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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (44) - Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2013
My firrst berliner weisse. Pours hazy gold. Nose is banana, yeasty notes, a little lemon. Taste is wheaty, lemon, sour with a tart finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Cloudy yellow pour. Tons of carbonation. No head. No lacing. Lemony aroma and taste. Tart. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Cloudy yellow color. Light lemony sour scents. Wheat sourness but still crisp. Great tartness lots to of flavors to explore, Definitely going to age one of these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neur0 (815) - GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
(Flasche) Es ist zitronengelb, unfiltriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist wie saurer Apfel und sehr leicht. Der Geschmack ist süßlich, sauer, mit Lactat und Weintrauben. Es gibt keine Bittere dafür viel CO2

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dEnk (3458) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma has lemon, herbs, some saltiness. Flavour is very fizzy with a sourish vomity flavour. Not my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5241) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma of banana, sour lemon and wheat. Flavor is set and sour with some phenolic notes and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (6339) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Pours hazy golden with a huge white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, banana, clove and hint of tart/lactic acid. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with a dry, wheat and sour finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. It pours a big, white head over a lighlty hazy pale golden body. Banana and cloves in the aroma, some wheat as well. Both sweet and tart on the palate, with a pleasant level of carbonation. Dryish. Some banana and cloves in the flavor, as well as a touch of lemon juice and bitterness. Not much bitterness though. Tart, yet sweetish, finish which sort of cleans the palate. Well, I find it interesting, but there’s too much regular German hefeweizen in this one. 130805

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlbeer (660) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Smells of wheat and sour fruit. Tastes sour with wine like flavors. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Aroma: Tart apple juice
Appearance: Big, gushing foamy white head. Straw color body
Taste: Green apples, pear, somewhat tart
Palate: Lots of carbonation, lively mouthfeel. Light body. Slightly tart.
Overall: Fruity, slightly tart. Very drinkable, although not a ton of complexity.

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