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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).


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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Poured into a goblet. Clear, straw colored with a finger of head. Lots of bubbles. Head broke down quickly to almost nothing. Impressive smell of wet hay, apple, pear and cherry. Taste like pear and apple too. Sour lemon and a dry bitterness. Lovely. Almost champagne like in texture. Lots of carbonation, lighter body. Drying effect. Quite enjoyable. I would drink it on the regular.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2284) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
16 oz. bottle poured to a weissebier bowl at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a clear & bright golden color, with a presentable layer of white foam that quickly diminished to a ring & film, and left some fleeting spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was quite tart, fruity, lemon & orange, with a touch of Brett. Light bodied with spritzy effervescence, the taste retained a bit of yeastiness, and was very lacto-astringent, dry, and palate cleansing, but not out of control. Very flavorful with or without syrup.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (864) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Very good and very lemony. Not sure what else to say to fill 75 characters. An easy drinker, that's for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1592) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Light hazy gold, thin white body. Minimal nose. Lightly tart, lemonade with no sweetener. Light body, crushable. Acid and sour are light, minimal burn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1387) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of bread dough. Taste is quite lemony tart (as a Weisse should be), some pale malt sweetness, yeastiness and a refreshing close.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
junon (408) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 20, 2014
No head. Feared it would be flat. Pleasantly surprised. Crisp. I like sour. Almost cider like.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow with spongy white head, doughy aroma, sour citrusy taste with abrupt but sour finish. Very much unexpected after the first impression on aroma!

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. A- Lemons, tart, funky, barnyard, yeasty, sour. A- Yellow color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Sour, tart, lemons, funk, sweet. P- Light body, sour texture, medium carbonation, funky finish. O- I’ve concluded that this style is not my favorite style by any means. The 1809 seemed to be one of the best I have had however. The lactic tartness is very strong and the barnyard aromas are not quite a turn on for me.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
If you look up Berliner Weisse in a book of beer styles, it’s likely that 1809 will be featured in a photograph near the entry. As one of the textbook examples of the style, 1809 features all of the proper characteristics. You can expect a lively yellow body with a fizzy head and a big yeast aroma. The flavors are true to form as well. The yeast creates flavors that are tart, fruity, and acidic. The sourness is reminiscent of lemon and raspberry. This Berliner Weisse is faithful to the history and nuances of this style. It’s also just a damn good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Wow what a surprise. Just picked this up randomly at the corner store. Smells like horse barn and citrus. Sour, light, effervescent, very thirst-quenching. The perfect summer ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RipuvariiAlu (12) - - JUN 5, 2014
The best Berliner Weiße I habe drunk yet. It has this tart, fruity smell, which is reflected in the the taste, which is tart(but not puckering) and has this fruity(apricot?!) notes(heterofermentative lacto?) Perfect for hot days. A lot oft Berliners are just to sour to be refreshing in larger quantities, this one nails the balance. The only point oft critique ist the appeareance, no head and Linda cloudy, but this is due to the style


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