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RATINGS: 914   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48024) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

[ Courtesy of Secret Winter Santa ]. Hazy medium yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, citrus, sour milk - lacto, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic - sour with a long duration, sour milk, citrus, dry finish. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20110117]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (44046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with fully diminished white head. Light orange fruity and light citric note. Light yeasty aroma and also into the flavour. Light citric flavour mixed with a mild yeasty note. Ends yeasty and citric.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2009
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet with light acidic notes combined with notes of malt, which also pretty much sums up the flavor. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (27687) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Hazy yellow coloured with a small white ehad. Light acidic aroma of fruits with notes of lactic acid. Light acidic flavour of fruits and yeast with notes of citrus. Citric finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus tart wheaty aroma. Fruity wheat malty sour acidic citrus flavor. Has a fruity sour tart citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Very hazy pale golden with a dense, white head. Tart, youghurt-like aroma. Medium body with a soft mouthfeel. Piquant, tart and lightly wheaty accents with a whiff of yeast and citrus. Vague acidity in the finish also. Interesting, less challenging but more quaffable than your normal Berliner Weisse. 270408

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2010
Bottle at Churchkey, shared with Eric. Hazy yellow, large white head. Aroma of bubblegum and black pepper. Taste has lemons, grapefruit, malt. Sour throughout. Amazing character, a real winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (23885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... pale yellow ... belgian hop nose ... light fruity belgian blonde ... not really a berliner weise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20800) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a modest, fizzy head. Aroma of tart citrus, some lemon. Flavor is tart, sour, with fruity notes and funkiness. Light to medium body. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (20265) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC
Cloudy pale blond color; creamy head. Peppery aroma, lightly citrusy too (lemongrass). Watery mouthfeel, light flavor, very light sourness. Not achieved.

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