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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse | Professor Fritz Briem

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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner WeisseProfessor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,109
Reviews:
589
Ratings:
1,408
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.46/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good but a bit too citrusy.

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Photo of AidenMoore
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mparker1975
3.07/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Davis
4.93/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of blisscent
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reasonable-sized, fizzy white head, quickly fading away to nothingness. Brew is a cloudy, nearly opaque light yellow.

Aroma is milky, chalky, rustic, slightly tart - a classic Berliner Weisse aroma, and all that entails. Straw and a musty barn; light lemons; slightly sweet yeast.

Flavor follows: this one definitely leans toward more traditional Weiss profiles, nearly bordering on Wit, with a heavy emphasis on wheat, yeast, and a slightly spicy touch. At the same time, it's fairly tart up front, which gives way to a light sweetness fairly easily.

Finish is very similar to a Wit, without the traditional dose of Belgian spices. What sets it apart in terms of flavor is that tart, citric punch up front.

Thick wheat, lively mouthfeel; it's not a beer you really have to sip, but it's much thicker than I would typically expect for a "refreshing" beer style. Cloying finish.

Rated to style, I would say this is an excellent Berliner Weisse (no syrup required). Rated for overall enjoyment, this remains a style near the bottom of my list, but this is a pretty darned tasty example, nonetheless

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gbarbee
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Clean yellow with a white head. Dark, smoky, and inviting. Nicely carbonated

Smell - Fruity and yeast.

Taste - Light wheat and lemon.

Mouthfeel - Refreshing.

Overall - Great beer. I will not hesitate to drink this beer again.

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4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.84/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw color with a huge white head. There is a fair amount of residual lacing. Lots of spice up front with a good amount of yeast taste also. A really drinkable version of the style.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From 10/25/15 notes. 500ml bottle poured into my Lost Abbey stemware.

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with two fingers of off white head and high carbonation evident. Spices, yeast, sour citrus and sour fruits, oak, wheat, and bready malts. Medium body and high carbonation.

Overall a decent Berliner but carbonation is too high. Nose is nice and a bit funky, taste was a little less flavorful.

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Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,408 ratings
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