Beer 398/365 – Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse

Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse

Style: Berliner Weissbier

ABV: 5.0% ABV

Purchased at: I don’t even remember at this point!

What makes this beer different: My first Berliner Weisse, so not sure what the standard is.

Will I be drinking this again: I would! But I only remember seeing it once on store shelves.

Grade: A-

10/13/2011: I can’t believe its been almost 5 months since I have updated an actual beer on this site. When I realized I was so close to beer 400, I figured I had to at least gut that out. Although I would love to make it to 500 someday.

Onto the beer. I picked this one up because of a suggestion from a friend who said it was a great beer, and a great style of beer. Had to read up a bit on the style before sampling this because I have only had one beer of this style before. To over simplify, sounds like its a traditional wheat beer with a sour kick. Lots of head on the initial pour, and you could smell the sourness without even putting your nose up to it. Also a musty lemon type smell. Again to over simply if I had to describe this to a non-beer drinking friend, I would say this tastes like a lighter sour version of a traditional wheat. Lots of tang, but not too much. Oddly thirst quenching, and thirst inducing at the same time. Would love the find more of this for a hot summer day. Pretty unique and worth trying if you stumble across it!

Picture of the day: If you are what you eat

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Beer 90/365 – The Bruery Hottenroth

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Very tart/lemon

Will I be drinking this again: Maybe in the summer months

Grade: B+

2/06/2010: Had this one sitting around for a few months now. It is my first Berliner Weissbier. The style is described as “top-fermented, bottle conditioned wheat beer made with both traditional warm-fermenting yeasts and lactobacillus culture. They have a rapidly vanishing head and a clear, pale golden straw-coloured appearance. The taste is refreshing, tart, sour and acidic, with a lemony-citric fruit sharpness and almost no hop bitterness.” That pretty much hits the nail on the head to describe this beer.

Just like the description of the style from beeradvocate, the head disappears very quickly. The smell is almost like lemonade. The taste is very tart lemons, but I like tart. Almost like fresh squeezed lemonade that doesn’t have quite enough sugar. A bit of the typical wheat taste you get with a wheat beer, but not a lot of it. Light bodied. Overall this would be an awesome beer on a really hot summer day, although I would like to see a bit more alcohol in it as its only 3.1%.

Funny Picture of the day: Everyone loves bacon right? How about bacon flavored envelopes. Props to the girlfriend for finding this one.

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