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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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Ratings: 1,138
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 93
Gots: 84 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Professor Fritz Briem

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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JeffTheJuice, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

malcontent, Jul 10, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

Dreadnaught33, Dec 28, 2011
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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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