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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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1,079 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 534
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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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-12-2012 14:31:20 | More by Dank26
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-10-2013 06:59:49 | More by Kelp
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-31-2014 23:59:38 | More by RaggaD
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-29-2014 19:38:43 | More by atrocity
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-27-2012 05:44:35 | More by strongaf
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-09-2014 19:40:35 | More by DeanMoriarty
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grittybrews

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-31-2013 03:16:35 | More by grittybrews
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CADMixes

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-13-2012 23:52:23 | More by CADMixes
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AltBock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 pint 0.9 fl oz. bottle with a big white label on the front that has everything you want to know about the history of the Berliner Weisse style. The back label only has all the mandatory US information. There is no date anywhere on the label or bottle. There wasn't even a crude brewery number.

When poured into a weizen glass, "1809" is a pale and I mean pale light lemon yellow color. It was so pale you could see all the carbonation bubbles racing to the top of the glass. Sitting on top of this pale liquid was a creamy 2 inch head of white foam. This creamy head of foam had great retention that left behind a thick white film and a ton of sticky white streaks of lace around the glass. What a knockout beer appearance!

The aroma was nice and tart with a gigantic amount of tart lemons. Behind the lemons was malted wheat, a small touch of apple juice, a splash of orange peel, and a hint of yeast at the end. There's no denying that the tart lemons ruled over this aroma!

The taste starts off very sour and tart with lemons, a hint of green apples, malted wheat, a touch of orange peel, and a few more citrus fruits. It's true the lemons were tart, but nowhere as tart as they were in the aroma. After the sour and tart aspect of the beer, in comes a refreshing crispy taste of malted wheat. It was great how it started off tart and sour, but ends on a crispy malted wheat taste.

The mouthfeel was light, but this light beer had a refreshing tart lemony/malted wheat aftertaste. There was nothing more then the lemons and wheat in the aftertaste.

I honestly thought that this was going to be a light beer with a light taste of just malted wheat. Boy was I wrong!! In the end this was a great light yet sour and tart lemony beer. Who needs the flavor syrup when it comes to this Berliner Weisse? Not me!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2008 22:26:01 | More by AltBock
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jonbeer89

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-06-2013 00:26:08 | More by jonbeer89
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-12-2013 03:15:51 | More by JeffTheJuice
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malcontent

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Brilliant clear gold body with a head that dissipates within a minute.

Sharp wheat scent accented by a tart lemon nose which finishes clove-spiked.

Everything in a standard weiss (wheat-y zing, lemon, yeasty) turned on its head with a bracing and refreshing sourness.

Thinner than I like from most beers and especially something in the weizen family. However, the mouth puckering finish is a big plus. When the weather is as hot as it is today in Chicago (95 and humid) something like this really hits the spot.

NOTE: I decided to concoct my own fruit syrup as I've heard such a mixture is added to Berliner Weiss' in their traditional setting. Using a mixture of blended peach and strawberry and a simple syrup strained through a mesh filter, I added the concoction to the beer. The appearance was dramatically improved upon by the resulting Champagne-esqe head with tremendous staying power. The taste was altered a good deal and was honestly (If I do say so) quite good but I wouldn't say better per se. It was simply different. If I were to choose, I would take the beer in its original form sans syrup and enjoy the sheer sourness and uniqueness of the experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2007 03:30:33 | More by malcontent
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-08-2013 01:26:20 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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jaymo18

Virginia

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06-19-2014 03:38:22 | More by jaymo18
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Brianbosox

North Carolina

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-23-2013 19:32:33 | More by will_eye_e
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rdooley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-13-2014 23:39:43 | More by rdooley
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legend8706

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-02-2013 16:07:45 | More by legend8706
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-28-2014 09:07:32 | More by Gagnonsux
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gfg0020

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2014 01:22:10 | More by gfg0020
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msimone372

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-22-2014 01:40:36 | More by msimone372
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iKrystin

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-12-2013 23:24:47 | More by iKrystin
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-23-2012 20:09:01 | More by GreyGhost4
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice beer overall, and a good introduction to the style, which I'm not super familiar with. Bottle poured into my Lost Abbey Chalice.

The beer has a straw to orange look that is mostly opaque with a fizzy head that dies very quickly. Some bubbles rise to the top after the pour and continue in a more settled fashion as I sip the brew.

The smell has some nice straw wheat malt notes and a touch of wild yeast brett, also some nice fruity almost berry like notes as well. Some grape like notes, reminding me somewhat of a BPA. Overall nice and subtle aroma, wish it jumped out of the glass a bit more but its nice.

The taste is refreshing and hits the the aromas quite nicely: Some belgian farmhouse maltiness, straw wheat malts, a little touch of tartness from the wild yeast that again also brings a fruity flavor to it, some grapes, and a touch of German barley. Overall quite nice and balanced.

The feel is sort of light and very bubbly, it works well with the flavors.

Overall a nice beer I'd like to try again and seek some more examples of.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 00:16:11 | More by Dreadnaught33
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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