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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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1,401
Reviews:
583
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
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4.8/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.79/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a very cloudy pale golden color that looks as if it were in front of a white sheet of paper. The head is a thick fluffy white that is more than reasonably long lived with a moderate lacing down the glass.

The nose is tart and citrus with oranges, lemon and grapefruit in the mix. The malt s a dry experience to the nose that has sour notes and fruity undertones with a tinge of hopping.

The taste is effervescent, crisp and tangy with the sour notes under the citrus and strong lemony flavor. The hops are subtle but that is fine.

The mouthfeel is almost perfect and delivers this one to the palate very effectively.

Overall this one is exceptionally good and a fantastic Weiss. I highly recommend it and can't wait to get more.

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Photo of ausonius
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle into a Riedel Vinum Bordeaux

My bottle - like all the other ones I've seen say Dr., not Professer, but whatever.

Murky yellow, straw, orange.
Big foamy Wheat Beer head. Settles in a few minutes. Not too much lacing with this foamy head.

Nose: Sweaty lactic sour with earthy key lime & some funk in the background. Violet, licorice, fresh semolina bread, & a hint of raw tangy, pungent honey.
Some complex yeasty Belgian-like creamy sweetness.
Miraculous & unique.

Palate: Big, full, round & grainy. Pungent/spicy ginger & beautiful grainy wheat. Hints at limestone minerality allied to blood orange/lime & wheat character. Vinous, & even Champagne-like, in an earthy, lactic way.
Pretty friggin' complex on the palate as well.

96 Points

One of the great, unique beers of the world.

Not sure if I can ever live without this one.

CHEERS!

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Photo of Jmoore50
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What an outstanding example of the style! Could drink this beer all day and all night, and maybe even in the shower.

The appearance is a nice light straw color with a great white head that has incredibly fine bubbles. It leaves a nice leg on the glass that shows its oily body.

The smell is great, nice crisp lemon rind. Great must and wheat smell as well. A sharp acidity that is just right.

The taste is amazing. Great lemon and acidic flavors with an easy drinkability that is killer. Has a bit of a wheat and oat background, but with the funk, its amazing. It is really light on the mouthfeel side, which is perfect for this stye. Is the perfect cure for those refreshing sour cravings that I sometimes have. Simple, but delicious.

J

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4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours pale, straw colored with a nice frothy head that exits fairly quick. The aroma suggests citrus, spice, light fruit and a touch of funky barnyard mustiness in the background. It is fruity, very tart, dry and refreshing, with a hint of sourness. The quintessential summer afternoon beer. It’s not potent enough to do too much damage. The tartness encourages you to drink slow and the tartness and fruitiness especially in the aftertaste help it last.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of chugalug06
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Massive five-finger head rushes out of the bottle. White soapy foam lingers on top of the brew for some time. Brew is cloudy yellow with tons of whites.

WOW. A true Berliner Weiss (BW)... Lemon, orange, spices, wheat, lots of stone fruits too.

Perfect (light) funky tartness, awesome carbonation, zero bitterness. Yum. Lots of apple, apricots, lemon, orange, pepper.

IMO, this is how a BW should appear, smell, and taste. Highly recommended, this is a must try for likers of the style

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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