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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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1,078 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 90
Gots: 73 | 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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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-04-2014 06:05:28 | More by Yeti1979
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle obtained on trade (thanks, gmr75!), 2009 vintage with Brett added, poured into my The Lost Abbey teku glass, drank 05/03/2014 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - yellow-golden coloration, becomes more murky as reaching the bottom of the glass (as reagitating the yeast/wheat), sprtizy white head is initially very effervescent, reagitates on swirling but eventually and settles into a fine glass lacing persisting throughout the session, small carbonation bubbles just pouring off the bottom of the glass; small alcohol legs

S: 8/12 - the predominant aromas is lactic acid with some musty Brett character - most likely Brett c.; no hop aroma; wish that the aroma was more pungent

T: 14/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a mild-to-moderate Berliner weisse sourness - some lactic puckering; in the middle of the mouth, there Brett character emerges - earthy, woody and musty; no detectable alcohol; finishes dry and inviting of subsequent sips

M: 4/5 - light bodied and high effervescent carbonation classic for style; really nice dry, crisp finish that doesn't linger

O: 8/10 - classic Berliner weisse with added character from the Brett - just wish that it was a little bit more sour; however, I prefer this to the non-Brett version, which I find to be overrated and has been surpassed by several American breweries

TOTAL = 37/50

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 04:51:14 | More by MNishCT77
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-03-2014 21:32:27 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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J_Dub

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-03-2014 17:28:02 | More by J_Dub
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kbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-03-2014 00:36:25 | More by kbrown
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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-03-2014 00:34:41 | More by Nunya
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-02-2014 21:12:52 | More by bostonryan
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Mphis

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-30-2014 03:59:27 | More by Mphis
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-29-2014 19:38:43 | More by atrocity
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-29-2014 16:05:00 | More by cnbrown313
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zaraspook

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27%

04-24-2014 02:28:34 | More by zaraspook
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Soto

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-23-2014 23:59:09 | More by Soto
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-23-2014 12:43:58 | More by ldhughes3
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle sealed with pressure cap

poured into Side Project wine stem.

Appearance: translucent, bright, and glowing straw yellow bodied beer. Massive 3 fingers of bone white head with pretty good staying power. Eventually the beer drops down to a thin cap with a ring around the glass.

Smell: musty wet hay, lemons, granny smith apples, pears, yeasty, grainy, slight spiciness.

Taste: Mild tartness. Lots of lemony citrus flavor. Pears, white grape and a hint of green apple. Not much funk noticed. Slightly spicey, grainy, and yeasty. very faint cheesy funk; I could use substantually more lacto funk in this beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. Zippy and eppervescent carbonation. Super drinkable and extremely refreshing. Bright and crisp mouthfeel.

Overall: Solid beer, but this berlinner weisse does not have that level of cheesy/greek yogert funkiness that you get from the Lactobacillus. It does have saison like qualities and its still a pretty enjoyable beer. It is a beer thats definately worthy of revisit during the heat of the summer. Hot weather session beer for sure. Also a great consideration as a entry level Berlinner Weisse beer to introduce someone to this specific beer style.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 03:45:51 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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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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nollie77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-19-2014 22:22:39 | More by nollie77
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-19-2014 16:16:02 | More by jryanj927
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-14-2014 15:57:10 | More by blindpiggie
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macher0

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours light straw and translucent. A thick fine bubble head slowly retreats to a minimal rim. No laces. It takes a while to settle. Excellent clarity. The smell is mainly dusty grain with a little sourness. The taste however is very different. Fairly tart with a light malt presence. Minor notes of white grapes, oak, and wheat. High carbonation, light body, and mostly smooth. This is a great summer time and or lunch ale. I highly recommend this ale if you are a fan if sours.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2014 20:18:42 | More by macher0
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-11-2014 23:28:15 | More by WillCarrera
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xungmound98

New York

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall head that quickly recedes to nothing, with no lacing. Cloudy straw yellow/lemonade color. Smell is lactic acid, lemon, and bready, and the taste mostly follows this. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a dry finish. A nice example of the Berliner Weisse style.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 23:19:09 | More by xungmound98
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

04-10-2014 01:18:59 | More by thegerm87
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-09-2014 21:09:16 | More by vinny21bal
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brianmandell

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-09-2014 01:04:00 | More by brianmandell
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-08-2014 15:10:07 | More by DerekMorgan
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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