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Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BA SCORE
84
good

344 Ratings
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 21
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of ms11781
4/5  rDev +8.1%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another beer I only got to taste thanks to Bobby; last night at The Attic.

A very pale yellow with moderate hazing, it's what I expect for the style. The head seems stingy at first but develops a bit, almost to one finger. A bit of spotty lacing with some legs leave some off-white evidence behind.
This beer smells like a lemon. I get a bit of malts behind it with some light wheat-like notes.
The same goes for the flavor. It's pretty good, and it's the sourness I expect, but its flaw is being one-dimensional, as the lemon dominates and the sourness is almost the only aspect here.
Crisp and light with a bit of a creamy flow, the feel is good, and refreshing at that.

Brenden, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of sliverX, thanks Tim! Purs a crystal clear, light yellow color with a decent cap of white head. This bottle is about a year old at least, so there is still plenty of carbo here.

Nose is lemon-y sourness with a little bit of earthy mushrooms. Tart but not overly so.

I think I waited a bit long on this one as the malts are kind of stale...good thing there isnt much of them, haha! There is a nice sourness to it that is light and refreshing. This would be an absolutely perfect beer to have after mowing the yard. After having more than a handful of berliners, I think I prefer the ones that have a little more malt and alcohol to them like the 1809 and the DFH Festina. Very good though and would love to try a fresher sample.

twiggamortis420, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -18.9%

akttr, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of ElGallo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

ElGallo, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of stewart124
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very pale straw color with obvious carbonation. Spritzy white head.

Nose has some citrus notes with light bread.

Light sourness and acidity but very palatable. This is perfect for a hot humid summer day. The 3% alcohol only makes this easier to drink. Some straw and light bread in the malt character but the fermentation and yeast drive this.

stewart124, May 28, 2012
Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev +8.1%

GreyGhost4, May 26, 2012
Photo of leinie13
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

leinie13, May 26, 2012
Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

ILiveOffHops, May 19, 2012
Photo of jjanega08
4.18/5  rDev +13%
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.

jjanega08, May 03, 2012
Photo of olympuszymurgus
4.83/5  rDev +30.5%
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.

Delightful.

olympuszymurgus, May 02, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012?)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Clear yellow with a small (for the style) bone-white head. This doesn't leave much stick down the glass. Average.

The nose is dominated by wheat, a bit of lemon, and some mild acidic sourness.

The flavor too has more pronounced wheat character than I've experienced in any other beer. There's a mild lemon, mild grape, and mild acidic sourness as well. Drinkable.

Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Appropriate.

Decent enough, and incredibly drinkable, though the wheat flavors dominate and I was wishing for more lemon/apple/sour flavors. Simple.

ehammond1, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled: unknown, but I'm looking forward to trying this beer, as it was not available at my time there.

Pours a lively light yellow ale with four fingers of lingering white foam. Smells of light lactic acid and almost a sour milk smell. Actually quite pleasant when paired with the wheat tones. Flavor is mealy with some nice subdued lactic sourness and hints of a yogurt tone honestly. It's okay, but nothing special. Medium bodied with hi carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer, not as good as their Gose, IMO.

harrymel, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jrohrbacher, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Juicy pale lemon yellow body, darker as it reaches the top to produce a very soapy but tight bubble white bath foamy head. Settles slowly, as the body produces some opaque character with some large cola like bubbles.

Nose is a sense of fress squeezed lemon, and wheat density. Seems like there's a brine or salt character as well, nearly smells like an ocean breeze.

Taste brings a very light wet palate, but lots of lemon juice richness. Malt body finishes with a great lingering grain sense. Tangy juice quality with some tight carbonation, after taste seems to lose a bit of character but a few seconds later that malt comes creeping back to linger.

Very refreshing, big on sour lemon with a nice surprising finish

smakawhat, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
2.68/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My 500th review and rather than pick out a super special beer from the cellar I grabbed one of the few Berliner weisse beers I could find on the shelves. Ive become a big fan of the style so I was anxious to give this one a try. Unfortunately this was not a very nice example of the style and I'm not sure whether this is just a lousy beer or a poorly stored bottle.

A very unattractive beer..kind of a murky cider Color, without much head and no lace at all. Lots of chunky stuff and little dark brown floaties that fortunately sunk to the bottom of the glass quickly. Aroma is moody lactic and lemony, with a faint honey note underneath. The flavor follows the nose, but the honeyed sweetness is further up front, with a lighter lactic acid and lemon hit and just a trace of hay and general funk. Average, at best.

Body is thin but carbonation is a little lower than one might like and the beer is generally lacking in the crisply refreshing and tart feel of a better Berliner weisse. Finish is also not as clean as it should be. Overall pretty dissapointing.

I drank a lot of beers to get to 500 reviews and this was not one of the better ones. Not exactly forgettable, because I will definitely remember how subpar this one was. Oh well, live and learn I suppose.

tobelerone, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle into tulip.

A: very hazy, very pale yellow hued brew. a super frothy head consisting of dense white foam almost overflows from the glass. retention is good w/ spotty lacing.

S: the sourness reminds me of spoiled orange juice. a little bit of grainy wheat/bread dough. also some mild cherries.

T: body is very tart. puckering at first, but just like most things sour, your tongue gets used to it and it becomes much more manageable. slight notes of pineapple and more of the soured OJ that was in the nose.

M: vivid carbonation is close to effervescent. very light body.

D: i find the sour OJ aroma/tastes rather off-putting. after it subsides, the brew becomes rather refreshing and enjoyable, like many other berliner weisse's. also, i have read these brews typically have no head on them, so i am a little unsure what to think of the frothy head that came with this brew. meh, sort of middle of the road in my opinion.

Jimmys, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of SMKida
1/5  rDev -73%

SMKida, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of cavedave
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very light straw color topped so briefly by foam it is hard to judge the color. Murky.

Lemon funk and tart unripe peach, a touch of sweet, and a hint of sour apple.

Well balanced taste, with equal parts biscuit, lemon, wheat, and sweet vinegar. Not as sour as many, nor as funky as some, nor complex as others, but tasty none the less

Light and bright, tickly and prickly on the tongue, just like a good berliner should.

Simple refreshing strong flavored beer. Gimme another, give it here. Easy to get, always on shelf, I know that shouldn't matter, but...

cavedave, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DSlim71, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of dasenebler
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

11oz. bottle, no dates.

Pours a pale, hazy gold with a nice eggshell-white head. Retention and lacing are decent.

Aroma has some interesting fruity character, with tart notes of apple and strawberry. Hint of vanilla, too.

Flavor is refreshingly tart and acidic, though I would hesitate to call this a "sour." Dry finish with grainy and raw wheat notes. Mouthfeel has pleasant medium-high carbonation, but I can't help to notice how thin and watery this stuff is.

Light and easy to drink. Would pair well with salad or fish.

dasenebler, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
2.08/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle from West Lakeview in Chicago. Served in a berliner bowl.

Pours a moderate-light golden color with a short white head and not too much in the way of lacing. The nose carries some bready malt and a very faint acidity. Not much going on. The flavor has a light breadiness and no real acidity. Perhaps a touch if I imagine it. This really does not get into the style. Light body and crisp carbonation; acidity is near negligible. Boring and way too plain.

Thorpe429, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of wrath98
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

wrath98, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up the other day at Rick's in Alexandria, VA. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Portsmouth 20th Anniversary hefeweizen glass.

a - Pours a slightly hazy medium yellow color with two fingers of fluffy white head that lasts for a few minutes, and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of lightly sour fruits, citrus hops, wheat, grains, and lemon zest. Decent, not super sour or too much going on.

t - Tastes of sour lemons, citrus, wheat, grains, sour fruits, bread. Taste has a little bit of sour lemon juice to it, and some lactic notes. More sour lemon then the nose but still not a ton.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent berlinerweiss. Not the sourest out there, but considering you can just buy it off the shelf worth checking out. Lightly sour in the nose and moreso in the taste.

mdfb79, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of beerhorn12
5/5  rDev +35.1%

beerhorn12, Feb 28, 2012
Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
84 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.