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RATINGS: 838   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Rating 1084, bottle purchased from Sams in Downers Grove, Illinois. Bright golden with a large white foamy crisp head with good carbonation. The nose is sharp citrus and grains. Taste has just a hint of yeast with lots of citrus and pepper. Refreshing and overall a good treat. Worth the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (3867) - 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 (341) - 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 (1434) - 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 (3674) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (730) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 23, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Taste tart, citrus, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3750) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2014
8 oz. on tap at Bull McCabe’s in Durham. Lightly hazy straw color with a lasting film of cream. Nose is tart cherry, wheat, and lemony bread yeast. Taste is the same mix with a touch of earthy funk. Light body is dry and has medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
c_lee_burton (81) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Crisp and refreshing with some sour cherry, watermelon, and slight grapefruit flavor. Has a yeasty smell. Nice carbonation that helps the sour not linger. Would put back a few of these on a summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6570) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
500mL bottle, pours a hazy yellow / blonde with a medium white head. Aroma is full of hay and wheat, with a touch of citrus - smells more like a dry wit beer or something. Flavour is mildly tart, very wheaty and dry, with loads of citrus, hay, and a very light lemon tang. Very well-balanced, with a dry mouthfeel and a lightly tart finish. Very solid but generic Berliner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigHoss (172) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
From a 1 Pint 9 FL.OZ Bottle. Poured a crisp golden yellow with nice white head that dissipates quickly. I smell cherries, malt, lemon and wheat. I taste all the same, almost like sour. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (524) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours cloudy/opaque faint yellow with tall head, quickly fades. Lemon and grain, cheese rind in the nose. Those traits also found in the flavor along with some italian bread. Big, welcome wheat punch here too.

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