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Review by everetends on 04/01/12  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 7 17 3 7 2012
500 ml bottle picked up at Hop City in Atlanta. Not sure what I paid for it, but this beer is always worth it. Served up in a pils glass.

A: Pours up a straw yellow colored body that is crystal clear. Held to the light, more golden hues push through, brightening the yellow. There is a huge amount of carbonation activity going on in here. The pour got me almost 3 fingers of bubbly, white head. Falls slowly to a finger and holds. Very minimal and spotty lacing.

S: Things start of with a nice, lemony tartness to it. A little bit of sweet wheat comes out behind all that lemon. Touch of earth and hay. Otherwise, pretty muted but very pleasant.

T: Very nice lemony tartness kicks this thing off. Inside all that lemon there is a touch of funk and a hay quality that just plain WORKS. The wheat brings a little bit of sweetness, but allows the tart qualities to shine. Things round off with a touch of apple skin.

M: Light bodied with a big carbonation. Tart and sweet on the palate. This beer dries up incredibly quickly, adding to the refreshing quality with no lingering flavors. ABV is minor and barely noticeable. Aftertaste is minimal, being just a touch of lemon.

OA: A very nice and standard example of a Berliner. Just a beautiful tartness and feel to make this an incredibly refreshing and drinkable beer. A perfect warm weather beer that often tempts me to fill my beer fridge with it from time to time. Just an easy drinking and incredibly solid brew.

Served In: Pilsner Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/24/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 10 17 4 8 2009
500ml Bottle
West Lakeview

1809 pours a great looking slightly hazy straw golden with a great deal of carbonation. Streams and explosions of carbonation rush to the surface and help keep the fingers worth of micro-bubbled head intact. 1809 just looks refreshing and leaves some decent but thin lace down the glass.

My nose is immediately greeted by a very noticeable wheat twang and a nice sour wheatiness as well. Once I dig beyond the wheat there's a healthy dose of mouth puckering lemon juice. The sourness of the wheat and lemon make this all at once smell refreshing and makes my mouth water. I didn't catch it at first but with a little warming there seems to be a low key banana by-product from the yeast used that adds another layer of complexity. I can't get my nose out of this glass.

The body is very champagne like in the mouth. The wheat is all over the tongue along with puckering lemon sourness and a damp(sour) wheatiness. The lemon really plays a huge role in the flavor and this beer is better because of it. Not much, if any, banana in the flavor but there does seem to be a green apple like tartness floating around in there. Each sip quenches your thirst and then leaves a slight pucker which makes you want another drink.

The mouthfeel is right on. Again this is very champagne like with big yet smooth carbonation rolling over the tongue. Light bodied with a nice puckering ability and a slight drying on the back of the tongue.

This is one of those ultimate warm weather drinkers. If it didn't cost so much I would buy this by the case and sip the summer away.

1809 turns out to be a great brew that is lower on the abv but packs a lot of flavor. A definite session beer and something to be enjoyed while outside on a warm day. I will pick this up again without question.

Reviewed: 4/26/08

Price: $5.49 Served In: Pilsner Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 09/11/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
52 3 6 9 3 5 2009
Hope that isn't the best buy date. Pours a very hazy yellow color with some straw colored hue through out. A good pour left a very sad and bubbled head. Which quickly dissipated. Lacing, whats that?

The nose is limited. The wheat comes out nicely with some spicy notes. Some grainy notes on the back end as well. Some lemony and some herbal notes. Not much in the sour department though. Very clean yeast aroma as well, would have liked more funk.

The taste is similar. The malt comes out but at least there is a slight tart/sour note on the back end. Really would like more of sour note overall. Some nice spicy wheat notes come out. There is a slight lemongrass finish coming more from the yeast than hops. Some minor funk/horse but could use more.

The body is light but some of the lemongrass gives it a fuller feel. I would like this to be much drier. Carbonation is non-existent. Overall a pretty boring berliner weiss.

Served In: Bottle

Review by thickfreakness on 12/25/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2008
Thanks to SoLan from RB. An awesome dude!

Pours hay yellow with a slight haze and a cola-fizzy white head that fades to absolutely nothing.

Aroma of hay, sweet wheat, and light tartness.

Flavor is similar with an extremely pleasant and refreshing sweet wheatiness combined with a nice tart finish. Notes of hay and apple juice as well.

Dry with a medium body and lots of tingly carbonation.

I love this style!

Served In: Weizen Glass

Review by Tip Top on 10/09/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 2008
Reviewed from notes found in my jacket pocket.

A - Pour produces a huge white head made up of tight, uniform sized bubbles. Great retention here. Body is bright yellow with tons of bubbles rising to the surface.

S - Nice tart lemony flavor. Light wheat and hay. Pleasantly fresh smelling.

T - Starts off tart and sweet with a nice dose of lemons. Tartness lasts throughout. Light malted wheat. Touch of hay. All about the tartness and slightly sweet flavors. Very refreshing.

M - Light bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall - Great easy to drink beer. I wish this was out there in 6 packs or something to cut down the price a little. If the price was lower, I would drink this all summer long.

Price: $5.19 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 08/04/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 4 9 2008
Picked up a bottle this weekend at the Pizza Port Carlsbad bottle shop. I was really surprised to see this one as I had never seen it before in San Diego.

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with active carbonation, a thin, soft crown forms on top and slowly disappears.

Sweet and tangy aroma of wheat, lemons, grapes, oranges, apples, and lactic acid. Quite earthy, yeasty and a little musk.

Semi-sweet taste. Starts off with sweet wheat and tart lemons and finishes with more sweet fruits. It has a lightly tart flavor in the finish. I’m also tasting some sour apples and pear in the end. More tanginess and lemon starts to open up.

Lively carbonation on the palate, thin and refreshing.

Drinks extremely easy.

Served In: Stange

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