Friday, August 6, 2010

Hottenroth Berliner Weisse

Today I'm drinking Hottenroth Berliner Weisse brewed by The Bruery in Placentia, California. As usual, the presentation is excellent. Wine-sized bottle with a bright yellow and orange label. This beer is a Berlin-Style Tart Wheat Ale brewed in memory of Fred and Sarah Hottenroth. The label also suggests an alternate to drinking this solo would be to serve it with raspberry or woodruff syrup, I guess to ease the "SOUR = YUM!" you should have prepared for! The alcohol content is 3.1%. Cellar for up to a year and serve at 45 degrees F.

Lemon, citrus, tart and funky cat-lady house aroma. Holy sour! I think they need to make that SOUR = YUM! statement on their bottle about 20 times larger. Pure lemon juice with carbonation, puckering to start. OK, it took me a full glass to get used to this beer, but it really is starting to grow on me now. Still, besides the lemons, it tastes like Granny Smith and her apples (assuming she hasn't bathed for a few weeks, nice and ripe!) Yes, a little funky for sure. Light wheat or yeast. Crisp and refreshing. Strong carbonation is a solid teammate, too. Check this out but be ready. I really enjoyed this; quite the experience!

Mikasa Brewmaster's Varietal Glasses, Set of 4

Torani Sugar-Free Syrup, Raspberry, 25.4-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3)

ReaLemon 100% Lemon Juice from Concentrate, 15-Ounce Squeeze Bottles (Pack of 6)


marie the bitch said...

hon, that sounds terrible.

Vanessa said...

I had this a couple of weeks ago; has me dying to try a berliner-weisse for my next homebrew!

Rob said...

This was terrific. Vanessa, can't wait to try your version!

Michael Jurewicz said...

I absolutely love this beer. It's perfect for those hot and humid summer days down here and it's only 3.1% so it is extremely sessionable.

I'm also with V and want to brew a Berliner Weisse now.