Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem
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Reviews by cfrances33:
4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a Tired Hands wine glass.
Pour: Completely clear pale yellow with two fingers of fizzy white head. Head recedes to a film and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Bready biscuit, lemon zest, pear, green apple. This smells pretty good.
Taste: Nice bready sweetness, followed by a great lemon tartness. Tartness evolves to incorporate some pear as well. Finish is lemon juice.
Mouthfeel: This where this beer excels. Really nice fizzy carbonation, coupled with a tartness that I was really happy to see. Very light, in a good way.
Overall: This beer is a never fail shot to get a nice tart bite with some flavors (minus the funk) that you might find in a gueuze. Really helps scratch that itch when I don't want to drop $12 on a bottle of Black Label or open something from the cellar.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2012 22:05:50 | More by cfrances33
More User Reviews:
3.4/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 21:34:27 | More by ThisWangsChung
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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