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RATINGS: 726   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 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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3.3
glennmastrange (2868) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle. Moderate straw and lemon for the malt and hops, faint hint of wet dog for the yeast, with sour apple, paper, white wine vinegar and sulfur in the background. Head is small, fizzy, white with some lacing and is almosr fully diminishing. Color is yellow and starts sparkling clear till the end, then it’s hazy with a thin amount of large particles. Flavor is heavily acidic to start and finishes heavily acidic and lightly bitter and sour. Palate is light, dry and has a fizzy carbonation and a tart finish. I’ve never had a Berliner Weisse that wasn’t crystal clear all the way through, other than that it’s pretty true to the style.

3.5
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
A-very pale yellow, slightly hazy with some bubbles rising to the top. head is bubbly but creamy and eggshell white in color S-the nose is pretty big, tons of lemon with notes of spicy clove. hints of sour tartness in the back but light. T-the lemon hits right up front and stays throughout. notes of spice with clovves and just a hint of banana in the back. the finish is somewhat sour and tart showing some acidity but not overpowering. M-light body and prickly on the palate. somewhat creamy in the front with a fair amount of carbonation. D-big flavors and very light body. easy session beer but the tartness makes me not want to keep drinking it.

4
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
This poured a clopudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was tart lemon, some wet blanket notes, and some yeast and spice notes. Flavor was abrupt sourness, followed by a very mild bready note. very dry stuff and a great beer.

3.6
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2010
pale and hazy golden with quickly disippating head. tart nose. high carbonation. mild bitterness before a lot of lacobacillus tartness with a mild sweetness. bone dry finish. great berlinerweiss

3.4
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle. Pale, slightly hazy, yellow with a white head. I’m not a big fan of the smell. Very wheaty with a yogurt-like acidity to it. Hints of lemon. The flavor is much better. A very clean and tightly held tart character. Not very aromatic except for some hints of lemon and tart apple. Prominent, but gentle wheat character. Ends dry and refreshing. Light body, easy on the palate. I like this. Very drinkable. The only downside is the nose.

4.1
mike5326 (1754) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010
A delightful Berlin style wheat beer. A good light sour smell. A very light shade of yellow with a mild haze to it. Its got a light sour taste but it has a great after taste.

3.3
Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
bottle at mikkeller bar Cloudy yellow (first glass was clean yellow), huge smooth head that very soon disappears entirely. dry wild-yeasty (bretty) aroma, faint soursh, faint fruity. flaovr is citrussy salty sour, doguh, yeast, spanish champaigne, white wine. Interesting beer, quite citrussy and sour for a wheat, the flour or dough flavor is quite prominent. No idea if this is true to style, as it is my first berliner weisse (with this i have all styles ticked)

3.5
gyllenbock (9160) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle. Really a very drinkable and refreshing beer. Citrus, funk, hay, soft tartness. A very nice thirst quencher

2.7
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Had from bottle and on tap at The Bruery. Pours golden yellow with slight haziness and average white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma seems to always be off with this one. Lots of funk, rotten eggs, citrus undertones, and yeast/bread. Taste is much better if you can get past the aroma. Rotten eggs go away and instead you get the full citrus effect - lemons, oranges, pineapple - good amounts of yeast/dough in flavors, with sour/tart finish. A bit dry and astringent at the end with good lingering tart flavors. Definitely better when mixed with the Woodruff syrup on tap at the Bruery, otherwise I stay away from this one.

4.2
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle from somewhere. Pours a very pale yellow, slightly hazy. Frothy head. Nose is a clean lacto note. Brett is minimal. Citrus is in there, as is a light grainy note. On taste, more of the same. Very light, very clean, very refreshing. I could drink a ton of this. Excellent.


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