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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Pours a mildly hazy pale yellow with a frothy two finger head that fades quickly to a thin cap. The lacing is a bit thin, leaving just a few rings behind. A little later the foam almost fades completely away. Smell; this has a wheat malt dominated aroma at first, but as this warms up a bit some lemons, tart apples and a slightly musty aroma come out. Taste; the wheat flavor is not quite as strong as i was expecting after the nose, but there’s still enough to let you know that this is still a wheat beer. A mild mustiness come through in the middle followed by tart lemons and a bit of honey. Not quite as tart as I was expecting for a Berliner weiss, but still pretty darn good. Mothfeel is light to medium bodied with a light carbonation that helps make this a refreshing warm weather beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbeer (41) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2015
A little higher ABV than expected. Effervescent and straw colored on the pour. Tart and dry. Very enjoyable. Will absolutely purchase again. This would be a good entry into the broader sour beer category since it isn’t so sweet or have the additional fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (216) - ponferrada, SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
Cerveza de color dorado claro con una cabeza blanca. Aroma a cítrico con notas de malta. Sabor ácido a fruta y levadura con notas de cítricos.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1441) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Nice light crushable beer. Lemon, grass, yeast, generally tart fruitiness. Nice standard Berliner

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1176) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a very light yellow color with a light citrus fruit aroma. Taste is dry, easy drinking with notes of pineapple and citrus fruits. The dryness of the beer kills the aftertaste leaving only a small apple, pineapple juice aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1020) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
Hazy yellow color;huge , white head. Aroma of lemon , acid , clove . Refreshing tartness in taste with notes of lemon, spices , yeast. Wonderful , light , easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2015
It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of lemon, dough and slight funky spices. The taste was of lemon, lacto, dough and tart with some light funkiness. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2033) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Flaska frĺn Saveur Biére. Smak och doft av humle, citrus, vete, citron, mjölksyrabakterier med toner av jord och grön banan. Frisk, fruktig, syrlig med fin beska. Mycket gott!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2015
Slightly tart with a full bodied honey long finish. Clear gold color and foamy head. A wonderful light rich easy to drink beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2015
1/2 liter bottle - nose is berry seltzer. Spritzy as all get out, Still don’t get it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle: Translucent, bright-golden & sunshine yellow body; super cloudy & topped with a spritzy, foamy white head that is gone in moments. Aroma of tart apples, lemons, light lactic acidity, German yeast, clove, a touch of spice, & some dusty wheat. Flavor is very effervescent & light. Wheat, musk, lemon-lime zest, a touch of apple, lemon, & some very sharp carbonation to close things out. Super lofty. Somewhat mineral-ish with a hint of cereal grain alongside the wheat body.


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