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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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1,127 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 93
Gots: 81 | 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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chakadrum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-10-2013 17:29:35 | More by chakadrum
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-07-2013 01:02:32 | More by beerdhabelly
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

02-06-2013 20:49:45 | More by Nachos4two
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Shatter

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27%

02-01-2013 13:10:53 | More by Shatter
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-01-2013 00:35:59 | More by randylangford
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

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
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claytong

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-28-2013 04:05:30 | More by claytong
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geryeb624

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-26-2013 00:42:10 | More by geryeb624
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.7%

01-25-2013 16:09:08 | More by hopandbarley28
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

01-22-2013 00:55:47 | More by Ajlvt
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

01-21-2013 23:09:43 | More by brez8791
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-20-2013 22:38:29 | More by ucsbmullet
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured from tap at Avenue Pub NOLA. Pours a hazy golden with a little bit of white foamy head. Great hefe banana and clove aromas with a nice dose of sour. Taste is fantastic banana hefe wheat, with a burst of sour. Finishes with a chocolate like note and smooth. Its amazing how the tartness just finishes out leaving the maly characteristics behind. Really a fantastic brew.

01-18-2013 05:20:18 | More by DrinkSlurm
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7clutch

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-17-2013 01:32:20 | More by 7clutch
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redblacks75

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-14-2013 21:53:20 | More by redblacks75
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-14-2013 02:09:30 | More by spycow
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iKrystin

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-12-2013 23:24:47 | More by iKrystin
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Danny1217

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-12-2013 17:01:15 | More by Danny1217
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MikeEhrmantraut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-11-2013 00:01:37 | More by MikeEhrmantraut
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-10-2013 22:39:44 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-09-2013 18:33:22 | More by Auror
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-08-2013 02:33:49 | More by DRBiser
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%

Bottle poured into a GI goblet

A - Looks like champagne as it is a yellow gold color with a good amount of carbonation trailing upwards. White head comprised of many small bubbles

S - Tart green apple, white grape, and lemon with a light straw and sweet bread presence. As it warms up, the tartness makes itself more known in the nose

T - Tart up front with green apple, lemon, and sweet tarts. As it moves along, get a slight straw, bready, and white grape sweetness. There is a slight muskiness to it as well. The finish is rather bready and white grape that lingers on in the finish. Overall, this is one of those beers that has a lot of smooth flavors that blend together well from one to the next. You'd almost want to call it light but it has too much flavor for that to be a good description

MF - Light body with lots of carbonation. Despite having all of this, this is actually a creamy beer. The finish is slightly dry.

O - This is everything you want from a German beer. It is simple and easy to drink yet full of flavor. The slight but not overwhelming tartness reminds me of a lighter Gueuze. This is one you could drink all summer long while sitting out on the porch and enjoying the sun.

01-06-2013 04:18:31 | More by jeonseh
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Demitra

California

3.78/5  rDev -8%

Serving Type: Pilsner glass

Appearance: Bubbles float to the top very fast, champagne like. The head quickly disintegrates from the bubbles. Rich golden color. Has a thin viscosity.

Smell: Cider like, citrus, pear, green apple

Taste: Tart, refreshing, a little watery. I taste pear and almonds. Very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Very effervescent , the bubbles tingle my tongue a little more than I would like a beer to. The beer feels a little too thin, watery in my mouth.

Overall: I like it. Drinkability is the biggest factor, I can drink this with or without food. A no fuss, refreshing beer.

01-06-2013 02:52:12 | More by Demitra
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kiya

California

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%

A great label design on this one...
Pours a golden yellow with a light head that disappears within a minute. The initial scent is that of a overripe pear with a strong barnyard and wet hay scent that seems quite strong for a Berliner Weisse.
The flavors are intense even when straight out of a fridge. There's crisp apples, hard cider, and a lot of lemon flavor. The lemon accent is extremely strong and goes very well with the more dark grassy scents coming off the top of this beer. Throughout the glass the beer continues to be heavily carbonated, giving it a very light feel. The balance is perfect on all levels, its crisp and clean yet has strong notes of a deeper beer on the nose.
One of the best BW styles i've had.

01-06-2013 02:44:53 | More by kiya
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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