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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner WeisseProfessor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse

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BA SCORE
92
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1,078 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 90
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Professor Fritz Briem
Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Created by Dr. Fritz Briem of Doemens Institute (  http://www.doemens.org  ), brewed by Weihenstephan & Doemens.

(Beer added by: MaltyGoodness on 04-16-2007)
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Reviews by 4000qtrap:
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4000qtrap

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Source/Serving: 500mL bottle, no expiry date

S: Reminiscent of champagne, as expected. Pear, white grape, a touch of apple bread. Bright, zesty tartness is full, but soft. Shows a hint of mild funkiness, but its gentle and adds a mysterious complexity. Very nice.

T: Bubbly tartness pops into the mouth at first, almost blocking the ability to taste. The feel is not unpleasant, however, and reminiscent of champagne. Flavors are bright, sour patch kids tangy with lemon-lime citrus notes at first. Very crisp. In the middle there is a nice flavor modulation with more apple-pear notes coming through with a much smoother lactic acidity. Faint hints of wheat bread. Slightly dry throughout. The finish has an especially pleasant, supple dryness with just a kiss of herbal noble hop flavor coming through alongside a squeeze of lemon. Ghosts of the prickly carbonation linger.

Notes: Highly quaffable with dynamic flavors and a pleasant, complex acidity. Balanced and well put together. Makes me wish more Berliners were made these days.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 19:19:43 | More by 4000qtrap
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500ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a hazy straw color. There's about one finger worth of white-colored head. Because the actual body looks fizzy, retention is poor. The soapiness of the head's texture also means that no lacing is left on the glass.

S: Like the style would suggest, there's a healthy lacto presence, expressing itself as funky, stank-ass cheese. Acidic notes are actually fairly prevalent. It's pretty simple, but a bit more balanced than most.

T: Tartness hits the palate first, but only very briefly. Wheat notes end up being the dominant flavor, especially around the mid-taste. If there's any flaw, it's that the finish seems a bit empty. I don't really care, though, because this is the first example of the style I'd call "good".

M: This has the kind of feel that works perfectly in hot weather: light-bodied, dry, fizzy, with a hint of lingering tartness. Really fizzy, in fact - the carbonation is almost brutal at times. Still goes down easily.

O: Out of the Berliner Weissbiers I've rated, not a single one has scored higher than a 3 from me. This, though, is actually quite solid. Beers like these are exactly why I never give up on a style I dislike. This would also make a great introduction to those who've never had the style before.

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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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