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
Ratings:
1,591
Reviews:
432
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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188
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191
For Trade:
10
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic pint...

A. Pours a straw gold, the light casting a distinct haze through the beer. Three fingers of fabulous white head recede disappointingly fast to the faintest trace of carbonation. Bubbles steadily pop up from the bottom of the glass and to the top. Lacing is practically non-existent.

S. Lemon zest, barnyard funk, cracked wheat, mild herbal hops, white vinegar.

T. Follows the nose closely, with big doses of lemon and strawberry juice, plenty of funkiness, and a huge kiss of sour pucker. Faint grassy notes from mild hopping and an almost creamy lacto sweetness. The sourness is pretty intense here for the mid, but the finish tones it way down and fades to a sweet, crackery, mildly dry and doughy resolution.

M. Highly carved and very sour through the mid. Fairly sweet on the palate, though the sour blisters the tongue just a touch. This is offset ever so slightly by lacto notes which add creaminess and balance.

O. An outstanding Berliner, one of the best I have had. It certainly leans towards the "sour" side of the style, with emphasis taken away from the biscuity, wheat qualities traditionally found in these beers. Wheat notes are there, but the early mid through the finish is one big puckery kiss of lemon, strawberry, and even some tart cherry. Fairly complex flavor profile for the style. Still, some traditionalists won't enjoy the acidity in play here. Nevertheless, I dig this beer quite a bit. Packing an inordinate amount of flavor, pucker, and complexity into a tight little sub-4% ABV package, The Bruery's Hottenroth is a welcome addition to my summer lineup.

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a: Clear urine gold with an enormous white head which receded quickly to almost nothing, no lacing.

s: Pungent ripe or overripe fruit.

t: Very sour overripe fruit. Bitter finish.

m: Light plus.

o: Might have been a bad bottle, but the label does say it is a "Berlin Style Tart Wheat Ale." And tart it is, to the point of making your mouth pucker and your eyes close and your face wince. The label also says "Sour=Yum." Not here. An $8 drain pour for me.

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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
4.02 out of 5 based on 1,591 ratings.
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