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RATINGS: 906   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Created by Dr. Fritz Briem of Doemens Institute, brewed by Weihenstephan & Doemens (ed: Weihenstephan denies this), “1809” is a very traditional interpretation of the “Berliner Style” Weisse with an intense blend of lactic tartness and complex fruitiness. It is bottle-conditioned, unfiltered and unpasteurized. "1809" will age beautifully in a dark and cool location. Its complex fruitiness and tartness will most likely develop in quite astonishing ways. “1809” is fermented in traditional open fermenters and horizontal lager tanks. The applied mashing regime is a single step decoction mash with 50 % wheat malt.The total amount of hops is added to the mash so that isomerisation takes place in the decocotion part of the mash. The wort is not boiled but only heated up to boiling temperature and then transferred to the open fermenters and pitched with yeast and lactic acid bacteria (isolated from malt) at 18 °C (64°F).


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (737) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 22, 2016
Berliner weisse beers are a little odd for me still, but since it’s hot as sin outside I thought I’d give this badboy a shot. Aroma is apples, tart yeast like a lambic, and cellar space. Taste also reminds me of apple cider but the lactic acid flattens it out, if only slightly. A bit plain but satisfying bubbily on a hot afternoon. Still can’t say it’s my favorite, but nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ffbot (329) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Pour is a unfiltered but clean looking golden lager color. Smell is straight up citrus: lemons, grapefruit, sour orange and yeasty. Bit malty presence. Taste is a blast of citrus with some grainy mouthfeel and a bit of a acidic aftertaste. Big refreshing hit like a lemonade. The 5% alcohol feels heavier then it rightfully should but that was welcome. Sour, puckering and dry aftertaste

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (4987) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours hazy, hubby solar yellow with a thick but effervescent snow-white head. Aroma presents nice fruity and yeasty tones. Flavor has a malty core that supports yeasty and somewhat sour fruit notes. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and has little fizz. Nevertheless, give it a try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (839) - - NOV 20, 2015
On tap at Trapeze. Crisp, refreshing and delighful. Definitely a summer beer but superb for the style. Super tart and tons of lemon/ citrus notes. Light bodied and crisp but still complex. Lactic notes throughout. Really well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (492) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Straw colored and effervescent. Light fluffy head that disappears. Fine sediment suspended in the beer. Taste is light malt, fruity, yeast and slightly tart. Bottle conditioned.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jerseyjohn71 (285) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
floral, lemon, dough, citrus, golden, cloudy, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuchessOfIowa (157) - Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Slightly heavy haze with a mild straw yellow hue. Has a very big pillowy white head that disappears quickly. Very nice grain and cereal aromas with a citrus and lemon pop in the nose. Above average acidity and tartness that is very pleasant. Champagne like body to heighten and play with the sour quality and bring out some of the grassy and citrus notes. I would buy this often.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of apples, lemon citrus. Tastes of lemon citrus, light herbs. Light body with a dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1705) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Pours bright light orange with a two finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of tart fruits, wheat bread, funkyness, salt, lemonade, and overly ripe fruits. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry, sour, long finish. Overall, a very nice Berliner that super refreshing and drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1707) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle. Not real familiar with this style, better than I thought it would be. Gold in color with a large, explosive head that slowly dissolved into a slightly irregular head. Aroma was slightly fruity with a lactic acid note. Taste was not as sour as you would imagine. Taste was almost a tart wine taste. Not bad.


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