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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 100
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Professor Fritz Briem

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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Ken_P, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mrchrisray, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a hazy straw color. There's about one finger worth of white-colored head. Because the actual body looks fizzy, retention is poor. The soapiness of the head's texture also means that no lacing is left on the glass.

S: Like the style would suggest, there's a healthy lacto presence, expressing itself as funky, stank-ass cheese. Acidic notes are actually fairly prevalent. It's pretty simple, but a bit more balanced than most.

T: Tartness hits the palate first, but only very briefly. Wheat notes end up being the dominant flavor, especially around the mid-taste. If there's any flaw, it's that the finish seems a bit empty. I don't really care, though, because this is the first example of the style I'd call "good".

M: This has the kind of feel that works perfectly in hot weather: light-bodied, dry, fizzy, with a hint of lingering tartness. Really fizzy, in fact - the carbonation is almost brutal at times. Still goes down easily.

O: Out of the Berliner Weissbiers I've rated, not a single one has scored higher than a 3 from me. This, though, is actually quite solid. Beers like these are exactly why I never give up on a style I dislike. This would also make a great introduction to those who've never had the style before.

ThisWangsChung, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

MikeCactusGordon, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

CSO, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mcrawford, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

thatoneguymike, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

HawkIPA, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

codyhaskell, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Gagnonsux, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ctxfenris, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Mowgli87, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

craigdb, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Rollzroyce21, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

yeaprolly, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Canada_Dan, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Kinger86, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

wolf_switzer, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Rick778, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

PA-Michigander, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

jaymo18, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Lovely85, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

My beer guru brought this one over to split. Ourstanding appearance, very good smell, and unreal taste. Would describe it as a sour but lighter. Very easy to drink and very clean on the finish. I really wish we could get more of this style here in Maryland.

JamieDuncan, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
4.84/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've been looking far and wide for a good Berlinner Weisse and thanks to the BA community this one was recommended and I found a bottle while on travel in San Antonio Texas of all places. It didn't let down. It was definitely a beer that could be drank in mass quantity and very very sessionable. To describe it? I'd say it mostly resembles the flavor of a fine German Hef/wheat beer but not quite as much banana/clover sweetness and replaced with a subtle tart/sourness. Very subtle though and nothing puckering like some Flanders reds or wilds. It goes down sweet in the middle with tartness then finishes very clean with virtually no aftertaste or dryness at all.

This is an amazing beer and provides a very unique and different spin on what flavors can be found in beer. I highly recommend. Just wish this could be found more easily in Maryland. I've never seen it anywhere.

bubseymour, Jun 19, 2014
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
92 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.