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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,960
Reviews:
433
Ratings:
1,596
pDev:
10.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of GiselesGazelle
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass. 2016 bottle that I picked up from my local liquor store in December 2017, $6.99.

Appearance - poured about a finger of eggshell white head that dissipated immediately. It was literally gone within seconds, and that was that. Absolutely no lacing, but there's a nice stream of effervescent loveliness. Golden straw color with light shades of orange, and a slightly cloudy but fairly translucent body.

Smell - lemon citrus, pear, and funk. I don't like the "barnyard" descriptor, but yeah, that's what a lot of people would call it. Kind of like a musty wheat, but in the best way. Light shades of vinegar.

Taste - lemon and pear again, which is pretty straight forward. Lightly tart lactic acid, which is pretty tame for Bruery Terreux, but exactly what you'd want/expect from a berliner style. Light funk.

Mouth feel - extremely light bodied with a semi dry finish. The carbonation is on point and meshes perfectly with the acidity.

Overall - what can you say? It's low abv and not particularly complex. It's not as tart as most of Bruery's other sours. If you want a sour bomb, you should probably keep looking. But honestly, you shouldn't be expecting that from a berliner anyway. This is excessively drinkable and refreshing, the perfect beer to session on a hot summer day. Phenomenal price point at that. Maybe a prototypical berliner.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heytomcat
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of loganburgh
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moundbz
3.39/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cp45
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a pale yellow straw color with no head retention, slight haze.

A: Tart lemons, some funk and sourness, slight notes of bready malts, also picking up some stone fruits like apricots and peaches, aromas are subtle.

T: Lemon peel like tartness, green apples, malts, more lemon tartness in the finish, very easy to drink, too easy.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

O: Amazingly easy to drink, lots of lemony citrus notes, hint of green apple tartness and slight malt to balance it out, I could quite a bit of this on a hot southern CA day.

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Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puftdank
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I know that this is a session beer and I am looking forward to this beer. A monster 3 finger head that dissipated very quickly. The color of the beer is pale yellow, super pale yellow color. The clarity of the beer is slightly hazy with an immense amount carbonation bubble. The carbonation in the beer is akin to Champagne.
A very light toasty malt, bready touch of apple, and some citrus. Not much else I can detect in the nose.
A tarty apple note, lightly toasted malts, some citrus, and bready.
The mouthfeel of the beer is light, the body of the beer is light, the finish is medium and extremely high carbonation.
A very light and refreshing beer. Berliners are my go to beer for the hot summer day. This beer beats anything BMC could ever produce.

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Photo of Allurex
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy maize color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of slight floral hops, slight citrus hops, slight lemon, slight bacterial funk, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong dryness. Tastes of slight floral hops, slight citrus hops, slight lemon, wheat, hint of bacterial funk, and slight citrus. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGibbons
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stignacious
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale lemon yellow color, mostly transparent. Minimal head. Lemon and yeast aroma. Mild, white bread backbone with hints of tart lemon and veggie hop. Light as can be body. Highly bubbly and effervescent. Hint of salt. Descent. A little light in flavor and body, even for the style.

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Photo of beeragent
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budinetz
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1,596 ratings
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