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Nottenroth - The Bruery

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  2.08% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: FosterJM on 04-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A batch of Hottenroth Berliner that failed to sour properly and aged with fresh kumquats.
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Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by kevanb:
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3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Filled a growler of this for our 4th of July BBQ

A: Kind of a neon yellowy color, very hazy, a big frothy head jumps out but recedes quickly. No lacing or retention to speak of.

S: Tons of kumquats, citrus, mostly lemon, a bit of wheatiness and malt, but mostly sugary fruit. You can't really perceive any tartness from the nose, just sweetness.

T: Mellow kumquats and citrus, a bit more wheat and tartness than the nose implied but you can definitely tell that this didn't sour at all.

M: Definitely watery, the carbonation is just ever so present but doesn't really do anything for this beer, sure does go down easily though.

O: Not a bad beer considering it's a salvage job. The fruit flavors and super light body were pretty much perfect for a hot summer BBQ on the 4th of July, almost drank like a lemonade. I don't think I'd get this for any other purpose than sharing on a hot day.

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On Tap

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Hazy golden with a moderate near-white head that leaves dots of lace on the way down. Looks very thin.

Wheat, simple grain, and a touch of kumquat presence in the aroma. Everything is well integrated but mild. Nice enough.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with wheat and grain leading the way, with just a bit of fruit character. Simple.

Thin bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Very water-like.

Decent enough salvaging of a beer that didn't turn out right.

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2.07/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the Bruery tasting room that was staffed like a wal mart (i.e. tons of customers, very few employees, long lines).

Pours looking like one of the lightest, thinnest yellow colored beers ever. Calling it yellow isn't even accurate, its what yellow looks like after you pour a bunch of water into it. No head on it. Really doesn't look impressive at all. Utter failure.

Aroma, ugh, what the dillio? This smelled bad. Like if you let a garden product just rot. and sulfur was coming out of it. Squash, wheat, pumpkin, whatever, it had the rotting smell to it. Like really bad funk. Tasted a little better, the horrible aroma and appearance are left behind, mild watered down lemon and wheat notes. Approaching beer territory. Bland, but still has kind of a brackish off putting mouthfeel and aftertaste.

I don't know what this is, an abomination of the awesome hottenroth seems to be the most fitting answer.

While I'm definitely a Bruery loyalist, this beer reveals my allegiance to only go so far. . .

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On tap at the Bruery from a randall filled with strawberries.

A: Pours a hazy, grapefruit-skin yellow with an initial 1/4" fine white head which fades to the rim leaving no lace behind.

N: Kumquats, yeast, grainy wheat, lemon citrus, and faint berries with some dry hay notes.

T: Wheaty yeast, citrus, grassy, and trace sour strawberry.

M: Thin as rice paper. Kind of like rinse water. Super light body and fine carbonation. Crisp and clean.

O: The wheat compliments the kumquats with the low ABV. Just too bland and weak for me.

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On-tap at the Bruery

The pour is a cloudy straw color with a small white head. A very strong kumquat aroma and just very citric overall. There is a mild grass and quite a bit of citrus peel aroma. Somewhat reminiscent of orange and grapefruit juice. The flavor starts off with sweet citrus and a mild acidity that intensifies as the beer warms up. Lots and lots of kumquat with a fair amount of grapefruit as well. A touch of grass some yeast and lots of wheat, though not a very malty flavor.

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Nottenroth from The Bruery
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