Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem
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Reviews by spoony:
4/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.
A-The beer was bright hay and sunshine colored with a two-plus finger plume of white head. Lots of carbonation visible.
S-Lots of citrus smells going on here: lemon, orange, and a little spice. The citrus gave it a light tartness that blended well with the wet hay and wheat undertones.
T-The taste followed the smell very closely. Not terribly tart or sour (compared to other Berliners), but the brew gives you a pleasant lemony bite. Crisp.
M-Light body with lots of prickly carbonation. This beer is highly quaffable and, fortunately, lacks the watery feel that sometimes afflicts wheat beers or weissbiers.
O-This is a solid, above-average Berliner. The whole package was nicely balanced in terms of feel and flavor, but nothing jumped out and made me say, "Wow!" This would be a good introduction to sour beers for the uninitiated.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 17:06:21 | More by spoony
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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
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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