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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.04/5
Exceptional
1,596 Ratings
Hottenroth Berliner WeisseHottenroth Berliner Weisse
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,960
Reviews:
433
Ratings:
1,596
pDev:
10.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
190
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 1,596 |  Reviews: 433
Photo of seans86
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Murrhey
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at The Bruery. Poured 7 oz. into a tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Two finger white head. Fluffy, but middling retention. Orange-amber color, little carbonation and lacing.

S- Kind of skunky, some over cooked malts it seems. Smells like cooked carrots or some other strange scent.

T- Very tart, lambic like in that respect. Light fruits and citrus in the taste as well.

M- Medium bodied, strikes carbonated and bitter.

O- At first I hated it. In sipping more, I found it to be more and more wonderful. Strange beer. Would try again for sure.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul.

The beer hazy and light yellow hued with a towering white head that encompasses the upper half of the vessel, leaving faint, random spots of lacing behind.

The aroma offers lemons, wheat, maybe some grassy notes, green apple.

Light in body, easy to drink. Not quite as tart/sour as I was hoping, but that's just me. Subtle lemon tartness. Very light without being thin or watery. Well done. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a beer flute at The Bruery's tasting room in Placentia, California. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of average cream, thickness, and retention. Colour is a cloudy copper-gold. Semitransparent.

Sm: Bretts and off notes (like baby food and carbonation). A moderate strength aroma.

T: Very structurally brief. Sweet peachy syrup is present, with wheat and lactic notes on the finish. Balanced but muted and restrained. Simple and a bit boring. Lightly sour on the finish, which I like.

Mf: Smooth. Wet. Moderately complementary of the flavours.

Dr: Highly drinkable, but boring and of limited quality. I wouldn't have it again, but with work it could be a good example of the style done right.

B-

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Photo of marct
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of MrHirschybar
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of hopburster
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of CMack
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of clarkenstein
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of anwo56
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of geoffsm12
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Arenbeer
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tulip glass

A- Pours our almost perfectly clear but has a slight yellow tint to it. On top of the body is a nice bright white 1 finger head that sticks around due to tons of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

S- Really bready wheat and nice hints of funk from the yeast. Slight banana

T- Wow way more tart than the aroma suggested. Up front the lacto hits you with a nice dry tartness and slight funk. Behind that the wheat and banana create a solid base and flavor.

M- Super light bodied with champagne like carbonation and a nice tart dry finish.

Skål!

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Photo of jlenik
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of furthurgone
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of smithmd4
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of ksherry112
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BHOBS
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of DrewZ926
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- not much to speak of here, a finger of head that fades to nothing. not much visible carbonation, but the clarity is brilliant, and the faded ocre reveals streaks of green.

S- green apple, subtle funk notes, lemon zest

T- superb, a well balanced tart attack and super dry finish. great green tart apple, pungent lemon zest, and a little bit of barnyard even. for such a low ABV, the balance and robustness of flavors is stunning, so well rounded and pronounced.

M- thin but great prickly carbonation, full and crisp.

O- best berliner weiss i've had to date, great balance and flavor profile. also extremely sessionable.

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Photo of mhaugo
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of hurfer
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of jcone17
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of photomike
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of PhineasGage
5/5  rDev +23.8%

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