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The Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse

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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1329) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a murky whitish yellow with a short lived white head. Aroma is lemoney, lactic. Flavor is lemoney, unripe fruit, peel. Finish is somewhat mineral, salty, lemoney, sour. Body is light-medium and carbonation is strong. Good, light, flavorful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (222) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a hazy straw with lots of sediment, head fades quickly. Nose is wheat, tart, lemon. Taste is sour lemons, wheat, a bit of apple. Finish is very brief, whole beer is pretty one note. Very smooth and light, decent body. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2561) - GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Khaki color with no head but really carbonated. Nose of sour apples. Light tart flavor. Thin body with apples in the finish. Slight card board after the swallow. Heavier than an original Berliner Weisse but pretty close.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Murky orange color, no head. Nice lemon grape nose. Good original refreshing Berliner Weisse taste that goes a bit quick with a light cardboard aftertaste. Nicely carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (766) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Great Berliner. Slightly tart, wheat, lemon. Hazy pour. Refreshing and totally poundable. Great to have so much flavour with low abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (519) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at Tuman’s in Chicago. Flavor is very tart but no not overwhelming or unappetizingly so. Very crisp quenching finish. Outstanding Berliner Weisse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (936) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Funky bile-like, acidic aromas. Hazy pale straw with a decently lasting white head. Tart, lemony, hints of white wine grapes, mild pink Nerds. Light bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HellesBunny666 (158) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Gahh awful smell like bread starter dough, very cloudy and buttery. The taste, on the other hand, is deliciously sour, crisp and fruity, sour peaches, unripe pineapple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zickbeer_ye (250) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Sour bial aromas with buttery biscuit and meaty scents. Very pale golden yellow body and light white body. Sour dry citrus flavors. Crisp and tart on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1407) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Shared with Zach, pours a pale light yellow golden color with a cream colored head. Nose is tart with deep grain. Taste is sour and tart and refreshingly so, with wheaty grainy notes. Finish is dry, acidic , light and sour. A nice Berliner , so take it for what iti is. Quaff Score 7 / 10

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