The Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse

The Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse

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Brewed by The Bruery

Placentia, CA, United States

Style:  Berliner Weisse

3.1% Alcohol by Volume

2 International Bittering Units

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Brewed in memory of my Grandparents (Fred and Sarah Hottenroth), this tart German-style Berliner Weisse is as authentic as it gets. We used 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 (ABV 3.1%, IBU 2, SRM 2, Format 30L kegs).

ID: 32864 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank1719
Overall Percentile96.8
Style Rank3 of 385
Style Percentile99.2
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.762
Weighted Score3.619
Standard Deviation0.391

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  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours eerily similar to an adjunct lager with massive carbonation and minimal head retention. Aromas of grass and hay, barnyardy with a slight funk presence. Very light and acidic mouthfeel lends well to hot summer days. Thin and watery with notes of apples and pears with a slight tart finish. Very nice for the style.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    From Belmont Party Supply in Dayton, OH. Light thin hazy straw yellow pour with a initially tall white head which dissipates quickly leaving light lacing throughout. Well carbonated! Light tart nose, a touch weaker than other Berliner Weisses that I've tried, a touch of wet wheat, lightly floral hopped. Thin mouthfeel. Tart flavor, mildly tart, not nearly as aggressive as other beers of the same style, lemony, light yeasts and floral hops. Very refreshing but I definitely expecting bigger pucker factor. Good, not great.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled. Slightly hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is wheat, some tart/sour wooden notes as well as quite herbal notes as well. Flavour is the same along with citrus and some bready malts. Refreshing and quite pleasant.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours out a in a hazy pale golden colour with a small quickly disapearing white bubbly head. Quite astringent but still fresh nose of lemon-peels, lime and mild spices with hints of banana and cookies. Light-bodied with crisp notes of lemon-zest, straw and cookies. Mild crisp finish of lemon-zest and straw. Quite watery of course but it’s still a really thirst-quenching and refreshing wheat.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Oct. 2009 - Pale straw color, very unique funky aroma. The flavor was dry with mild tart sourness. This woulda been a great summer sipping beer. Nice effort.

  • ZYTHUM 289 reviews
    rated 4.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    tasted on 10/30/09. 750 ml bottle with beerguy101. pours a clear pale yellow color. thin white foamy head and some lacing. aroma is tart. medium body. crisp and sharp. a nice tartness without overpowering. good carbonation. mouthfeel is med/full. finish is clean. Aftertaste is tart. 3.1% ? wow. nice little beer.

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 3.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A very pale yellow color, lots of carbonation, topped with a thick pillowy white head. The aroma shows lemon, wood notes, pears, apple cider, some barnyard funk. Tart tasting upfront; lemons, lime, pear, but watered down and a bit empty and watery in the finish. Lots going on in the aroma but not so much in the flavor department. Light-bodied. Decent.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    bretty aroma exploded out of the bottle as soon as i opened it. damn. light fruits. a little musty...barnayard. complex and super flavorful as well. tart...not quite sour. very light. this has got to be a summer regular in the house. would pair incredibly well with grilled chicken, fish, etc... follow ups not as vibrant or impressive. originally 4.3. great beer.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This is my second Berliner Weisse. A rare find indeed. Acloudy-pallid whitish yellow colored beer. Big creamy white head rises above. Impressively long lasting settling into a thick cap above the body. The aroma is tart, lemon hints and strongly suggestive yeast. The body is light and effervescent. The taste is tart, sour and citrusy. At this point I added the homemade raspberry syrup. And settled in for an enjoyable experience.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    Pours a pineapple yellow, slight haze .. . medium head, sturdy lacing .. . jesus, light tart notes from citrus to funky space banana to refreshing uplifting fruit notes; truly complex and fun! .. . I wish I had access to this because i would drink it aaaaaaallllllll the time! .. a true delight to drink, thanks wolfy!

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