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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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Ratings: 1,138
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 93
Gots: 84 | 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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Photo of zeledonia
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%

Tasted 28 July 2014.

Pours a medium clear golden yellow. Two fingers of white fizzy head, okay retention and lacing.

Smell is delicate and delightful. Bright and clean, with just the right touch of lemony tartness. Soft, but stellar.

Taste is also quite good. Again, it's got the two elements I want from a berliner - clean, and light tart. I could use just a bit more of that tartness, as the wheat becomes sweet and starts to detract from the refreshment. Better cold, faded as it warmed.

Feel is good. Light-bodied, fizzy carbonation. Spot-on.

This beer reminds me why I love this style. It's the perfect thing to drink on a summer afternoon. Clean and crisp, with just a hint of lemon and acidity to take the edge off. Very nice.

zeledonia, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of dsigmon
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

dsigmon, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

rollncalguy78, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Casey3236, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Bsetz, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Bryanbrown0420, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jeffaroo95, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

BoJengs, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Matty123, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Inglewood, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Ieatlambfries, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

AaronBurr, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

mikeincharleston, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

thebigredone, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Antnego, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

shelby415, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Flip_Smash, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Brianbosox, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Jmbbabson, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Jacobob10, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

gfg0020, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Ken_P, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mrchrisray, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%

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
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

MikeCactusGordon, Jul 03, 2014
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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