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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 2   EST. CALORIES: 93   ABV: 3.1%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Draft. Slightly hazy straw color with a whitish head. Tart, slightly lactic aroma with some lemon and green apple. Tart, lemon flavor with some wheat/grain backing. Medium-light body. Very refreshing. Lemon, tartness, slight lactic lingers with a bit of wheat/grain.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a hazy light gold with a barely there ring of white head. Aroma of zesty spices and funky tartness. Flavor is quite tart and acidic at first with the odd tomato-y flavors in the finish. Tart wheatiness comes in to play as well. I havenít had many Berliner Weisses but this one seems a little off flavor-wise. Itís drinkable, but odd... 6/4/7/4/14 (3.5/5)

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 doesnít 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 isnít it always? Really watery and grainy in the way that happens when the US tries to replicate a German style. The grainy quality doesnít 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 (5616) - 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 (3797) - 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 itís not very complex, but itís still enjoyable and real easy to drink. Medium/light to light body, balanced carbonation, tart and tangy finish. Solid session beer.


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