is that unpleasant wet hay character. It's not overpowering, but very subtle, and enough to annoy me. Drops the taste score some.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp carbonation and smooth wheaty finish. Nice. Drinkability is ok, if not for that off taste I got, it would have been easier to drink. It also didn't help that I finished the 750 ml by myself.

Overall, not a bad beer. I know nothing of the style, and therefore don't know if that wet moldy hay/stale wheat character is supposed to be there, or an off taste developed somewhere along the line. I wish it was more tart and sour than it is. I'll have to have this agian, and others in the style, to find out if this is a good representation of the style, or if The Bruery put their own twist on it that I just don't care for.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 00:33:03 | More by Mistofminn
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got done with work a little early today so I decided to enjoy the beautiful day outdoors while here in Charleston. Currently, I am poolside and it is 65F! Lovely.

Pours from the 750ml bottle into a pint glass. Emerges a very light yellow color, almost the color of pee during a night of drinking. I know that isnt described particlarly delicately, but its the truth. Actually, it looks a lot like MGD 64 or Heinekin Light or any other light calorie beer. The only redeeming quality in the appearance is a large, whipped egg white color and consistency head. I dont think I have ever seen foam so white and void of color in my life. About three fingers in size.

Aroma is tart and sour and lemony. A bit yeasty as well.

Tart on the tongue. Very close to the feeling one gets while sucking on a fresh lemon. Not bitter but certainly sour. Its actually quite refreshing. For how low in alcohol this is, the mouthfeel is decent. IT is barely light bodied but its still seems like it could be higher in alcohol. It finishes dryly and tartly (is that a word).

This is an interesting beer from The Bruery. It is very light and refreshing and basically tastes like lemonade. This is the perfect beer for a warm day like today or on a hot summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 19:11:46 | More by SaCkErZ9
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BTPete

New York

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured between 2 tulips.

A: Hazy golden yellow. Nice foamy head that dissipates away.

S: sour, tart, and lemony. Reminds me of wine in a way.

T: Really tart. Some nice tones of fruit but like I said very tart and sweet. Dry finish.

M: Nicely carbed and bubbly. Medium to light body. Dry finish.

D: Really drinkable as far as ABV goes but turns into a sipper due to sweet and tartness of it. Enjoyed on a sunny day and seems nice for such a setting.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 16:21:04 | More by BTPete
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an goblet. Bought this bottle late last year.

3.5 A: Well hazed pale lime-yellow color. Half a finger of frothy white head falls rather quickly (but okay for the style) and leaves no lacing.

3.5 S: Only a touch of tart sourness. However, a lot more funk comes through on the brett side. Musky farmhouse, lemony wheat, and dirty earth. A touch of diaper in there too. Okay, but the aromas don't

3.5 T: Like the nose, the taste is pleasant, but lacking in power. Again, only enough sourness to scratch the weakest sour itch. Funkiness is't as strong as the nose, but still comes in the form of musty basement. Lemony wheat, fairly grassy, and a touch of bread.

4.5 M: Lighter medium body. Lovely, spritzy carbonation. Super smooth and perfect amount of creaminess. I'm not sure what it is, but this feels great on the tongue. Easily the best part.

4.0 D: Overall pretty mediocre, but the mouthfeel is great and brings up the drinkability quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 03:31:17 | More by DavoleBomb
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 750 ml bottle from the Bruery after visiting it last Sunday. Pours a murky, cloudy pale yellow with fizzy head that very quickly fades away within seconds. Smells mostly tart and a little sour. Tastes tart, sour and slightly acidic like. Nice for a Berliner Weisse. Light and somewhat refreshing mouthfeel. Overall, a nice unfiltered version of a somewhat hard to find brew.

Like a previous review, not sure the bottle was quite worth the $8-$10 price tag.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 06:44:20 | More by jwhancher
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.