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Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 23
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 05-29-2007

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Ratings: 378 | Reviews: 189
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy straw with a vigorous white foam collar that quickly disappears.
S: Citrus, lemon and faint wheat with a hint of barnyard.
T: Medium tart – comes across like an unsweetened lemonade with a touch of malt and fruitiness.
F: Champagne like carbonation, light body
O: Tamer than some Berliner Weisse, refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of WeizenHeimer
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasty but it's a bit too citrusy sour. Lemonade color/flavor

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

not much to look at...
not much to smell...
whoa where did all that flavor come from!!! Tart, lemon and honey, slightly medicinal
awesomely crisp and refreshing, so drinkable,
at three percent this is a fantastic session beer

Photo of Colby8938
4.54/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this is a great tart beer

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tart Citrus Berliner Style - could knock back a 6er of this on a summer day easily

Photo of HamdenHector
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a very thin collar; no lacing;

S: acidic; slightly lemony and fruity;

T: more acidic that sour up front; acidity fades by mid-palate and the finish is purely lemony sour; no bitterness no bread or grain;

M: light bodied; highly carbonated; moderately dry finish;

O: TART: would be more refreshing on a hot summer day than with the 3 feet of snow I'm staring at;

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not much to look at like most Berliner Weissbiers, not much head or lacing. Nice smell, you get the citrus, more of a lemon with some funk. Excellent flavor, similar to the smell, some citrus and very tart. Very low on the ABV but this would be an unbelievable summer, hot weather beer that I enjoyed very much.

Photo of bubseymour
4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice and more tart for your average Berliner. Great beer.

Photo of KornWallace
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Date: 10/30/14
Location: Half Time Mamaroneck
Draught/Bottle: 11.2 oz Brown Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: One of the palest beers I've ever imbibed. Faintly yellow in color maybe some light brownish tint with almost no carbonation. No cling of any kind.
Aroma: When colder the beer keeps a fruity aroma of lemons and a touch of lactose but not nearly as tart as I'm accustomed to in Weisse beers. As the beer warms a pungent aroma of raw wheat comes to the front, even a touch raw dough like.
Taste: The Lacto sour tartness is much more prevalent in the taste and it becomes more tart then I ever expected from the smell. The raw dough, pilsner, and wheat again flavors again force themselves forward and collide with tart lemons.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with extremely high carbonation. The carbonation aides in pushing the tart flavors throughout my mouth.

Notes: No Bottling date

Photo of cpetrone84
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Pour is pale straw yellow with a white head. Nose is husky grain, some raw doughy malts, loads of lacto, moderate lemon. Taste is lots of slightly less raw dough, light grain, wheat bread, a lot of lacto cream with a lemon punch in back. Very light body, a bit creamy and syrupy, lighter carb, faint sour finish.

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +7.8%

A: poured into a goblet to a pale yellow that's a little hazed with a small white head that is quick to fade and leaves no lacing
S: smells of sour grapes with a little lemon
T: taste is bracingly sour with most of it being lemony with a slight grape flavor and a little wheat. swallow is creamy wheat and lingering lactic tartness
M: fairly light but avoids being watery with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing but slightly drying finish from the acids.
O: Clean and probably the most sour berliner I've ever tried. All previous samples have been pleasantly tart while this one is definitely in the realm of a sour. Very good but an unexpected amount of pucker.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a snifter from a twelve ounce bottle.

A- starts with a finger-thick, fluffy, pale white foam and streaks of lace. A pale golden body with energetic carbonation shows, although this beer has a hazy quality. The head persists well and leaves a layer of lace. 4.25

S- sour, wheaty, and malty, maybe some diacetyl, and an aroma of white wine. That's an interesting turn. 3.75

T- I still get the white wine, maybe white grape juice, flavor, with some tart berry flavor and a lemony finish. There's a strong wheat quality that runs along the palate and gives the brew an earthy flavor. 3.75

M- it's plenty tart, wine-like and semi-dry on the finish. It makes the mouth pucker a bit from the acidity. 3.75

O- I enjoyed this but found some of the flavors and sensations to be slightly off. I have found many berliner weisses lately that surpass this, so the competition is getting stiffer.

Photo of patre_tim
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Peachy yellow and cloudy with a apparent mother on the inside of the glass like kombucha. A finger of white head that fades fast.

S: Sour tart quality with some witbier coriander and light lemon as well as a plastic sort of funky quality. Corn and yeast as well.

T: Sour like apple cider vinegar in water, some corn, and a dough yeast quality. Tart and crisp. The coriander witbier quality is only in the background.

M: Light crisp body, with little carbonation.

O: . Not awesome, but nice to find an example in this style that is assumedly close to the original style of the beer. Bought at Bruisin’ Ales Asheville, drank at Deerfield Beach, FL.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(bottle date 2012 Sep 13 - served in a Duvel balloon)

A: head that sizzles out fast... sulfury yellow liquid with only a very faint haze (may be slightly cloudier/head-ier younger?)

S: predominantly acidic, with a slight lemony bent... marginally floral, similar but not quite as distinct as say chamomile

T: refreshingly tart, but not lip-smacking... light, chalky citrus pith... interesting grainy flavor - more like an earthy pale malt than wheat malt - flares up midway through the first few sips

M: dry and snappy crisp, with a pleasantly dainty, delicate malt body... altogether quite dry... the lacto acidity does bring a mild, livening piquancy, however, it falls fairly short of puckering

O: I enjoyed the surprising balance between lacto and malt flavors here - many domestically-produced examples seem to focus on the wild qualities and eschew malt flavors, essentially making the beers flat and dry... I could do this one again - recommended

Photo of Rifugium
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Frank for the extra!

Poured into a New Glarus pils glass...it was convenient, and somewhat appropriate for the style. Hazy yellow-straw color, with a small cap of fizzy white head that sank to an assertive ringlet and held there; minimal lacing. Tiny bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. In the nose, sweet malted grains, light notes of lemon and grassy funk. The taste was crisp with a lemony tartness, slightly acidic, apple skin, cereal grains, sourdough, honey, the latter of which came out a bit more as the beer warmed, in the aroma and taste, leaving a residual sweetness in the finish. Light-bodied, crisp and enjoyable overall.

Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.7/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bought at Beertopia in Omaha, NE. I believe the quote made on it was, "It will make your back teeth curl." If I misquoted, to the employee, I apologize. To all of you, whatever the saying may have been, it definitely referred to the exceptional sourness of this beer.

By any means, my back teeth... they did curl.

Pours a pale, light straw colour. A tad hazy and a quickly dissipating white head. As it calms the head reduces and goes away entirely. It almost appears a dirty, brownish in colour as well when set under the light. It doesn't look like much, but looks can be deceiving.

The smell is quite light but has a dominant presence of lemons, a mineral tone, and dried grass. There is also a touch of sourness and wet hay.

Non of this really gives a lot of warning for the taste. The taste is big! Full of all sorts of great Berliner Weisse stuff. The taste of lemons is wonderful and not too much or too little or even too sweet. It hovers in the beginning and plunges down into the back. All the while you get a rush of wet hay, a bit of funk, some pepperiness, a fair amount of bright dirtiness/earthiness, I also get this very unique raw wheat taste that punches in really close to the end and slowly dissipates. At first the raw, even damp wheat grain taste is a bit of a shock but once you become a bit more accustom to it, it makes a lot of sense with the rest of the beer and really makes it interesting.

The mouthfeel is just as refreshing as I had hoped it to be. Crisp, a bit more sour than I had pictured it being, but thats good, and very dry. Not letting the sweet tones get in the way at all. Refreshing like no ones business.

Overall, I will buy this beer again. It is fabulous and I actually appreciate the low ABV. It makes it easy just to kick back and have a beer, with a GREAT deal of flavor and complexity, and still be able to go about doing stuff without feeling a bit fuzzy.

Photo of MDDMD
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-slightly hazy golden color with a decent white head and no lacing

S-lemon, wheat, tart

T-lemon, wheat, light malt, mild bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation,,crisp and astringent

O-a decent Berlinner Weisse, refreshing and easy drinking

Photo of MarcGetty
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was given two 12 ounce bottles of Bayerischer Bahnhof's Berliner Weiss by someone who "knew I liked wheat beers" but did not know that Berliner Weiss was special. Unfortunately I did not have any traditional flavorings available to add so both bottles were had straight-up in glasses.

True to the Berliner Weiss style, these beers tasted like a Weiss Beer and a Lambic mixed together. Kind of like a better and more born-that-way taste than a "Dirty Hoe" of Hoegaarden and Framboise.

An interesting beer that I'm glad that I had. However, I really wish I could have done it justice with some traditional flavorings added.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with about an inch white head that didn't stay around for too long. Not much lacing. The brew smells like wheat/bready malt and lemons/lemon peel. The taste is mostly like the aroma, it's nice and tart, with some green grape flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and has moderate carbonation. I think this is a nice, enjoyable brew. It's refreshing and easy enough to drink, definitely worth trying. $3.59 a bottle.

Photo of Etan
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a light gold with a small white head. Not much retention.

S: Very lactic in the nose. Lemony, sourdough, mildly sweet wheat.

T: Like the nose, moderate, clean, lemony lactic acid dominates, with a hint of bready wheat in the finish.

M: Light-bodied with very light carbonation.

O: Unlike many other berliner weisses, this beer is all about the bacteria and features very little wheat/malt or yeast character. I'd prefer a bit more wheat character but this is pretty nice.

Photo of facundoCNB
4.9/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a hazy light yellowy orange pour with 2 fingers of head which dissipated quickly. smells of wheat bread, subtle lemon pledge scent, feet.. this may sound off putting to some, but it's just what i want in this style. oh wow that is tart and sour! YES! this is exactly what i was waiting for.. definitely a bready base beer, TONS of lactobacillus sourness, subtle citrusy lemon flavor but nothing too "fruity" just an overpowering ton of salty sourness! light in body, high carbonation, and sour like lemonade - this beer is the most refreshing thing on earth, and at 3% abv it cannot be any more perfect as a session drink.

there's a short story to the 1st time i had this beer. heat wave, 2013 - i take a train from nj to nyc early in the morning. i make my rounds to the bottle shops in manhattan and decide to walk all the way from the lower east side (over the williamsburg bridge) to torst bar in greeenpoint brooklyn. i am COVERED in sweat and see this (the only berliner weisse) on the menu. i think, well - not my favorite style, but it's hot and need something to quench my thirst to get on to the heavier beers. the pour this out of their magical draught system, i take my first sip and it feels like all the sweat just froze dry immediately.

fast forward to tonight (2:30am on a september saturday night), i pop open a bottle i ended up ordering online - and every single thing i remembered from this beer came back immediately. absolutely my favorite in a style i was not really a fan of - this made me fall in love.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I first tried this back-to-back with the Brett-ed version, but that was a while ago, and I only have this bottle now. Cool story, bro. Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy straw topped by over a finger of relatively short-lived white foam. The nose comprises mildly-tart lemon zest, a twist of tart orange zest, some light sweet flowers, and a touch of mild sweet biscuit in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger tartness throughout. However, due to its incredible lightness and crispness, the bulk of the flavor only lasts a short time, leaving a small squad of tartness to linger for a bit. The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a damn solid Berliner, something that can deliver some sour without tearing the enamel from your teeth and can do so on a nicely regular interval.

Photo of hooliganlife
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours very pale hazy golden yellow. a bit of head that quickly fades.

nose is weak, some faint pale malt. a hint of tartness.

pretty tart. starts off tart, gains a bit in strength, then fades to a pale bread malt.

has a bit of bite to it, does not feel as thin as it is.

pretty good berliner overall. i plan on getting some more. perfect for summer.

Photo of mattbk
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very pale yellow, impressed with the clarity for a wheat beer, very, very carbonated.
Smell: Very mild lactic acidity, maybe some light wheat and noble hops.
Taste: Light, fluffy, dry, some tangy acidity, very fast finish. Very low on taste, although there certainly is some, the finish is so fast that you cannot really savor this beer. Low bitterness. Enjoyable, refreshing, but pretty simple in terms of complexity - which is not entirely unusual for this style.
Mouthfeel: Very, very dry. Would like it to hang around just a bit longer. Still, I appreciate how it is so refreshing, and the "fluffyness" I referred to, which I attirbute to the wheat.
Overall: Nice Berliner, could use a little more pop.

Photo of greenmtn1111
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 9/13/2012

Poured into a glass chalice.

It pours a murky, yellow-brown color - kind of like straw. There's one finger's worth of head and it disappears within seconds. No retention and no lacing whatsoever. There's citrus on the nose with some yeasty bread as well, but not much going on. The first thing that hits me is the carbonation which is very aggressive. Then the tartness hits me...it's very tart and the depth of flavour isn't quite there to balance it out or back it up. I find that i'm puckering more than i'm savoring it. There's some lemon and orange going on and overall, it's a refreshing berliner, but that's about all it has going for it. It's a one-trick pony and far from special.

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Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
84 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.