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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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1,161 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,161
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mattclough, Feb 22, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Grapefruit juice (not the ruby red kind) or peach juice- light dull yellow with a slight pink tinge, unfiltered and opaque, huge off white head of 5 fingers. The foam started out of the bottle as soon as it was opened.

S: Slightly acidic and gassy, as though its releasing gasses as you breathe it in. Reminds me of a lambic or a kumbacha tea. Slight fruit, vinegar, a very slight floral scent.

T: Follows the nose. Acidic, lambic like but not as sour as say a Lindemans' lambic, nor is it like kumbacha tea in intensity, yet its present and mild, rather like a witbier in lightness yet with the strong touch of sour. Light, crisp, refreshing.

M: Light body, highly carbonated.

O: Like it, and have to be in the mood to enjoy this, rather like a lambic. Refreshing, crisp, unique, love the bottle that has lots of writing on it. Love the history it gives on the beer.

patre_tim, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

alelover, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

YobroitsJoe, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

beerme411, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

jbuddle, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

chakadrum, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

beerdhabelly, Feb 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Nachos4two, Feb 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Shatter, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

randylangford, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

LambicPentameter, Feb 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

claytong, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

geryeb624, Jan 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

hopandbarley28, Jan 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Ajlvt, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

brez8791, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ucsbmullet, Jan 20, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

7clutch, Jan 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

redblacks75, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

iKrystin, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Danny1217, Jan 12, 2013
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
92 out of 100 based on 1,161 ratings.