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RATINGS: 881   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (350) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Pours straw with bubbly head. Nose is wheat, lemon, tart. Taste matches, very bubbly, a bit tart, lemon, lot of hefe character. Like a cross between a hefe and a gose. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bg80 (51) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
From the bottle. First pour is clear apple-juice appearance, turning cloudy and straw colored by the second. Aroma is lemony tartness. Great carbonation. Head is fluffy white and fine, with minimal lacing. Taste is tart with lemon balanced by the wheat/malt sweetness. Like a clean lager, light hefeweiss, and mild sour rolled into one. Very crisp, balanced, and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gandalf39 (153) - - FEB 15, 2015
C’est comme un Hefeweisse mais en version acide. L’acidité est très modéré, petite arôme de banane. Bien!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (424) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2015
BOD 7/25/14. Pours a clear golden. Massive World Class head volume, retention and lacing. Light, but nice, nose of tart lemon, coupled with a touch of vinegar and funk, over biscuit. Almost light medium body with just a hint of creaminess over a smooth texture. Well carbonated with effervescence from the onset. The outstanding flavor profile is reasonably intense, not very complex but is perfectly balanced and allows the effervescence to showcase the flavor. It begins with a burst of tart lemon that coats the tongue until the middle where a light biscuit sweetness creeps in underneath. Hops make a slightly bitter appearance as the middle ends. The finish is slightly sour at first, then fades into a slight tart sweetness and finishes dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7692) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle - Light banana and some citrus notes. Hazy gold with a frothy white head. Tangy, tart and bubbly on the tongue with a slight banana and citrus note. Very light and refreshing, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1076) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle from HappyHoppy @ home. Color: pale hazy blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: good grassy beer with banana and cloves. Taste: really nice and fresh sensation, grassy and hoppy taste with good sour notes. Great banana and lactic sensation. Yoghurt notes. Aftertaste: grassy and lemon with banana finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomasus (284) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a very cloudy straw with a white head. Looks like carbonated grapefruit juice. Aroma is bright and fresh: hay, citrus, basement aromas, some clove. Way out of balance to the sour. Clean fresh palate. Highly carbonated. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (471) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Bien florale et houblonné à souhait. Légèrement acidulée et rafraichissante avec ses effluves de pommes, bananes et citron. Un peu trop effervescente mais reste une très bonne bière.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Virtually flavorless brew save some quite pleasant citrusy acidity in the mid-section. Champagne style foaminess that is not unappealing. All in all quite refreshing but too low on taste to warrant wanting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Livendadream (155) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Btl pours cloudy pale straw color. Massive billowing white head lingers forever leaving spots of lace on glass. Aromas of citrus fruit,bread, bananas and sour apples??? Flavors of lemon,wheat,and massive fruity sourness. Light body,huge carbination, tart,tingling mouthfeel and a dry finish. I love this beer. Sour,sour,sour!!!! This beer is the perfect thirst quencher after a day of shoveling snow!!!! Fantastic!

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