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RATINGS: 880   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 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 (1133) - 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 (665) - 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 (841) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Aromas of wheat with hints of citrus sourness waft up from a cloudy straw pour which provides no head or lacing. Tart/sour flavors on the palate with notes of wheat, citrus, and fruit. A welcomed bit of barnyard/funk in the aftertaste. Light body and crisp carbonation. Fizzy mouthfeel. Overall, a good example of a Berliner Weisse; pleasingly tart and extremely refreshing. Would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzgorog (460) - FRANCE - OCT 24, 2014
Blonde pâle trouble, belle mousse blanche bulleuse, effervescence à faire palir un efferalgan. Nez de citron, malt, blé, iode. Bouche légèrement acide, iodée et salée. Saveur sur le citron et le froment. Peu de corps. Bonne carbo. Très bonne bière de soif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michcam8 (378) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2014
From the bottle. Pours a hazy muted yellow color, with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma of corn, hay, wheat, and basement aromas. Taste of wheat, lemons, and overall fruitiness. On the palate slight sourness, tart, dry finish. Thin mouthful, with high CO2. Overall, not a bad beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (1227) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy straw hue with fizzy white head that dissipated. Aroma is straw, lactic, corn, peach. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and sharp carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following. Overall this is a decent brew.

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