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RATINGS: 910   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4241) - 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 (539) - 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 (91) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (282) - ponferrada, SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
Cerveza de color dorado claro con una cabeza blanca. Aroma a cítrico con notas de malta. Sabor ácido a fruta y levadura con notas de cítricos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Nice light crushable beer. Lemon, grass, yeast, generally tart fruitiness. Nice standard Berliner

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1572) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a very light yellow color with a light citrus fruit aroma. Taste is dry, easy drinking with notes of pineapple and citrus fruits. The dryness of the beer kills the aftertaste leaving only a small apple, pineapple juice aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1459) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
Hazy yellow color;huge , white head. Aroma of lemon , acid , clove . Refreshing tartness in taste with notes of lemon, spices , yeast. Wonderful , light , easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3867) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2015
It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of lemon, dough and slight funky spices. The taste was of lemon, lacto, dough and tart with some light funkiness. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Biére. Smak och doft av humle, citrus, vete, citron, mjölksyrabakterier med toner av jord och grön banan. Frisk, fruktig, syrlig med fin beska. Mycket gott!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2015
Slightly tart with a full bodied honey long finish. Clear gold color and foamy head. A wonderful light rich easy to drink beer.

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