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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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Hottenroth Berliner WeisseHottenroth Berliner Weisse

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,254 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,254
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 182
Gots: 134 | 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)
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California

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-10-2012 18:43:29 | More by unclejimbay
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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-29-2014 23:07:33 | More by BikenBeerTwo
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Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

01-27-2014 16:50:20 | More by PZBREW
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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-26-2014 22:12:50 | More by sammyg832
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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

03-17-2013 01:25:17 | More by ILiveOffHops
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-28-2014 13:40:23 | More by HRamz3
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JesseLara

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-09-2013 05:27:40 | More by JesseLara
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +16%

A: Hottenroth is exceptionally lively, with torrents of tiny bubbles rising from the etching at the bottom of my Stella glass. The body is ever so slightly hazed, and the palest shade of amber one can imagine. Head forms in a frenzy, but quickly fades to nothing.

S: Bouquet is a bit shy, giving only the slightest hint of lemons.

T: Bone dry and exceptionally tart, this brew is both refreshing and delicious. Granny smith apples and lemonade meld together to form an deliciously tart treat.

M: Light, clean, and incredibly effervescent.

D: An outstanding example of one of the most fascinating styles of brew. I highly recommend this to any fan of sour brews, as it is quite delicious.

12-29-2010 04:22:50 | More by Avagadro
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MrDave

California

4.7/5  rDev +16%

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dwatty

New York

4.7/5  rDev +16%

08-30-2014 17:01:28 | More by dwatty
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hopsbreath

Oregon

4.68/5  rDev +15.6%

Crystal clear pale yellow on the pour with a quickly dissipating paper white champagne like head. It dissipates to zilch, nothing, zero cap. No lacing is evident whatsoever. All of that fits the style guidlines perfectly. 5/5

Green apples, pinot, putrid wheaties, and tart citrus dominate the nose. This smells great! 4.5/5

Wonderfully sour taste has a hint of bleu cheese and tons of crisp rolled wheat comes across the soft palate on the finish. Its not super complex but it is so wonderfully good at what it does its worth the price of admission. 4.5/5

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California

4.64/5  rDev +14.6%

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).

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brewtus

Ohio

4.64/5  rDev +14.6%

Bottle poured in teku. Pours straw yellow, very clear, two finger white head with some big bubbles, once they fade the beer looks like a Chardonnay. Smell is slightly funky, bready, some citrus,. Taste hits you with pucker right up front, sour lemon, some wheat, some nice sweetness. The texture is very light, leaves your mouth watering for more. This beer is very good. An easy drinking sour that's abv is close to water. So glad I got to try this great sour.

08-23-2013 00:54:20 | More by brewtus
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.64/5  rDev +14.6%

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.

08-09-2013 23:07:08 | More by boilermakerbrew
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +13.6%

Here we go again. Much, much thanks to the wonderful BA that sent me this bottle as an extra of all things! Enormous generosity here and much thanks. This one was busted out with dinner on Labor Day. Served chilled and poured into an oversized wine glass, it was consumed on 09/07/2009.



The pour was magnificent. Rich and very bright golden yellow coming through wonderfully here. Huge head of white towers over the top of it and only barely settles down leaving tons of white lacing up and down the sides of the glass and a rich looking amount of carbonation on the insides of the glass. Huge tart aroma here. Sour just dripping off of it, running into a wonderful light wheat and grass like base. Very bright, you could pick up from across the room with ease. Even warming brought out some light bready notes but hints of lemon and tart apples still predominate. So I take a sip and I am floored. I am not really sure what this style is supposed to be, but wow. Light, crisp, clean, with rich carbonation and a smooth, rich feel that is second it none. Light grain and grassy notes, hints of sour and tart fruits are all blending together nearly flawlessly. Long and very dry finish only serves to further nail down the point that this was as solid as it gets. I really could have drank half a dozen of these, they were just that good. It was unreal how smooth and refreshing it was..



Overall, wow, just wow. I was not sure what to make of this offering, but if this is a year round thing, I am really, really impressed. One of the light, most easy to drink things I have run across in a very long time. Go get this one, go get this one now.

09-09-2009 22:59:18 | More by mikesgroove
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rootbeerman

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +13.6%

A: pours clear straw yellow, with a initially two finger head which settled to a thin white layer.
S: a sharp/tart wheat, kristalweizen like banana and bubble gum.
T: tart, but not overly. Wheat and tartness lends to a light lemon flavor. Very crisp and refreshing
M: very crisp, light on the palate with prickly carbonation.
O: between Berliner Weiss and Gose two hard to find styles in, mainly by different brewers yet are my favorites.

10-09-2011 07:11:03 | More by rootbeerman
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +13.6%

A - Crystal clear pale yellow with a thin white head that settles to a few patches of foam floating on top.

S - Fruity with apple, lemon and pears. Earthy and tart with a sweet breadyness.

T - Fairly tart with lemon, apple and a hint of citrus. Earthy with more green apple and a bit of wheat breadyness.

M - Light and bubbly with lingering tartness.

D - This is damn tasty and would make a great summer quencher and nice lawn mower beer. Would have never guessed it was 3.1%.

02-07-2010 22:48:28 | More by brewcrew76
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