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RATINGS: 911   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
bottle from ucusty...pours hazy golden yellow with a fluffy short lived head. aromas of lemon, wheat and wet canvas. flavor is the same with some yeast present. theres a lactic phlegmy coating in the back of the throat when swallowed. light bodied and refreshing. its very dry but the sourness isnt overdone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12800) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 3rd LCRBM. This will get a re-rate soon, because of a trade with Der Doppelbock, but first impressions are these: yoghurt and, surprisingly, some hops in the aroma. Very modestly sour flavor with yoghurt, fresh cheese and traubenzucker. Citrus. Thin, but complex and delicious. Re-rate: First rating was fairly accurate. Lychee in the somewhat citric aroma. A slight lemony sourness with tropical fruit added. pineapple, lychee, traubenzucker. Good complexity is this delicious and characterful beer, that is way less sour as the Berliner Weisse from Schultheiss or Kindl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2007
bottle @ Rudolfs Sour Tasting with Rudolf, IPFreely, Jerc & Frylock. Really liked this one. Sweet, somewhat tart, fruity. a nice mid break from some of the extreme tartiness from th geuze & krieks. #499

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2007
The 16.9 ounce bottle poured a cloudy light golden yellow colored beverage with a modest sized white fizzy head that was completely gone in 2 minutes and left no lacing on the glass. The aroma was slightly sweet with notes of lemon and grasses. The body was medium-light with lively carbonation and a watery texture. The flavor starts out sour and stays that way throughout the medium length finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jerre (3260) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle, 50 cl. yesterday @ ratebeer meeting, Kulminator. Very cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma full off yeast, hops, fruits. Medium body. Taste is good citrus, yeast, hops and a fruity touch. Not so bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Pours beautifully with an ultra-smooth head of foam, like watching a waterfall of cascading white sand. Wheaty and quite sour, but not in a funky sort of way, more sour mash and wheat sour. A nice change-up from the usual suspects. Would try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Thanks to joebrew for sharing. Cloudy lemonade color with white head. Wheat and citrus and banana on the nose. Faint cloves as well. Light tart flavor. Light wheaty body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a thick white creamy head. Man this thing has monster carbonation. Looks like a storm inside the glass. The aroma is sour, wheaty, tart apples, yeasty. Mmmm mmmm. Tastes very tart, like sour apples, has a sour acidic and wheaty, shares definite similarities to other wheat beers but allows itself to stand out in a great way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Available at the Cellars Lex/Larp. pours a super cloudy straw like deep yellow, with a massive creamy white head. Nice biscuity sweet malt as well as some citrus rind and banana. Super tart lemony sweetness with a great creamy body that almost finishes with a wine like acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle. Clear golden in color with no head. Malty and fruity aroma. Banana yeasty notes. Sour fruity yeasty flavor. Hoppy and citrusy. Finish is crisp. Ok beer.

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