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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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Ratings: 1,246
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 105
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Professor Fritz Briem
Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MaltyGoodness on 04-16-2007

Created by Dr. Fritz Briem of Doemens Institute (  http://www.doemens.org  ), brewed by Weihenstephan & Doemens.
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Ratings: 1,246 | Reviews: 564
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A tasty beer, but one that seemed a bit absent. It had clear undertones of a hefeweizen beer, excepting some citrus and bright flavors independent of the sour, with obvious wheat and spice just to remind you of its origins from zee Germans.

As for the sourness, it just didn't come through. Present yes. But not in force. For something claiming to be this historical recipe by zee great doktor, lekturer and bier maker fritz briem, I thought it was a little flaccid.

Clearly above average in category and way above average in beers overall. But a lackluster turnout. It's a hefeweizen that has gone sour. Too much wheat character.

I'd give it an 83/100.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an ommegang tulip- an aggressive pour yielding a pale straw color with a two finger white head that rose quickly and stuck around for a minute or two.

Nice citrus zest in the nose, hinting at the tartness but other than that, absolutely nothing. This beer is great- very drinkable and simple enough to be perfect on a hot summer day. I get a nice punch of tartness initially, but it has a very nice clean finish. Maybe some lime in the taste, but high carbonation throughout regardless. I love the berliner weiss style- but i have yet to find one that is tart enough for me. I suppose that's the segue to venture into sour ales.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Photo of Parrotbeak
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Murky straw color with a white, fizzy head the quickly disappears. Huge chunks of sediment floating around in this one...
Smell is tart fruits and some sourness. Corny/wheaty aroma as well.
Tart, sour apples dominates. Other jammy berries present as well. Same corn/wheat flavor on the back end.
Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, some definite acidity as well. Very nice.
The tartness and unique aspects of this beer make it one which I think I'd only want one bottle (1 pint 9 fl. oz.).

Still a pretty good beer overall. I wish I had caught that yeast on the pour. I'm not typically opposed to ingesting some yeast sediment, but those are some damn big chunks.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Pilsner glass

Appearance: Bubbles float to the top very fast, champagne like. The head quickly disintegrates from the bubbles. Rich golden color. Has a thin viscosity.

Smell: Cider like, citrus, pear, green apple

Taste: Tart, refreshing, a little watery. I taste pear and almonds. Very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Very effervescent , the bubbles tingle my tongue a little more than I would like a beer to. The beer feels a little too thin, watery in my mouth.

Overall: I like it. Drinkability is the biggest factor, I can drink this with or without food. A no fuss, refreshing beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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