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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 (64F).

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (550) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jerseyjohn71 (308) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
floral, lemon, dough, citrus, golden, cloudy, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6844) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
One2remeber (247) - Bucktown, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2015
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 Im bored. Props to staying to the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (670) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4138) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2015
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 didnt take any

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
svandyke (198) - USA - AUG 13, 2015
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.

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