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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,140 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,140
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 94
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 -2.7%

Lovely85, Jun 19, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

My beer guru brought this one over to split. Ourstanding appearance, very good smell, and unreal taste. Would describe it as a sour but lighter. Very easy to drink and very clean on the finish. I really wish we could get more of this style here in Maryland.

JamieDuncan, Jun 19, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've been looking far and wide for a good Berlinner Weisse and thanks to the BA community this one was recommended and I found a bottle while on travel in San Antonio Texas of all places. It didn't let down. It was definitely a beer that could be drank in mass quantity and very very sessionable. To describe it? I'd say it mostly resembles the flavor of a fine German Hef/wheat beer but not quite as much banana/clover sweetness and replaced with a subtle tart/sourness. Very subtle though and nothing puckering like some Flanders reds or wilds. It goes down sweet in the middle with tartness then finishes very clean with virtually no aftertaste or dryness at all.

This is an amazing beer and provides a very unique and different spin on what flavors can be found in beer. I highly recommend. Just wish this could be found more easily in Maryland. I've never seen it anywhere.

bubseymour, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

MattGrimley, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

HazardousBrewer, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

MrDave, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

OnryAndMean, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BeerShman, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

JGlitz87, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

DC_Brah, Jun 10, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I haven't gotten down to any sediment yet, in the first half of the pour. Looks regally clear and very pale golden straw. Mammoth head lacked tightness and wanted to fall before I was ready to let it go from my sights.

Very musty German grain with light chalky wheat and a whisper of tartness. Features that moldy lemon rind note that I enjoy to sniff. Lactic, but not sharp. Almost a mushroom-like savory quality (the Brett-ish Invasion??).

Almost puckery with a jaw tense-up of lactic acidity that tastes like lemon rind and sour pear. Wintery German wheat has a great translucency and bony twang. Hints of honeydew rind, mushroom funk, and goat cheese (yup, Brett's in the house). Yeast never hits too big. It's all about that lactic bacteria and unsuspecting Brett.

Refreshing, with a pucker. Tart, but never unsettling. Jives with carbonation. Awesome.

A truly great ale that anyone would be privileged to enjoy.

thecheapies, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Zuidman, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Sazz9, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

jheezee, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

csustar001, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

ariceclemson, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

RMoeNay, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Tiernan, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Mullinger1980, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

cdwil, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

kew, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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