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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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Ratings: 1,089
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 91
Gots: 75 | 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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3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light yellow with a huge head and a ton of carbonation.

Aroma is bubblegum, green apple, hay and loose tobacco.

Taste is similar to the aroma with wheat and some green apple tartness, but not super tart. I don't pick up any lacto. The finish is relatively dry and slightly tart.

Overall, this was somewhat of a disappointment. It just tasted like a boring, fizzy wheat beer with a little bit of tartness. I'll conclude that I prefer the modern American Berliners with a more robust lacto component than this traditional Berliner.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 23:46:45 | More by GuzzLah
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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

03-02-2013 05:17:15 | More by Flashyspoons
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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fizzles away in seconds

S: Lots of banana and clove, along with a tart lactic presence and definite wheat malt

T: Follows the nose, with a little less of the banana and clove and more lactic tartness wheat notes. Simple and refreshing

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: A nice easy drinker that has a nice lactic quality and a solid wheat presence. Great for a summer any-time beer

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 17:39:28 | More by BEERMILER12
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27%

03-01-2013 02:56:21 | More by djrn2
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-24-2013 02:19:37 | More by nitter
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-22-2013 22:49:33 | More by mattclough
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Grapefruit juice (not the ruby red kind) or peach juice- light dull yellow with a slight pink tinge, unfiltered and opaque, huge off white head of 5 fingers. The foam started out of the bottle as soon as it was opened.

S: Slightly acidic and gassy, as though its releasing gasses as you breathe it in. Reminds me of a lambic or a kumbacha tea. Slight fruit, vinegar, a very slight floral scent.

T: Follows the nose. Acidic, lambic like but not as sour as say a Lindemans' lambic, nor is it like kumbacha tea in intensity, yet its present and mild, rather like a witbier in lightness yet with the strong touch of sour. Light, crisp, refreshing.

M: Light body, highly carbonated.

O: Like it, and have to be in the mood to enjoy this, rather like a lambic. Refreshing, crisp, unique, love the bottle that has lots of writing on it. Love the history it gives on the beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 19:23:24 | More by patre_tim
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-19-2013 17:38:27 | More by alelover
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-19-2013 05:16:23 | More by Blanco
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

02-15-2013 08:19:55 | More by YobroitsJoe
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

02-14-2013 19:31:21 | More by beerme411
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

02-12-2013 17:13:28 | More by jbuddle
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-10-2013 17:29:35 | More by chakadrum
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-07-2013 01:02:32 | More by beerdhabelly
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

02-06-2013 20:49:45 | More by Nachos4two
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27%

02-01-2013 13:10:53 | More by Shatter
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-01-2013 00:35:59 | More by randylangford
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3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served out of a 16.9 oz "mini-bomber" into a Boulevard chalice. No discernible 'drink by' date or batch number/bottling date.

Appearance - The foamy, fluffy head is the most distinct thing about this beer. An eggshell white, with a volume that gave the impression of meringue. Carbonation grows from the bottom of the glass perpetually, feeding the 1.5-finger head. The beer is the color of hay, with some hints of amber.

Smell - Characteristic twinge of sour and funk, but it's fleeting. Reminds me of a weaker version of a gueuze. Some floral notes and a hint of barnyard hay. It has me sufficiently intrigued to what the taste might be like.

Taste - Pleasantly pungent upfront, but quickly rounds out into something resembling watery lemonade. Like a radler with more kick. I get the feel of shandy, and I'm not familiar enough with this particular style of "sour" beer to know whether the lack of that pucker factor is normal or not. I prefer a little bit more kick, but this one is very tasty and I can imagine as a good summer lounging beer, because it's quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel - Effervescent, pleasant, but that thins out quickly and leaves me wanting a little more. I expected it to linger a bit longer due to it's fullness, but it was almost like drinking a fluffy cloud.

Overall, a very quality beer. As noted, it's refreshing enough that I could see myself kicking back several out in the sun on a lazy weekend. Drinkable and pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 00:30:58 | More by LambicPentameter
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-28-2013 04:05:30 | More by claytong
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-26-2013 00:42:10 | More by geryeb624
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

01-25-2013 16:09:08 | More by hopandbarley28
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

01-22-2013 00:55:47 | More by Ajlvt
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

01-21-2013 23:09:43 | More by brez8791
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-20-2013 22:38:29 | More by ucsbmullet
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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap at Avenue Pub NOLA. Pours a hazy golden with a little bit of white foamy head. Great hefe banana and clove aromas with a nice dose of sour. Taste is fantastic banana hefe wheat, with a burst of sour. Finishes with a chocolate like note and smooth. Its amazing how the tartness just finishes out leaving the maly characteristics behind. Really a fantastic brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2013 05:20:18 | More by DrinkSlurm
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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