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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 2   EST. CALORIES: 93   ABV: 3.1%
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse is brewed in memory of Fred & Sarah Hottenroth, our founder, Patrick Rue’s 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours a cloudy yellow, no head. Funk on the nose. Crisp, tart and finishes clean. Nice example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1255) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
November 21st, 2013 - My tasting notes got lost in the digital aether, from phone to Evernote account, but the Hottenroth left a deep impression - enough to remember it byy almost two years later. No photographic evidence exists either, it seems, but the aroma was clear and sweet, with a hint of that seaside town saline edge about it, and a flavor that was bright and acidic and funky, all within the play and bounds of good taste. The sugar is played way, way down to let the wheat and other Berlinerweisse cast play more than supporting roles. The very first Berlinerweisse I had impressed me more as a dessert beer, but this brew could be an appetizer beer, opening the meal with a grand note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (4436) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Draught at Lord Hobo, 9/1/15.
Nice, hazy gold with some deeper, bright orange tints and a surprisingly well-retained white head.
Holy crap, a really nice Bruery beer! They seem rather few and far between! Though maybe I havent had enough of the right ones. That being said, Sour in the Rye was excellent and this reminds me of that level of quality. As well as being one of the first American breweries to do a big output Berliner, so that’s cool too. Nicely tart lactic nose has actually a good deal of brett tartness as well, contributing limeskin and some various musty funk. Wheat is noteable, with no sweetness or mislpaced nuttiness/salt/seltzer, as some berliners have. No alcohol, of course, and no flaws.
The flavor is bursting wtih lovely brett and lacto. Tart, bright, balanced acidity and lime-like flavors with dusty, basement funk, dry wheat-like texture to add body without sweetness and a zesty, appropriate carbonation. Really f-in good! Will certainly drink more of their berliner offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1473) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bruery Hottenroth - On tap at Bruery. Pour is merky straw with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is tart and slightly sweet with notes of lemon zest, grapefruit, and pleasant funk. Flavor shows lots of grapefruit pith, very light pineapple, pear, green apple, cracker, and that wonderful berliner funk. Overall body is light, tart, and the finish is very clean. Great starter coming in out of the heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
September 6, 2014 - shared with/by harrisoni and theydon_bois; 750ml bottle. Hazy gold with a lasting bright white head. Aroma of pear with lemon juice - some green apple - nice. Taste - berliner mild sourness with definitely green apple sharpness, quite salty. Average body, acidic and dry, airy but not hugely carbonated - finishes quick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle from N.W.I.P.A A: Cloudy straw color with a white head that immediately diminishes. N: Grist, green apple, some lemon rind, cracker, hint of earth and pine, followed up by a light white wine grape. T: Lightly tart, soft sweetness. M: Light body, prickly carbonation, no alcohol. O: Used to be a revelation, now it’s gotten left behind a bit. It’s easy to drink, but there are better examples of the style in terms of complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1295) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Pours a cloudy pale gold color with a white head. Wet dog, earthy, herbal, fruit and funk aroma. Lemon, orange, floral, wheat, funk, earthy and mild tart flavors. Light body and moderate carbonation. Funk, wheat and lemon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Rating #1140 - 27.06.2014 - Bottle from CBI - My first Berliner Weiss (AB was always a bit of a sour wasteland) - Pours a bubbly light yellow with a decent head - medium retention. Aroma is mild lemon, mild soapy funk. Palate is tart, notes of lemon. Medium-high carbonation. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11579) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Fast klare goldene Farbe, geringe weiße schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich fruchtig, trocken, kraut. Geschmack trocken säuerlich, kraut, pelzig, gut!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6084) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle (75 cl) from Beergium.be. Shady golden, medium white head. Bready aroma, fruity and citric, some faint notes of wheat dough. Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Dry, medium to high acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bomber thanks to respertFTW. Hazy gold with minimal head. Tart, pit fruit aromas. Similar flavored with a bite.

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