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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Cloudy look with a light yellowish color and a fizzy white head. The head disappears quick. The smell is lemon, tart, wheat, and fruits. The taste is tart, lemon, other citrus. Like a spiked lemonade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Cloudy light straw color with a diminished white head. Citric and sourdough bread aromas. I catch a bit of grape skin as well in the nose. Soft feel, with just enough zip to keep it lively. Hints of sweetness that are quickly ushered away with a light citric acidity. Almost a bit too sweet and thick at times. Iím sure this would do well with either of the syrups if used sparingly. Linger has a nice return of pale malt along with a touch of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Cloudy pale lemon colored pour with a small white head. On the nose is bread, lemon, white grape, and dough. Flavor has lots of acetic and lactic acid, along with some lemongrass. Palate is light and crisp, Iím just not a huge fan of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
pours a cloudy white with a tint of yellow, a small white head that dissipates quickly, and a little lacing. smell is of wheat, yeast, and lemon notes. taste is sour, citrus, and wheat, ends sour and dry. "mit schuss" raspberry syrup, becomes sweet and sour, and not as dry of a finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2010
The pour is light hazy lemonade with no head to speak of. Lots of effervescence in the body. The aroma is sharply acidic- lemon, bread, white grape juice, and light nectar fruit. The flavor is quite funky and acidic: lemon, lacto acidity, acetic acid, and horsepen. The palate is pretty thin with full, lively effervescence, and a dry puckering mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 750ml bottle thanks to Mora2000) Pours opaque pale yellow with great lacing. Nose is very funky, meat, lemon and spices. Taste is lemon, spices, tart cherries with a great carbonated finish. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5094) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2010
25 oz bottle, Stateline Liquors. Pours a very pale yellow body, crystal clear on first pour with a nice frothy bright white head. It looks so light and delicate, rather unassuming. The nose is bright and rather sharp with some moderate sourness and acetic notes. Some grannie smith apple peel, lemons, more lacto influence than brett, cider vinegar, some sweaty sock and light funky cheese-like notes. The flavor is not nearly as sour as I was hoping for. Thereís a lot more dry cereal grain and wheat at itís heart than there is sourness. This isnít even puckering. Very dry with fresh squeezed lemon juice and some funk on the finish, but the finish doesnít really have much length. Super light bodied and airy with nice tight fizzy carbonation. The more you drink the sourness does seem to build a little, but this still doenít compare well with Berliner Kindle Weisse. Better than a few other American examples Iíve had, but it just doesnít hit the sweet spot for the style to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Light, clear gold with whispy, creamy white head / Light nose of lemon and wheat / LIght body, tart and acidic, with no malt presence but with good, crisp, citric finish / Flavors of lemon, grass, wheat, and a hint of brett / Not a style Iím fond of, but this is no doubt a good one and probably better in July than January.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1854) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2010
On tap at Pacific Standard. Very pale opaque yellow with flat white head and lace. Tart white grape funky cheesy aroma. Tart peachy cheesy funky with very clean dry finish. Light refreshing body and effervescent carbo. Iím still hit or miss with the BW style, but this one was definitely a hit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Pours cloudy pale yellow. Aroma-wheat, lemon juice. Tastes like drinking an entire field of wheat while itís raining lemon juice. Lemony tartness followed by a unique funky taste, then mouth puckering goodness. Flavors constantly evolve throughout the bottle Fantastically drinkable.

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