Hottenroth Berliner Weisse - The Bruery

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1,412 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,412
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 182
Gots: 153 | FT: 9
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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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Photo of MDDMD
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head and little lacing

S-wheat, lemon, vinegar, grassy, slight funk

T-wheat, bread dough, slightly funky, lemon, tart apple, vinegar, little grassy

F-medium body with lively carbonation, crisp and tart, little astringent

O-very nice beer, good flavor and breadth for the style

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jegross2
2.65/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewing the Hottenroth from The Bruery out of Placentia, California.

Score: 70

2013 vintage bottle served in an upland snifter and enjoyed on 05/07/13. Review is from iPhone notes

Appearance: Pours a murky dull peach color with a finger of white head. Good lacing and retention. Has a light and delicate appearance. 4/5

Smell: Tons of cereal grain, wheat, a little sweet citrus and apples. 3/5

Taste: Has an offensively flat cereal grain flavor upfront with a very faint tartness on the back end. A little buttery too. Wheaty finish. Has a better citrus tartness if you swish the beer rather than let it sit on the palate, but its very grain heavy when it sits on tongue and the wheat lingers. 2/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, low carbonation. Dry finish with a little prickliness. 3.5/5

Overall: I have not had very many berliner weiss, but this is the most "grainy" one that I have sampled to date. Not a fan.

Cost: $7.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

Photo of macrosmatic
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.

Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Zbeetleman
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of armock
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a hazed yellow color with a thin white head that leaves some lacing behind

S - Is of citrus and wheat tartness

T - This is good stuff with tart sour fruit flavors and some wheat

M - This beer has a light body with higher carbonation to it

D - This is an awesome beer with a damn good sour taste at a super sessionable abv making it easy to drink the 750 on your own worth hunting down to try sometime

Photo of portia99
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle received in trade from BevMoIan. Thanks! Poured into a Berliner Kindl Berliner weisse bowl. Sampling this plain w/o syrup to get a better, before experimenting with the traditional raspberry and woodruff syrups. Really happy to see the Bruery release this style and get some life brought back into what has been almost a dead style.

A - Pours a very pale, cloudy yellow (almost lemonade like in appearance) with a fluffy one finger white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a thin layer of bubbles on the surface that appears alive with bubbles popping and being immediately replaced from below with a never-ending supply of new ones.

S - Smells heavily of brett with its dinstinct funky, bitter and sour smelling character.

T - Sour, acidic, slightly vinegary. Some lemony citrus A breadlike maltiness comes in at the end. Not as sour as some other Berliner Weisse's I've tried, but stil very tart and refreshing.

M - Sour and puckering, leaves a lingering dryness behind in the mouth the urges another sip. Very good. Body is thin and water-like. Carbonation is very high and serves to push the sour aspects to the forefront.

D - At 3.1%, this is practically non-alcoholic...good alternative to lemonade on a hot day. Very easy drinking, if you are into sour/wild ales, this will fit the bill nicely. Probably too tart for people not accustomed to sours. Adding the traditional syrups to this beer will only make it more drinkable (especially for newbies), but I like it just fine by itself.

Photo of ElGallo
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Jayli
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle

A: WOW - this has to be the palest light yellow in a beer that I have ever laid eyes on. One finger of sudsy bright white head sits on top. Head recedes relatively quickly with no real lacing to speak of.

S: Nose has a bit of funk to it, major Belgian yeast, and a ton of lemon.

T: Taste is tart up front. I think at first sip, I may have actually puckered a bit. Taste starts slightly funky, with belgian yeast on the forefront of your tongue. Taste then moves in to a real sharp lemony bite that is somewhat watery and then leads to a nice wheat flavoring to round this out.

M: Light body, medium to high carbonation, thin somewhat watery feel.

D: This is my first example of this style, somewhat thin and tart. I personally would have liked a fuller body to this beer, but certainly one to enjoy a few pints of.

Photo of Lehighace06
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of sholland119
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Teresa's Next Door

A-Pours a clear light gold with no real head or lacing.

S-Grassy and slightly sour with a bit of funkiness as well.

T-Medium sourness dominates the front, then a bit wheaty and some light grassy hops in the finish.

M-Light bodied and crisp.

D-Perfect refresher on a day with lots of great beers to try.

HV

Photo of PatGreer
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Bierguy5
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 3.1% abv. Pours a slightly hazy, pale straw color. Fizzy white head holds together for a few minutes, trickling to a thin ring.

Sour and slightly lactic in the nose. Some hay, and slight barnyard aroma. Some fruity notes. Herbal and earthy hop nose.
Sharp tartness up front, without being puckering. Some fruity notes blend in well. Dries at the finish.

Light body. Spritzy carbonation. Is there really alcohol in here? Very refreshing, with a bit of complexity. Very well made.

Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of aerozeppl
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Really nice looking almost clear color. It was kind of weird. Under some light it would look a little yellow but then it would almost look like super watered down milk.

S: Kind of a tight nose. Little bit of clean wheat.

T: Very clean wheat taste. A touch of tartness but not nearly what I was expecting.

M: Very light. Perfect for the style.

D: All day long. Super easy drinking. Just wish it was a little bit more tart.

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of bashiba
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very cloudy white, one of the lightest colored beers I have ever seen.

The smell is very light and tart with a light sweetness.

The first drink is very acidic and sour, but this really fades as you drink it becoming very light and wheaty with a light sourness being relegated to the finish.

The mouthfeel is light and acidic with some mild carbonation.

A very light easy drinking beer, the mild sourness adds some nice character to the subtle wheat notes.

Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 1,412 ratings.