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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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Ratings: 1,068
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 88
Gots: 72 | 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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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-26-2011 04:30:04 | More by Exiled
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bevenson

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-23-2011 03:16:32 | More by bevenson
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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a light wheaty cloudy color like a hefe. Head dissipated to nothing. Lots of bubbles.

Aroma is funky with a bit of champagne. A bit wheaty.

Taste is same as aroma. Very tasty. Very champaign ish with a bit of tartness and some wheat. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is nice and dry and crisp. Lots of bubbles.

Overall a great Berliner. Wish there were more of these around.

Review with some woodruff syrup thrown in. Aroma is a bit sweeter. Taste is much sweeter with a lot of the tartness cut out. Bit of marshmallow flavor. I think I like Berliner by itself better but it's still good.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 03:14:02 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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KHM

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-22-2011 03:58:11 | More by KHM
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-22-2011 00:07:10 | More by Wisconsinality
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rmaste6282

California

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-21-2011 22:19:33 | More by rmaste6282
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-21-2011 16:14:11 | More by bob727
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ShuliShake

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-21-2011 01:35:18 | More by ShuliShake
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AshleyMiller

Vermont

3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 04:18:51 | More by AshleyMiller
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seth72104

Missouri

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-18-2011 20:22:27 | More by seth72104
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-16-2011 19:41:40 | More by JAHMUR
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oline73

Maryland

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-15-2011 03:26:43 | More by oline73
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Pours hazy golden with a short lived, thin, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of lemon fruit, barnyard, sour dough and hints of hops. Medium, tart body. Very sour, tart taste with hints of hops, while high carbonation adds to drinkability. This beer grew on me with every sip. I would not mix it with a syrup.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 22:19:38 | More by mikeg67
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-14-2011 21:35:04 | More by starrdogg
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-14-2011 17:14:24 | More by Jspriest
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

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

Picked up a bottle for ~$7. Poured into a wine glass. No date on bottle.

A- pours a bright wheat color from bottle. By adding a touch of the yeast from the bottle the beer sits a pale yellow hue. No head forms and only a few bubbles rise to the surface.

S- Bright sweet lemon with a good mellow tartness. Dusty notes with some wheat. Smells very light and refreshing.

T- Similar to the aroma indicated. Sweet lemon, a light tartness, wheat & dust. Simple mellow and refreshing. Flavors are pretty bold for such a light beer.

M- Medium bodied for a beer this light. Drinks like a light lemonade, except better. The tartness lingers lightly as the beer slowly dries.

O- A nice simple refreshing beer. Reminded me of JP Weizen Bam. So easy to drink. The flavors are bold enough to make this interesting. This beer exists between a wit and a blond sour. Would like to try more of this style.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 02:46:30 | More by busterthecat
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scoots511

California

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

A: Pours a fizzy white head, bigger bubbles that disappear at a higher rate. Looks nice and clear, turned cloudy towards the end of the bottle when the yeast was stirred up a bit.

S: Lemon, sour some malt

T: Lemon, slight sour, slight acidic taste. I could still taste some of the tartness when I licked my lips.

M: Nice fizzynness reminiscent of a lower carbonated deus, etc

O: Light and lightly tart, refreshing concoction, it actually reminds me of my wifes prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) a bit. This was my first berliner weiss, it seemed nice I've rated it 4's across the board.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 02:02:27 | More by scoots511
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Foggy pale yellow with a highly active one finger white head.

S: Lemon a bit of pepper.

T: Tart lemon citrus, bready yeast, a light bit of funk.

M: Light body with high carbonation. Mouth pucker from the sour finish.

O: Refreshing. Like a cross between a Gueze and a Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 01:34:31 | More by monitorpop
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. The color is very light straw and clear. There is a spritzy half inch head that shrinks to a layer around the edge of the glass.

The aroma is popcorn and wheat malt with some nice lemony tartness.

The taste has some mild wheat malt flavor in the start. This is quickly overrun with a clean sour lemon tartness in the middle and finish. The balance is heavily emphasized on the tartness.

This is very light with smooth carbonation that is only slightly spritzy.

This is very delicious and is a slightly more drinkable alternative to lambics and gueuzes.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 04:19:43 | More by andrewinski1
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atlason

New York

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Served from pint bottle into Belgian tulip. Pale straw, rather opaque. Head dissipates quickly.

S: Creamy wheat with citrus fruit and herbal notes. Light and pleasant, not sour at all.

T: Light sour notes, more apple and light drinking yogurt than lemon. Reminds me of Federweisser, the partially fermented fresh wine drink.

D: High due to lively acidity and carbonation. Would be great with pizza or savory crepes.

Overall this is the first Berliner Weisse I have tried and I must say that the style is to my liking. Great beer.

Edit: If you don't like the sour taste, drink it with something greasy. Having it with Camembert cheese now and can hardly feel the sourness.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 01:57:24 | More by atlason
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazed-out,dull yellow body with bits of yeast dispersed and suspended throughout by nice active carbonation.The head consisted of 2 full fingers of rapidly fading,noisy,bone-white foam that left virtually no lacing with the exception of a few sudsy dots here and there.

S-Juicy Fruit gum,preserved lemon,Wheaties,sourdough toast,an earthy/grassy scent and a slight sour milk note similar to Greek yogurt.

T-Bright flavors of Granny Smith apple,pear,unique citrus(Meyer lemon,starfruit),fruity yeast notes and a toasty wheat base.

M-Super bright and mild to moderately tart but not sour.Light bodied with active,prickly carbonation and a slight,subtle creaminess.

O-I must revisit this in the summer months!Super refreshing and unique style.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 15:34:27 | More by StlHopHead77
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aficionado

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crackling carbonation is quite high. Like a Perrier sparkling water. Nice head. The cleanest of light golden yellow bodies. Aroma is dominant with Granny apples, but there's also lots of lemon. Floral, fruity, Autumn apples. Taste is tart but not as sour as I had hoped. Fruity and dry. Thin, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. On the bottle: Lactic acid. Mash hopped, No wort boiling...Hmmm I'm intrigued.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 22:38:36 | More by aficionado
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at St. James Infirmary. Nice yellow haze glow to it, ample carbobation, head retention is exceptional. Good lemony and tart aroma, fresh ground wheat. Mild yeasty presence.

Taste, more tartness, great light mouthfeel and body to the beer. Amazingly similar to Hottenroth. So fresh and so clean. A perfect summer beer. Very prickly carbonation like a nicely done skunky pilsner (this is not skunky whatsoever). Like most good bw's, there is no residual sugar, just plenty of tartness and a light wheat base to wrap it around.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2011 17:56:13 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 500ml into a tulip.

Pours a lightly hazy pale golden yellow, with a creamy white head of a finger or two. Good retention. Nose has some wheat, bright lemon zest, lemon juice and some light tart notes. Taste has some lactic tartness, lemon zest as per the nose, citrus zest and some modest wheat notes. Gets slightly juicier, and more citrus flesh with the addition of the yeast. Light mouthfeel, and a gentle zip in the carbonation. On the lighter side of tart, and modestly drying finish. Good drinkability, but a bit more tartness would've been nicer. Refreshing certainly.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 17:46:41 | More by liamt07
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Euro-pint sized bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Pours a straw yellow with a soda-pop white head and some chunky sediment on the bottom of the glass.

S: Bright, tart sourness with a candy-like balance of sweet malts. Its fruity, tropical and sour.

T: Follows the smell. Sour patch kids sourness with a cherry coke middle and drying lactic finish. Delicious stuff!

D: Its a bit heavier than is typical for the style and its drinkability falls more in the lines of a heffe than a traditional Berliner weisse. That being said, it still is remarkable quaffable and complex.

Overall: Great beer. I have truly loved everything I've had from Weihenstephaner and would buy this beer in a heartbeat if I find it again. Great, refreshing, original stuff!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 19:08:48 | More by JohnnyChicago
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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