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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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#2,094
Reviews:
587
Ratings:
1,405
pDev:
10.24%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely cloudy light yellow/straw color with a huge head that recedes quickly. Smell was more subtle than I expected but I picked up some wheat, lemon, and clove. In the taste there's also the wheat, lemon, and clove, and it is sour and tart as the style dictates. The 5% ABV is actually high for the style, and the crispness from the high carbonation and the alcohol produce a bit of bite in the mouthfeel, but the thin mouthfeel makes this a nice late summer choice. For being as thin as it is, the mouthfeel worked quite well, and the high carbonation was everything but distracting. Overall, I'm not experienced in the style and so I don't have much with which to compare this. It's simple, elegant, and refreshing if you're into a tart beer, and I like it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, and dark yellow, with a large, even, foamy, ivory head, which shrank considerably at first, but then decided to stick around.

Smell: Similar to a weizen, with banana, bubblegum, and light clove aromas. No sour or floral aromas.

Taste: Satisfying umami taste, with brettanomyces producing a cozy citrus sourness that was incredibly enjoyable, and not at all puckering.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light mouthfeel with high carbonation creates the beer's characteristic effervescence.

Overall: Absolutely delicious. Must be experienced to be truly understood, as there's nothing quite like a berliner weisse! A little confusing on the nose, since it lacked the sour aroma that would have prevented it from smelling like a hefeweizen.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into an Odell's Rastal Tulip.

Appearance: An average pour produced a substantial 2'' bright white big-bubbled rocky head that lasted for quite a while. Color is yellow, and the clarity is hazy. Very pretty.

Smell: Smell is of bread, dough, earth, leather, and vinegar. This one smells tart, but also like a nice yeasty wheat beer would.

Taste: Taste continues the same way as the smell, with a wonderful crisp tart quality imparted from the vinegar-like sourness. Flavor duration is average-long, and sour/bitterness is moderate to heavy.

Mouthfeel: Body is light and texture is thin and slick. Carbonation is lively, with a sour, dry finish. A great mouthfeel for the style, so thin and the carbonation is effervescent. Very refreshing!

Overall: A super refreshing tasty beer. Like a slightly sour hefeweizen, with a bit less banana and clove sweetness. Very enjoyable. I want more!

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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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