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RATINGS: 913   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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3.4
IndianaRed (4545) - 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 didn’t take any

4
svandyke (231) - 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.

3.7
Wombata (623) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2015
Aroma: wheat, citrus--lemon, mineral, yeast. Palate: lively carbonation, tart yet smooth. Flavor: tart, dilute lemon, wheat, mineral. Finishes crisp, dry and tart.

3.7
ttoadee (1477) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2015
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.

3
DiarmaidBHK (4785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2015
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

3.6
Carlisle (733) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
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

3.2
ghostbeer (213) - 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
didierlewallon (288) - 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
rdixon77 (2763) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Nice light crushable beer. Lemon, grass, yeast, generally tart fruitiness. Nice standard Berliner

2.9
Barreras (1687) - 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.


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