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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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1,221 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,221
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 101
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Professor Fritz Briem
Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MaltyGoodness on 04-16-2007

Created by Dr. Fritz Briem of Doemens Institute (  http://www.doemens.org  ), brewed by Weihenstephan & Doemens.
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very traditional and very tasty. No off-flavors at all. Wonderful example of the style. Nice glass bottle for homebrew use too!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It poured very heady, but the head quickly receded to one finger. It had a pale yellow hue. There was a lot of carbonation.

It had a unique scent. A perfect balance of old bread dough, sour milk, and lemon.

It tasted a little sour. It had a touch of citrus. There was a nice mellow wheat flavor. It was lite bodied. It had a clean finish, it had a little punch to it.

Just a great beer. I was not expecting this. If you don't get a similar experience; try drinking it out of a tulip glass, that's what I did.

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4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Weizen glass at the Old Eagle Tavern.

The look is instantly recognizable. Big, puffy white head, bountiful sediment and a hazy, lemony yellow color attract the senses immediately. A wild carbonation surges, forcing the sediment to dance throughout the liquid. Truly a sight to behold.

Aroma is just as enchanting, boasting the tartest of lemon juices, mild whiffs of banana and a slight milkiness.

Flavor is just as lemony, with a creamy consistency that's most likely due to the lacto bacteria and the lightest hints of orange and pineapple. The mild musk in the conclusion nicely balances out the tart bite, making for a light and Summery treat.

Modesty be damned... This just might be the most drinkable beer on the planet and, as the warm weather starts to seem like a distant memory, it's nice to drink this and remember all of those sunny Saturday afternoons.

Note: I've also tried this on several occasions with the Raspberry and Woodruff syrups, and, while those are interesting additions, believe this beer is best served straight up.

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4.84/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've been looking far and wide for a good Berlinner Weisse and thanks to the BA community this one was recommended and I found a bottle while on travel in San Antonio Texas of all places. It didn't let down. It was definitely a beer that could be drank in mass quantity and very very sessionable. To describe it? I'd say it mostly resembles the flavor of a fine German Hef/wheat beer but not quite as much banana/clover sweetness and replaced with a subtle tart/sourness. Very subtle though and nothing puckering like some Flanders reds or wilds. It goes down sweet in the middle with tartness then finishes very clean with virtually no aftertaste or dryness at all.

This is an amazing beer and provides a very unique and different spin on what flavors can be found in beer. I highly recommend. Just wish this could be found more easily in Maryland. I've never seen it anywhere.

Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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