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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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1,085 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,085
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 91
Gots: 74 | 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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kyle86

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-24-2013 00:34:38 | More by kyle86
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-17-2013 22:59:02 | More by plumcrazyfx
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TongoRad

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-18-2012 14:54:22 | More by TongoRad
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-06-2013 00:09:49 | More by muskiesman
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-31-2013 04:30:39 | More by Jordantb313
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from the bottle into a chalice.

The beer pours a bright light colored cloudy gold. It almost looks like its neon. The head is white and rises about 1 finger but fades quickly on pour retention. The lacing is spotty and watery.

The aroma is sharp to start with a nice tartness. It smells just like a granny smith apple. I've even peeled one to confirm this, and its confirmed! There is hint of vinegar and wheat.

The taste is great, nice light vinegar taste that is sharp and has a great aftertaste that makes it no doubt what type of beer this is.

The beer is a little watery, but highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 00:00:27 | More by jrallen34
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mani

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-25-2014 01:39:02 | More by mani
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Fitzmke

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-11-2012 08:50:27 | More by Fitzmke
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danipp

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-14-2013 02:13:59 | More by danipp
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-14-2013 13:23:03 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-31-2013 20:45:35 | More by Zimm
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SteeleWright

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-24-2014 14:05:47 | More by SteeleWright
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-11-2014 04:52:40 | More by egrace84
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-21-2013 02:33:03 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-25-2012 20:04:44 | More by szmnnl99
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-20-2014 21:10:11 | More by Rimbimhoot
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starshockey9

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-07-2014 02:54:35 | More by starshockey9
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roblund

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-15-2012 16:18:05 | More by roblund
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-04-2014 02:07:40 | More by PatGreer
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patre_tim

China

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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utopiajane

New York

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours the color of light straw and with exceptional clarity. Continually effervescing and capturing and light. It had a thick white head of loose soapy foam that fell off very quickly to a scant film and thin ring. No lace. The nose was light. Sweet lemon peel and then a little tart citrus. Tiny bit of spice. Floral and with a light wheat dryness on the nose and a hint of cracker. There is a sweet honey like quality underneath that is perfectly poised with the sweeter aspect of the lemon but it's bashful and never comes out from behind the fruit. It has a good musty yeast smell that is not too strong or off putting. It also has a fresh earthy quality like wet hay that is dewey and damp. Taste is as clean and clear as the body of the beer. Light sweet lemon peel greets the palate followed by the tart citrus. This was not at all sour. The cracker malt and wheat are dry and carry a little faint spice and musty barnyard to the back palate where it fades without much aftertaste but leaves a dry and cleansed palate. Body of the beer is well carbonated and light.

This was not terribly complex. It had exceptional balance and poise. Well turned out and sparkling . Vivacious and enlivening. A terrific beer with a low abv that is the perfect thirst quencher for a hot day. Would compliment almost any food.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 13:59:30 | More by utopiajane
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

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
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden straw color, moderately hazy, prickly white bubbles. Scent leads with a touch of lactic tartness, follows up with light fruit such as apple and citrus, faintly musty dried grain. Taste brings moderate lactic tartness, a nice bit of tart apple, grape, lemon, musty dried grain. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, refreshing. A nice Berliner with a touch of fruit and some toned down tartness. Sampled the last few ounces with Woodruff, very nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 14:44:49 | More by rfgetz
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted 28 July 2014.

Pours a medium clear golden yellow. Two fingers of white fizzy head, okay retention and lacing.

Smell is delicate and delightful. Bright and clean, with just the right touch of lemony tartness. Soft, but stellar.

Taste is also quite good. Again, it's got the two elements I want from a berliner - clean, and light tart. I could use just a bit more of that tartness, as the wheat becomes sweet and starts to detract from the refreshment. Better cold, faded as it warmed.

Feel is good. Light-bodied, fizzy carbonation. Spot-on.

This beer reminds me why I love this style. It's the perfect thing to drink on a summer afternoon. Clean and crisp, with just a hint of lemon and acidity to take the edge off. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 03:45:24 | More by zeledonia
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Florida9

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 02:09:30 | More by Florida9
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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