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

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Ratings:
1,593
Reviews:
432
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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191
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10
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.01/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great crisp light blond look. Not fizzy after the initial pour. Terrible smell; hyper-saturated grainy wet moldy fart smell. Tastes like a bag of stale cornstarch drenched in picklejuice. Gross. A mistake.

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3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Note: The comments below are from beer tasting notes written in early 2009. I will update this with my next tasting.

Highly carbonated

Slight sour fruit and citric taste

Berliner Weisse production notes: Mashed hops (into grain, hops not boiled) will impede the pedicocci and lactobacillus which imparts flavors to this sour wheat beer (50% wheat). Popular in the 19th century, Napoleon liked it. Germans cut it with syrup, raspberry.

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3.12/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle

A- Pours a very pale and slightly hazed straw yellow color with a fizzy white head caused by the high amount of carbonation.

S- The aroma is tart, making my mouth water and tingle with every smell from the tartness. There is hints of lemon and yeast.

T- The taste like the aroma suggests is very tart and mouth-puckering for me. Behind the tartness, I can pick up on hints of lemon and some yeast as well.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, I'm not a huge fan of this style overall. However, I can appreciate that this is a good representation of the style. Worth a try.

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3.12/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a cloudy yellow color. The head is around two fingers high and white in shade. Given its bubbly texture and rampant carbonation, retention is quite poor.

S: Lots of lactic stink here. It's very funky, almost cheesy, in fact. Yep, this is a stank-ass cheese beer. There are also some notes of apple, white grape, black pepper, and wheat bread. I'm not getting a significant (or any, actually) tartness, either. Its fairly interesting nose, and I'd even call it good (mainly considering I don't like the style).

T: At first, there are some strong lactic notes, building up to a decently tart finish. It's no gueuze, but it's hardly a wimp, either. Some fruity notes (apple and grape, mostly) float around in the middle. While the general profile doesn't completely appeal to me, it's devoid of the off-notes some Berliners can feature.

M: No getting around it: it's very friggen' light on the tongue. Plus, it's fizzy and dry-finishing. The only thing that really slows down drinkability is the sour linger on the palate. This will be the easiest 750 I've killed in a long time.

O: I don't really like the style too much, so my scores are going to be skewed negatively. Having said that, it's pretty decent. Too expensive for what it is, but decent. Well worth another try, as long as I'm not paying. ;)

3.1/5: This will likely never be my favorite style, but this is fine (albeit overpriced) for what it is

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3.16/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Pours a golden straw Color with thin head

S-Has a lemon smell to it not much else.

T-Mostly tastes of lemon with a little hint of spice in it

M-Light bodied with good carbonation

D-Didn't really do it for me.. Might just be how this style is. But this mostly tasted like water with lemon juice squeezed into it. Easy to drink but not really much flavor or a very desireable flavor at that. will try others of the same style but prob. wont get this one again

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3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Almost over the top citric taste, I was not wild about

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3.2/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.22/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: a dark orangish yellow. very bubbly with some ivory colored foam created but none sticks around. very hazy and opaque. not a very appetizing look

Smell: sour, lemon, and a grassiness

Taste: opens up with slightly mouth puckering lemon. some wheaty and grassy characteristics but those are muted by the lemon. strong acidity.

Mouthfeel: very effervescent, medium strength sour and slightly heavy for only 3%. not as refreshing as i'd like and very acidic

Overall: I love the idea of this beer, a 3% refreshing sour beer for the summer. but the execution falls short for me. It doesn't look very good, the smell comes off too grassy, and its overly acidic

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
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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Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery
4.02 out of 5 based on 1,593 ratings.
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