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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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Ratings: 1,246
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 104
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
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Professor Fritz Briem
Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MaltyGoodness on 04-16-2007

Created by Dr. Fritz Briem of Doemens Institute (  http://www.doemens.org  ), brewed by Weihenstephan & Doemens.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy, hazy, yellow color that looks a lot like the skin of a lemon. Some noticeable wheat and yeast particles float around. A huge, thick, creamy white head with great retention. Leaves some lacing behind.

A big twang in the aroma that is both wheat and some tartness.

The taste has some moderate tartness, wheaty, bready. A little bit like a very light white wine. Pretty good.

A creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Pretty drinkable, good beer.

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

Pours a cloudy straw color with a good initial head that fades fast. Smell is of hay, a slight lactic sourness, and a touch of grain. The flavor is surprisingly gentle. I was expecting and hoping for something a little more sour. The sourness is pleasant and quite yogurty, but I wanted something more brisk. In some ways this Berlinerweiss is more complicated than some others, and I like the taste, but I'm not sure or not if it is true to style.In any case, you won't be adding syrups to this one. Its also a little higher alcohol than most. Mouthfeel is creamy and delicious, but not as crisp as some. Drinkable if a bit different.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly beat up bottle no freshness date
Chilled and poured aggressively into a nonic, pure white head rose and dissipated rapidly. The body is hazy blond with lighter milky tones around the edges (reminiscent of orange juice that has sat around and the majority of fruit separates from the water). Tiny bubbles are present and maintain subtle carbonation. Smells of yeast up front with notes of citrus, lemon, maybe even slight hint of green apple.
Taste is crisp and refreshing with a mild sourness not terribly dissimilar to sucking on a lemon, however more subdued. I get tiny hints of sour apple and lemon with those same yeast flavors, a generous acidity and tartness, which IMO is specific to lactic bacteria and differs from brett.
I also want to mention that label states that traditionally this style was mashed hopped and not boiled, which is extremely interesting.
Given this is my first experience tasting the style, but after reading it would seem that this is true to the style. Its also quite tasty, drinkable and refreshing. Although it really doesn’t require fruit syrup it would be interesting to taste the beer

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice from a 500 ml bottle.

A: Hazy golden hue with a fingers-worth of white head that quickly settles. Carbonation is vigorous. Lacing is minimal, as to be expected from the style.

S: Definite wheat smell up front. Banana and clove, with a strong presence of citrus character.

T: Refreshingly tart off the bat, with hints of lemon and other citrus zest. Wheat gives a grainy character, along with that signature hint of banana. Finish is dry and clean, but not so much that it causes puckering.

Notes: Light in body with a very soft mouthfeel, this is one thirst-quenching brew. Almost like a lambic/wild ale, yet without the brett funk. Remarkably easy to drink, as I will be seeking this beer out again in the warmer months to come.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

bottled on 8.23.2013

appearance - golden color beer with white head

smell - white grape juice, champagne

taste - similar to champagne, white grapes, lemon, slightly tart

mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, tart finish, crisp, refreshing

overall - my first experience with an authentic version of this style and I like the way it is tart, crisp and refreshing for those hot summer days. reminiscent of champagne or sparkling wine. Worth a try

Price Point - $6.99/16.9 oz bottle

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