Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem
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4.4/5 rDev +7.1%
Perhaps the best BW I've had...but I haven't had that many.
The head sticks around a bit longer with this beer, albeit a white collar, but it's there nonetheless. Light orange/golden pour...almost Sauv Blanc-ish
Tart aroma. Lemon, bubblegum, white grape, persimmon. Fresh smelling. Floral
Tart flavors as well. The lemon is more of a persimmon on the tongue. White grape. Hints of pine..very green. This beer drinks remarkably well even though it does have a tartness that some may not favor. Very nice
01-01-2013 21:22:11 | More by Mebuzzard
4.2/5 rDev +2.2%
Beer is cloudy blonde in colour, with a large white head. Good retention.
Smell contains a lot of lemon, a bit of apple. A bit tart, a bit of a lacto smell. Wheat.
Taste is like the nose. Lemon, wheat, fairly acidic, lacto. Lemon is the strongest flavour for sure. A bit of clove, noticeably more in the finish, but pretty light. A bit of cereal.
Light bodied, pretty strongly carbonated. Crisp.
Overall, quite good. While I do not have a ton of experience with them, I really like the Berliner Weisse style, and this strikes me as quite a good one.
12-31-2012 23:04:09 | More by jrenihan
4.03/5 rDev -1.9%
Lovely... hazy pear gold body produces a thin but noisy finger of head that settles down quickly, leaving a slender collar - just enough to leave some lace.
Dry, fruity yeast type of funk, some faint lemon peel, white grape, green apple, subtle funk the whole way through.
Soured apple cider, would make for a beautiful introduction to the sour beer world - finishes dry and clean, nice.
Infinitely drinkable. Great next to a slice of pizza.
12-30-2012 01:26:03 | More by yamar68
4/5 rDev -2.7%
From a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.
A-The beer was bright hay and sunshine colored with a two-plus finger plume of white head. Lots of carbonation visible.
S-Lots of citrus smells going on here: lemon, orange, and a little spice. The citrus gave it a light tartness that blended well with the wet hay and wheat undertones.
T-The taste followed the smell very closely. Not terribly tart or sour (compared to other Berliners), but the brew gives you a pleasant lemony bite. Crisp.
M-Light body with lots of prickly carbonation. This beer is highly quaffable and, fortunately, lacks the watery feel that sometimes afflicts wheat beers or weissbiers.
O-This is a solid, above-average Berliner. The whole package was nicely balanced in terms of feel and flavor, but nothing jumped out and made me say, "Wow!" This would be a good introduction to sour beers for the uninitiated.
12-26-2012 17:06:21 | More by spoony
4.15/5 rDev +1%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from bottle into a CCB pint glass.
A: Pours a light gold with some haze, a two-finger white head and lots of visible carbonation.
S: Lemon, a bit of funk, yeasty, and the banana-ish esters.
T: Citrus, biscuit yeastiness, a bit sour, a bit grainy, and some lemony funk. Mild sourness in the hang.
M: Light bubbly mouthfeel, no particular alcohol presence.
O: This is a pretty tasty standard berliner. Nothing crazy added like so many of the "Florida-weisses" around now, but very solid.
11-04-2012 17:28:32 | More by macrosmatic
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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