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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1100) - 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 (48) - 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 (2056) - 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 (1165) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4244) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
500ml bottle. Almost clear, yellowish, pale golden colour with average frothy, fluffy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, snow-white head. Sourish, wheaty aroma, a touch of egg white, vague fruitiness, a herbal touch, very cautious hints of smoke. Taste is moderately tart, hints of lemon, lactic acid, vague fruitiness, quince, a herbal touch, very cautious hints of smoke; carbonation has controlled effervescence. Well balanced, superbly refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow gold pour with a white head. Bread, citrus, slightly sour. Crisp. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jbfd2 (10) - - APR 23, 2014
Great sour flavor! Pours a cloudy straw color with a pronounced head. Smells a little sweet with a subtle hint of citrus. High carbonation and dry mouth feel with a touch of a salty finish makes this a great summer beer. I dare you to drink only one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3871) - 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.

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