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Bruery Hottenroth
« on: August 05, 2014, 09:43:43 PM »
This is my first time trying a commercial straight-up Berliner Weisse and man, am I impressed. Hottenroth is certainly tart, but it is not in the realm of gueuze or La Folie. For such a small beer, it is remarkably complex. There is a big, bready graininess to it, and a nice lactic twang to balance it out. The Bruery always impresses me with their sours, and this is no exception.
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Re: Bruery Hottenroth
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 09:24:04 PM »
I'm sad to say the bottle I had of it last year smelled and tasted very much like laundry gray water (smells and likely tastes).

Being less than 30 miles from Placentia, I would think that bottle of Hottenroth would not have been too old.  Who knows though.
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Bruery Hottenroth
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 04:28:42 AM »
This is my first time trying a commercial straight-up Berliner Weisse and man, am I impressed. For such a small beer, it is remarkably complex. There is a big, bready graininess to it, and a nice lactic twang to balance it out. The Bruery always impresses me with their sours, and this is no exception.
+1 to all of this. Saw this at bottle shop Friday and had to get it after reading Eric's review. My girlfriend and I both really enjoyed it. Thanks for the heads up Eric
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Re: Bruery Hottenroth
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 06:50:00 AM »
I have had ups and downs with this one.  First time I tried it I thought it was very good and the second time as stated above I thought the beer was slightly off-putting, bland, and even very thin for a BW.  Oh well...you win some, you lose some!