Serve in Bowl


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 846   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3760) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a very small white head on it. Nose is yeasty with a lot of citrus, and smells a bit like summer. Taste is moderately sour, with a pleasant bit to it, and a fair amount of citrus coming through. This is the first beer of the style I’ve actually really liked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pale to light yellow and clear. Aroma is slightly funky w/ a banana wheat like hefeweizen character. Initially Sips silky and creamy yet very loose and slippery. Tart and dry middle leads to a fruity esters and spicy phenolic finish. Leaves a bit of a burning sensation on the tongue. Very refreshing and spritzy, yet dry and heavily tart. Finish is astringent and almost numbs the tongue which makes it difficult to want a second sip. I understand "champagne of the north" & why Germans drink mit schuss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
(gushing) bottle. Big lemony, doughy, slightly funky phenolic aroma. Tart and dry taste. Beauty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (790) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Smells like applesauce. Sour, nice flavorful body. Unique. Cool style. Need more creations like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersighted (116) - - MAR 14, 2014
This is a tasty, tart Berliner Weiss. It has great yellowish color, albeit a bit clear. Solid body and crispness from bottle conditioning. Lactic front and a smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoobysnak (329) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
A great beer for the style. Bubbly and tart mouthfeel. I wish I could find more of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oeltroll (19) - USA - FEB 27, 2014
From Bottle: mild barnyard, hay, big wheat character, nice carbonation and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malaclemys (387) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle pours pale yellow with white effervescent head. Aroma is sour fruit, lemon, and a bit of yeast. Taste is light grain, lemon, fruit, nice tartness, little apple, very crisp finish with a light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1876) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2014
Double bottle pour@Braukunst Live, München 2014/02. Nose of wey and some wet diaper. Fluffy eggwhite palate layong the foundation for a very refreshing, none too acidic Berliner Weisse defined by fresh summer fruits, mainly young peach and lemon rinds. Another technically expert resuscitation aimed at drinkability, commanding double respect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (765) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Golden with large white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat, and CO2 burn. Lots of carbonation. Light body with some sourness upfront and notes of citrus (lemonade), pear, and some graininess.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 » 85

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50