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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:
#2,942
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
1,595
pDev:
10.89%
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Photo of Mikeypnh
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KAP1356
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BelgianBeerMe
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of topcattcw
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Strong lemon/coriander initial aroma, followed by a moderate lacto sourness and a light doughy on the finish.

A: Straw color, totally opaque, with a very thin ring of head around the glass.

T: Lemon flavor, moderate lacto sourness and a little doughy, finishes dry.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation, well attenuated and refreshing.

O: Pretty solid, straight forward Berliner. Full disclosure: I’ve enjoyed Hottenroth for the last 5-6 years, prior to the recent explosion of Breweries creating Berliners. As such, I’ll always have a bit of a soft spot for Hottenroth. Having said that, while solid the aroma and flavor arent overly complex and there’s definitely a lot more competition these days.

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Photo of freshflesh
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NumberNone
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polopaul20
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Blaze5445
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paresis
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin. Served in a pint glass.

Slightly hazy straw-yellow body, one finger white head with good staying power, nice retention, some lacing. Smells of wheat, mild lemon acidity, on the light side, not too intense. A bit of breadiness to it as well. Flavour is similarly bready, wheat, a bit of lemon and minimal citrus, mildly acidic, light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, very drinkable, good carbonation. Missing a little bit of depth, comparative to New Glarus' Thumbprint counterpart. Overall, decent berliner; could drink a whole 75cl bottle in one sitting easily and not get a buzz.

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Photo of zoober911
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Redgoatman
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hreb
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bruery Terreux Hottenroth Berliner Weisse. 750mL bottle served in a Pilsner glass. Beer pours very pale yellow in color, and quite hazy. Lots of white head, of course. Aroma is mild, but fresh, tart, and slightly lemony. Quite fizzy in the mouth. In different ways I'd describe the flavor in the same terms as the aroma: fresh, tart, clean. Gassy. Dry but impeccably balanced and thus, in combination with the comically low ABV, profoundly drinkable. I'm not a fan of the current sour craze, but in no way is this too sour for me.

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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Tbone2131
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradShook
4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dddddddd
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarrettB
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

November 21st, 2013 - My tasting notes got lost in the digital aether, from phone to Evernote account, but the Hottenroth left a deep impression - enough to remember it byy almost two years later. No photographic evidence exists either, it seems, but the aroma was clear and sweet, with a hint of that seaside town saline edge about it, and a flavor that was bright and acidic and funky, all within the play and bounds of good taste. The sugar is played way, way down to let the wheat and other Berlinerweisse cast play more than supporting roles. The very first Berlinerweisse I had impressed me more as a dessert beer, but this brew could be an appetizer beer, opening the meal with a grand note.

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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1,595 ratings
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