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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 2   EST. CALORIES: 93   ABV: 3.1%
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse is brewed in memory of Fred & Sarah Hottenroth, our founder, Patrick Rue’s grandparents. This tart, German-style Berliner Weisse is as authentic as it gets. We use 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at first S&G tasting of the new semester. APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: sour, lactic, rotten, infected... TASTE: sour, lactic, rotten, dry, bitter, malty. Biscuit? "Bladerdeeg"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Bruery tap takover, The Ginger Man, New York. Pours yellow with white head. Fruity, sourish, citrus flavor. Dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Opaque milky yellow pour with a white head. Lemon aromas. Uber sour with Kellogg’s corn puff notes. Terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8799) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Almost no head left, fully hazy yellow beer. Spicy, lots of citrus, very faintly farmyard smell. Citrus, even expressly lemon, with a strange finishflavour that reminds me of Lindenblossom. Again some very restrained spices, whilst the end is completely lactic acid. Light (but not too light) body, fine carbonation, dry and acidthinning. Fine, lacking the sometimes typical Bruery-over-the-top acidity, true to the style. Many thanks to LouisV!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1146) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
75cl Bottle. Pours a clear, light yellow with a big, short lasting head. Aroma is tart, wheat, honey, grain, slight honey melon. Taste is pretty weak, but some sour, unrip pear-like tartness and bitterness. Not as fruity as the semll, but more wheaty. Burning sour body and medium high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (826) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Slightly cloudy golden pour with no head. Aroma is sour and rubbery, some wheat and sweet florals too. Lively carbonation, tart mouthfeel, very dry finish. Taste is tart and light, with flavors of fine wheats, salt, brett, a bit of lactic character, pear and green apple, light funk also. Nice and light, good amount of sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8414) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle @ Kristrup tasting. Pours light yellow with a small fading white head. Aroma of light tartness, wheat, light citrus, little salt, tart fruit. Flavor is light sour, tart fruit, wheat, salt, slight hint of brett, citrus Thin body, average to lively carbonation, light sour tart finish. Easy to drink.310115

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1916) - Tjele, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Yellow colour. With small creamy white mostly lasting head. Yeasty aroma with notes of yeast. Sour flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours clear golden yellow with thin white head. Aroma of champagne and brett. Tastes initially tart, evolves on the palate into wheat, hay, and a lingering funk. No bitterness. Not acidic or overly sour. Perfect balance of tart and complexity from the yeasts. A very surprising beer, as I’m not normally a fan of Berliner Weisse, this was very, very nice! I would seek this out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2015
750 old bottle dated 3/25/2013. color is mostly clear without any head at all. Aroma is light lemon peel, mildly funky yeast, light oak funk.

The flavor is tart and refreshing with a mild acidic note in the finish. Carbonation is a lower level with a extremely dry texture. Mild Brettanomyces yeast hints. Th flavor is very nicely balanced between tart and sour.

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