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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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1,078 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,078
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)
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-10-2013 17:29:35 | More by chakadrum
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Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-07-2013 01:02:32 | More by beerdhabelly
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

02-06-2013 20:49:45 | More by Nachos4two
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Shatter

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27%

02-01-2013 13:10:53 | More by Shatter
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-01-2013 00:35:59 | More by randylangford
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served out of a 16.9 oz "mini-bomber" into a Boulevard chalice. No discernible 'drink by' date or batch number/bottling date.

Appearance - The foamy, fluffy head is the most distinct thing about this beer. An eggshell white, with a volume that gave the impression of meringue. Carbonation grows from the bottom of the glass perpetually, feeding the 1.5-finger head. The beer is the color of hay, with some hints of amber.

Smell - Characteristic twinge of sour and funk, but it's fleeting. Reminds me of a weaker version of a gueuze. Some floral notes and a hint of barnyard hay. It has me sufficiently intrigued to what the taste might be like.

Taste - Pleasantly pungent upfront, but quickly rounds out into something resembling watery lemonade. Like a radler with more kick. I get the feel of shandy, and I'm not familiar enough with this particular style of "sour" beer to know whether the lack of that pucker factor is normal or not. I prefer a little bit more kick, but this one is very tasty and I can imagine as a good summer lounging beer, because it's quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel - Effervescent, pleasant, but that thins out quickly and leaves me wanting a little more. I expected it to linger a bit longer due to it's fullness, but it was almost like drinking a fluffy cloud.

Overall, a very quality beer. As noted, it's refreshing enough that I could see myself kicking back several out in the sun on a lazy weekend. Drinkable and pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 00:30:58 | More by LambicPentameter
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-28-2013 04:05:30 | More by claytong
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-26-2013 00:42:10 | More by geryeb624
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Pennsylvania

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Washington

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01-22-2013 00:55:47 | More by Ajlvt
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Pennsylvania

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01-21-2013 23:09:43 | More by brez8791
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-20-2013 22:38:29 | More by ucsbmullet
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap at Avenue Pub NOLA. Pours a hazy golden with a little bit of white foamy head. Great hefe banana and clove aromas with a nice dose of sour. Taste is fantastic banana hefe wheat, with a burst of sour. Finishes with a chocolate like note and smooth. Its amazing how the tartness just finishes out leaving the maly characteristics behind. Really a fantastic brew.

Serving type: on-tap

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Iowa

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Illinois

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Washington

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Danny1217

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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MikeEhrmantraut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-11-2013 00:01:37 | More by MikeEhrmantraut
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-09-2013 18:33:22 | More by Auror
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-08-2013 02:33:49 | More by DRBiser
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a GI goblet

A - Looks like champagne as it is a yellow gold color with a good amount of carbonation trailing upwards. White head comprised of many small bubbles

S - Tart green apple, white grape, and lemon with a light straw and sweet bread presence. As it warms up, the tartness makes itself more known in the nose

T - Tart up front with green apple, lemon, and sweet tarts. As it moves along, get a slight straw, bready, and white grape sweetness. There is a slight muskiness to it as well. The finish is rather bready and white grape that lingers on in the finish. Overall, this is one of those beers that has a lot of smooth flavors that blend together well from one to the next. You'd almost want to call it light but it has too much flavor for that to be a good description

MF - Light body with lots of carbonation. Despite having all of this, this is actually a creamy beer. The finish is slightly dry.

O - This is everything you want from a German beer. It is simple and easy to drink yet full of flavor. The slight but not overwhelming tartness reminds me of a lighter Gueuze. This is one you could drink all summer long while sitting out on the porch and enjoying the sun.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 04:18:31 | More by jeonseh
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California

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Pilsner glass

Appearance: Bubbles float to the top very fast, champagne like. The head quickly disintegrates from the bubbles. Rich golden color. Has a thin viscosity.

Smell: Cider like, citrus, pear, green apple

Taste: Tart, refreshing, a little watery. I taste pear and almonds. Very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Very effervescent , the bubbles tingle my tongue a little more than I would like a beer to. The beer feels a little too thin, watery in my mouth.

Overall: I like it. Drinkability is the biggest factor, I can drink this with or without food. A no fuss, refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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