Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
3.93/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
age of bottle unknown= presumed fresh
APPEARANCE- Gold, crystal clear, low white head that fades but does stay until the end of the glass
AROMA- Very light and delicate. Lightly herbal, tart, and tangy. Very bright and clean. Faint notes of fruit and a very slight musty cellar quality- but you really have to look for that. Wonderful rich, tangy wheat aroma is really what dominates.
FLAVOR- Very unusal,....first thing that strikes me is that it kinda tastes like cigarettes. Im not talking tobacco, I mean like the ashy burning paper/ chemical smell that hangs on a smokers clothes. That eventually turns peppery, and after punching through the top, fishes so quick and clean you wonder if you imagined the first flavors. Its a like a drive-by shooting on your palate. Feel like I'm getting a whisper of noble hop mid-palate. Not really what I'd call "tart" or "tangy" but certainly acidic. Acidity is nearly the only sensation, all the usual accompanying "sour" flavors are totally gone. Interesting that sucha big deal has been made out of some brewers only using lactic acid and not bacteria, can't imagine it tastes any different that this. WHeat flavor remains bright and fresh.
MOUTHFEEL- Light bodied and effervescent
OVERALL- Finally satified my curiosity about one of the last styles I haven't tried. No doubt this is the real stuff, a couple of US- brewed attempts I had were just watery and bland by comparison. This is extremely refreshing and would be better than lemonade on a summer day. I know beer snobs recoil at the idea of putting syrup in beer but I made my own woodruff syrup and a couple spoonfulls really tied things together after I wrote the review above. Wouldn't drink this again without the syrup.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2012 20:14:55 | More by JudgeRoughneck
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This pours light straw and translucent. A thick fine bubble head slowly retreats to a minimal rim. No laces. Excellent clarity. The smell is mainly dusty grain. The taste however is very different. Fairly tart with a light malt presence. Minor notes of white grapes, oak, and wheat. High carbonation, light body, and mostly smooth. This is a great summer time and or lunch ale. I highly recommend this ale if you are a fan if sours.
Serving type: on-tap
04-12-2014 20:18:42 | More by macher0
4.19/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tall head that quickly recedes to nothing, with no lacing. Cloudy straw yellow/lemonade color. Smell is lactic acid, lemon, and bready, and the taste mostly follows this. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a dry finish. A nice example of the Berliner Weisse style.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 23:19:09 | More by xungmound98
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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