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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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Ratings:
1,402
Reviews:
584
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
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Photo of T_Davis
4.93/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of blisscent
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
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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Photo of Sourdouchese
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gbarbee
4.58/5  rDev +12%
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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Photo of nathanmiller
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eregan2
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAkingsFan31
4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joshkouri
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anabar
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
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 -7.1%
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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Photo of JoeMans
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bendukes86
2.8/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Was recommended this...meh not what I was expecting. Too much wheat not enough sour

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Photo of Invinciblejets
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I can't wait to buy another one of these. I'm so sad the bottle I was drinking is gone. A beautiful Berliner with all the right flavor and aroma notes.

Lactic qualities present in the aroma and obviously in the flavor and finish. Has a touch of a yogurt kind of smell but really more on the tart than sour side. Unlike some other Berliners I've had, this one actually opened up nicely and improved in flavor as it warmed up. The wheat lends a really nice smooth and silky feel on the tongue, which is balanced by prickly carbonation. Just a really well done version of this style.

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

Photo of beaulabauve
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieLynn81
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JRed
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden sun in body topped with marshmallow head. Aroma of banana, pear, vanilla, yogurt. Tastes of pear, banana, vanilla, lemon cookie, zest, subdued hop presence, and apple. High carbonation but light in body. Finishes rather clean. I wish it were a little more sour but this beer is very good nonetheless.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,402 ratings.
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