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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem

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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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Photo of Bitterbill
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Liquor Shed.

A hazy straw yellow pour with 3 fingers of foam.

It smells earthy, with lemon citrus that imparts both tart and spicy notes.

Lemony, yeasty, peppery, very dry on the palate.

Light body with perhaps too much co2.

This is very nice.

Bitterbill, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Trifecta1
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

A - Hazy pale yellow, like a slighty more colorful lemon juice without the pulp.

S - Banana, clove, wheat; just like a Bavarian hefe, with a slight sharp twinkle in the background.

T - Big banana, clove, and wheat taste, again, very much a Bavarian hefeweizen, with a pronouced mild tartness that instantly makes you think of lemons with white grape skins. Fantastic and refreshing.

M - Very bubbly and effervescent, with a heaviness between that of a standard every-day Berliner and a gold-standard hefeweizen, ie Weihenstephaner.

O - Recommended. Great summer Berliner, not very tart, but very flavorful, especially for 5% abv.

Trifecta1, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of jodybrutal
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

jodybrutal, Yesterday at 06:50 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

crobinso, Sunday at 12:39 PM
Photo of tkdchampxi
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Very clean, with a little lemon spritzer sourness. Wish it were more sour, but this is very refreshing and ultimately excellent. Very well-made and enjoyable.

Large, pillowy head with a sparkling, effervescent mouthfeel

tkdchampxi, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Oct 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

SeeingMeansMore, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

apasternak, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ChaseTheAce, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

RobDB, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

ToddBeans, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of TruePerception
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse. 5% ABV.

A: Two full fingers of head. Dull yellow, with just a hint of orange. White-ish in the dimple. Lacing slides right off.

S: Smells like a standard wheat beer, with some added tartness. Slight hay.

T/MF: Damn! That's a lot of acidity, at first. It starts out really crisp and straight up acidic, but the acid fades quickly. No inherent fruit flavor. Slight kiss of lemon-lime/grapefruit as it fades. Bone dry, immediately afterwards (very interesting, considering the lower ABV). Actually, there is a stone fruit aspect to the tartness. Like a very light colored (white, even) nectarine. Nice, but needs more flavor to it. Added fruit, perhaps. Either way, this does peak my interest for further exploration into Berliner Weisses.

This actually reminds me a lot of a Sierra Mist or Squirt.

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

TruePerception, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

macesq, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

A: Lovely bloom develops quickly but then evaporates somewhat quickly. Minimal lacing. Hazy, unfiltered orange-yellow color.

S: Lively, almost floral bouquet from the wheat and yeast with citrus (lemon) notes.

T: Well balanced flavors of lemon and yeasty wheat, with just a bit of tartness.

M: Smooth, slightly carbonated and medium bodied. Very pleasant textures.

O: This is one of the best examples of of this style, although it is much less tart than many others I have tried. Probably a good choice for those new to the style or sour flavored styles in general (like Goses, Lambics, Flemish Reds and Browns, American Wild Ales; etc.).

Wobbly, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

WiscoTerr, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

FUwolfpacker, Sep 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

rorjets, Sep 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

mvelilla, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

mgr78704, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

whatname, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Hopperstreet, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

mush, Sep 14, 2014
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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
92 out of 100 based on 1,161 ratings.