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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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours cloudy/opaque faint yellow with tall head, quickly fades. Lemon and grain, cheese rind in the nose. Those traits also found in the flavor along with some italian bread. Big, welcome wheat punch here too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (911) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2014
500ml bottle pours hazy semi-clear pale yellow with small head that fades immediately. Nose is full of earthy grain, cereal, corn flake, hay, wheat, soft lacto lemon citrus. Taste is bright with crisp cutting balanced lacto acidity, some juicy lemon and fruit notes up front and a mix of rustic whole grains, cheerio, and cereal on the tail end. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (397) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2014
The beer pours light golden with a large head. The head does quickly dissipate. A strong cherry tart aroma with some yeast elements. The is a tart taste with fruit elements with the most apparent being cherry. It has a tart finish which is crisp and dry as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (304) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a large, frothy, long lasting, white head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of fruit, citrus, wheat and malt with a sour, acidic note. Flavour is sweet and sour with citrus, malt and yeast with a dry finish. Medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
antnego (5) - Moreno Valley, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
On tap at Wurstkuche in Los Angeles. Pours with a thick head and hazy straw color. Smell is of lactic funk, cherries and sweet malt. Taste is of sour cherries, sweet malt with a dry, tannic finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall, a very sessionable and refreshing Weissbeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2559) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
16 oz. bottle poured to a weissebier bowl at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a clear & bright golden color, with a presentable layer of white foam that quickly diminished to a ring & film, and left some fleeting spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was quite tart, fruity, lemon & orange, with a touch of Brett. Light bodied with spritzy effervescence, the taste retained a bit of yeastiness, and was very lacto-astringent, dry, and palate cleansing, but not out of control. Very flavorful with or without syrup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Very good and very lemony. Not sure what else to say to fill 75 characters. An easy drinker, that's for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1842) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Light hazy gold, thin white body. Minimal nose. Lightly tart, lemonade with no sweetener. Light body, crushable. Acid and sour are light, minimal burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1471) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
junon (424) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 20, 2014
No head. Feared it would be flat. Pleasantly surprised. Crisp. I like sour. Almost cider like.

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