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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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1,078 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 90
Gots: 73 | 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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krome

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

04-07-2014 18:08:52 | More by krome
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wentsul

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

04-05-2013 23:38:04 | More by wentsul
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neckbeered

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-12-2014 16:02:45 | More by neckbeered
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-30-2013 00:50:51 | More by wonothesane42
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

03-09-2012 22:07:42 | More by lpotter
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NorCalBeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-06-2013 07:58:56 | More by NorCalBeer
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

08-26-2012 01:45:04 | More by LambicKing
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-16-2014 23:25:19 | More by StArnoldFan
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

02-15-2013 08:19:55 | More by YobroitsJoe
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lord_jordo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

10-07-2013 21:45:24 | More by lord_jordo
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

03-06-2013 02:12:58 | More by GennyCreamAle
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friartuck72

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

03-31-2012 23:26:02 | More by friartuck72
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smt1

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

07-11-2013 08:22:52 | More by smt1
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GoGriz06

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-07-2014 17:40:32 | More by GoGriz06
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-04-2012 21:21:57 | More by rm9679
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rjholcomb

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

08-23-2013 23:55:59 | More by rjholcomb
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albertjr21

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

09-02-2012 18:17:11 | More by albertjr21
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Boz12

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

08-09-2012 05:17:24 | More by Boz12
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MathNut

Missouri

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09-19-2013 03:50:23 | More by MathNut
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mogburn1317

Florida

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08-04-2013 12:57:31 | More by mogburn1317
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

My beer guru brought this one over to split. Ourstanding appearance, very good smell, and unreal taste. Would describe it as a sour but lighter. Very easy to drink and very clean on the finish. I really wish we could get more of this style here in Maryland.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 00:35:02 | More by JamieDuncan
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MillRat

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy lemon yellow with a fine white head that disappears quickly, save for a persistent ring from the abundant carbonation. The aroma is that of a great hefeweizen with a sharpness from the Brett. The flavor is true to the smell, with a clear sourness that does more to balance the malty body than the light hop bitterness. Absolutely adherent to style and with such clean and crisp flavors that the addition of the woodruff or respberry syrup traditional with this style would be a sacrilege. Certainly will inspire a homebrewing batch in a month or so.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 00:38:26 | More by MillRat
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Grundle20

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance:
The beer pours pale straw yellow in color with a substantial haze, looks sort of like Orangina. A sizable rocky white head is quick to build but almost equally so to fall while leaving little lacing, probably the only draw back I would say is the wonky head retention on this beer.

Smell:
As is to be expected from Weihenstephan this beer smells great. There's a strong presence of bananas, lemon zest, sourdough bread, and a kick of nasty runners socks way in the back (love that funk!). There's some lesser notes of pepper and nutmeg but they are more apparent towards the end of the smell.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
The beer drinks light, crisp, and rather effervescently. Up front there's some dry wheat character partnered with a refreshing boost of sour lemon zest and a tinge of a switch of straw. The beer drinks a tad abruptly and finishes with a flavor that I could easily mistake for yellow Sour Patch Kids in a blind tasting. There's little aftertaste to note with an exception of about 3 seconds of funky wheat.

Drinkability:
This beer takes everything that is great about hefeweizen and makes it a tad more refreshing and crisp. It's hot and humid out and I couldn't be drinking a more satisfying beer.

Bottom Line:
My first dip in to this style and up until actually trying it I expected something more sour from what I've read. This is not the case, the beer is only mildly tart and it really only serves the beer well rather than being overwhelming like you might find in even domesticated lambic. Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2007 20:09:03 | More by Grundle20
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A= The pour is a great looking translucent light yellow color with a tall white head on it. The head falls pretty quick and lively looking. There is not lacing on the glass but the large bubbles of the head stay on top looking like some sort of sparkling juice.

S= The smell is is a nice grassy lemony smell to it. There is a light sweetness to it and a good bit of wheat. It's not as wheaty as other berliners I've had.

T= The taste is right on for a berliner. Wow. There is some great lemony tartness to it but not enough to make it unenjoyable to sip on all day. There is a great grassy wheaty taste and a fruity sort of sweetness to it. Worth every sip.

M= High on the carbonation. Quite spritzy. Reminds me a lot of the carbonation in sparkling juice.

D= I would love to drink this all the time. If this came in a can and was affordable I think I would drink this all day everyday. Wow. A wonderful brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 23:14:11 | More by jjanega08
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into pint glass.

A- Slightly hazy yellow pour with a short lived finger width white head. Lacing is minimal.

S- Apple juice, lemons, lemon skin, grape skins and a touch of white wine. There is a nice sweetness I haven't experienced with any other Berliners I've had.

T- Apple juice, apple cider, lemon juice, lemon skin, grapes and a touch of white wine. Very refreshing, very tart and all around just fantastic!

M- Light bodied, excellent carbonation, cheek tingling tart.

O- This is beyond any Berliner I've come across. This is just magnificent in all aspects.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 23:52:13 | More by korguy123
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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