Professor Fritz Briem Reviews




Malty_MacHops
4.2
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Fresh hop and grass notes in the nose. Bright golden with a strong white foam. Tart notes of lemon with a subtle underlying herbal quality. Medium light body with a crisp tart finish.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

ordybill
4.5
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Poured from a 16 OZ bottle into a mug. The appearance is a bright slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head. The aroma is full of citrus, hops and grass. The taste is slightly tart with a lemon feel.
Friday, July 08, 2016

dfinney23
3.8
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Crazy hazy with but a wisp of white foam. Perfect lemony tartness, crisp and refreshing. Better than any shandy or lemonade. Or any other berliner I’ve had, for that matter.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

b33r
3.9
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Light hazy gold color with small white head. Aroma and flavor have sweet tart fruitiness. Very flavorful, a little sour, and very drinkable!
Friday, June 24, 2016

jedi111
4.1
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Poured golden and clear. With a small white head that quickly dissolved. Tart and crackery. Seemed a little undercarbed. Not as tart as most American versions of the style.
Monday, June 06, 2016

Nickls
3.8
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Tap. Hazy light lemony yellow with a finger of foamy white head. Lactic, tart, peach and sour pear aromas. Flavor is lactic sour, slightly fresh fruit like sourness as well, peachy notes, and quite fruity along with the sour. Lighter soft body.
Friday, May 06, 2016

jonas
2.9
Hippo Fit Alkoholfrei
Tap at the Hippodrom. Cloudy, milky wheat, white head. Strong ginger, Apple cake notes, a hint apple wine, banana. Medium light body, dry yeasty and spicy finish. Not a bad thirstquencher really
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

DandyWolfFloyd
3.5
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
Aroma - some peat, wheat, and wild yeast. Appearance - the body is pale yellow, with abundant nucleation. The head is white and 1 1/4" and settles slowly. Taste - has a nice mix of wheat, peat and smoke, wild yeast, and a subtle tang. Palate - medium bodied, smooth texture, carbonation is average, the a composite of subtle smoke and tang.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
4.4
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Not sure why ratebeer says to pour Berliner Weisses into bowls, do I dare go off on a tangent in a review on why we’re not supposed to do that? Ugh, part of me wants to but maybe it’ll be better if I explain to the editors and moderators on ratebeer the correct or traditional glassware for a Berliner Weisse, that’ll probably be better. Anyways, well, here’s the rest. This was poured into a stange (because that is correct glassware for this style). The appearance was a hazy burnt orange peel color with a semi-thick to thin foamy white head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lacing was somewhat foamy but small bubbles. The smell had the sour wheat up front then subtle sour to bitter lemon and orange rind with a nice little bit of sweet wheat sliding in underneath as it warms. The taste was basically the same with a citrusy aftertaste about it. On the palate, this one was light bodied with a sly carbonation allowing just enough bitter harshness to accompany the feel. Overall, now that’s what a Berliner Weisse should be! Would I have this again - maybe a better question is: does a baby like milk?
Thursday, April 28, 2016

altonbrownd
3.5
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Bottle at Flora Cafe. Golden body with big head. Nose is floral, citrus, spices. Taste is hops and citrus. Malty. Sour in the finish.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

oldrtybastrd
3.6
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
d/yellow color. Aroma is mildly wheaty with a sour presence. The taste is a thrist quenching sour/dry. Almost like a champagne. It is hard to describe, either you like it or you don’t. I love it.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

migwell
4.1
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
A very nice weisse, Unusual in its lack of banana flavor, its saltiness and its mild lemon rind flavor. This is quite complex and very well balanced with a great mouthfeel. Poured from a large bottle into a big nonic. Good and persistent head, very cloudy yellow color. Aroma of wheat, lemon and yeast. The flavor is tart and smooth, fruity and lightly salty, with a dry finish that keeps me drinking. Glad this is a big bottle as this is a delicious brew. More than I ever expected from this style,
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cristobal37
3.2
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Berliner weisse beers are a little odd for me still, but since it’s hot as sin outside I thought I’d give this badboy a shot. Aroma is apples, tart yeast like a lambic, and cellar space. Taste also reminds me of apple cider but the lactic acid flattens it out, if only slightly. A bit plain but satisfying bubbily on a hot afternoon. Still can’t say it’s my favorite, but nice.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

ffbot
4.4
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Pour is a unfiltered but clean looking golden lager color. Smell is straight up citrus: lemons, grapefruit, sour orange and yeasty. Bit malty presence. Taste is a blast of citrus with some grainy mouthfeel and a bit of a acidic aftertaste. Big refreshing hit like a lemonade. The 5% alcohol feels heavier then it rightfully should but that was welcome. Sour, puckering and dry aftertaste
Thursday, February 18, 2016

One2remeber
3
13th Century Grut Bier
Straw yellow, very light looking, clear. Sage like, lavender, kombucha type acidity. Ginger paste heavy, lemon grass. Slightly sweet finish for watery base. Bitterness is astringent, like mouth wash and black pepper. Different, more refreshing than anything.
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cybercat
2.7
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Pours hazy, hubby solar yellow with a thick but effervescent snow-white head. Aroma presents nice fruity and yeasty tones. Flavor has a malty core that supports yeasty and somewhat sour fruit notes. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and has little fizz. Nevertheless, give it a try.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

woodychevy
3.8
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
On tap at Trapeze. Crisp, refreshing and delighful. Definitely a summer beer but superb for the style. Super tart and tons of lemon/ citrus notes. Light bodied and crisp but still complex. Lactic notes throughout. Really well done.
Friday, November 20, 2015

badhack
3.6
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Straw colored and effervescent. Light fluffy head that disappears. Fine sediment suspended in the beer. Taste is light malt, fruity, yeast and slightly tart. Bottle conditioned.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

jerseyjohn71
1.6
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
floral, lemon, dough, citrus, golden, cloudy, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

DuchessOfIowa
3.8
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Poured from a bottle. Slightly heavy haze with a mild straw yellow hue. Has a very big pillowy white head that disappears quickly. Very nice grain and cereal aromas with a citrus and lemon pop in the nose. Above average acidity and tartness that is very pleasant. Champagne like body to heighten and play with the sour quality and bring out some of the grassy and citrus notes. I would buy this often.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Imaena
3.2
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
Draught. This is a nice smoked ale with lots of nuance. Good for when you want a drink to contemplate and unpack.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

GenDV138
3.2
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of apples, lemon citrus. Tastes of lemon citrus, light herbs. Light body with a dry finish.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

VDuquerroux
3.3
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
Bottle, 50cL. @Poitiers, bar Le_Palais_de_la_Bière. A clear yellow golden orange beer ; many small bubbles ; big creamy white omelet ; good retention ; good lacing. Banana, clove, smoke, roast, herbal note. Light to medium sweet, light sour, light dry refreshing. Light to medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, sweet refershing finish ; smoky note. Overall, highly drinkable ; nothing outstanding, nevertheless good "light smoky german hefeweizen" ; 1-dimensional.
Monday, October 12, 2015

skmikeg
4.2
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Pours bright light orange with a two finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of tart fruits, wheat bread, funkyness, salt, lemonade, and overly ripe fruits. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry, sour, long finish. Overall, a very nice Berliner that super refreshing and drinkable.
Saturday, September 26, 2015

tnkw01
2.4
13th Century Grut Bier
Bottle. Gold in color with a nice head. Aroma and taste both was like some kind of old timey medicine. Just average. Wouldn’t want to drink again.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

tnkw01
3.1
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Bottle. Not real familiar with this style, better than I thought it would be. Gold in color with a large, explosive head that slowly dissolved into a slightly irregular head. Aroma was slightly fruity with a lactic acid note. Taste was not as sour as you would imagine. Taste was almost a tart wine taste. Not bad.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

bytemesis
3.3
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
Bottle. Pours hazy orange, medium kinda fizzy off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is paper smoke, wheat, dust. Flavor is extremly lightly tart, light sweet, minimal bitterness, hints of smoke, lemon, wheat. Medium body. Not too exciting.
Friday, September 18, 2015

One2remeber
3.6
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Bottled 02.10.14 Straw, pale yellow hue. Strong, musty, apple acidic aroma on pour. Fizzy white head. Adequate retention. Lemon warhead, aroma of an apple cider. First half drinks like a cider, then the a creamy maltiness pokes out near the end. Mostly sour on the lips. Mouthfeel is heavy on carbonation, but no astringent bite. A bit bland in taste, papery (not oxidized though), finish very dry like a vernors soda. 4 years ago I would have thought this to be unique, now I’m bored. Props to staying to the style.
Thursday, September 17, 2015

kidobutai
3.2
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Poured from a tap. Part of a sour flight at The Birch. Small head, clearer than most, white in appearance. Nice bite but not overpowering.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

IndianaRed
3.4
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
On tap at Prost! Boise cloudy light yellow with a full and fluffy white head Mildly tart aroma and flavors. Quite a bit of musty funk and just not very tart. Syrup was offered but I didn’t take any
Monday, September 07, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.7
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
Part of a 10 euro, 6 beer blind tasting set at Trois 8’s biergarten event in Paris. 100% smoked wheat used by this German gypsy brewer. It pours golden with an off-white head. The aroma is of honeyed smoked wheat, it’s got a lovely soft body with flavors of tangy wheat, smoke & honey. Elegant.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

JulienHuxley
3.6
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
500 ml bottle. Clear amber-gold pour with very light haze. Aroma is wheaty, light smokiness, campfire smoke. Taste is lightly tart, very mild smokiness, bready wheaty notes, quite lactic, strange but oddly appealing. Palate is light bodied with thin carbonation, silky. Nice stuff.
Monday, August 24, 2015

svandyke
4
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
1pt bottle- Explosive carbonation, fruity fresh scent with less tang. Not too cloudy golden color. Not too sour in the taste, has a slight bit in the middle, more sweet in the ending.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

ttoadee
3.2
13th Century Grut Bier
Pale yellow pour, small but persistent white head. Nose is spice and yeast. Bitter. Middle is ginger up front, something floral, and rosemary. Finish is herbal. Unusual.
Monday, August 10, 2015

Wombata
3.7
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Aroma: wheat, citrus--lemon, mineral, yeast. Palate: lively carbonation, tart yet smooth. Flavor: tart, dilute lemon, wheat, mineral. Finishes crisp, dry and tart.
Friday, August 07, 2015

ttoadee
3.7
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Pale yellow, explosive carbonation, sustaining head over 2 fingers. Nose is light wheat. Little sweet. Middle is mild citrus sourness, light kilned grain. Finish is still sweet, but with a sour smile. Refreshing beer.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

Bacterial
3
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
Draft at Brasserie V in Madison. Just a hint of haze. Light amber pour with h a slight white head. Low carbonation. Low level of tartness and a low level of smoke. Mild in all regards. Biggest feature is the bitterness on the backend.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

DiarmaidBHK
3
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Draft at Mekong. Pours golden with a thin white head. Not much lacing in the glass. A slight hint of sourness on the nose. A bit of tartness on the tongue but it feels pretty faint. Finished clean. A lot more subdued and laid back then I was hoping for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, August 02, 2015

tillmac62
3.4
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
Amber pour with suspended particulate matter. Normal head volume, lacing and retention. Light nose of mild smoke, a bit of sour funk and hints of malt and yeast. As it warms, floral and apple notes are present. Heavy light body with a smooth texture. Nicely carbonated with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a fair burst in the finish. The flavor profile is good, but rather weak. You get a little weak smoke, a little weak sour funk and a hint of balancing sweetness. As it warms, sour funk is the most prominent. The finish is semidry.
Friday, July 31, 2015

after4ever
3.4
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
500, capped. Thanks, Michael! Many cheers to you, my friend. Pours a clear dark amber with minimal head or lace. There’s a minimum or tart tanginess on the nose, similar to maybe overripe plums, but the predominant note is definitely a sweet woodsmoke. Creamy medium body with minimal carb. Lots of sweet woodsmoke on the mid palate with hints of overripe fruity tartness. Mildly smoky finish.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Carlisle
3.6
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Bottle. Opaque bright gold color with thin white head that dissipates quickly; minimal lacing. Malt and tart fruit aroma. Sour Pilsner flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Effervescent. Surprisingly unique and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, July 10, 2015

TaktikMTL
3.6
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT) au coût de 7,75$. Arôme Légère odeur de fumée et de céréales avec une pointe de citron. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de fumée et de citron légèrement sûrette. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #6385)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

stevoj
3.6
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
Bottle from Prost! Boise. Pours out a hazy golden with small creamy head. Aroma is slightly funky, musty, yeasty, taste brings some of the salt, without being too puckering. Quenching, tasty, crisp, clean. Nice hot day drinker.
Sunday, June 07, 2015

Beerman6686
3
13th Century Grut Bier
Poured a light orange with a white head. Lots of little dloaties in there. Aroma was of Ginger and botanicals. Flavor similar, cedar like and kinda weird.
Monday, June 01, 2015

Art
3.9
13th Century Grut Bier
Bottle shared by estover. I dug this. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma of herbs/botanicals and ginger. Taste is well balanced. Slightly sweet with tea-like qualities. Refreshing.
Sunday, May 31, 2015

ghostbeer
3.2
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
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.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

czar
3.4
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
pours hazy golden orange with a small reviving white cap, some lacing. sweetish wheat, honeyed maltiness, very light smoke, never bacon-y or umami; subtle clementines and other citrus, very grassy noble hops, light on-the-spot lactic acidity, pinch of pepper. clean. light carbonation, light body - never watery; very gently tart, lightly smoky and herbal-grassy finish. unique and quite interesting.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

didierlewallon
3.6
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
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.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

rdixon77
3.6
1809 Berliner Style Weisse
Old rating. Nice light crushable beer. Lemon, grass, yeast, generally tart fruitiness. Nice standard Berliner
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bill Becker
3.6
Piwo Grodziskie - Grätzer Ale
24k gold liquid sitting under a small head of foam. Big fruity tartness with a bit of smoke in the smell. Taste wise, again, delightful fruity tartness backed by a very mild amount of smoke. Fairly subtle flavours which makes this a very easy drinker. Light bodied. Nice historical brew!
Friday, April 17, 2015