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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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1,085 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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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-12-2013 06:07:27 | More by sloelco
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-11-2013 18:23:07 | More by Holland
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bigedct

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-11-2013 03:10:27 | More by bigedct
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Big_J22

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-10-2013 02:57:17 | More by Big_J22
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-09-2013 16:33:45 | More by iL0VEbeer
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-08-2013 04:07:46 | More by dalepryor
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NorCalBeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-06-2013 07:58:56 | More by NorCalBeer
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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
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MadScientist

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-01-2013 22:49:21 | More by MadScientist
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-29-2013 02:21:16 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a pint glass, light golden colored with a large white soapy head that quickly dissipates leaving little lacing, cloudy

S: sour pickles, yeast, grain, cider vinegar

T: sour and effervescent, vinegar, tangy

M: heavily carbonated, light, prickly, refreshing

O: this is a weird style of beer, it's hard to rate because I can't compare it to anything but pickles and malt vinegar

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 23:31:04 | More by M_C_Hampton
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-25-2013 15:40:33 | More by dwagner003
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-24-2013 15:57:55 | More by Jason1337
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-24-2013 10:57:54 | More by Caskaway
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-24-2013 01:04:18 | More by cwxc818
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-21-2013 21:35:39 | More by JMS1512
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color with a two finger foamy head which quickly fades to 1/2 finger and holds, leaving spotty lacing. (I poured the sediment in later, and the beer had a cloudy lemon color then.) The aroma has tart lemon, wheat, green apple skin, AND SOME FUNK.

The taste is tart, with some unexpected sweetness at the end. There is tart lemon, wheat, green apple skin, and some funk.

Light bodied with high carbonation. Leaves a dry, sticky feeling in the mouth, with a lightly bitter aftertaste. After two disappointing Berliner Weissbiers, I found this one, which I like quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 02:13:20 | More by hardy008
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jreindl

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-20-2013 05:45:48 | More by jreindl
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-19-2013 00:01:40 | More by st9647v3
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-17-2013 22:34:03 | More by mattparsons
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-15-2013 19:03:13 | More by drummermattie02
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IrishKevin

Massachusetts

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

Poured from a bottle (no experation date) into a weizen glass.

Big huge fluffy head typical of wheat beer.

Aroma was very citrusy with a little musty funkiness.

Had very pleasent citrusy tartness. Didn't hit you in the jaw like a lambic, but had a nice sour taste. Highly carbonated and refreshing. Would be great on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 20:34:30 | More by IrishKevin
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lemniscate

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

04-08-2013 07:19:32 | More by lemniscate
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-08-2013 01:37:08 | More by wdarcy77
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draftpunk

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

04-07-2013 23:03:08 | More by draftpunk
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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