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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,086 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,086
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 91
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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JimmyTango

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-10-2012 23:45:54 | More by JimmyTango
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes

A: very pale yellow, looks like champagne sitting in my glass, 1 finger head, no lacing

S: mostly sweetness eminates from the glass, smells like grapes, similar to champagne

T: sweet and slightly floral

M: overly carbonated

D: classic for the style, my current go to berleiner weisse only because it's the easiest one of this style for me to obtain

Cheers!
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 04:53:44 | More by THECPJ
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-30-2014 03:09:05 | More by brandon911
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-08-2013 01:37:08 | More by wdarcy77
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Antnego

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-14-2014 03:58:14 | More by Antnego
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ultralarry2006

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle. Leaves a two finger foamy white head that eventually fades to surface skim, and leaves some spotty lacing. Body is a hazy straw gold with faint orange highlights.

Smell - wheat malt, unsalted barley crackers, tart horseblanket. Simple and straightforward, but mouthwatering.

Taste - exactly as promised by the nose. Wheat malt and unsalted barley crackers washed through with tart, but pleasant horseblanket.

Mouthfeel - tart and puckering, and very effervescent.

Drinkability - this is good ale. Owing to the taste, I think this goes well with, and around appetizers, dinner, and dessert, but I don't think it would be a stand alone session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2007 16:51:19 | More by ultralarry2006
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-07-2013 20:04:38 | More by DeutschesBier
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last bottle at Bottle Revolution.

Body is bright cloudy yellow. Initially HUGE white head fed by loads of carbonation quickly fades into a small ring. Decent lacing left.

The smell is unique, and not as tart as I was expecting. I get a good bit of hefe yeast esters (sweet banana and uber sweet bubble gum), but then theres a powdery tart lemon candy thing. hint of funk as well.

Now the taste is something I can get on board with. Crisp wheat base is noticeable, but not dominant but the banana bread feeling is. Hint of clove as well. Tart lemon is delicate and subdued, but there. It feels more acidic and sour than it tastes (which is odd and hard to explain). I just get more banana than acidic tartness.

Its dry, crisp, and clean (something I expect from German beers). Banana lingers late, but eventually gives way to a chewy malt.

The warmer and longer it sits, the more tart the lemon gets, making this even better.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 21:45:35 | More by VncentLIFE
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-09-2013 04:11:51 | More by 2GOOFY
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-19-2013 19:54:02 | More by Apathetiq
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barflybastard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-06-2014 00:50:44 | More by barflybastard
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tewaris

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1809
Brewed in the traditional style of Berliner Weisse.
5% ABV
500 ml poured into a tall glass.

Pours a light hazy color, very effervescent, with a small creamy white head. Aroma was all wheat initially, but there are strong Gueuze like notes. Per the label there is lactic acid bacteria in bit. That explains a lot.

Nice taste too, fruity and tart with a little acid bite towards the end, complemented by the slight bitterness. Medium body, and I would have been content with a lighter. Good carbonation, very refreshing overall.

4,4,4,4,4

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 08:59:36 | More by tewaris
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-28-2013 15:04:26 | More by GraduatedCashew
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MikeEhrmantraut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-11-2013 00:01:37 | More by MikeEhrmantraut
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sun-faded lemon with edges that are nearly colorless. The bright white crown is large to start and slowly crackles and sizzles its way into the atmosphere, leaving several sudsy strands of lace. Since the appearance follows the style guidelines, it's hard to be too critical. Besides, this is the richest looking version that I've seen to date.

The nose is more white wine (Sauvignon Blanc) than beer. It's white grape fruity with a light muskiness and a considerable lactic tang. The one word that keeps coming to mind is 'elegant'. I have no doubt that my taste buds are gonna be happy in a few seconds.

It's difficult to compare different beers of the same style over time... especially beer of a style that I've had only three times previously. With that caveat in mind, 1809 is the most delicious, most complete and most well-balanced Berliner weissbier yet.

Part of the reason for the enthusiasm is that I can actually taste the grains (50% wheat and 50% barley), something that makes this offering taste more beer-like and something that I don't recall with the others. The dominant flavor, however, is the tangy fruitiness imparted by lactobacilli.

Specifics include lemon peel, tart white grapes, and the aforementioned untoasted grains (which are subtle). The beer has plenty of the dry, snappy, puckery character that is the defining characteristic of the style. The finish is amazingly dessicating. It paradoxically quenches one's thirst and then adds to it.

While the mouthfeel is light, it isn't thin or watery. There's some substance there. The bubbles need to be close to perfect for a good score to be granted... and they are. Sparkly carbonation adds energy and helps to scrub the tongue clean after each mouthful.

Simply put, Brauerei Weihenstephan 1809 is the best Berliner Weissbier that I've had so far. I can't see myself drinking beer of this unique style very often, but it's nice to know there's a damn good one out there. If you're curious about the style, start here.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2008 13:11:28 | More by BuckeyeNation
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RES

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-04-2012 19:19:35 | More by RES
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-04-2013 14:36:49 | More by HRamz3
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donaldchapman

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light golden color, good clarity, with a very small head.
S - Very clean smell, slight lacto aroma, and some wheat.
T - Good malt flavors, with a noticeable but not overwhelming lactic sourness.
M - Medium light bodied with a good carbonation.

This beer was good, it has a fuller body than I would expect, and the lactic acid flavors could be more pronounced. Very drinkable beer though.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2008 23:27:58 | More by donaldchapman
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-17-2012 22:41:03 | More by KAF
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-17-2013 14:00:00 | More by jbaker67
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TargaFlorio

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-08-2013 01:38:10 | More by TargaFlorio
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cgentzkow

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-13-2013 04:28:18 | More by cgentzkow
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice golden blonde body. More pale and a little cloudy, effervescent.

S - Just a light crisp citrus nose. Some earthy wheat present too.

T - A nice refreshing taste of citrus with tart and sour notes. Nice wheat body present. Wouldn't really consider this a sour beer but it has a nice amount of sour kick to it. All the tastes are those that leave your tongue and palate refreshed and good for when you're thirsty.

M - This beer is well carbonated and effervescent. Its light bodied and crisp. I swilled the bottle to get all the residual yeast.

D - This beer is well noted for its drinkability. Its very light and refreshing and goes down as easy as any.

Notes - This beer is light but only in nature. It can be light but still pack enough flavor for any beer drinker. I've had it straight and also had it rot, or red with himbiersirup added. Both were enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 03:34:39 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-24-2014 22:15:18 | More by Paccamacca
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sliks96

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-16-2012 00:06:06 | More by sliks96
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