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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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1,127 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 92
Gots: 80 | 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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SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

05-26-2013 01:48:19 | More by SourAddict
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-21-2013 00:10:27 | More by ScottStache
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themilkman87

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-13-2013 02:44:23 | More by themilkman87
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

03-17-2014 08:42:39 | More by anteater
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-11-2014 14:31:26 | More by Jmbbabson
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

04-03-2014 22:01:32 | More by markgugs
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dsigmon

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-29-2014 00:26:13 | More by dsigmon
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jbuddle

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

02-12-2013 17:13:28 | More by jbuddle
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

04-09-2012 15:03:51 | More by SalMineo
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ThurmondTX

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

05-12-2014 14:22:55 | More by ThurmondTX
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

12-24-2011 19:43:57 | More by jophish17
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cjw333

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

08-08-2013 06:44:05 | More by cjw333
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micstache

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

12-23-2011 05:06:37 | More by micstache
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

02-15-2012 21:12:01 | More by sharpski
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

04-10-2014 01:18:59 | More by thegerm87
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

12-31-2012 19:43:48 | More by sludgegnome
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codyhaskell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-28-2014 18:49:03 | More by codyhaskell
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AshleyMiller

Vermont

3.53/5  rDev -14.1%

thanks to ejeffer11 for this; poured into my stone snifter

a - pours a beyond opaque straw gold and this one's a bubbler! more than a three finger head that died after a few minutes, leaving no lacing whatsoever.

s - spicy german yeast, plenty of herbals in there as well

t - this one started colder than it should have and all i could taste was tart early on. as it warms an apply tart dominates. those with me thought it tasted watered down, which i only half bought into. the german yeast if very present throughout as well.

m - medium bodied with tons of carbonation, which i balanced the tartness nicely. a sipper for me.

o - this was my intro into berliner weissbiers, so i don't have a lot for comparison. but it was good as an after dinner beer to sip on while drinking. i definitely prefer lambiks and russian river sours in comparison, but it was great to try a german sour.

11-19-2011 04:18:51 | More by AshleyMiller
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IMincedTheKing

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -13.6%

A noisy head recedes quickly from the top of the cloudy pinkish-orange pour.

Yeast and wheat on the nose. It's sort of bread-like, but very strange, with some hints of fruit.

On the palate, it opens tart and lemony leading to a doughy, wheaty finish, some green apple bursting through the middle.

The carbonation stings a bit at first.

Overall, this is pretty decent, but nothing I'd buy again.

06-18-2009 22:21:24 | More by IMincedTheKing
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midnite2sixman

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -13.6%

I poured this from a 16.9 bottle. It pours a hazy straw color with an immediate head from an aggressive pour which dissipates in a swirl of bubbles that continue to rise from the beer for a long time after the pour

Smells like fresh green apples, not the crap apples you buy in stores that are 2lbs and genetically modified. A real apple. Probably granny smith.

Taste is a bit sour with a sweet finish kind of a like an apple champagne or something like that.

Mouthfeel is light and champagney.

Worth a shot!

11-15-2008 08:14:56 | More by midnite2sixman
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crossovert

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%

500ml bottle.

It pours a light hazy gold with a super foamy bright white head that lasts seemingly forever.

The smell has some brett scent to it, some funk, but mostly fruitiness. Mostly light fruits.

The flavor is similar. Light and zippy, though heavier than other examples I have had.

08-08-2011 20:45:43 | More by crossovert
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%

Appearance - pours a golden color with great clarity into a hefe half-liter. The bead coming up to meet the 2 inch head is pretty cool looking. I held up on the pour and unwittingly disturbed some of the sediment in the bottle. A bit got in, clouding the view, but it's only a light haze. The head bubbles down but is staying at a cover thanks to active bubbling below.

Aroma - standard grain and a light funkiness.

Taste - a quick flavor of graininess, taken over by a lemony sourness in short order. Being style-prepped by Festina Peche, I was more expectant of the flavor, which helps. The funky element is light and this is a fairly enjoyable beer. The finish is dry, tart, and clean, albeit burp-inducing.

Mouthfeel - high carbonation, crisp body, lighter weight.

Drinkability - mostly tasted for posterity, but after the experience, I would have it in Berlin, no problem.

03-08-2008 05:36:37 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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JAYAR1

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%

Poured into my no-name tulip from a bottle purchased at Binny's
Very murky and you can't see through it.
Slight yeast and malt odor.
Very tart and dry, like a sparkling white wine ,maybe Prosecco. Somewhat grapey aftertaste.
Thin mouth feel. Nothing outstanding.
Overall, it's an interesting beer with with a non-traditional flavor. Thought I read it is usually served with a sweet syrup. Will drink again maybe with a little fowl.

04-29-2012 21:21:19 | More by JAYAR1
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wcintula

New York

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%

Quite a new experience for me. Poured into A "Berliner Kindl Weisse" glass, a small head was produced above the clear dark yellow body. The smell is tart like fruity wheat beer. The lactic acid creates an incredible tart almost sour raspberry flavor in the beer. Hops seem to go unnoticed as the bottle indicates the beer was only hoped during the mash from what I understand. The bartender told me that it's typically served with a raspberry syrup, this may help round out tat tartness next time around.

09-08-2011 13:13:45 | More by wcintula
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.59/5  rDev -12.7%

Pours light yellow, similar to a hefeweizen. A bubbly white head forms but disappears as quickly as it came.

Smells of tart lemon and other citrus, wheat and bread (wheat bread?), maybe some spices and yeast.

Taste is pretty much spot on with the nose. Nicely tart and citrusy with some nice wheat flavors, refreshing and tasty.

This is a solid berlinerweiss but it's not mindblowing or a standout. Given the low availability for the style in general, I'm sure I'll be buying this one again.

7.2/10

07-21-2011 18:02:19 | More by AlexFields
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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