Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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3.14/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
04-28-2012 07:39:25 | More by harrymel
3.95/5 rDev +7%
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
04-19-2012 03:26:32 | More by smakawhat
2.68/5 rDev -27.4%
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.
04-07-2012 01:01:54 | More by tobelerone
3.33/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
04-02-2012 00:51:51 | More by Jimmys
3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
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...
03-27-2012 22:09:16 | More by cavedave
3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
03-18-2012 22:03:26 | More by dasenebler
2.08/5 rDev -43.6%
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.
03-14-2012 03:12:37 | More by Thorpe429
3.48/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
02-29-2012 23:50:24 | More by mdfb79
3.58/5 rDev -3%
12oz bottle into a big Bell's glass.
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse goes in the glass a very light colored straw yellow glow with a buzzing white crisp of bubbles that stays. No lace on the glass.
Smell is very bright, I smelled it while pouring from the bottles. Ripe lemon peel with straw in the scent. Just the faintest amount of malt in the mix, with light wheat. Very pungent and eye opening.
Taste is what you would expect from a BW, tart with the main flavor being lemon. Lemon zest with some wheat and minimal malt backing. Some apple comes up with warming while overall, this is refreshing beer.
Feel is super thin and light, I gathered that from the look of the beer alone. If you can get past the tart bite in the beginning, this is easy drinking. Not alot of acidity to make my tummy hurt. Bright crisp carb.
Well, this is the lowest ABV berliner Weisee I've had recently. I could drink a ton of this and the low acidity would make it that much easier to do. I wish it was summer. Surprisingly, I can't find this particular BW in the Philly area, which is odd.
02-25-2012 21:54:23 | More by BARFLYB
3.08/5 rDev -16.5%
A-semi cloudy pale to amber color with small creamy white head.
S-a bit of the citrus smell up from with a strong wheat sweetness. Almost has a whiskey like smell to it that I cannot place exactly. kinda funny.
T-tartness with a pretty sweet wheat almost corn flavor. Has a diacytal taste (buttered popcorn aftertaste). I enjoy the tartness and the wheat but cannot get past the diacytal...
M-pretty full bodied for a low abv beer.really just the aftertaste that bothers me but makes this hard to drink. I will buy another and re review.
02-21-2012 00:39:03 | More by danedelman
3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
A: Pours a hazy pale yellow with a finger tall white fizzy head. The head dissipates somewhat but leaves a thin layer of bubbles at the surface of the beer. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light amounts of wheat and lemon with some hints of sweetness. Also, there is some sourness like a lambic as well.
T: Starts with a slight sourness followed by lemon and grains. Nice acidity to the taste and there are almost hints of apple like a cider. Definite presence of wheat.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Very nice example of the style and super easy to drink. Quite sessionable and at 3.0% ABV you could probably put down quite a few of these in a setting with no adverse effects. I would describe the beer as refreshing.
02-19-2012 00:58:58 | More by dbrauneis
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
-straight up yellow and cloudy. Good looking white head that resides to a thin layer the whole time
-There is some slight wheat on the nose and a bit of lemon that is mostly topped by malt liquor smell
-There is a gentle sour taste at the beginning that is kind of nice, but then the adjunct taste rolls in. It kind of tastes like they sour mashed a batch of Bud Wheat
-The mouthfeel is okay as there is some good carb and it leaves a nice, rough, sour feel to the back of your throat
-I was definitely hoping for more out of this beer, but it scored high marks in the worst 2 areas
02-04-2012 02:28:33 | More by juhl31
3.98/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
01-31-2012 03:11:31 | More by Chizoad
4.2/5 rDev +13.8%
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.
01-28-2012 00:06:03 | More by Stinkypuss
Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
83 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.