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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
91
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1,127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 180
Gots: 112 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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hornsup

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-16-2013 09:00:37 | More by hornsup
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-15-2013 05:46:48 | More by NSK79
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-15-2013 04:17:56 | More by gtermi
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-15-2013 02:40:24 | More by pknyc
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-14-2013 22:58:40 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-13-2013 14:45:59 | More by vonnegut21
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-13-2013 03:23:12 | More by JMUbrewz
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-12-2013 18:59:57 | More by Greenplastic615
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Swedgin

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-12-2013 05:40:59 | More by Swedgin
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dknight75

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-11-2013 20:50:45 | More by dknight75
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

08-11-2013 20:18:03 | More by vrbulldog22
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Pookie

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-11-2013 16:49:20 | More by Pookie
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logicerror

California

3/5  rDev -25.9%

08-10-2013 22:22:42 | More by logicerror
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a light cloudy straw typical in color of any berliner weisse. The head is white but very weak in substance with big bubbles fading quickly. The lacing is light. The aroma is light with a light tartness some citrus and lots of bready yeast. I wish it was a little more sour. The taste is a light too, a little lemon citrus on the front followed by a little muted tartness. The feel is medium but very drinkable. Overall, a decently drinkable enjoyable beer but not tart enough to be an awesome berliner

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 21:52:23 | More by jbaker67
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cosmicevan

New York

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a bruery luau 2013 taster.

a - shortly after opening the beer started a slow gush so i quickly made do and filled the glass. lemon yellow and murky. opaque, but like sunshine. thin fizzy head that fizzed away quick.

s - nice soft lemon tartness over wheat. soft hints of hard boiled egg.

t - lemon tartness and wheat. really nice example of the style. crisp and a bit vinegary. just REALLY solid. if anything a bit lemon heavy.

m - crisp and refreshing. leaves a bit of a prickly tickle in my mouth.

o - overall, fantastic berliner. exactly what you want from the style...great summer day beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 19:46:36 | More by cosmicevan
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-10-2013 05:02:56 | More by Mattyb79
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in NW D.C., dated 3/25/13 (hard to find!), poured into my Rogue chalice, drank 8/9-10/13 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - straw yellow coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see through) but more clear than other wheat beer styles, e.g. hefeweizen, pours with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates in 1-2 minutes into a very subtle glass lacing; carbonation is essentially pouring off the bottom of the glass , no alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - a terrific admixture lots of sour (especially lemon and green apple) and wheat notes, but the sour wins this battle

T: 17/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a quick slap of funk - again, that lemon and green apple mixed with some vinegar in the background; in the middle of the mouth, I start picking up the wheat; don't taste any alcohol but wouldn't expect much at 3.1%

M: 4/5 - light-bodied and high carbonation makes it tart and refreshing; close-to-perfect mouthfeel for me

O: 9/10 - another solid offering from The Bruery, which continues to emerge as one of my favorite American breweries; they nail sours better than any other American brewery to my palate and this, to my recollection, is the best American Berliner weissebier that I have tasted (looking forward to trying NEBCO's Weiss Trash Culture though...)

TOTAL = 43/50

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 04:25:50 | More by MNishCT77
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canadianghetto

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-10-2013 03:29:06 | More by canadianghetto
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-09-2013 22:21:13 | More by jvillefan
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a bit murky. The color of the body is straw. Vertical pour yields a modest crown of bright white fuzz. Thin lacing.

S-Pleasantly tart. Dried wheat. Tart apples and must. Hay and lemon meringue.

T-Not supremely tart but the sour is set to an agreeable pitch. Tart lemons and apples. Sour, wet wheat. Musty and rustic but also lighthearted and vibrant.

M-Super light and bubbly. I could drink this entire bottle in seven minutes if I didn't want to restrain myself a bit.

O/D-Pretty tasty. Its got some neat stuff going on at 3.1%. Its very agreeable and I don't really have anything bad to say about it; just happy to have copped a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 00:19:35 | More by VelvetExtract
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leedorham

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-08-2013 16:03:14 | More by leedorham
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.