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RATINGS: 907   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1709) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottled 02.10.14 Straw, pale yellow hue. Strong, musty, apple acidic aroma on pour. Fizzy white head. Adequate retention. Lemon warhead, aroma of an apple cider. First half drinks like a cider, then the a creamy maltiness pokes out near the end. Mostly sour on the lips. Mouthfeel is heavy on carbonation, but no astringent bite. A bit bland in taste, papery (not oxidized though), finish very dry like a vernors soda. 4 years ago I would have thought this to be unique, now I’m bored. Props to staying to the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Poured from a tap. Part of a sour flight at The Birch. Small head, clearer than most, white in appearance. Nice bite but not overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2015
On tap at Prost! Boise cloudy light yellow with a full and fluffy white head Mildly tart aroma and flavors. Quite a bit of musty funk and just not very tart. Syrup was offered but I didn’t take any

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
svandyke (173) - USA - AUG 13, 2015
1pt bottle- Explosive carbonation, fruity fresh scent with less tang. Not too cloudy golden color. Not too sour in the taste, has a slight bit in the middle, more sweet in the ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wombata (618) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2015
Aroma: wheat, citrus--lemon, mineral, yeast. Palate: lively carbonation, tart yet smooth. Flavor: tart, dilute lemon, wheat, mineral. Finishes crisp, dry and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Pale yellow, explosive carbonation, sustaining head over 2 fingers. Nose is light wheat. Little sweet. Middle is mild citrus sourness, light kilned grain. Finish is still sweet, but with a sour smile. Refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Draft at Mekong. Pours golden with a thin white head. Not much lacing in the glass. A slight hint of sourness on the nose. A bit of tartness on the tongue but it feels pretty faint. Finished clean. A lot more subdued and laid back then I was hoping for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (497) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Opaque bright gold color with thin white head that dissipates quickly; minimal lacing. Malt and tart fruit aroma. Sour Pilsner flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Effervescent. Surprisingly unique and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbeer (75) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2015
A little higher ABV than expected. Effervescent and straw colored on the pour. Tart and dry. Very enjoyable. Will absolutely purchase again. This would be a good entry into the broader sour beer category since it isn’t so sweet or have the additional fruits.

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