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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse | Professor Fritz Briem

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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:
Already in the 1600s the Berliner Weisse Style Beer was mentioned in documents by the French reformers "Huguenots" as they crossed Berlin on their way to Flanders. In 1809, the Emperor Napoleon and his troops celebrated their Prussian victory with it.

This Berliner Weisse Style Beer is brewed with traditional mash hoping [sic] and without wort boiling. This along with a traditional strain of lactic acid bacteria provide a fruity and dry but palateful character. A character that Napoleon and his troops characterized as "lively" and "elegant".

Historic Signature Series:

Forgotten styles brewed according to their historic recipes by Dr. Fritz Briem, of the Doemens Institute.

Added by MaltyGoodness on 04-16-2007

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#2,093
Reviews:
587
Ratings:
1,405
pDev:
10.24%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma sour
Head huge (8 cm), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to a broken 1 mm layer
Lacing none
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor begins sour and dry – no malt, no hops, no diacetyl, no alcohol, very refreshing for a weisse
Palate light, dry, lively carbonation

This is a dry, refreshing, slightly lemony beer which would be an excellent lawn mower beer. Definitely worth trying – more jobs for Lactobacilli!

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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got two pours out of the 16.9 oz bottle. The first yielded a crystal clear straw color with more than two fingers of fizzy head that quickly receded into nothingness. The second pour yielded a cloudy color (due to the bottling yeast on the bottom) and the same head as the first pour.

The nose had only slight yeasty notes along with the essence of lemons. The body and flavor profile are quite light and highlighted by a touch of lemon.

This would make for an excellent summer drink, but it's really not my preferred style.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Opens with a vigorous pop. Pours a clear straw color with a large soapy head. Retention is good and it laces the glass.

SMELL: Aroma is lactic and bready, a bit sour smelling, like in certain white wine. It actually does have a wine like perfume.

FLAVOR: In the taste, clean malt, wheat, yeast and hops with a lactic twang on the back end. The lactic acid gives the beer a lemony note. Light coarse hoppy bitterness, the brew has more of a sour bite than a hop bite.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied, stinging carbonation, slight dryness. There is a bit of mineral/metallic and sour in the finish.

OVERALL: This is a very good example of the style. Wheaty, fairly sour, crisp and refreshing. Has good character and makes for an enjoyable drink. Though in the depths of winter at the time of this writing, it makes me yearn for a few of these in a cooler, outside in the summer.

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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,405 ratings
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