Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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4.9/5 rDev +32.8%
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.
09-07-2013 06:34:35 | More by facundoCNB
4.85/5 rDev +31.4%
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!
07-12-2010 21:15:29 | More by drpimento
4.83/5 rDev +30.9%
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.
05-02-2012 17:30:41 | More by olympuszymurgus
4.74/5 rDev +28.5%
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.
04-18-2014 00:24:46 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
4.5/5 rDev +22%
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)
03-09-2008 04:11:50 | More by horseblanket
4.47/5 rDev +21.1%
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.
01-01-2011 05:07:37 | More by jmperez
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
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.
08-27-2008 00:26:19 | More by Drew966
4.4/5 rDev +19.2%
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.
06-07-2011 17:51:10 | More by stakem
4.33/5 rDev +17.3%
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.
04-18-2011 13:46:16 | More by Brent
4.3/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
02-01-2009 15:46:24 | More by thekanna
4.3/5 rDev +16.5%
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
08-15-2008 21:09:26 | More by wschumac
Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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