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:
#3,037
Reviews:
433
Ratings:
1,597
pDev:
10.89%
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into Duvel Tulip glass. I believe the date etched on the bottle reads 3/25/13, but a bit difficult to make out. Served straight up. I don't mess with syrup.

A: Suprisingly clear golden-yellow hue with 2 fingers of clean white head that fizzles away over approximately 2 minutes to nothing. Looked excellent for about 30-60 seconds, then somewhat lackluster. Now looks like apple juice with some film on top. Nice hue though.

S: Tart fruit, notable funk. Lemon.

T: Sour immediately with a relatively bold tartness compared to the handful of Berliner Weissen I've had previously (though not recently). Lingering tartness coats the tongue. Not particularly dry, but certainly not sweet either. Lemon juice type flavors predominate. Limited in terms of complexity, but tastes pretty good, I'd say!

M: Light and effervescent. Nice. There's a surge of salivation about 5 seconds after a swig, which is something I love about the sour styles.

O: Not blown away, but I enjoyed this. More sour than the German versions I've tried and not a whole lot of typical wheat smells/flavors. Not terribly complex or particularly pretty to look at, but drinks nicely. Refreshing.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml to a snifter, no bottle date

Pours a cloudy yellow/ light tan (5% trans) with a finger of while foam that died down pretty quick. Moderate carbonation stemming from the sides of the glass with some yeast settling on the bottom

Smell of tart vinegar, lemon grass and a touch of apple and citrus, wheat malts, a good amount of funk. Pretty simple, yet pretty good

Taste is upfront sour lemon, followed by a blast of funk and light wheat malt, and finishes with a nice sweet wheaty apple after taste

Feel is a moderate/strong sour with an incredibly light body. Finishes a bit wet, very clean and crisp

Overall impressed given the abv. Nice light sour, not a bad deal for $8. Very ideal session bier

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy yellow, some carbonation, one finger head.

S-Wheat, lemon, slight grass, mild tart.

T-Almost like a sweet tart, rather lemony, good deal of wheat. SLight grass. Ends with a nice, well balanced, tartness.

M-Lighter, some carbonation, tad watery but crisp.

O-The low alcohol content is phenomenal. A good beer at an amazing ABV.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Pours a very, very hazy yellow to light gold. Forms a half-finger of white head that fades quickly, and low visible carbonation.

S: Tart, lemony, and a bit funky and yeasty. Wheat malt with some grainy character, and a bit grassy.

T: Tart, lactic, and moderately sour, a bit funky, lemon citrus, wheat bread, some grass and funk. The graininess in the malts fades before the swallow though, leaving a clean, dry, tart lactic character in the hang.

M: Light-bodied. No alcohol to speak of. The carbonation sensation is somewhat lower than it should be for style, but it's far from flat.

O: Nice, well-done berliner with a restrained level of tartness. It's not in the same class as Tartare, or the fruited Florida-weisses available. But a really enjoyable drink nevertheless. Recommended.

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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1,597 ratings
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