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Name – Hottenroth
Country – United States
Type – Berliner Weisse

Appearance – Pours a very hazy pale yellow color.  It good sized bubbly white head disappears rather quickly into the brew.

Smell – The scents were not strong but you could pick up the wheat smell, lemon and some spices.

Taste – The label says it’s tart and it sure is.  It reminded me of eating lemon and sour apple Warheads as a kid.  Of course it was not nearly as tart as the candy but you get the point.  But yeah lemon and sour apples are definitely picked up and a little bit of wheat in there.

I’ve never had a Berliner Weisse before.  I passed on the opportunity to have some at Redlight Redlight in November in favor of a few other things.  I was pleasantly surprised on this.  I am really starting to enjoy the sour ales I have been having and this is right up that alley for me.

Overall Grade – A-

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  • Reply Peter at Simply Beer

    Whats even better is it is a 3.3% (i think) abv beer. I had this a couple weeks back at one of our beer brawls. This would be an awesome beer to drink on a hot day. The other interesting thing it is one of the few Berliner Weisse beers that also uses Brettanomyces as apposed from getting its sourness from the grain mashing process.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Phil (the Fermentation)

    3.3 abv…..thats almost a waste of calories! lol

    I got a bottle of this that I am waiting on reviewing

    February 10, 2010 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Mike

    @Pete – Yeah that 3.3% ABV makes it a nice different session beer. I didn’t realize it had Brett in it. That’s pretty cool. Also definitely agree on a hot that this would be awesome.

    @Phil – It’s different if you aren’t use to sour beers but definitely enjoyable.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Michael Reinhardt

    I’ve only had this on tap when I interviewed these guys but I really enjoyed it.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm
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