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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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1,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 100
Gots: 87 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

apasternak, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ChaseTheAce, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

RobDB, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

ToddBeans, Sep 29, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse. 5% ABV.

A: Two full fingers of head. Dull yellow, with just a hint of orange. White-ish in the dimple. Lacing slides right off.

S: Smells like a standard wheat beer, with some added tartness. Slight hay.

T/MF: Damn! That's a lot of acidity, at first. It starts out really crisp and straight up acidic, but the acid fades quickly. No inherent fruit flavor. Slight kiss of lemon-lime/grapefruit as it fades. Bone dry, immediately afterwards (very interesting, considering the lower ABV). Actually, there is a stone fruit aspect to the tartness. Like a very light colored (white, even) nectarine. Nice, but needs more flavor to it. Added fruit, perhaps. Either way, this does peak my interest for further exploration into Berliner Weisses.

This actually reminds me a lot of a Sierra Mist or Squirt.

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

TruePerception, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

macesq, Sep 28, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

A: Lovely bloom develops quickly but then evaporates somewhat quickly. Minimal lacing. Hazy, unfiltered orange-yellow color.

S: Lively, almost floral bouquet from the wheat and yeast with citrus (lemon) notes.

T: Well balanced flavors of lemon and yeasty wheat, with just a bit of tartness.

M: Smooth, slightly carbonated and medium bodied. Very pleasant textures.

O: This is one of the best examples of of this style, although it is much less tart than many others I have tried. Probably a good choice for those new to the style or sour flavored styles in general (like Goses, Lambics, Flemish Reds and Browns, American Wild Ales; etc.).

Wobbly, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

WiscoTerr, Sep 26, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -34.1%

Pour is bright hazed yellow with a white head. Nose has a fair bit of dirty grain, faint dusty brett, decent lacto, strong lemon. Taste is a bit sweeter, grain is there but a little messier, lacto comes in mid palate, quite a bit of lemon and gets a bit sweet. Light body, a touch syrupy, moderate carb, dry finish.

cpetrone84, Sep 25, 2014
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rorjets, Sep 23, 2014
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mgr78704, Sep 20, 2014
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ssgunbond, Sep 10, 2014
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woodchip, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Great

McMatt7, Sep 05, 2014
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KG710, Sep 05, 2014
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
92 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.