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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (908) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow with spongy white head, doughy aroma, sour citrusy taste with abrupt but sour finish. Very much unexpected after the first impression on aroma!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (573) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. A- Lemons, tart, funky, barnyard, yeasty, sour. A- Yellow color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Sour, tart, lemons, funk, sweet. P- Light body, sour texture, medium carbonation, funky finish. O- I’ve concluded that this style is not my favorite style by any means. The 1809 seemed to be one of the best I have had however. The lactic tartness is very strong and the barnyard aromas are not quite a turn on for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
If you look up Berliner Weisse in a book of beer styles, it’s likely that 1809 will be featured in a photograph near the entry. As one of the textbook examples of the style, 1809 features all of the proper characteristics. You can expect a lively yellow body with a fizzy head and a big yeast aroma. The flavors are true to form as well. The yeast creates flavors that are tart, fruity, and acidic. The sourness is reminiscent of lemon and raspberry. This Berliner Weisse is faithful to the history and nuances of this style. It’s also just a damn good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Wow what a surprise. Just picked this up randomly at the corner store. Smells like horse barn and citrus. Sour, light, effervescent, very thirst-quenching. The perfect summer ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RipuvariiAlu (12) - - JUN 5, 2014
The best Berliner Weiße I habe drunk yet. It has this tart, fruity smell, which is reflected in the the taste, which is tart(but not puckering) and has this fruity(apricot?!) notes(heterofermentative lacto?) Perfect for hot days. A lot oft Berliners are just to sour to be refreshing in larger quantities, this one nails the balance. The only point oft critique ist the appeareance, no head and Linda cloudy, but this is due to the style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with plenty of fluffy white head. Tartness, raw wheat, son hefe like notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1052) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle pours pale yellow with fizzy head. Aroma is tart and slight funk malt, taste is light and crisp tart with a dry finish, lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KPD (42) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours hazy with a massive amount of carbonation, very pale. Aroma is lemon with some funk. Flavor is tart mouthfeel is light with some lingering sourness. Great summer beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2038) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Hazy pale yellow with a big white head. Aroma of wheat, apple, bubblegum, and egg. Taste is semi-sweet with some yeasty and mildly tart flavors. Light-medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1142) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Hazy gold pour with a fizzy white head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma is lemon, dough, and slight funky spice. Taste is lemon, lacto, and doughy. Tart and lightly funky. Effervescence that leads to a dry palate. Bright and refreshing. Glad to have it in Texas.

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