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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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586
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
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Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden opague color with a small white head that fades to more or less a lacing of head around the top. Smell of light hay with zest. First taste has a bright lemon sourness that is washed away by a fair amount of carbonation with a clean dry finish. A pleasant funk lightly lingers in the back end. A great example of the style.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MNishCT77
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle obtained on trade (thanks, gmr75!), 2009 vintage with Brett added, poured into my The Lost Abbey teku glass, drank 05/03/2014 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - yellow-golden coloration, becomes more murky as reaching the bottom of the glass (as reagitating the yeast/wheat), sprtizy white head is initially very effervescent, reagitates on swirling but eventually and settles into a fine glass lacing persisting throughout the session, small carbonation bubbles just pouring off the bottom of the glass; small alcohol legs

S: 8/12 - the predominant aromas is lactic acid with some musty Brett character - most likely Brett c.; no hop aroma; wish that the aroma was more pungent

T: 14/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a mild-to-moderate Berliner weisse sourness - some lactic puckering; in the middle of the mouth, there Brett character emerges - earthy, woody and musty; no detectable alcohol; finishes dry and inviting of subsequent sips

M: 4/5 - light bodied and high effervescent carbonation classic for style; really nice dry, crisp finish that doesn't linger

O: 8/10 - classic Berliner weisse with added character from the Brett - just wish that it was a little bit more sour; however, I prefer this to the non-Brett version, which I find to be overrated and has been surpassed by several American breweries

TOTAL = 37/50

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Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of kbrown
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Nunya
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Mphis
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cnbrown313
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of zaraspook
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Soto
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle sealed with pressure cap

poured into Side Project wine stem.

Appearance: translucent, bright, and glowing straw yellow bodied beer. Massive 3 fingers of bone white head with pretty good staying power. Eventually the beer drops down to a thin cap with a ring around the glass.

Smell: musty wet hay, lemons, granny smith apples, pears, yeasty, grainy, slight spiciness.

Taste: Mild tartness. Lots of lemony citrus flavor. Pears, white grape and a hint of green apple. Not much funk noticed. Slightly spicey, grainy, and yeasty. very faint cheesy funk; I could use substantually more lacto funk in this beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. Zippy and eppervescent carbonation. Super drinkable and extremely refreshing. Bright and crisp mouthfeel.

Overall: Solid beer, but this berlinner weisse does not have that level of cheesy/greek yogert funkiness that you get from the Lactobacillus. It does have saison like qualities and its still a pretty enjoyable beer. It is a beer thats definately worthy of revisit during the heat of the summer. Hot weather session beer for sure. Also a great consideration as a entry level Berlinner Weisse beer to introduce someone to this specific beer style.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of nollie77
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of macher0
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours light straw and translucent. A thick fine bubble head slowly retreats to a minimal rim. No laces. It takes a while to settle. Excellent clarity. The smell is mainly dusty grain with a little sourness. The taste however is very different. Fairly tart with a light malt presence. Minor notes of white grapes, oak, and wheat. High carbonation, light body, and mostly smooth. This is a great summer time and or lunch ale. I highly recommend this ale if you are a fan if sours.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of xungmound98
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall head that quickly recedes to nothing, with no lacing. Cloudy straw yellow/lemonade color. Smell is lactic acid, lemon, and bready, and the taste mostly follows this. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a dry finish. A nice example of the Berliner Weisse style.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
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