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RATINGS: 594   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Poured from a 22oz bomber. Aroma is lemon, funk , and wheat. Flavors are zesty lemon, tart funk, and wheat. Great Berliner wiesse, super flavorful and refreshing. The bruery can do no wrong with tarts and sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1480) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Cloudy yellow with a fleeting quilt of bone whites, but the end of the bottle it looks pretty ugly. Nose of lemons, some grain, some lacto - nice clean nose for the style with just a hint of earth. Flavor is tart, some water, some grain and lemons. Nice flavor. Medium on thin with low carb and a dry finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sourpatch (2) - - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
If I could get more of this in Maryland, I would give up water and replace it with this. Perfectly done and the best Berliner Weisse Ive ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbastard (675) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750 bottle from The Bruery. Pours a pale hazy straw color, small head that disappeared. Mild tart lemon nose with traces of Brett. Moderate Granny Smith Apple mixed with lemon flavors, lite tartness, some acidity. Dry and tart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2464) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/4/2013. Pours moderately hazy pale straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing. Minimal lacing and moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour green apple, lemon, pear, grape, wheat, hay, straw, vinegar, clove, herbal, white wine, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast notes with slight malt presence; with great strength. Taste of big sour apple, lemon, pear, grape, hay, straw, wheat, vinegar, clove, musty funk, white wine, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour apple, lemon, pear, grape, vinegar, hay, straw, wheat, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and moderate robustness of fruity/funky and tart yeast flavors with light malt presence; with a nice crisp balance of acidity and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 3.1%. Overall this is a highly excellent Berliner weisse! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/tart/funky yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2386) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2013
The most sulfur forward berliner Ive ever had. Cloudy pale yellow, nose is tart acidity and sulfur. Taste is a mix of cloves, peaches and horsey funk. Wheat forward and mineral like finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (559) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours chicken stock pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is wet hay, citrus, funk. This is really delicious. Wheat backbone with a sour tinge and lemon acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3028) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pours clear pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has light graininess and tart lemony notes. Flavor follows suit...nice tartness without going overboard...cerealy grains cut in nicely. MLouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and tart/crisp and lemony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pale straw haze, off white head, very light carbonation. Yeasty spicy aroma almost hefe like, slight sour ness in flavor, would have liked a smidge more. Very good brew none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Hazy straw pour with fizzy white head. Somewhat sour aroma with notes of wheat and lemon. Flavors are sour wheat, lemon, and yeast. Very nice and tart, Id love to try this with the flavored syrup recommended on the bottle.

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