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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,593
Reviews:
432
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
187
Gots:
191
For Trade:
10
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Photo of justintcoons
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance
Pale straw with 2 fingers of white head. Hazy with moderate-heavy carbonation.

Nose
Lactic sourness, lemon juice and wheat.

Taste
Lactic sourness along with lemon juice and tangy wheat. There’s a hint of strawberry sweetness. Finishes with a touch of chestnut as well as a Warheads candy essence.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, tart and refreshing.

Overall
This is a fantastic Berliner! $9.60 for a sour that you can drink all day? RIGHT ON!

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Photo of Masters
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kell50
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of FosterJM
2.96/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

109th Review on BA
Bottle to Tulip
750ML bottle

App- A dark yellow with a large three finger head that was very fast dissolving. This was a lot darker than I thought it would be.

Smell- Tart & Yeasty with a somewhat mild earthiness.

Taste- I'm leaning towards saying they put sour liquid in a vat and called it beer and bottled it. This thing is tart and tangy, a bit much for me.

Mouth- Its a big flavor rush on this. Its crisp and clean and sweet.

Drink- I finished the bottle. If all sours are like this, then I don't think they are for me.

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Photo of masterofsparks
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of oldvines
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Hazy pale golden colour, light white head, subtle lacing. Smell is funky, tart lemons, sour in the nose and pretty yeasty. Taste is sour, tart and lemony, yeast, citrus, lemon juice like points, very nice. High prickly carbonation you can feel all across the tongue, good feel, nice weight. Very nice stuff here, very drinkable, I think we knocked off the bottle in about 3-4 minutes, would welcome again gladly.

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Photo of yeaprolly
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mhaugo
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of LehighAce06
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of mrebeka
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ElGallo
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of tpd975
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brew sampled at Downtown Johnny Brown's San Diego.

A: Pours a very light clear yellow hue. Little head with lots of fizz.

S: Nice, tart, and funky. Apples dominate with hints of funky Brett.

T: Nice tart kick in the mouth. Under ripe green apples mix with tart grapefruit. Light notes of funky yeast push through as well.

M: Very light, tart, yet drinkable.

D: Good I like this one, will head back for a few more pints before I head home.

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Photo of JohnnieNepal
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I found this bottle about three months ago on the bargain shelf. I checked BA, and it recommended against extended cellaring. At the price ($9), I figured: "Why not"? I held it for three months while trying to convince my wife to share it with me. I thought that my wife would enjoy this.

After three months, we opened the Hottenroth to share over barbequed chicken. They worked well together. The sweetness in the beer went with the wet sauce and the grilled bell peppers.

This is a good example for the style. The sweetness and a touch of funk work really well with white meat, or on its own. I can see picking this up for a summer evening. I hope to have both again soon.

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Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ckollias
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 750ml bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a light orange hue with a thin white head that quickly dissipates leaving no trail and a wispy lace.

S: Sour and tart aroma with some citrus notes in the background.

T: Extremely sour and tart flavor with a mild wheaty backbone that is engulfed by the sour.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Amazing brew!

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Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 1/1/2010. Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow with a small white head. Aroma of light sweettart candies, slight funk, light fruits. Flavor is initially sweet and tart with a bready, wheaty finish. Pleasant and easy drinking, although not as flavorful as I would have liked.

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Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
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