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Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 20
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 05-29-2007)
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Chizoad

California

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Might be a little tough to review this one since I hit it with the woodruff syrup almost immediately.

Super pale yellow with moderate perfectly white head that fades to nothing. Then the beer turned yellow-green...

Lemony, light scents. Um and then kinda vanilla after syrup addition.

Lemon, slightly sour but light, finishes up with vanilla of the woodruff. Goes together really well.

Highly refreshing, light body, appropriate carbonation.

I'll sip this one without the syrup next time just to know what's going on with the beer by itself. But as far as the style goes, with syrup, it's excellent.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 03:11:31 | More by Chizoad
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-29-2012 03:59:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 00:06:03 | More by Stinkypuss
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Adrianized

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-26-2012 17:31:05 | More by Adrianized
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-22-2012 17:02:49 | More by pperez38
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-15-2012 06:28:44 | More by marct
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laituegonflable

Australia

1.45/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours a very pale yellow, slight haze in the body. Head is white, quite creamy and dense with trails of lace here and there, not too sticky. Looks OK, yeah.

Smells foul. Sickly, pongy sweetness from the get-go with a sense of mouldy wet grain, honey and oatmeal. Just a fermented rice porridge character. Doesn't smell right at all, it's an absolute stinker.

Taste has a weird, possibly accidental sourness to it which is actually the highlight. Apple-esque with a lactic acidity on the front that's sour without being hugely tart, and ends up sort of weakly fruity. Finishes horribly sweet, with that fermented rice pudding flavour, oatmeal and honey notes. Off-balance, off-putting and just plain offal.

Watery thin and fairly plain. Not terrible texture but it's hard to keep this foul liquid in my mouth long enough to tell.

Two words. Actually is drain pour still two words or is it one, now? Drain pour, anyway. Ouch.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 22:06:13 | More by laituegonflable
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.4/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours an exceptionally pale yellow, almost tending towards the colour of pear juice, very nearly transparent. Head forms in a filmy bump on the top of the glass, although it falls down to almost nothing. Body is exceptionally light. Fine carbonation. I like how light it is, otherwise it's a bit lacklustre.

Nose... Ooh dear. Yes there's some slightly rank acidity to it, but it's actually dominated by a really quite unpleasant corny adjunct/cereal character, that melds with a touch of floury yeast to give a really rancid aroma. Some green vegetative qualities to it, but the cereal/flour character is really unpleasant.

Taste is a bit better, giving a tartness on the front that snaps the palate a bit like tonic water. But after that, it just sings with that bland flouriness, and very little body whatsoever. Flat finish doesn't even give it the sparkle to be really refreshing. Blergh.

Not one of my favourite Berliner Weisses, and one which makes me question the genre yet again. Probably just really needs that woodruff syrup.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 02:28:38 | More by lacqueredmouse
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-05-2011 20:54:03 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-26-2011 14:29:00 | More by mdillon86
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I2uss

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.7%

11-18-2011 20:10:24 | More by I2uss
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aanth

California

3/5  rDev -18.7%

11-18-2011 03:13:08 | More by aanth
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2011 15:57:02 | More by Wisconsinality
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2011 06:05:24 | More by Lawnboy33
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2011 01:00:12 | More by JAHMUR
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codysjb

Florida

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle
A: Pours a light yellow like a traditional lager. One knuckle head that dissipates quickly.
S: Citrus, orange (almost juice like), sour tart smell but not like a wild/ Lambic.
T: Like stale beer/water, not impressed.
M: sour kicks in, not too sours but enough to add some flavor, doesn't taste like much except for lemon and wheat.
O:Average, B quality, nothing special but glad to compare it to the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 15:56:51 | More by codysjb
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DCon

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 11.2 FL.OZ bottle of this from Thomas Liquors in St. Paul, MN for $5.99. Poured from the Yellow bottle w/ bubble letters & "PRODUCT OF GERMANY, ALE" written on the side, into my ?oz Schlafly Stange Glass. Does not have any sign of a freshness date.

Aroma- A very strong wheaty and crisp aroma that doesn't have much character or style. Almost no sourness either but hits of a fruity character are found. Just average...

Appearance- Pours a 3.5 finger head that has terrible retention (maybe from the acidity?). Has a crystal clear body that is a pale straw color and effervescent. Leaves small suds on the glass.

Flavor- Very clean and citric tasting from the start. No real sourness to the brew though... The wheat flavor is definitely around but no hops. Pretty standard for this brew.

Mouthfeel- Very Light Bodied, High Carbonation, Smooth, and then finishes dry and champagne like? No sour/tart attributes in here either.

Overall Impression- Not my favorite and for the price I paid for it, not worth it! I was about to become a fan of this style but this one didn't do it for me at all! No sourness to it at all and just really tasted like a European light brew or a Czech pilsner with a bit of lemon. I'm going to be inquiring about more "top of the line" brews that are in this price range before making a purchase next time. Live and learn.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 04:03:51 | More by DCon
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rereviewed based on my newer appreciation of the style....

Poured into RR tion glass

First time I've had this style. Been dying to try it.

Pours a light and hazy, yet vibrant yellow color. Big fluffy head quickly settles leaving not much and no lacing.
There isn't a whole lot going in in the nose. Smells faintly of banana with a touch of funk. Actually smells pretty good, but it us very faint.
First taste is tart and acidic, finishes the same way. This might be a touch too sharp for me. I enjoy funky, sour beers but this is a different animal. (REally enjoyed this, not overly sour, that my first interpretation)
In the mouth it is very crisp and refreshing. A nice light beer. I could see this outdoors on a hot day for sure.
Overall, it is a decent beer. I like the low ABV, and the refreshing qualities. It isn't my favorite, and I probably will not seek it out again, but it was decent and I'm glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 22:32:14 | More by DaveHack
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jsanford

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.

Pours a clear light gold with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving nothing but a slight ring and a steady stream of bubbles. Aromas of tart green apple, lemon zest, wheat, and yogurt dominates, very crisp and lactic. Taste is similar to the nose, the yogurt character stands out the most. Imagine a lemon yogurt with wheat granola and you have this beer. Mouthfeel is crisp and inviting, with a thin body and sharp, spritzy carbonation. Overall a very drinkable Berliner Weiss that bring a lot to the table with its high level of lactic character.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 20:47:01 | More by jsanford
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cooch69

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a light neon yellow, with a thick two and a half finger white head.

Nose is citrusy, wheaty and has a nice level of tartness that gets the taste buds wet.

At first this beer is full of bready malts. Almost a wet maltiness like if the malts were slightly stale. Nice light wheatiness and a satisfying level of sour and tartness in this one. This beer is super light in the mouth and one heck of a session beer.

A really good beer which is a nice satisfying session funk.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 04:22:29 | More by cooch69
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 3" white head. Slightly hazy lemonade yellow colored body. Smells of spice and banana. Taste has a general fruitiness but also an interesting combination of sweet, sour, and downright tart. It's surprisingly fresh for an import. All in all I'd say this is indeed a standout of a Weisse although I personally don't go for high on the tart and sour side.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 08:38:53 | More by MoreThanWine
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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split a bottle into a rocks glass. Pours a very pale, lightly hazy yellow no head.

Nose is bright apple citrus.

Very delicate wheat sweetness, citrus, lightly tart. Overall very delicate and doesn't really establish itself terribly well. Fine carbonation and appropriately thin, somewhat dry body.

Meh, not impressed. Somehow too delicate for the style, which is odd, I know, but not nearly enough tartness compared to the gems I've had in the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 04:10:26 | More by OldIronLungs
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Northsider

Illinois

1.93/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had the Festina in this style and I wanted to try one more in the style before I dismissed it. Got this in bottle from Piece Brewery, Chicago.

There is only one word to describe this beer: TART. I felt like I was drinking lemon juice. This was a very unpleasant beer. It didn't smell very nice, and taste sure followed the smell. Appearance was fine, as was the mouthfeel...but I couldn't even finish this drink. It left a sticky, sugary residue in me mouth that spoiled every drink and the food after this one for the rest of the night.

If this is the style, A+ for making a beer in that style. However, I now can decide that it's a terrible style. I do not recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 00:06:27 | More by Northsider
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megahurts4

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse

Appearance: light straw, medium head, and a little lacing.

Smell: pumpkin and slight grain.

Taste: bitter tart pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: light.

Overall:
This has some seriously odd flavor. I detect pumpkin in the aroma, but the flavor is much stronger than anticipated. It is a sour type of flavor, but it is not an acidic sourness like sour ales.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 18:23:21 | More by megahurts4
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL.

A fairly vigorous pour produces a fairly white head of about 1.5cm. This fairly sized head falls fairly fast, reducing to a very thin ring around the glass that makes it look like there was never any head to begin with. No lacing on sides of glass. Body is a pale yelow-gold color, hazy, kind of looking like dirty dishwater. Fairly typical-looking.

Scent begins with tangy/tart and light lemon aromas, followed by ghostly wheat/barley malt sweetness, and ends with a bit of warm-yogurt-like bacterial funk. A little light, but ok.

Taste is just lightly tart/sour; it's there, but subdued and polite. Mix that with a bit of wheat malt sweetness, and you just about have this beer. Aftertaste of hazy, plain yogurt tartness mixed with the faintest of nods to wheat malt.

Crisp body is on the heavier side of light, in line with the alcohol level. Carbonation is mild, very suitable for the body. Finish is not dry.

This is a pleasant-tasting and mostly inviting Berlinerweisse. While I like, and mostly prefer, stronger variations on the style, I do like this and wouldn't mind having another.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 03:53:14 | More by falloutsnow
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