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The Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse

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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 2   EST. CALORIES: 93   ABV: 3.1%
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Brewed in memory of my Grandparents (Fred and Sarah Hottenroth), this tart German-style Berliner Weisse is as authentic as it gets. We used lactobacillus and a hint of brettanomyces to sour this very unusual, low gravity wheat beer. To cut the tartness for those with sweeter tastes, raspberry or woodruff syrup is a traditional way to sweeten the beer. Almost an extinct style, we hope to help revive the Berliner Weisse in memory of two great people (ABV 3.1%, IBU 2, SRM 2, Format 30L kegs).


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1778) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2014
On tap @ The Distillery / Savannah GA --- Cloudy pale gold with a full white head cover, no lace. Taste is wheat malt that is swept aside by a full wave of sour in the palate that continues consistently to a lingering sour finish. Good traditional Weissbier, thirst quenching, refreshing, reviving on a hot July afternoon in Savannah.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1192) - Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Hazy yellow golden. Aroma is lactic tart, lemon, and yeast sweetness. Taste is light berry, sweet and tart yeast, lactic acid, and subtle grain. Substantial ticklish mouthfeel. Ends light and very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
An interesting brew for sure. pours a fizzy bright orange with a thin sparkling white head that dies instantly. The nose has mild acidic citrus aromas as well as bready malt notes and slight sour notes that accompany a candied banana. A bit sweet and sour in the middle with a heavy mouthfeel that ends with lingering but mild acetic sourness and a touch of astringent bitterness. An odd but tasty brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2060) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Ranks braid. #1250. Sourness an sweet at the same time. Mid taste has went from flatlined dullness to a pleasing and interesting lens of weak candy banana, wheat and acidic lemon. The acidity isn’t really there. Banana becomes a bit more apparent when warmer but the sourness is retained. Mildly complex and highly enjoyable. A good beer to enjoy while executing magpies.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Cloudy beige body......... no cap. So very light. Memories of citrus, orange, grape, dry, and light. Complety clean aftertaste. I can truly hit the wheaty malt. Buble gum! Tartness builds........ lingers. Does sour equal yum like the bottle says, sure why not.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (619) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
750 mL bottle from 2011. Aroma is acidic and citrus forward with quite a bit of lemon character but also some tart orange. Light tropical fruit notes with a moderate wheat character. Pours a fairly clear, pale yellow straw color with a moderately sized, frothy, white head that recedes to a small layer then persists throughout. No lacing or legs. Flavor is fairly acidic with a strong lactic note. Moderate lemon notes with a touch of lime. Moderately strong, somewhat stale wheat character. Light tropical fruit notes with a hint of barnyard in the finish. A bit of a mineral character in the finish as well. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderately high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice Berliner. Nice refreshing tartness with some good wheat notes. I don’t think the age helped this though as the wheat has become a bit stale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
750ml capped bottle pours a hazy straw color with a finger of white head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is orange zest with hints of yeast and citrus. Taste is an orange zesty bitterness with a lemon sourness and spicy hop bitterness with very little sweetness. Light bodied with little carbonation. Not something that I particularly enjoyed. Disappointed with this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
This one is at least 4 years old, been in my basement with the original cap! The aroma is sweet light candi sugar and light tart. The body is pretty clean with a balanced lightly sweet wheat note immediately followed by a pleasant clean balanced tartness. So simple yet so delicious in the tradition of the style.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2014
ive passed this one over at the store time and time again, thinking it would be too sour for my liking. in fact, this one is a really perfect example of the style. very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wisdomsolo (390) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Dammit! It's! So! TART!!! But so very good! Slight wheaty aroma with a huge tart flavor that has some sweetness in the back side.


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