Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem
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4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
A - Pours a vibrant, bright, gold color with a one fingered pure white head, light carbonation.
S - Tart and fruity with lemons, white grapes, pears, some hints of sour green apple, and a funky twang that dominates the nose.
T - Very tart and borderline puckering, funk dominates the palate. Sour light fruit notes of pears, apples, lemons, some white grapes, and a little bit of cheese funk going on. Lingering puckering tartness.
M - Light medium body with a dry finish but because of the tartness it creates a lot of salivation. Lots of carbonation pricklies on the tongue but still finishes with a gentle carbonated finish.
O - Not my style of beer but nicely done.
05-14-2014 23:19:57 | More by jzeilinger
3.84/5 rDev -6.6%
Lots of visible carbonation fuels a white head. The body has some haze to it. Leaves some splotches behind.
Pretty pungent wheat aroma. Lemon and some mustiness.
Light and effervescent on the tongue. Not much tartness to it especially when compared to American takes on the style. Follows through with the nose with that citric lemon character and wheat.
Probably the best of the style I've had so far. It's more dynamic than the others, but with less lacto presence.
05-06-2014 00:02:14 | More by MattSweatshirt
4.26/5 rDev +3.6%
Pours a golden opague color with a small white head that fades to more or less a lacing of head around the top. Smell of light hay with zest. First taste has a bright lemon sourness that is washed away by a fair amount of carbonation with a clean dry finish. A pleasant funk lightly lingers in the back end. A great example of the style.
05-04-2014 22:43:56 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
District of Columbia
3.91/5 rDev -4.9%
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
05-04-2014 04:51:14 | More by MNishCT77
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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