wxman (1417) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of bread dough. Taste is quite lemony tart (as a Weisse should be), some pale malt sweetness, yeastiness and a refreshing close.
junon (411) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head. Feared it would be flat. Pleasantly surprised. Crisp. I like sour. Almost cider like.
trapped (757) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow with spongy white head, doughy aroma, sour citrusy taste with abrupt but sour finish. Very much unexpected after the first impression on aroma!
HuskerTan (489) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A- Lemons, tart, funky, barnyard, yeasty, sour.
A- Yellow color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Sour, tart, lemons, funk, sweet.
P- Light body, sour texture, medium carbonation, funky finish.
O- I’ve concluded that this style is not my favorite style by any means. The 1809 seemed to be one of the best I have had however. The lactic tartness is very strong and the barnyard aromas are not quite a turn on for me.
jbuskirk (436) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you look up Berliner Weisse in a book of beer styles, it’s likely that 1809 will be featured in a photograph near the entry. As one of the textbook examples of the style, 1809 features all of the proper characteristics. You can expect a lively yellow body with a fizzy head and a big yeast aroma. The flavors are true to form as well. The yeast creates flavors that are tart, fruity, and acidic. The sourness is reminiscent of lemon and raspberry. This Berliner Weisse is faithful to the history and nuances of this style. It’s also just a damn good beer.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow what a surprise. Just picked this up randomly at the corner store. Smells like horse barn and citrus. Sour, light, effervescent, very thirst-quenching. The perfect summer ale.
RipuvariiAlu (12) - - JUN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best Berliner Weiße I habe drunk yet.
It has this tart, fruity smell, which is reflected in the the taste, which is tart(but not puckering) and has this fruity(apricot?!) notes(heterofermentative lacto?) Perfect for hot days. A lot oft Berliners are just to sour to be refreshing in larger quantities, this one nails the balance.
The only point oft critique ist the appeareance, no head and Linda cloudy, but this is due to the style
TXBadger (1352) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color with plenty of fluffy white head. Tartness, raw wheat, son hefe like notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart.
devman171 (951) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours pale yellow with fizzy head. Aroma is tart and slight funk malt, taste is light and crisp tart with a dry finish, lovely.
KPD (38) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy with a massive amount of carbonation, very pale. Aroma is lemon with some funk. Flavor is tart mouthfeel is light with some lingering sourness. Great summer beer