Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem
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2.17/5 rDev -47.2%
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.
09-17-2008 02:34:24 | More by aforbes10
2.55/5 rDev -38%
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.
11-14-2008 18:17:11 | More by Oxymoron
2.55/5 rDev -38%
*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
09-08-2007 02:31:53 | More by AndoBrew
3.03/5 rDev -26.3%
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.
02-04-2009 03:22:00 | More by bowersdm
3.05/5 rDev -25.8%
pours clear yellow with a 1 finger white head that fades fast and leaves no lacing
smell is tart sour apples
tastes the same as the smell tart sour apples with maybe some lemon - not a fan
mouthfeel/drinkability - its a very light beer but overly carbonated and added to that tart sour taste make it almost painful to drink
06-11-2009 00:04:44 | More by jsh420
3.05/5 rDev -25.8%
This beer poured a very, very clear light apple juice gold in color with a three finger self destructive white foamy head. The head appeared to consume itself before setting as a light white lacing around the edges of my snifter. It's probably the clearest Berliner Weiss I've seen to date. The aroma is of light yeast with the lightest of tartness. It definitely isn't as aromatic as the other Berliners I've had. The flavor is very subtle and very light. It gives off slightly sweet pale malts, dry yeastiness, with just a tad of sourness. It's so light that I'm not even sure that sourness is the right word. It's drink fine but isn't dry like most of the style are. Perhaps this was an old bottle. I don't know, it just wasn't nearly as good as advertised.
05-12-2011 02:49:20 | More by aasher
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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