tmrmwel (1699) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours light golden, with a big creamy head settling two fingers thick. Aroma is pretty strange fruity lactic acid with lime and musty apricot peel, as well as some notes of yeast and yoghurt. Light body, with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is tart lactic acid with lemon and fruity notes of apricots.
MarcoDL (3880) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Bruery. Aroma of tardy wheat. Fresh taste of sour wheat and mild salt. Mildly fruity. Very refreshing and nice.
seuinoz (226) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A very solid sour beer. Smell of lemons take over this beer. Nice balance with the sour. Very good beer.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2015 On tap at the Escondido, LA. Great Berliner Weisse. Tart, hint of funk. Very fresh, refreshing. Possibly the best commercial one Iíve had. Served with fresh crushed raspberries. And why not?
ffbot (329) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful hazy orange with sparkling yellow golden accents. High soft head that fades away to pleasant mellow carbonation. Smell is lemons, oranges, herbs, sour and spices. Taste is super, super tart. Holy damn, this might be the most tart thing ever. Tart and sour, but balanced and delicious.
GarrettB (1413) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ClarkVV (5571) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Lord Hobo, 9/1/15.
Nice, hazy gold with some deeper, bright orange tints and a surprisingly well-retained white head.
Holy crap, a really nice Bruery beer! They seem rather few and far between! Though maybe I havent had enough of the right ones. That being said, Sour in the Rye was excellent and this reminds me of that level of quality. As well as being one of the first American breweries to do a big output Berliner, so thatís cool too. Nicely tart lactic nose has actually a good deal of brett tartness as well, contributing limeskin and some various musty funk. Wheat is noteable, with no sweetness or mislpaced nuttiness/salt/seltzer, as some berliners have. No alcohol, of course, and no flaws.
The flavor is bursting wtih lovely brett and lacto. Tart, bright, balanced acidity and lime-like flavors with dusty, basement funk, dry wheat-like texture to add body without sweetness and a zesty, appropriate carbonation. Really f-in good! Will certainly drink more of their berliner offerings.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bruery Hottenroth - On tap at Bruery. Pour is merky straw with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is tart and slightly sweet with notes of lemon zest, grapefruit, and pleasant funk. Flavor shows lots of grapefruit pith, very light pineapple, pear, green apple, cracker, and that wonderful berliner funk. Overall body is light, tart, and the finish is very clean. Great starter coming in out of the heat.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 6, 2014 - shared with/by harrisoni and theydon_bois; 750ml bottle. Hazy gold with a lasting bright white head. Aroma of pear with lemon juice - some green apple - nice. Taste - berliner mild sourness with definitely green apple sharpness, quite salty. Average body, acidic and dry, airy but not hugely carbonated - finishes quick.
Sarlacc83 (1809) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from N.W.I.P.A
A: Cloudy straw color with a white head that immediately diminishes.
N: Grist, green apple, some lemon rind, cracker, hint of earth and pine, followed up by a light white wine grape.
T: Lightly tart, soft sweetness.
M: Light body, prickly carbonation, no alcohol.
O: Used to be a revelation, now itís gotten left behind a bit. Itís easy to drink, but there are better examples of the style in terms of complexity.