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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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Ratings: 1,191
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 100
Gots: 87 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.6%

dabears34, Nov 17, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

HeyJim, Dec 19, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

Sailracer, Mar 18, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

Kerne, Oct 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51.2%

emunoz, Mar 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.2%

growlerPete, Jun 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.2%

Paige, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of aforbes10
2.17/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a peachy-yellow with a pillowy white head that falls off after a short while. Somewhat cloudy, laces brokenly. Smells of lactic sourness, wheat, gooseberries, alcohol. Taste is mostly a thin wheaty flavor up front, with a distinct tartness and growing sour quality. Alcohol present too, which I find surprising and out of character for the style. Ethanol actually distracts from the flavor and reduces the complexity of the sour flavors. Didn't have any syrup to add so I wasn't able to see how it improved the beer, but I feel like even a B.W. should be reviewed based on how it tastes straight. Thin bodied, kind of watery. I've had a few Berliner Weisses and this has been both the least interesting and the least palatable.

aforbes10, Sep 17, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -39%

Flashyspoons, Mar 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -39%

StRocco, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Oxymoron
2.55/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hope that isn't the best buy date. Pours a very hazy yellow color with some straw colored hue through out. A good pour left a very sad and bubbled head. Which quickly dissipated. Lacing, whats that?

The nose is limited. The wheat comes out nicely with some spicy notes. Some grainy notes on the back end as well. Some lemony and some herbal notes. Not much in the sour department though. Very clean yeast aroma as well, would have liked more funk.

The taste is similar. The malt comes out but at least there is a slight tart/sour note on the back end. Really would like more of sour note overall. Some nice spicy wheat notes come out. There is a slight lemongrass finish coming more from the yeast than hops. Some minor funk/horse but could use more.

The body is light but some of the lemongrass gives it a fuller feel. I would like this to be much drier. Carbonation is non-existent. Overall a pretty boring berliner weiss.

Oxymoron, Nov 14, 2008
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2.55/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

*did not really mind would not buy*

app: icky cloudy yellow with white bubbly head

smell: oh no, smells like a heffe with some steamed greens in it. like canned spinach.

taste: lil sour lil bananas lil of the green smell sneaks in through the nose. mostly a sourish heffe

mf: nice alive and soothing

drinkable?: sure, sept for the greens

AndoBrew, Sep 08, 2007
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2.7/5  rDev -34.1%

Pour is bright hazed yellow with a white head. Nose has a fair bit of dirty grain, faint dusty brett, decent lacto, strong lemon. Taste is a bit sweeter, grain is there but a little messier, lacto comes in mid palate, quite a bit of lemon and gets a bit sweet. Light body, a touch syrupy, moderate carb, dry finish.

cpetrone84, Sep 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

PGVG, Apr 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

cowboy83, Jun 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

smartassboiler, Jun 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

chrispoint, Feb 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Shatter, Feb 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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zaraspook, Apr 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

djrn2, Mar 01, 2013
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marshmeli, Dec 10, 2013
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3.03/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

16.9oz bottle poured into a nonic.

A - the color is reminiscent of a dehydrated person's urine. pale yellow. A tall white head quickly formed and then quickly dissipated...kind of like pouring 7-up or sprite into a cup. Even though there was no head, there was continual carbonation making its way to the top of the beer. very unappetizing appearance

S - lactic acid, wheat, and grape jelly?

T - way too dry for my enjoyment. I'm not sure whether the tanginess is due to the lactic acid, the wheat, or both. If it's because of the lactic acid then there was no malt flavor to notice. It was a very, tart, sour fruit flavor with a very acidic, biting quality to it. The beer was dry throughout.

M - a very bubbly beer, like champagne.

D - i was not a fan of this beer.

bowersdm, Feb 04, 2009
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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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