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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 90
Gots: 74 | 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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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 23:04:09 | More by jrenihan
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

12-31-2012 19:43:48 | More by sludgegnome
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 01:26:03 | More by yamar68
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OddNotion

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-27-2012 19:16:05 | More by OddNotion
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spoony

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 17:06:21 | More by spoony
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -63.5%

12-19-2012 00:19:46 | More by HeyJim
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-14-2012 14:10:18 | More by ReeseMax3
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

12-13-2012 16:49:46 | More by Treb0R
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Bpierso1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-10-2012 02:03:58 | More by Bpierso1
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-09-2012 17:30:27 | More by MaseFace
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2012 06:39:08 | More by HopsMatt
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-05-2012 23:45:54 | More by nmann08
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-01-2012 04:25:27 | More by brewdude1982
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-29-2012 02:20:20 | More by JasonSiedman
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Pinche_Oso

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-29-2012 02:16:14 | More by Pinche_Oso
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-22-2012 13:37:39 | More by bigred89
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-12-2012 14:31:20 | More by Dank26
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-12-2012 04:47:04 | More by markgoodman10
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Patriot19


5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-10-2012 04:02:05 | More by Patriot19
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-08-2012 05:37:21 | More by oriolesfan4
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tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-08-2012 03:50:51 | More by tswater
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-04-2012 21:21:57 | More by rm9679
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 17:28:32 | More by macrosmatic
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

11-03-2012 04:12:53 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

age of bottle unknown= presumed fresh

APPEARANCE- Gold, crystal clear, low white head that fades but does stay until the end of the glass

AROMA- Very light and delicate. Lightly herbal, tart, and tangy. Very bright and clean. Faint notes of fruit and a very slight musty cellar quality- but you really have to look for that. Wonderful rich, tangy wheat aroma is really what dominates.

FLAVOR- Very unusal,....first thing that strikes me is that it kinda tastes like cigarettes. Im not talking tobacco, I mean like the ashy burning paper/ chemical smell that hangs on a smokers clothes. That eventually turns peppery, and after punching through the top, fishes so quick and clean you wonder if you imagined the first flavors. Its a like a drive-by shooting on your palate. Feel like I'm getting a whisper of noble hop mid-palate. Not really what I'd call "tart" or "tangy" but certainly acidic. Acidity is nearly the only sensation, all the usual accompanying "sour" flavors are totally gone. Interesting that sucha big deal has been made out of some brewers only using lactic acid and not bacteria, can't imagine it tastes any different that this. WHeat flavor remains bright and fresh.

MOUTHFEEL- Light bodied and effervescent

OVERALL- Finally satified my curiosity about one of the last styles I haven't tried. No doubt this is the real stuff, a couple of US- brewed attempts I had were just watery and bland by comparison. This is extremely refreshing and would be better than lemonade on a summer day. I know beer snobs recoil at the idea of putting syrup in beer but I made my own woodruff syrup and a couple spoonfulls really tied things together after I wrote the review above. Wouldn't drink this again without the syrup.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 20:14:55 | More by JudgeRoughneck
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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