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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - MAY 4, 2010
capped 750 ml. bottle. Been looking forward to this one for a while now. Pours a very pale yellow, even paler than a straw yellow. Very unique color. Slightly hazy with visible carbonation. It had a big white head that holds much longer than the 1809, but fizzles away leaving no lace in a very similar fashion as the 1809. The aroma is very zesty and refreshing. I really don;t particularly enjoy wheat beers, but BWs really make my mouth water. The aroma has light notes of banana, vanilla, wheat, cereal, and lemon. The flavor is so light and delicate. And, while it is so refreshingly drinkable, it is also very complex when taken in stride. It starts with a spritzy lemon flavor, which is followed by the wheat body, after which a tart and slightly funky barnyardy finish follows through. The finish is dry due to the wild yeast, and yet juicy because of the light moist body and the lemon character. It is light with very minimal carbonation on the palate, making it very tempting to take giant gulps of. Overall: I think this beer is overlooked because of its light quality, which some may perceive as being overly simple. There is lots there to dig for and enjoy. This might possibly be the perfect beer for spring/summer. If this came in moderately priced cans, it would be all I drank in the summer. I dont even remember how much I payed for this bottle, but I am definitely going back to buy quite a few more while I still can.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5939) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2010
Barnyard funky aroma with buttered popcorn and vinegar notes. Clear yellow, thin vanishing white head, consistent streams of carbonation. Strongly tart lime flavor which gives way to limey malt. Neat take on the style, but not as well executed. Still, I liked this very much.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AskForJenny (1075) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 19, 2010
0.75l - Not much of a nose, funky yellow with thick white head. Sour palate, felt more like a cider than anythign else I can remember. I liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2427) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2010
Bottle.

Nice Berliner Weisse lacto-heavy aroma, sour and a bit like some vomited in the urinal, but I mean it a good way of course. Easy drinking, very mellow, not sour just lemony and lovely. Good rendition.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1630) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
pours a cloudy yellow with a lemon citrus aroma. Smells very bready and musty. Taste is surprisingly clean and refreshing. Very tart and citrus taste throughout. A nice summertime beer that invites itself to be quickly drank.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Thanks Kevin for sharing this! A- relatively clear for a berliner weisse-but with that said the body was still a moderately hazy straw yellow. Pours with a 1 finger or so white head which eventually fades to a thick collar. S- Some sour lemon, yeast, and an earthy background. T- The flavor is mild to moderately tart with lemon being the accent of the flavor. There is a moderately bready yeast backbone to help keep this in check. P- Body is very light-nearly watery, yet smooth and yeasty with prickly carbonation. O- This is a great berliner. Its tart but it has a good yeastiness to back it up. The body is good-but a hair thin-which is to be expected in a brew that is 3.1% ABV. Well done overall by the bruery. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-13-2010 21:52:58

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 19, 2010
Hazy golden wheat color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is light, citrus, some faint sourness and wheat. Very nice so far. Flavor is sweet, tart and has some nice unmalted wheat flavor that also helps the body. Nice and light and has a nice light amount of sourness. Not acidic and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2644) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2010
750 ml. Pale yellow body, cloudy. Bubbly white head mostly diminishing. Aroma of lemon peel, lime, hay, peach. Notes of sweat and cheese and a bit of mustiness. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and moderately acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly bitter and moderately to heavily sweet. Light body, thin texture, lively carbonation. Nice fizziness on the tongue to compliment the sourness. Tastes of lemon, peach, dough, Band-Aid. Not complex, but refreshing. A good low alcohol, summer beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2010
750mL bottle. Pours a hazy whitish yellow. Smells cheesy and funky. Taste is citrusy, tart and funky. Finish is citrusy, tart and acidic. Probably the best beer that The Bruery makes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Had this beer 4-3-2010 to celebrate the birth of my second son, Logan. Pours a hazy yellow with a tall, fast fading, white bubbly head. Aroma has a tart note early but then a solid wheat presence comes through followed by a very strong bready nose to finish it off. Flavor starts off with a modest dry, tartness, followed up by some wheat and mild lemon citrus finishing with a very strong bready presence. Body is light with high carbonation that helps to lend a sharp dryness to the texture of the beer. Overall the flavor of the beer had a strong bready yeasty flavor and when combined with the tartness found in this brew, is more reminiscent of some apfelweins I have tasted. Sour was almost nonexistent which is surprising since most beers of the Berliner weisse styling are pretty sour. Overall a decent brew but stylistic really off. 2nd tasting - Tartness of this beer is very prevalent. Still a strong lemon and bready presence with notes of buttered popcorn (think of the Jelly Belly flavor). Much better on the second go around. Very refreshing with the high carbonation and strong tartness. I will definitely be picking this beer up again.


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