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RATINGS: 701   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 Rueís 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 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2010
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Total Wine. It pours a bright yellow color with a foamy white head. There are notes of honey and lemon in the nose. Itís very tart on the tongue with light bread notes, a touch of honey, and a good bit of lemon. Light body with high carbonation with a dry, clean finish. At 3.1% ABV, it is a great summer session ale and a pretty good take on the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
Very pale and hazy. Thin head disappears very quickly (as per style). Wheaty aroma with actually a fair bit of pedio, maybe hints of apple and peach. Tart body. Lots of pedio - it just dominates this beer. Maybe a bit of apple, but on the whole not a pleasant drink and not to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2010
Pours a hazy, light yellow. Sour lemon aroma. Flavor is much the same as aroma. Sour and tart lemon flavor, and finishes with a slightly sweet cereal like flavor. This is a great beer, and is nearly impossible to sip slowly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6986) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Clearwater, Fl - World of Beer - 750 ml bottle. Hazy light golden pour with a nice spongy, snow white head. Sour aroma with some yeasty notes. Flavor is sour with some sweet tart notes, a hint of vinegar and some lemony accents. Mouthfeel is crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2011 Re-rate from a 2.5 yo bottle. Looks like a good kellerbier, dark gold with a shade of haze. Nice fizz at first, fades but still looks nice. Lighthearted aroma is yogurt, lemon curd, lemon pith. Is easy on the mouth, with lively but gentle carbonation and a very moreish finish. Offers pure Berlinerweisse pleasure with every sip, some of which are more lactic than others and all of which are tasty. Tart enough to be superbly refreshing, pleasantly yogurty with lots of great lemon character throughout. 2.5yo is a good age for it. Donít know what happened to the first bottle I had, which was a klunker and gave it a 2.1... Milky pale yellow with scant head. Aroma is pedio and sour yogurt but the cereal grain is nutty and fresh. The palate is thin. Flavors include unmalted grain and cheese with only a touch of lactic acid. Lacks the sort of delightful tartness I expect. I feel bad giving it such a low rating but I found this very disappointing. Got a bottle kicking in the cellar so maybe after one year will come alive...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2010
courtesy of tpd975 pours hazy golden straw, white head. Aroma tart, wheat and citrus zest, grassy and citric nose. Flavors, effervescent, tart citrus mouthfeel, wheat, light cereal finish, yeasty light fizzy finish. Definitely a style I need to keep trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2010
bottle at Fort Wayne tasting - Pours cloudy, pale yellow. The aroma has obvious lactobacillus along with citrus. The flavor is tart and earthy and the light body is a little on the thin side. Interesting brew. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 Served from 750 ml. bottles at Brixieís Spring Tasting in Brookfield, IL. Poured to my fluted fest glass, a fairly clear, light lemonade hue, with quickly diminishing, fizzy, white foam. The aroma was a hint of Brett, light wheat, lemon zest, tartness, but also a light touch of corn/DMS, and only in the nose. The flavor carried on the tartness and light funk in a light body, with fizzy carbonation. Disappointed with the aroma but will try again. Reintroduced to me on tap at Bigbyís Pour House in Addison, IL., dispensed to a flute with a hazed, orange/straw color, fluffy white head, yeast, tartness, and a touch of cracker in the nose, with green apple tartness, and a touch of pear sweetness in the flavor. Very effervescent, dry, and refreshing! +.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2010
Iím a little underwhelmed. Thereís some nice citrus in the lightly sour nose along with some notes of rubber and beans. Hazy golden body is topped by a light white head that recedes to a partial cover and ring. Mild citrus and plenty of grain in the flavour but itís really not tart enough. Undercarbonated for style with medium light and somewhat dry texture. Bottle sampled with Beershine, fiulijn and Oakes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle from CBX. Hazy gold pour with a fizzy short lived head. Aroma is white grape, apple, white wine and lacto. Nice sessionable beer. Lightly tart. Spritzy palate. Light funkiness and fruit. Decent, but i wish it was sour and not tart

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