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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 2   EST. CALORIES: 93   ABV: 3.1%
Hottenroth Berliner Weisse is brewed in memory of Fred & Sarah Hottenroth, our founder, Patrick Rues 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4392) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
Draft @ Bruery. Aroma of tardy wheat. Fresh taste of sour wheat and mild salt. Mildly fruity. Very refreshing and nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seuinoz (247) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2015
A very solid sour beer. Smell of lemons take over this beer. Nice balance with the sour. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2015 On tap at the Escondido, LA. Great Berliner Weisse. Tart, hint of funk. Very fresh, refreshing. Possibly the best commercial one Ive had. Served with fresh crushed raspberries. And why not?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffbot (376) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Beautiful hazy orange with sparkling yellow golden accents. High soft head that fades away to pleasant mellow carbonation. Smell is lemons, oranges, herbs, sour and spices. Taste is super, super tart. Holy damn, this might be the most tart thing ever. Tart and sour, but balanced and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1522) - 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 (6090) - Boston, 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 thats 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 (1485) - 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 (6380) - 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 (2091) - 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 its gotten left behind a bit. Its 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 (1773) - 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.

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