1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

Not Rated.
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner WeisseProfessor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,079 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 90
Gots: 73 | 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)
View: Beers (4) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,079 | Reviews: 534 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of HeyJim
HeyJim

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -63.5%

12-19-2012 00:19:46 | More by HeyJim
Photo of Sailracer
Sailracer


1.5/5  rDev -63.5%

03-18-2012 21:36:06 | More by Sailracer
Photo of Kerne
Kerne

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -63.5%

10-21-2013 23:30:47 | More by Kerne
Photo of emunoz
emunoz


2/5  rDev -51.3%

03-18-2012 21:06:49 | More by emunoz
Photo of growlerPete
growlerPete


2/5  rDev -51.3%

06-09-2012 14:39:24 | More by growlerPete
Photo of Paige
Paige

California

2/5  rDev -51.3%

06-03-2012 04:30:22 | More by Paige
Photo of aforbes10
aforbes10

Iowa

2.17/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a peachy-yellow with a pillowy white head that falls off after a short while. Somewhat cloudy, laces brokenly. Smells of lactic sourness, wheat, gooseberries, alcohol. Taste is mostly a thin wheaty flavor up front, with a distinct tartness and growing sour quality. Alcohol present too, which I find surprising and out of character for the style. Ethanol actually distracts from the flavor and reduces the complexity of the sour flavors. Didn't have any syrup to add so I wasn't able to see how it improved the beer, but I feel like even a B.W. should be reviewed based on how it tastes straight. Thin bodied, kind of watery. I've had a few Berliner Weisses and this has been both the least interesting and the least palatable.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 02:34:24 | More by aforbes10
Photo of Flashyspoons
Flashyspoons

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

03-02-2013 05:17:15 | More by Flashyspoons
Photo of StRocco
StRocco

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

12-24-2011 20:55:26 | More by StRocco
Photo of Oxymoron
Oxymoron

Colorado

2.55/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hope that isn't the best buy date. Pours a very hazy yellow color with some straw colored hue through out. A good pour left a very sad and bubbled head. Which quickly dissipated. Lacing, whats that?

The nose is limited. The wheat comes out nicely with some spicy notes. Some grainy notes on the back end as well. Some lemony and some herbal notes. Not much in the sour department though. Very clean yeast aroma as well, would have liked more funk.

The taste is similar. The malt comes out but at least there is a slight tart/sour note on the back end. Really would like more of sour note overall. Some nice spicy wheat notes come out. There is a slight lemongrass finish coming more from the yeast than hops. Some minor funk/horse but could use more.

The body is light but some of the lemongrass gives it a fuller feel. I would like this to be much drier. Carbonation is non-existent. Overall a pretty boring berliner weiss.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 18:17:11 | More by Oxymoron
Photo of AndoBrew
AndoBrew

Georgia

2.55/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

*did not really mind would not buy*

app: icky cloudy yellow with white bubbly head

smell: oh no, smells like a heffe with some steamed greens in it. like canned spinach.

taste: lil sour lil bananas lil of the green smell sneaks in through the nose. mostly a sourish heffe

mf: nice alive and soothing

drinkable?: sure, sept for the greens

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 02:31:53 | More by AndoBrew
Photo of PGVG
PGVG

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

04-15-2012 01:37:17 | More by PGVG
Photo of cowboy83
cowboy83

New York

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

06-06-2012 14:29:08 | More by cowboy83
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27%

09-10-2013 00:13:20 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of smartassboiler
smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27%

06-17-2013 00:41:15 | More by smartassboiler
Photo of chrispoint
chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27%

02-20-2012 17:40:34 | More by chrispoint
Photo of Shatter
Shatter

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27%

02-01-2013 13:10:53 | More by Shatter
Photo of akttr
akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27%

05-05-2012 04:31:05 | More by akttr
Photo of rudabegga9
rudabegga9

Georgia

3/5  rDev -27%

02-02-2014 08:36:17 | More by rudabegga9
Photo of zaraspook
zaraspook

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27%

04-24-2014 02:28:34 | More by zaraspook
Photo of djrn2
djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27%

03-01-2013 02:56:21 | More by djrn2
Photo of marshmeli
marshmeli

New York

3/5  rDev -27%

12-10-2013 20:18:22 | More by marshmeli
Photo of bowersdm
bowersdm

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

16.9oz bottle poured into a nonic.

A - the color is reminiscent of a dehydrated person's urine. pale yellow. A tall white head quickly formed and then quickly dissipated...kind of like pouring 7-up or sprite into a cup. Even though there was no head, there was continual carbonation making its way to the top of the beer. very unappetizing appearance

S - lactic acid, wheat, and grape jelly?

T - way too dry for my enjoyment. I'm not sure whether the tanginess is due to the lactic acid, the wheat, or both. If it's because of the lactic acid then there was no malt flavor to notice. It was a very, tart, sour fruit flavor with a very acidic, biting quality to it. The beer was dry throughout.

M - a very bubbly beer, like champagne.

D - i was not a fan of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 03:22:00 | More by bowersdm
Photo of jsh420
jsh420

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours clear yellow with a 1 finger white head that fades fast and leaves no lacing

smell is tart sour apples

tastes the same as the smell tart sour apples with maybe some lemon - not a fan

mouthfeel/drinkability - its a very light beer but overly carbonated and added to that tart sour taste make it almost painful to drink

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 00:04:44 | More by jsh420
Photo of aasher
aasher

Indiana

3.05/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a very, very clear light apple juice gold in color with a three finger self destructive white foamy head. The head appeared to consume itself before setting as a light white lacing around the edges of my snifter. It's probably the clearest Berliner Weiss I've seen to date. The aroma is of light yeast with the lightest of tartness. It definitely isn't as aromatic as the other Berliners I've had. The flavor is very subtle and very light. It gives off slightly sweet pale malts, dry yeastiness, with just a tad of sourness. It's so light that I'm not even sure that sourness is the right word. It's drink fine but isn't dry like most of the style are. Perhaps this was an old bottle. I don't know, it just wasn't nearly as good as advertised.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 02:49:20 | More by aasher
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
92 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.