1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

Berliner Style WeisseBerliner Style Weisse

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 292
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
Ratings: 292 | Reviews: 174 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of wethorseblanket
wethorseblanket

California

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy pale grapefruit juice yellow with a one and a half inch white head which fades slowly to the rim leaving some spots of lace.

N: Tart lemony wheat with fruity green apples/pears along with some sweetness and grape must.

T: Grainy wheat, tart and lemony. Fruity and floral with some damp hay.

M: Light body and moderate fizzy carbonation. Finish is tart with lemon zest and slightly moldy wheat.

O: Enjoyable on a warm late afternoon. Easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 01:17:21 | More by wethorseblanket
Photo of womencantsail
womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Lightly funky on the nose. Popcorn, grass, lactobacillus, and some lemon. A bit of lemon peel, wheat bread, and hints of sweet malt. The flavor is quite crisp, dry, and tart. Lots of lactic acidity, lemon, and lemon peel. Some straw, a touch of unripe strawberry, grass, and a light malt sweetness with a definite wheat and popcorn character.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 15:31:27 | More by womencantsail
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow pour, ample haze, clean white head about 3/4" deep, looks good. Minor tart and sour wheat notes in the aroma, not huge, but present.

Taste, light body as it should be, good tartness, tongue smacking. Lemon is really dominating in terms of leading the flavor profile. Barely anything else discernable about it, malt, hops not really anything there to describe, other than the lack of it not being there, which is fine, its still a good tasting berlinner, but at its price ($6 a bottle), it is more expensive than some of the better berlinners you can get your hands on.

Its pretty dry, very clean, it is enjoyable as long as you don't think about how much you paid for it. A great option on a hot day and limitless wallet.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 18:19:36 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass

A: Very light, hazy golden color with a finger of dense white tan foam. Active carbonation throughout the beer.

S: Very light - some wheat with some lemon zest.

T: Much stronger flavor than the smell would let on. Very tart and dry - lots of lemon sourness. The wheat base comes out after that with a bit of sweetness and a touch of spiciness in the aftertaste.

M: Quite light with strong carbonation.

O: The taste is significantly better than the very faint nose, but this beer could use a bit more acidity. It's quite dry and tart, but there is no real acidic punch. The spicy aftertaste is a bit off-putting, too.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 21:37:06 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Photo of Brenden
Brenden

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 02:45:30 | More by Brenden
Photo of twiggamortis420
twiggamortis420

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 23:56:58 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of stewart124
stewart124

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 13:12:01 | More by stewart124
Photo of jjanega08
jjanega08

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 01:39:35 | More by jjanega08
Photo of olympuszymurgus
olympuszymurgus

California

4.83/5  rDev +31.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 17:30:41 | More by olympuszymurgus
Photo of ehammond1
ehammond1


3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 05:17:49 | More by ehammond1
Photo of harrymel
harrymel

Washington

3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 07:39:25 | More by harrymel
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 03:26:32 | More by smakawhat
Photo of tobelerone
tobelerone

Connecticut

2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 01:01:54 | More by tobelerone
Photo of Jimmys
Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 00:51:51 | More by Jimmys
Photo of cavedave
cavedave

New York

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 22:09:16 | More by cavedave
Photo of dasenebler
dasenebler

Maine

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 22:03:26 | More by dasenebler
Photo of Thorpe429
Thorpe429

Illinois

2.08/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 03:12:37 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of mdfb79
mdfb79

New York

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 23:50:24 | More by mdfb79
Photo of BARFLYB
BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 21:54:23 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of danedelman
danedelman

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 00:39:03 | More by danedelman
Photo of dbrauneis
dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:58:58 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of juhl31
juhl31

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

-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

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 02:28:33 | More by juhl31
Photo of Chizoad
Chizoad

California

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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
Photo of Stinkypuss
Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
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
Photo of laituegonflable
laituegonflable

Australia

1.45/5  rDev -60.6%
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
Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
83 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.