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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (745) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2013
2012 bottle poured into a tulip glass. A: A hazy faded yellow with an active that fizzes up when poured but disappears rather quickly, leaving minimal lacing. S: Aroma is tart with smells of sour grape skins, a mustiness and some funk. T: Slightly tart lemon flavor first, then sourness concentrates mid palate. Musty and funky tastes appear after sour and then everything fades away and your left with a clean, dry palate. M: Mouthfeel is light and crisp and body is slick with a high carbonation that scrubs everything away helping to make the beer finish dry. O: Very refreshing and relatively tame sour beer. Good summer beer when you're craving something other than the traditional bitter from an IPA. ---Jeremy H

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1489) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Aromas of wheat with hints of citrus sourness waft up from a cloudy straw pour which provides no head or lacing. Tart/sour flavors on the palate with notes of wheat, citrus, and fruit. A welcomed bit of barnyard/funk in the aftertaste. Light body and crisp carbonation. Fizzy mouthfeel. Overall, a good example of a Berliner Weisse; pleasingly tart and extremely refreshing. Would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzgorog (295) - FRANCE - OCT 24, 2014
Blonde pâle trouble, belle mousse blanche bulleuse, effervescence à faire palir un efferalgan. Nez de citron, malt, blé, iode. Bouche légèrement acide, iodée et salée. Saveur sur le citron et le froment. Peu de corps. Bonne carbo. Très bonne bière de soif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michcam8 (303) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2014
From the bottle. Pours a hazy muted yellow color, with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma of corn, hay, wheat, and basement aromas. Taste of wheat, lemons, and overall fruitiness. On the palate slight sourness, tart, dry finish. Thin mouthful, with high CO2. Overall, not a bad beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (836) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy straw hue with fizzy white head that dissipated. Aroma is straw, lactic, corn, peach. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and sharp carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following. Overall this is a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (503) - - OCT 14, 2014
On tap at Right Proper, DC. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a spongy white head that settled to moderate lacing. Aroma is tangy fruit, slight banana and light citrus. Flavor is citrus and yeast tartness. Thin to medium body, active carbonation, and tart finish. From notes 9/27/14.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (255) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Poured into lager glass as I don’t own a bowl glass. It’s yellow with haze and a big white head that dissipates quickly to the sides of glass. Starts bubbley and seems to go flat but there is plenty of co2 here. It is light bodied. Aroma is sour lemon and wheat. Taste is lemon, wheat, hay. Sour note but in no way overwhelming turns a bit sweet in the early sip with a lemon aftertaste. Sharp and crisp and a refresher for sure. Enjoyed but I wish I had it on a hot summer day as opposed to this cool fall day but very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"bottle is the same as the pic, as is the name, but it says 5% lite funk fruit and wheat on the nose. not the best looking beer - yellow as expected with a bubbly white head that disappears quick, then it looks flat, though it’s not, with some floaties. light prickly feel fits the style. flavor of light lemon, a little sour and a little cereal sweetness. not bad, but not up to par with Hottenroth."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (371) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Purchased at Liquor Shed. A hazy straw yellow pour with 3 fingers of foam. It smells earthy, with lemon citrus that imparts both tart and spicy notes. Lemony, yeasty, peppery, very dry on the palate. Light body with perhaps too much co2. This is very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cpetrone84 (1456) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Pour is bright hazed yellow with a white head. Nose has a fair bit of dirty grain, faint dusty brett, decent lacto, strong lemon. Taste is a bit sweeter, grain is there but a little messier, lacto comes in mid palate, quite a bit of lemon and gets a bit sweet. Light body, a touch syrupy, moderate carb, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3736) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bronzed gold color with a dense white ring. Light fruity nose. Light tart, wheat flavor with a full body backing. Lively, fruity finish with a dense wheat taste aired out by some tart yeastiness. Very well presented on draught.

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