Professor Fritz Briem is a German craft brewery; 1809 is the brewery's traditional interpretation of the "Berliner Style" Weisse. 1809 is bottle-conditioned, unfiltered and unpasteurized, and it's fermented in traditional open fermenters and horizontal lager tanks. This 5.00% ABV Berliner Weissbier pours out a clear golden yellow with a white fizzy head that settles quickly (it's an acidic ale, so the head's not so fluffy). The nose of 1809 offers green apples, hay, biscuit malts and lemon. The taste is tart, then some yeast funk, lemons, and a sweet malt finish. Professor Fritz Briem 1809 is a highly carbonated ale with a lingering earthy finish, it's very refreshing. Look for 1809 year-round in bottles and on-tap. We like to sip this one from a pint glass, becker, tumbler, or goblet at 45-50 degrees F. Try pairing Professor Fritz Briem 1809 with German cuisine, buttery or sharp cheeses, or a salad.