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RATINGS: 609   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).


3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1590) - 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 (433) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pours a hazy orangish brown from the bottle with quickly dissipating bubbly white head that leaves little to no lace. Aroma is funky lactic wheat with a hint of lemon in there, Belgian yeast on the back end. Taste is like a funky Belgian wit, a hint of acidity, dry and heavy on the wheat. Not bad, definitely to the style guidelines, but was hoping for a little bit more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (623) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
This light gold beer has a very pleasing aroma of green apple. It has a tart flavor but the wheat notes really come through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (691) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pours a fresh lemon color with a easily aggravated foamed cap. The look alone looks refreshing. A very funky dank smell. A tart grassy smell that I simply canít get enough of. The taste is spot on with a very fresh feel on the tongue and not too much carbonation. A nice lemon warhead type flavor which I love. Also a fresh grassy note in the taste that relaxes the mouthfeel. A dry finish that closes it out besides the sourness thatís left on the tongue and lips. Very refreshing an quenching. And at 3.1% you can literally drink this stuff all day. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (461) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Appearance: pours with a large white head that settles pretty quick but forms a nice density, the beer is a very cloudy golden yellow color Aroma: tart, lemon, yeast, wild, sweet, sour, strawberry, very impressed with this aroma, very strong and very complex aroma, grain is in there too, could smell for days Taste: very sour, very tart, wheat grain, wildness, Palate: Lively carbonation, leaves mouth dry, light mouthfeel, slight sour aftertaste Overall: very impressed with this beer, this beer is nothing like any of the 428 beers Iíve tested before this, completely unique, delicious, has an aroma that will surprise you

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (620) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours bright, slightly cloudy yellow with a finger of white foamy head. Nose is a somewhat pungent lemony scent. Taste is puckering tartness that quickly shifts into a something a little more farmyard/cider-like. Strange, but pretty good. Medium body. Intense carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonutSeducer (34) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Delicious. My favorite Berliner so far. It was balanced so the sweet tartness was not enough to feel like a sour, but just enough to be refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (971) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2014
Golden pour with a white head. Funky aromas of brett and lacto with subtle citrus peel and malty notes. Flavor is tart upfront with notes of citrus peel. Crisp and refreshing finish with slight funk. Very easy to drink. Didnít try it with any syrup, this beer is fine on its own!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1018) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
First off, Iím averaging this out from my first review via notes in 2010. This beer was seemingly way different then. Not sure what happened. Now this pours a clear yellow with big white head. Aroma was baby diaper and some funk. Taste is a very acidic lemon pledge with some hay and straw. This was a bottle so hopefully this gets better on tap.


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