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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
91
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1,152 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,152
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 180
Gots: 120 | FT: 7
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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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-24-2013 03:34:27 | More by Beerontwowheels
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dfillius

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-24-2013 00:01:21 | More by dfillius
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VTHeady

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-23-2013 16:52:47 | More by VTHeady
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pkalix

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-22-2013 21:37:42 | More by pkalix
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Pours a very, very hazy yellow to light gold. Forms a half-finger of white head that fades quickly, and low visible carbonation.

S: Tart, lemony, and a bit funky and yeasty. Wheat malt with some grainy character, and a bit grassy.

T: Tart, lactic, and moderately sour, a bit funky, lemon citrus, wheat bread, some grass and funk. The graininess in the malts fades before the swallow though, leaving a clean, dry, tart lactic character in the hang.

M: Light-bodied. No alcohol to speak of. The carbonation sensation is somewhat lower than it should be for style, but it's far from flat.

O: Nice, well-done berliner with a restrained level of tartness. It's not in the same class as Tartare, or the fruited Florida-weisses available. But a really enjoyable drink nevertheless. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 14:58:53 | More by macrosmatic
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hopkrid

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-22-2013 02:21:30 | More by hopkrid
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alexm1309

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-22-2013 01:48:22 | More by alexm1309
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Ak555667

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-20-2013 23:54:27 | More by Ak555667
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avschmitt

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-20-2013 14:11:10 | More by avschmitt
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-18-2013 13:59:30 | More by akang
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JellyJacket

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-18-2013 09:02:45 | More by JellyJacket
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
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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miggy96

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-17-2013 04:42:38 | More by miggy96
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MadScientist

New York

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: A pale yellow beer with very good clarity. There head is made of thick dense white white foam but dissipates after a minute.

S: A tart, acidic nose with a moderate fruit component of light colored fruit mostly of an apple peel like character and peach. A medium barnyard Brett funk.

T: A medium juicy tartness with light fruit component. There is very little perceived hops bitterness, no flavor hops of note and almost no malt sweetness. The balance is moderately tart. The finish is very dry.

M: A light bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation.

O: A light, crisp, low-alcohol beer with a refreshing sourness. It's not a complex beer but they style is geared for that.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 23:23:40 | More by MadScientist
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Vivs85

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-16-2013 22:55:19 | More by Vivs85
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gshackles

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-15-2013 18:16:15 | More by gshackles
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-15-2013 18:12:39 | More by xdefeatsy
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-14-2013 01:23:49 | More by pisano
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dgfool

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-13-2013 05:20:50 | More by dgfool
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Thirsty_Moe

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-13-2013 03:58:26 | More by Thirsty_Moe
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-12-2013 12:30:47 | More by vermilcj
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BA_Berto

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-12-2013 00:05:12 | More by BA_Berto
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-10-2013 22:29:56 | More by whatname
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

clean straw yellow pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head which dissipated quickly. no lacing left behind. smells tart, acidic, and of wheat bread.. lemony. oh that's nice! a delicious beer, lots of acidity from the lactobacillus, a weird overtone of funky farmhouse style flavor, wheat, lemons.. a light, crisp, and refreshing beer. nice and sour/tart, but also a fairly complex tasting beer for such a low abv and the style!

i really do appreciate a lot of the beers the bruery releases, but they should really consider doing 4pk releases or even 2pk of 12oz bottles. sometimes, you feel obliged to drink the full bottle in one sitting when you don't have any friends around.. and even a light beer like this - feels like too much for the palate for one to drink all by themselves. a great berliner weiss, for sure, but i'd rather have multiple servings of it in smaller quantities.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 00:38:12 | More by facundoCNB
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spoony

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A-The brew is much cloudier than most Berliners, but still light straw/yellow in color. The head is pretty short and quick to fade. No lacing. Surprisingly still-looking in the glass.

S-The smell is very tart and lactic, even compared against other Berliners. I get some lemon and a funky, earthy, spicy wheat. Good intensity, if a bit simple.

T-The taste, like the smell, is massively tart. There is more doughy/bready malt flavor than most beers of the style, but the big lactic tartness makes for a pleasing, drinkable balance. Lemon is the primary flavor, but a funky, earthy wheat is also present.

M-The feel is a bit heavy for the style and the carbonation is a little soft and fine, but the brew is not thick or dense.

O-This is an interesting, flavorful take on the Berliner style. The lemony sourness is quite puckering, but it works well against the full body of this beer. The brew packs a lot of flavor for just over 3% and doesn't need any syrup to keep it interesting. That being said, this Berliner is the lightest or most refreshing I have had because of the big taste and body.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 13:27:42 | More by spoony
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
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