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RATINGS: 674   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).


5
   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 Iíve ever had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MRodgers1982 (108) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Perfect beer and I love them sours. This one is no exception, sour slight hay and sweet cherry. Very nice phenols, wheat comes through as well. I would highly recommend!!!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2010
This is my favorite style, the pour is extremely pale yellow almost white. The aromas are funky sour, lemon and lactic. If sour beer is your thing this is it, extremely tart like lemon juice. Carbonated sour lemonade is the best way to describe. Great stuff, so glad i found this.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Artistdave (65) - Austin, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Really really good BW....cloudy spicy sour all above. Citric acid and grasy green apples present n nose and flavor. Perfect bod and carbonation. Great great brew

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
The beer has a super light yellow color.. Great clarity. Little to no head. The aroma is sour and of cereal. The flavor has such a nice sour kick to it. The carbonation seems high but itís nice in this beer...it helps accent the sourness. At ~3% ABV in addition to being great tasting, this beers drinkability is off the charts. It has such an unreal clean lactic flavor. No acetobacter/vinegar flavors. Pure clean sourness. There is no doubt in my mind that this is easily my favorite session beer of all time, and one if my absolute favorites of all time.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2011
nice yeasty, tart berliner weiss. pale yellow in color, bright white head. outstanding tartness.

4.5
   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 Iím not normally a fan of Berliner Weisse, this was very, very nice! I would seek this out again.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2015
Wet wheat and lemon aroma. Taste very sour with wet wheat and cider and honey. Very low carbonation no head. Finishes extremely dry and citric sourness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadowaeb (17) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2009
Love this style, so pardon the bias. On tap at Blind Lady, mixed with a little Framboise on second glass. Flavor gets two words: Wicked Tahbht (Tart for you non-bostonians). Lacto and brett clear and loud, a bit of sour apple and some wheatyness. Framboise not my fave to mix, but gave it a nice sweetness that made it more palatable to my less adventurous friends. Had a transparent blonde color with great carbonation. Light and sparkly, perfect for a hot day in San Diego.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EithCubes (5216) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2009
750, only capped, from the first batch to hit Indianaís shelves. Nose is lightly tart but very wild, sort of dusty barnyard, pastry notes, and mild but creamy yeast starter. Hazy, very pale yellow body with a creamy and dense (miniscule bubbles!), heavily lacing, sparkling, brilliantly white head. Taste is much tarter than expected but superbly balanced, a little lemon cleaner in with the lambic-y sourness, but the smooth aftertaste is the real story, waves and waves of lightly-baked bread with stronger sourdough and pretzel overtones. Extremely long-lasting milky/ lacto tone. Well-attentuated, dry goodness, slimy but full and smooth, creamy body. Avoids all of the harsh metallic notes that Kindl offers but still lacks some of the wild spontaneity of Schtltheiss. So, on the whole, YES! We finally have a great (great) Berliner in the States.


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