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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,245 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,245
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
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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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-01-2014 22:27:54 | More by millerbuffoon
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/4/2013. Pours moderately hazy pale straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing. Minimal lacing and moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour green apple, lemon, pear, grape, wheat, hay, straw, vinegar, clove, herbal, white wine, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast notes with slight malt presence; with great strength. Taste of big sour apple, lemon, pear, grape, hay, straw, wheat, vinegar, clove, musty funk, white wine, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour apple, lemon, pear, grape, vinegar, hay, straw, wheat, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and moderate robustness of fruity/funky and tart yeast flavors with light malt presence; with a nice crisp balance of acidity and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 3.1%. Overall this is a highly excellent Berliner weisse! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/tart/funky yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

12-31-2013 00:28:15 | More by superspak
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-21-2013 22:20:46 | More by Hypersomnia
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Moheban

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-21-2013 05:04:01 | More by Moheban
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-20-2013 16:23:11 | More by Varkias41
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.24/5  rDev -20%

Appearance: a dark orangish yellow. very bubbly with some ivory colored foam created but none sticks around. very hazy and opaque. not a very appetizing look

Smell: sour, lemon, and a grassiness

Taste: opens up with slightly mouth puckering lemon. some wheaty and grassy characteristics but those are muted by the lemon. strong acidity.

Mouthfeel: very effervescent, medium strength sour and slightly heavy for only 3%. not as refreshing as i'd like and very acidic

Overall: I love the idea of this beer, a 3% refreshing sour beer for the summer. but the execution falls short for me. It doesn't look very good, the smell comes off too grassy, and its overly acidic

12-15-2013 18:06:37 | More by SportsandJorts
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-15-2013 17:24:42 | More by BillRoth
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ILikeGoodCider

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-14-2013 04:00:57 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-10-2013 14:13:08 | More by rjcoy06
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Fluffmeister

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-10-2013 00:00:11 | More by Fluffmeister
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seandamnit

California

3/5  rDev -25.9%

12-05-2013 03:53:21 | More by seandamnit
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-04-2013 02:49:16 | More by mltobin
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-03-2013 17:06:45 | More by PHBoiler
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-03-2013 14:01:24 | More by Lare453
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shagens

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-03-2013 02:33:15 | More by shagens
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socalbrewlvr

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-01-2013 07:25:34 | More by socalbrewlvr
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-29-2013 03:05:07 | More by mmulebarn
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-24-2013 06:07:33 | More by griffeyb
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Samuel906

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours an interesting looking hazy straw color with very minimal head but lots of fine suspended sediment particles. Smell is lemon, yeast, and tonic. You can smell the sour. Taste is very light, like drinking tonic water with lemon zest, some grassy notes, and wheat. Decently sour, but not puckeringly so. Feel is great! This is light, refreshing, easy to dink with high carbonation that enhances the sour taste. Great beer, super easy to drink. Good pizza beer.

11-24-2013 06:05:29 | More by Samuel906
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-23-2013 23:52:55 | More by scottDC
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +5.2%

This is a very underrated beer. I think because of the price point and ABV level. Everyone seems to give big points to rare beers just because they are rare and high in ABV. I think this is my summer fishing beer for the future. I drank a lot of this. It has a perfect amount of sour to it and drinks very refreshing. I also enjoyed the nose a lot. Next time you see it give it a try. It is a wonderful Berliner Weiss.

11-23-2013 05:10:49 | More by vinny21bal
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Acuity

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-20-2013 18:02:00 | More by Acuity
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Petcha

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-19-2013 01:51:04 | More by Petcha
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%

A - pours a cloudy straw color with minimal white head, weak placing and retention. Not out of line for the style

S - Sour and slightly yeasty, banana and clove

T - tons of sour lemony flavors, not a ton else bit very good

M - lighter bodied, superiorly drinkable

11-16-2013 03:02:27 | More by MacQ32
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HopHealth

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2013 04:19:31 | More by HopHealth
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,245 ratings.