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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Available at the Cellar’s Lex/Larp. pours a super cloudy straw like deep yellow, with a massive creamy white head. Nice biscuity sweet malt as well as some citrus rind and banana. Super tart lemony sweetness with a great creamy body that almost finishes with a wine like acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle. Clear golden in color with no head. Malty and fruity aroma. Banana yeasty notes. Sour fruity yeasty flavor. Hoppy and citrusy. Finish is crisp. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle. Head quickly collapses on top of a cloudy orange body. Aroma is more malty than tart. You can clearly taste the banana like yeast of Weihenstephan. Theres some sour (sour may be a reach) orange flavor but this doesn’t resemble any berliner weiss I’ve ever had. Just too sewwt for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/05/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta

hazy light yellow, dense white head, light tart aroma, flavor is tart overall but has enough sweetness in the background to almost keep it balanced,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3445) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Very interesting fruitiness. There’s something there reminiscent of a lambic, but mostly, it’s just the hefe fruit. There’s a green apple and lime tartness in the finish of this one. Not full on sourness, though. Almost a hint of mint in the aroma. Right now, it’s nicely balanced with a good wheat backbone. Very cloudy pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow pour, with a quickly diminishing head. Aroma is very spicy, with some banana and coriander in there. Sour taste, nothing crazy, but it’s sour. Citrus, coconut, coriander, zest. Warm, carbonated, and drinkable. It’s good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2134) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Pours out a very light yellow color with a white head on it. Smell is fruity and sour with some lemons in it. Taste is fairly sour, but very refreshing. Probably the most refreshing beer I have ever drank. There isnt alot to say about the beer, but I just know its damn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Perfect hazy golden color with a large white head. Wheaty-citrusy aroma with a hint of bread dough. First sip is an explosion of pleasantly sour lemon that’s quite refreshing. Very smooth on the palate with great carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5668) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 A very drinkable berliner weisse. Still tart and tangy, but not overwhelmingly so. Serious lemon and lime notes, with a delightful effervescence. Top-notch stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 Bottle. Pours a hazy bright yellow with a bright white head. Aroma of lemon zest and bananas in milk with sugar on top. A pleasant lemony tartness with better than average carbonation on the palate. A hint of granny smith apple and wheat. Finishes fairly tart. What a great summer refresher.

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