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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Professor Fritz Briem
Germany

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Created by Dr. Fritz Briem of Doemens Institute ( http://www.doemens.org ), brewed by Weihenstephan & Doemens.

Added by MaltyGoodness on 04-16-2007

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Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Super clear completely see through

Smell: lemon, grassy, earthy, white grape.

Taste: right upfront I'm getting that white grape transitions in the mid palate to tart lemon earthy grassy notes in the finish I get a touch of orange peel and tart white grape lingers in the finish.

Feel: light body high carbonation crisp dry finish.

Overall: I like what's going on in this beer just enough tartness to complement the rest of the flavors. It's a really good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice from a 500 ml bottle.

A: Hazy golden hue with a fingers-worth of white head that quickly settles. Carbonation is vigorous. Lacing is minimal, as to be expected from the style.

S: Definite wheat smell up front. Banana and clove, with a strong presence of citrus character.

T: Refreshingly tart off the bat, with hints of lemon and other citrus zest. Wheat gives a grainy character, along with that signature hint of banana. Finish is dry and clean, but not so much that it causes puckering.

Notes: Light in body with a very soft mouthfeel, this is one thirst-quenching brew. Almost like a lambic/wild ale, yet without the brett funk. Remarkably easy to drink, as I will be seeking this beer out again in the warmer months to come.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

bottled on 8.23.2013

appearance - golden color beer with white head

smell - white grape juice, champagne

taste - similar to champagne, white grapes, lemon, slightly tart

mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, tart finish, crisp, refreshing

overall - my first experience with an authentic version of this style and I like the way it is tart, crisp and refreshing for those hot summer days. reminiscent of champagne or sparkling wine. Worth a try

Price Point - $6.99/16.9 oz bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a soft hazy golden straw color, a small amount of sediment sits in the glass with a nice amount of bubbles rising to the top. A bubbly white head appears with an aggressive pour, almost a finger, but vanishes almost instantaneously leaving behind no trace of its existence and no lacing. The aroma is nice, the grains are very apparent, tart apples, some funky yeast and a nice amount of lemon and clove come through, but all in all it's a simple aroma, but spot on for this style. The flavors follow very well, acidic lemon jumps out, but is cut well by some grains and funky yeast flavors, some mild banana pops out as well. The flavors are simple, tart, mildly acidic, but just the way I want them, not too heavy, not too light and not too sharp. The body is nice, very effervescent, quite dry and leaves a bit of a cottonmouth.

Verdict: Light, simple, sour, excellent Berliner Wiesse, and one I can find almost anywhere. At nearly 5% ABV, it could actually be called an Imperial Berliner Weisse as most beers in this style hang around the 2 to 3% mark.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light pale gold color..pours a brite white head. Smell is slightly fruit tart (apples,lemons). Lactic acid gives off a great blend of funky sour fruitful and dry flavors. Very nice easy drinking sour characteristic. Very good take on the style.

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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,402 ratings.
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