Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery
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3.76/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
09-29-2013 23:02:55 | More by fourstringer
3.93/5 rDev -3%
750 ml to a snifter, no bottle date
Pours a cloudy yellow/ light tan (5% trans) with a finger of while foam that died down pretty quick. Moderate carbonation stemming from the sides of the glass with some yeast settling on the bottom
Smell of tart vinegar, lemon grass and a touch of apple and citrus, wheat malts, a good amount of funk. Pretty simple, yet pretty good
Taste is upfront sour lemon, followed by a blast of funk and light wheat malt, and finishes with a nice sweet wheaty apple after taste
Feel is a moderate/strong sour with an incredibly light body. Finishes a bit wet, very clean and crisp
Overall impressed given the abv. Nice light sour, not a bad deal for $8. Very ideal session bier
09-29-2013 22:15:43 | More by lordofstarside
4/5 rDev -1.2%
A-Cloudy yellow, some carbonation, one finger head.
S-Wheat, lemon, slight grass, mild tart.
T-Almost like a sweet tart, rather lemony, good deal of wheat. SLight grass. Ends with a nice, well balanced, tartness.
M-Lighter, some carbonation, tad watery but crisp.
O-The low alcohol content is phenomenal. A good beer at an amazing ABV.
09-29-2013 01:08:23 | More by rlee1390
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.