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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 97
Gots: 84 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Professor Fritz Briem

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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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perhaps the best BW I've had...but I haven't had that many.
The head sticks around a bit longer with this beer, albeit a white collar, but it's there nonetheless. Light orange/golden pour...almost Sauv Blanc-ish

Tart aroma. Lemon, bubblegum, white grape, persimmon. Fresh smelling. Floral

Tart flavors as well. The lemon is more of a persimmon on the tongue. White grape. Hints of pine..very green. This beer drinks remarkably well even though it does have a tartness that some may not favor. Very nice

Mebuzzard, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is cloudy blonde in colour, with a large white head. Good retention.

Smell contains a lot of lemon, a bit of apple. A bit tart, a bit of a lacto smell. Wheat.

Taste is like the nose. Lemon, wheat, fairly acidic, lacto. Lemon is the strongest flavour for sure. A bit of clove, noticeably more in the finish, but pretty light. A bit of cereal.

Light bodied, pretty strongly carbonated. Crisp.

Overall, quite good. While I do not have a ton of experience with them, I really like the Berliner Weisse style, and this strikes me as quite a good one.

jrenihan, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of sludgegnome
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

sludgegnome, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of yamar68
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lovely... hazy pear gold body produces a thin but noisy finger of head that settles down quickly, leaving a slender collar - just enough to leave some lace.

Dry, fruity yeast type of funk, some faint lemon peel, white grape, green apple, subtle funk the whole way through.

Soured apple cider, would make for a beautiful introduction to the sour beer world - finishes dry and clean, nice.

Infinitely drinkable. Great next to a slice of pizza.

yamar68, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of OddNotion
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

OddNotion, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of spoony
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass.

A-The beer was bright hay and sunshine colored with a two-plus finger plume of white head. Lots of carbonation visible.

S-Lots of citrus smells going on here: lemon, orange, and a little spice. The citrus gave it a light tartness that blended well with the wet hay and wheat undertones.

T-The taste followed the smell very closely. Not terribly tart or sour (compared to other Berliners), but the brew gives you a pleasant lemony bite. Crisp.

M-Light body with lots of prickly carbonation. This beer is highly quaffable and, fortunately, lacks the watery feel that sometimes afflicts wheat beers or weissbiers.

O-This is a solid, above-average Berliner. The whole package was nicely balanced in terms of feel and flavor, but nothing jumped out and made me say, "Wow!" This would be a good introduction to sour beers for the uninitiated.

spoony, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of HeyJim
1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

HeyJim, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ReeseMax3, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of Treb0R
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of Bpierso1
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Bpierso1, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev -2.4%

MaseFace, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of HopsMatt
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

HopsMatt, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -2.4%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of brewdude1982
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

brewdude1982, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of JasonSiedman
4/5  rDev -2.4%

JasonSiedman, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Pinche_Oso
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Pinche_Oso, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -2.4%

bigred89, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Dank26
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Dank26, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of markgoodman10
4/5  rDev -2.4%

markgoodman10, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Patriot19
5/5  rDev +22%

Patriot19, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

oriolesfan4, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of tswater
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

tswater, Nov 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

rm9679, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours a light gold with some haze, a two-finger white head and lots of visible carbonation.

S: Lemon, a bit of funk, yeasty, and the banana-ish esters.

T: Citrus, biscuit yeastiness, a bit sour, a bit grainy, and some lemony funk. Mild sourness in the hang.

M: Light bubbly mouthfeel, no particular alcohol presence.

O: This is a pretty tasty standard berliner. Nothing crazy added like so many of the "Florida-weisses" around now, but very solid.

macrosmatic, Nov 04, 2012
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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