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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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1,398
Reviews:
582
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Nonic pint glass.

Beautiful appearance, with a light, fluffy, airy head that forms 4-5 fingers thick. There's intense carbonation rising to the top of the liquid at a brisk pace. The liquid itself is bright and golden. Very good-looking beer.

The nose is tart, lemony, and has something like sour apples or other fruits. There's some light sweet malt hints underneath.

Not much is different on the tongue here, there's tartness, light breadiness, and hints of fruit.

The beer has a very light body and is almost spritzer-like with the heavy carbonation. It's refreshing but dry and tart almost like a wine.

I love Berliner Weisses and have been actively seeking them out and decided it was time I revisit this brew I'd first had about a year ago. I have to say that others in the style that I've tried recently have been a bit more interesting on the tongue, but I still enjoyed this and could drink plenty of it during the summer months especially.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. No freshness date found on bottle.

Appearance: This one was a bit of a gusher when I opened it. Pours a hazy honey gold with a huge 4-5 finger frothy snow white head which dissipates fairly quickly leaving a small ring of white foam on top.

Smell: A nice tart funkiness mixed with sour apples and white wine grapes accompanied by typical German wheat notes and a hint of sweetness.

Taste: Sour funky notes throughout without being overly puckering. There is a nice German wheat character to this one that goes great with the sour fruitiness that comes through. Notes of green apple, lemon and white grapes come through as well. Aftertaste is very light and mildly funky.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and and crisp with a high amount of prickly carbonation. Very smooth.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. This is a very refreshing beer which would be perfect on a hot summer day. You could easily drink multiples without any trouble.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and would put it up there with any unflavored Berliner Weisse that I've tried. I would definitely recommend giving this one a try.

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