You might be surprised to find me writing about beer. It certainly wasn’t my intention when I started this blog. But I poured a glass of this beer after arriving home after a long walk this evening, and felt compelled to write about it given that I enjoyed the beer as much as my walk.
“1809” is a very traditional interpretation of the “Berliner Style” Weisse brewed by Brauerei Weihenstephan. It is characterized by an intense blend of tartness and complex fruitiness. The beer is made with 50% Pilsner malt and 50% Wheat. It is bottle-conditioned, unfiltered and unpasteurized.
Cloudy, golden yellow in color. Sour citrus aromatics with a touch of wheat. Tart and sour lemon with some tropical fruits (pineapple, kiwi and orange), a bit of sweetness and some grassy characteristics. Light in body, good acidity, well carbonated and more refreshing than a glass of lemonade. This could end up being my favorite beer of the summer and it is only June.
The decision to buy this again will not require any thought — all around this is a wonderful beer and a perfect summer seasonal.
The beer’s suggested retail is $5 for a 16.9 oz bottle and is listed at 5% alcohol. Recommended.