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RATINGS: 675   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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2008
(Draught) Pours hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander, mustiness, cheese, light banana, and lemon. Flavor of lemon, wheat, and lacto funkiness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2009
draft @ City Beer Store in San Fransisco. Mild tartness on the nose with some banana and clove notes. Pours white blonde with a solid white head that doesn’t last. Very mild funk, slightly tart with lemon and tangerine peels, the tartness is not very strong, I enjoy this beer a lot I wish it had more funk and sour notes. It is exceptionally easy to drink, maybe this is the new face of "drinkability"

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
A hard beer to rate. Nice with breakfast at Cheeky Monk. Crisp yellow to pale and cloucy depending on yeast pour. Thin lasting white head. Strong sour salty aroma. Sour light salt...interesting palate characteristics. Vegetable, weird meat/jerky taste. Better than my description would lead you to believe!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Tap at Verdugo. Starts off with a sharp nose that you can tell is purposely acidic and not really based much on the wheat or yeast characteristics. Hazy pale yellow color. Flavor is where the wheels come off, but isn’t it always? Really watery and grainy in the way that happens when the US tries to replicate a German style. The grainy quality doesn’t unify well with the sour - which to its credit stays sharp. I appreciate the ambition and hope the recipe improves.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle from Blacklick Wine & Spirits. Pours a cloudy lemonade yellow with a big white head. Funky aroma with some sour lemon and a bit of creamy sweetness. Tart and funky on the tongue, following with some sweet citrus fruits and a sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3724) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Hazy light yellow pour with bare, whispey head. Aroma of apples, hay, cheese. Some lemon. Flavor is lightly tart, a bit of funk. I get cheese and some grain as well. Definitely tart. Slick mouthfeel with light finish. Pretty cool beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2009
750 ml bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a medium size fluffy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is soap, dust, and herbal hops. Flavor is tangy light citrus. Light body. A nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Courtesy ChzMan. Bottle. Hazy whitish yellow. White carbonation. Nice lactic tartness, tangy wheat, popcorn. The popcorn is a bit off-putting and it’s not very complex, but it’s still enjoyable and real easy to drink. Medium/light to light body, balanced carbonation, tart and tangy finish. Solid session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - 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. I’m 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2010
Hazy bright yellow with a small but dense white foam. Wheaty and somewhat acidic aroma with milky and bready undertones. Flavor starts with a nice acid kick but you quickly turn imune to it and the brew leaves you with a somewhat watery impression. Ends on a dry slightly acidic and bready note with odd milky and yeasty undertones. Nice thirst quencher and I dig it but it certainly is a summer brew with its rather thin overall character. Higher drinkability than bud though, thats for sure.


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