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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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1,083 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,083
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 90
Gots: 74 | 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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klink40

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-13-2012 00:49:42 | More by klink40
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted 28 July 2014.

Pours a medium clear golden yellow. Two fingers of white fizzy head, okay retention and lacing.

Smell is delicate and delightful. Bright and clean, with just the right touch of lemony tartness. Soft, but stellar.

Taste is also quite good. Again, it's got the two elements I want from a berliner - clean, and light tart. I could use just a bit more of that tartness, as the wheat becomes sweet and starts to detract from the refreshment. Better cold, faded as it warmed.

Feel is good. Light-bodied, fizzy carbonation. Spot-on.

This beer reminds me why I love this style. It's the perfect thing to drink on a summer afternoon. Clean and crisp, with just a hint of lemon and acidity to take the edge off. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 03:45:24 | More by zeledonia
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dsigmon

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-29-2014 00:26:13 | More by dsigmon
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rollncalguy78

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-27-2014 23:16:01 | More by rollncalguy78
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-27-2014 19:07:48 | More by Casey3236
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Bsetz

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-25-2014 22:18:54 | More by Bsetz
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

07-25-2014 01:52:05 | More by Bryanbrown0420
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jeffaroo95

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-23-2014 04:06:09 | More by jeffaroo95
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BoJengs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-22-2014 22:11:57 | More by BoJengs
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Matty123

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-22-2014 17:34:03 | More by Matty123
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Inglewood

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-20-2014 17:13:28 | More by Inglewood
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2014 03:24:47 | More by Ieatlambfries
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AaronBurr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-19-2014 02:27:53 | More by AaronBurr
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-18-2014 19:28:59 | More by mikeincharleston
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-15-2014 03:04:15 | More by thebigredone
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Antnego

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-14-2014 03:58:14 | More by Antnego
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-11-2014 23:12:09 | More by shelby415
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Flip_Smash

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Brianbosox

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-11-2014 14:47:37 | More by Brianbosox
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-11-2014 14:31:26 | More by Jmbbabson
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Ken_P

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-07-2014 02:19:54 | More by Ken_P
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mrchrisray

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-05-2014 01:49:44 | More by mrchrisray
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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
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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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