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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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1,160 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,160
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 99
Gots: 84 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

MrDave, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ktenneydenver, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Mullinger1980, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Tria cafe in Philadelphia.

Pours a proper hazy hue berliner weisse. Light fruity scents that are pronounced with the green woodruff syrup. Light tartness and elegantly sour. Clean finish and refreshing all the way. At first I went light on the syrup, then I added a few spoonfuls towards the end of the 16 oz'er bottle. Overall a proper style that went back easily.

blitheringidiot, Jul 13, 2007
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

RichJamz, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

logicerror, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Brew33, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

rmlampert24, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Style Weisse

Served in New Belgium globe glass. 

A: Pours clear straw with large white head that collapses quickly, as is appropriate for style. Sparkling. 

S: Whiff of musty basement, followed by citrus, unripe fruit, lactic sourness, and wheat. 

T: Medium-light lactic acid, wheat and biscuit, unripe fruit, mineral water and low-grade funk. Crisp and relatively clean. 

M: Lighter body and higher carbonation. Lively, snappy mouthfeel. Drying. 

O: 1809 has bigger flavors and body than other berliner weisses, which does hurt drinkability. Still, I find it enjoyable and will drink it during the summer to break up the "monotony" of Oarsman and Hottenroth. 

Wadsey, Jul 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

shelby415, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Straw colored with a cloudy appearance. White, two finger head that's quite dense.

S. Grains, cracker and lemon. Not complex but nice.

T. Lemony tart/sour goodness. This really tickles the palate in a nice way. Finishes clean and dry.

M. Light bodied and refreshing with plenty of carbonation.

O. This is a solid Berliner Weiss that is oh so easy to drink. On a hot summers day, I could easily see downing two or three of these.

bound4er, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle for ~$7. Poured into a wine glass. No date on bottle.

A- pours a bright wheat color from bottle. By adding a touch of the yeast from the bottle the beer sits a pale yellow hue. No head forms and only a few bubbles rise to the surface.

S- Bright sweet lemon with a good mellow tartness. Dusty notes with some wheat. Smells very light and refreshing.

T- Similar to the aroma indicated. Sweet lemon, a light tartness, wheat & dust. Simple mellow and refreshing. Flavors are pretty bold for such a light beer.

M- Medium bodied for a beer this light. Drinks like a light lemonade, except better. The tartness lingers lightly as the beer slowly dries.

O- A nice simple refreshing beer. Reminded me of JP Weizen Bam. So easy to drink. The flavors are bold enough to make this interesting. This beer exists between a wit and a blond sour. Would like to try more of this style.

busterthecat, Nov 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

afksports, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

dsl72701, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

dwagner003, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow with a small white head.

The smell is sour lemons and wheat.

The taste is sour lemons, very tart.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I really enjoyed this beer, sour lemons and wheat tastes great. Will be a great choice for in the summer.

Dave1999, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

BeerShman, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle $6. I haven't had many chances to grab an authentic berliner so I snapped this up. Light yellow color, hazy, good head. Smells tart, lemon, wheat. Flavor was wheat cracker, very subtle lemon, so easy to drink on a hot day. I could kill a lot of these if given the chance, solid beer.

ArrogantB, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

drummermattie02, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ObeMaltKinobee, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very true to style berliner weiss here. pours cloudy lemon colored with a smallish white head that fades out after just a minute or two. the smell is very sour and citrusy, acidic for sure, and refreshing. there is a lot of lemon in the flavor, tart like lemon juice from concentrate, and the wheat malt does little to calm that down. there is also a funk sort of yeast, almost saisony. i really like the mouthfeel too. its got more carbonation than the appearance shows, and the body is super light. the acidity at the end is a little harsh, but on a hot summer day this would be just right. its not one of those beers id want to get drunk on though, too much acidity would turn the stomach around. it is a very refreshing berliner though, one of the better versions ive had really, and for under 7 bucks a bottle, its a nice buy.

StonedTrippin, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

xfbbx, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

quirk6, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mwgroove23, Aug 28, 2013
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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