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Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Reviews: 191
Hads: 403
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 19.24%
Wants: 26
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website

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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Photo of facundoCNB
4.9/5  rDev +32.8%
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.

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Photo of drpimento
4.83/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Whoa, super good! These guys are spot on in their interpretation of this style of beer. Poured with a fizzy, white, fine bubble head and no lace. Color is a very light and clear pale yellow. Aroma is lightly fruity, tart, grassy, grain & cereal, and marshmallows. Taste has tartness coming out more (although not overly done) along with cereal, and a bit of fruit. Body is great and very crisply carbonated. Ultra clean finish. Perfect summer beer.

With a BIT of fruit syrup - wow, what a delight!

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Photo of olympuszymurgus
4.82/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed on a whim, not expecting a lot.

Pops open with vigourous carbonation, pours a thick yellow haze topped by a cumulonimbus style white head. Very pretty, the head drops and leaves strong lacing with a filmy white line of bubbles on top.

Smells off the charts, lemons, grainy cereal, toasted cherios, citrus, and a light floral aroma. Taste is a mirror copy, a delightful level of tartness on a malty wheat body. I'm enamored, ready to go back to the store and buy more.

I would not complain about this beer in any way, a perfect glass to pour while rooting in the garden or laying in the sun and watching the girls go by.


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Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.7/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice white head and light straw color. Strong sour smell, tastes great, nice and tart. Very true to the style, As expected from this old brewery. At 3% I would drink this all summer long if not for the high price. 4.75

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.54/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just fantastic, exactly the type of Berliner I love! Tart, light, crisp, low abv..if the price didn't hinder I would just buy a ton of this for the hot GA summer

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +22%
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.

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Photo of horseblanket
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I believe this is the third commercial version
of this style of beer that I've tasted
(The other two being Kindl and one made
by Elysian of Seattle).

This is probably the least sour version
of this style that I've tasted:
the lactic sourness is fairly light.
Noticable, but light.

You can taste some sweet malt which balances
nicely with the sourness.

(I have a homebrewed version made by me last year which I'm tasting side-by-side with,
and mine is much more sour)

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Photo of fx20736
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bought at AJ's Beer Warehouse. Served in a Duvel tulip. pale yellow, thin white head, no real lacing. Aroma is tart and lemony, very enticing.Taste is tart, puckering. Mouthfeel is spritzy and seltzer-like. This is an awesome beer and I buy again.

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Photo of jmperez
4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a pale golden with a frothy white head. Aromas of granny smith apple, lemons and kinda bready. Tasted much the same. With a pleasant tartness. Light carbonation. Super refreshing and easy to drink. I could easily drink this all day long on any summer day.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

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Photo of Drew966
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Berliner Style Weisse pours an extremely pale yellow with a white head from a brown 11.2 ounce bottle. The aroma is a bit malty and very lemony and even a bit sour. The mouthfeel is light and pretty carbonated. The taste is very lemony, tart, sour and refreshing. Wow, this is what they should be selling instead of that chelada/wine cooler-like/shandy/malternative junk, this is the real deal as far as a light refreshing well made beer. I'm not sure it's really to style, it's not as intense as the other German Berliner Weisse I've tried, but I really like it.

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Photo of stakem
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the farmer's cabinet on 6/5/11. My first beer of Philly Beer Week 2011. My smile is larger than my face seeing this on tap.

Served in a tulip, this brew has the appearance of carbonated lemonade. It is light colored, clouded and hardly yellow but leaning towards that moreso than white. The head is a quick dissolving cap of fizzy white bubbles that fade and collect around the edge of the glass. A swirl revives a finger of head.

The smell of this brew is lemony lactic with light funk. A bounty of fresh grain to wheat scents make this nose seem very fresh and enjoyable. A faint amount of sulfur is evident but that is really not picking.

The taste is tart with a lemony acidity that creates quite a salivation factor. Lots of fresh grainy flavors are evident tasting of wheat and a mild amount of cereal grain. The finish is mildly tart and reminiscent of the same finish you get while eating Greek yogurt. Not quite acidic but creamy tartness of there ever was such a thing.

This is a light bodied brew with a fizzy high level of carbonation. It is super crisp and refreshing. No indication of alcohol inclusion and one just isn't enough. Yes sir, may I please have another.

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Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.37/5  rDev +18.4%
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

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Photo of thekanna
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden pear-like color with just enough haziness to make the beer not entirely transparent. Tiny, effervescent bubbles actively rise to the top.

S: A gorgeous bouquet of honey and fresh pears. Yeasts are slightly muted but still there.

T: Like biting into a fresh, not-fully-ripe apple. Granny Smith-like sourness hits the palate, followed by a tingly effervescence. Honey-sweetness begins subtly and crescendoes to a memorable end.

M: Somewhat thin and watery, especially towards the end, but the active carbonation reinforces the brew and makes it more full-bodied.

D: Highly drinkable; for pure raw apple taste, this blows more apple flavor-oriented brews (like Unibroue Ephemere Apple) out of the water.

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Photo of Brent
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great balance of tartness in this beer. Some wheat character but, as appropriate, the citric character is center stage. Not as lemony and more of a generaized citrus note. Tangy but not jaw clenchingly sour, and the tart note did not grow or become too much as the beer progressed. One of the few of this style that I could session.

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Photo of wschumac
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Light Pale cloudiness with impressive white head which dissipated very quickly

S - Slight citrus aroma not too overpowering good combination

T - not citrus but more tart interestingly strange taste.

M - Light with some aftertaste but very smooth.

D - Wish I didn't give the other one away

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I got this bottle in a trade with NutBrown. Thanks Alan!

My 4th adventure into Berliner Weiss territory.

11.2oz bottle, it pours a cloudy very pale yellow witha 1 finger head of foam and some damn good lacing. I served this cold straight from the fridge so I'm impressed how this poured that way.(a rarity for me)

I'm taking some whiffs and as Artie Johnson used to say on the old popular American TV show Rowan & Martin's Laugh In, with the appropriate German accent,...."very Interesting". It smells fruity and yeasty and wheaty with nice notes of sweetness and tartness. I hope that the taste follows the nose as the nose is very good.

The taste is less intense than the nose but quite flavourful. Nice tart notes of lemon, light hints of both wheat and yeast, a bit of other fruit flavour I can't identify as it really is on the very light side, and at the finish, it almost tastes cereal like. Weird finish and something that I don't find all that pleasing. Darn it, the tartness was really working despite not being on par with what the nose promised.

Light bodied, watery at times, with very light carbonation, something I expected from the style so it's spot on there.

Drinkability? The taste was a let down on 2 counts: It never got to the level of the nose and the finish put me off and pretty much spoiled the session. Still, for a brew this low in abv, it wasn't as bad as you might infer from my comments and as always, I'm glad I got a chance to try it.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color. Produced a surprisingly large white head that dissipated quickly. Some lacing left behind.

(S)- A nice soft aroma of honey wheat. Bits of lightly spicy biscuit with an underlying tartness.

(T)- This has a really nice sourness throughout. Hints of wheat, lemon rind, biscuit, and honey.

(M)- A nicely crisp carbonation level. A nice light balance to it as well with subtle tart fruit and the wheat beer base.

(O)- Its definitely a nice Berliner. Fairly easy to find in the area and not overly expensive. Not earth changing for the style, but really no complaints.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz into tulip.

A- Pale yellow, dandelion, mild head but some lacing droops down into the glass.

S- Tart fruit, lemon, wheat.

T- Great puckering bw. Green apple in the finish, a salty/sour tartness that is fleeting.

M- Nice mouthfeel, good carbonation levels. keeps me coming back for more, great finish.

D- Perfect in this heat. I could throw back a few of these. Good stuff.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - This is a light and hazy straw colored beer with a head that poured big then dissipated quickly. It's exactly how it should look.

Smell - The wheat is very light but noticeable and the sourness is mild at the nose. It has the beauty of a lemon without the acid. Very nice.

Taste - The sourness is a bit bigger at the taste but still not overly sharp. The wheat again is very light.

Mouthfeel - This is of course a light-bodied bier with a comfortable tartness. The carbonation is some of the most delicate found in a bottle.

Drinkability - I refuse to drink BWs with a flavoring syrup, dash of liquor, or a straw (especially a straw as it destroys the wonderful carbonation). Maybe it's because my family is Lebanese and I enjoy a pleasing, sour flavor, but I really enjoyed this bier as is.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Berliner Style Weisse
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

Looks a cloudy, very pale straw yellow. Foamy head recedes to a ring.

Smell is biscuity, citrusy, a bit sour smelling. Crackery yeast notes.

In the taste, a nice bretty sour, with some lemony/lime citrus and salty. Mild and delicate herbal hop bitterness. Some acidity and bready malt. Tart.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp with a sharp carbonation.

Overall, a very nice Berliner Weisse. An acceptable sour for those with the palette for it. Sours native to Germany may even pre-date the Lambics of Belgium.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

$3.99 for a 11.2 oz bottle at Merchant's. 3.0% ABV. Pours out to a slightly milky looking very very pale straw golden,forming a modest white head with average retention and sparse lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is fruity and full of coriander and crackers. The mouthfeel is light, moderately tart and with a watery light body, but very refreshing and appropriate for the style. The taste is light as well...a little spicy up front with some sparse phenols, then a wave of coriander, followed by some citric acid tartness and soda water acidity, and ending in a very clean finish with a soda cracker aftertaste. Suggestion of lemon throughout.

I really like this. It's very very drinkable, and at 3.0% I could down a 6'er of these way too easily on a summer day. I'd like to try one with syrup as is traditional with Berliner Weisse. I tried this one with and without the yeast, and while the difference is subtle, I prefer mine without. It tended to add a little bitterness.

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Photo of Damian
4.14/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at Redbones Barbeque, Somerville, MA
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a slightly hazed, super pale straw yellow color with a wispy white head that quickly faded to a thin, flimsy film. The liquid was so pale in color that it looked more like hazy water than actual beer.

Tons of must came through in the nose. Quite earthy with strong horse blanket notes. The beer smelled really old, like a damp cellar. Very intriguing.

The taste was drastically different from the aroma. Crisp and clean with prominent, tart lemon notes and some crackery malts. Slightly wheaty. The finish was long, dry and refreshing. On the bottled version, this beer identifies itself as being a gentler version of the style. I would have to agree.

The mouthfeel was quite appropriate for the style. Light and relatively smooth with a lively, prickly carbonation.

Drinkability was amazing. I was astounded by how much flavor could be packed into a 3% ABV beer. I could only wish this style would become America's new go-to summer brew.

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Photo of jjanega08
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No freshness dating

A= Pours a very very light yellow color almost a white with a nice tall three finger white head that holds great retention and great lacing.

S= Smells spritzy and lemony with a touch of wheat. Smells like a good berliner to me. There is a slight plasticy character to it that I'm finding off putting.

T= No plastic in the taste just a good solid what character with a nice lactic sourness and lemony spritz. A really refreshing brew for a hot spring day.

M= Nice and spritzy.

O= This is a great brew that fits into a style more people need to make. The berliner is sooo good for summer and worth every penny. Buy this beer if you see it and if you like berliners because it's worth it.

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Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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