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RATINGS: 884   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (526) - Trois-Rivières, 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 (158) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Foxbush (1503) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
1 pint .9fl oz This a Christmas beer 2014. The beer poured a hazy light yellow color with a puffy head that filled the glass. You detect a sour beer aroma with some lemon. The beer had light body with fizzy carbonation. The finish was acidic. This is just not my preferred style of beer or ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle sampled at Olympic. From notes. Dry and tart with a decent amount of fruit and funk.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1275) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear yellow color, medium to small white head. Sour bread aroma. Medium body with a sour clove flavor and a medium sweet fruit finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (668) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 28, 2014
From the bottle, bottled 28-8-13 : Hazy straw color with about 3 inches of off white foam, slow to settle. Aromas of lemon, banana, light yeastiness, barnyard funk. Gentle tart/sour flavor with slightly syrupy banana, a bit acidic.The carbonation is fairly lively, it’s got a nice sparkling quality. Super yummy. Finishes sour with just a touch of bread crust bitterness I read that traditionally raspberry syrup was added to the Berliner Weisse. I drank half of it straight, then since it’s Thanksgiving weekend, I muddled it with some leftover homemade cranberry sauce. Fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (851) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Poured hazy golden straw color with a 2-finger white head. Aroma of lemon with a bit of a lactic sour note as well. Body is light, with a touch of effervescence and a dry finish. Lemony flavor with a lactic sour note. A touch of yeast at the back, and a bit of a grassy note as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Very happy to get my hands on a traditional Berliner weisse. Aroma is mild, hint of lemon, hint of sour. Pour slightly cloudy with soft white head. Taste is tart, dry, mildly citrusy. No hops. Finish is dry and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlyingMaroon (9) - - NOV 6, 2014 does not count
I love this beer, it is simple yet full of flavor. The open air fermenting really lends to a unique and tasty beer, that leans to a sour but is not overpowered with unnecessary fruits or off flavors. A true blast from the past! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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