Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem
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4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
From the bottle. This one's a gusher.
Appearance: dull opaque yellowish beige. Very bubbly white head instantly dissipates.
Nose: Simple. A bit of cherry skins, a little lemon, and a hint of orange juice.
Taste: Very straightforward but perfectly tasty and refreshing. Sour cherries, a little lemon, a bit of bready malts. No finish.
Mouthfeel: Way too carbonated. The amount of carbonation ruins the thirst-quenching qualities of this beer by making it harder to drink.
Overall: This one feels authentic. Simple, clean, not overdone in any way. The taste is perfectly simple, refreshing and delicious. With a little tweaking on the carbonation this could be a perfect summer beer.
03-07-2013 05:19:26 | More by fdig23
3.18/5 rDev -22.6%
Pours a hazy light yellow with a huge head and a ton of carbonation.
Aroma is bubblegum, green apple, hay and loose tobacco.
Taste is similar to the aroma with wheat and some green apple tartness, but not super tart. I don't pick up any lacto. The finish is relatively dry and slightly tart.
Overall, this was somewhat of a disappointment. It just tasted like a boring, fizzy wheat beer with a little bit of tartness. I'll conclude that I prefer the modern American Berliners with a more robust lacto component than this traditional Berliner.
03-03-2013 23:46:45 | More by GuzzLah
4.09/5 rDev -0.5%
A: Pours a clear straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fizzles away in seconds
S: Lots of banana and clove, along with a tart lactic presence and definite wheat malt
T: Follows the nose, with a little less of the banana and clove and more lactic tartness wheat notes. Simple and refreshing
M: Light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation
O: A nice easy drinker that has a nice lactic quality and a solid wheat presence. Great for a summer any-time beer
03-01-2013 17:39:28 | More by BEERMILER12
4.24/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
02-20-2013 19:23:24 | More by patre_tim
3.99/5 rDev -2.9%
Served out of a 16.9 oz "mini-bomber" into a Boulevard chalice. No discernible 'drink by' date or batch number/bottling date.
Appearance - The foamy, fluffy head is the most distinct thing about this beer. An eggshell white, with a volume that gave the impression of meringue. Carbonation grows from the bottom of the glass perpetually, feeding the 1.5-finger head. The beer is the color of hay, with some hints of amber.
Smell - Characteristic twinge of sour and funk, but it's fleeting. Reminds me of a weaker version of a gueuze. Some floral notes and a hint of barnyard hay. It has me sufficiently intrigued to what the taste might be like.
Taste - Pleasantly pungent upfront, but quickly rounds out into something resembling watery lemonade. Like a radler with more kick. I get the feel of shandy, and I'm not familiar enough with this particular style of "sour" beer to know whether the lack of that pucker factor is normal or not. I prefer a little bit more kick, but this one is very tasty and I can imagine as a good summer lounging beer, because it's quite refreshing.
Mouthfeel - Effervescent, pleasant, but that thins out quickly and leaves me wanting a little more. I expected it to linger a bit longer due to it's fullness, but it was almost like drinking a fluffy cloud.
Overall, a very quality beer. As noted, it's refreshing enough that I could see myself kicking back several out in the sun on a lazy weekend. Drinkable and pleasant.
02-01-2013 00:30:58 | More by LambicPentameter
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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