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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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92
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1,188 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,188
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 100
Gots: 87 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

bigedct, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Big_J22, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

iL0VEbeer, May 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dalepryor, May 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

NorCalBeer, May 06, 2013
Photo of Florida9
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Popped the bottle and noticed a slight pellicle around the bottle opening. Typical of sours, but not necessarily Berliners. A few moments later and this beer decided it was time to gush. Very pale pastel yellow in color. Almost white. Forms an enormous, very bubbly, white head that eventually reduces down to not very much. No lacing.

S: Smell is fresh. Surprisingly fresh. Lemons and lemon rind. Some lactic acid and a touch of barnyard.

T: Taste is similar. Lightly sweet. Lemon. Essentially effervescent lemonade. Some lactic acid with a bit of earthiness on the finish. Light wheat character. Not overly complex. Quite simplistic actually, but also a very clean and refreshing tartness.

M: Lighter bodied. Heavy carbonation gives a prickly mouthfeel. Light tartness. Non-existent bitterness.

O: I can't say I've ever had a Berliner Weisse in Germany, so while I can't vouch for the authenticity of this beer, I can say this is about as spot on a Berliner as I could imagine. Tart, but not sour, with a strong lemony taste. Well done.

Florida9, May 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

MadScientist, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 29, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a pint glass, light golden colored with a large white soapy head that quickly dissipates leaving little lacing, cloudy

S: sour pickles, yeast, grain, cider vinegar

T: sour and effervescent, vinegar, tangy

M: heavily carbonated, light, prickly, refreshing

O: this is a weird style of beer, it's hard to rate because I can't compare it to anything but pickles and malt vinegar

M_C_Hampton, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

dwagner003, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Jason1337, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Caskaway, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

cwxc818, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

JMS1512, Apr 21, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color with a two finger foamy head which quickly fades to 1/2 finger and holds, leaving spotty lacing. (I poured the sediment in later, and the beer had a cloudy lemon color then.) The aroma has tart lemon, wheat, green apple skin, AND SOME FUNK.

The taste is tart, with some unexpected sweetness at the end. There is tart lemon, wheat, green apple skin, and some funk.

Light bodied with high carbonation. Leaves a dry, sticky feeling in the mouth, with a lightly bitter aftertaste. After two disappointing Berliner Weissbiers, I found this one, which I like quite a bit.

hardy008, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jreindl, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

st9647v3, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

mattparsons, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

drummermattie02, Apr 15, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle (no experation date) into a weizen glass.

Big huge fluffy head typical of wheat beer.

Aroma was very citrusy with a little musty funkiness.

Had very pleasent citrusy tartness. Didn't hit you in the jaw like a lambic, but had a nice sour taste. Highly carbonated and refreshing. Would be great on a hot day.

IrishKevin, Apr 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

lemniscate, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

wdarcy77, Apr 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

draftpunk, Apr 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

wentsul, Apr 06, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a hazy lemon color with a very loud and fizzy head that was very active and self-rejuvenating. Enucleation on the bottom of the glass is very active and three fingers of thick bright white film lasted long after the pour.
S: Earthy hop, black pepper, lactic bite, faint citrus lemon, and a bit musty. Earthy and spicy overall.
T: Light flavored, earthy spice and hop, pale malt, lactic acid finish, clean acidity, no sour tartness or harsh. Extremely light and mild, like tart seltzer water with a dash of earth and lemon zest. No aftertaste.
M: Clean and very crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Scrubbing carbonation is very tingly and active.
O: Very light and refreshing, less flavor than I was expecting but still extremely good.

scottfrie, Apr 04, 2013
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
92 out of 100 based on 1,188 ratings.