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Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 21
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
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Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 05-29-2007)
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Photo of Anthony1
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Serving Type- bottle poured into a pint glass

appearance- a very very pale straw color. the head was decent at first, but quickly vanished, but that was expected.

smell- lemon

taste/mouthfeel- an OVERPOWERING flavor of lemon. it was almost like drinking lemon juice. I began to question the age of the bottle, but it seemed way to sour. The 1809 berliner was one of my girl friend's favorites and she loved the sour tart flavor, but even she could not manage this beer's extreme sour.

drinkability- I couldn't even finish the beer :( Also, such a low abv. Seems like it will be good for people who love lemons, but not suggested for most

Anthony1, May 28, 2009
Photo of rtepiak
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very nice pour with a nice head that sits and eventually ends up a ring on the glass. light lace. color of light yellow murky. quite light, and not murky but cloudy even. smell is tart and a mild sweet. there is a light aspect of yogurt... and this carries over into the 'creamy' aspect of the body. mild sweet wheat malt, apricot, grass, predominant tart quality, apple, combining into a fruit acid and lactic acid that give the sour multiple dimensions.

rtepiak, May 14, 2009
Photo of RenoZymurgist
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very light piss yellow with some slight haze but not as much yeast as I would expect. Big fluffy white head sits on top of the beer and it sticks around quite nicely.
Aroma has some fruity notes with a hint of a tartness but overall it is nice and malty with some esters.
The taste begins with a sour apple like tartness that quickly segues into a nice soft creamy malt flavor that is then washed away by more of the tartness and a nice carbonation.
Nice mouthfeel as the beer dosen't drink like it is only 3%. i wonder how they pack in that much flavor without making the beer thin or underattenuated tasting.
Excellent drinkability as the low alcohol, complex yet sessionable flavor, and soft mouthfeel make this an nice summer beer for beer geeks.

RenoZymurgist, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of Oxymoron
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BBB & GGG's BWS. Pours a cloudy lemony yellow color with some darker yellow hues throughout. A good pour left a fizzy and almost non existent head. Not much on retention or lacing. I know it's a sour but should have some hints of carbonation.

The nose has more of a funk aroma than sour. Some light barnyard notes with a hint of acidic notes. Would have liked a bit more sour notes even for style. Some nice citrus notes with a lighter herbal zing to it. They yeast is noticeable with more of a German aroma. Some minor barnyard and a light pepper note form the wheat.

The taste is similar. Some funk and sourness with a more moderate malt flavor. Would have liked a bit more sourness and a drier finish. Some light barnyard, but lighter versus the nose. Some noticeable wheat notes with a light pepper finish. A touch citrus with more of a lemony finish. Some floral notes with a yeasty finish to it.

The body is light but not as dry as would have liked. Some yeasty leaves a chalky off aftertaste in the finish. Overall, a decent berliner weisse but I suppose my US expectations expects a bit more acidic notes.

Oxymoron, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of JonathanL7890
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Came in a small 11.5 oz bottle.
Color is a pale yellow. Like dishwater.
Huge foamy head. Like soap.
Nose is fruity. no hops
Taste: fruity, tart, interesting.
Mouthfeel: Very light . refreshing.

Very interesting beer. I could easily drink a few of these.

JonathanL7890, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of Tone
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, very pale yellow color. 1 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of wheat, sweet malt, sourness, and some slight fruit. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Mouth feel is slightly thick with high carbonation levels and high level of sourness. Very sour, almost burns the tongue - another first for me! Tastes sour first, then the sweet malt and wheat come through. The fruit and more sourness is in the finish. Wow, this is hard to describe - it's a mix between sour drop candy, lemonade, and a decent wheat beer. I agree that the sour level is too much and that I couldn't drink more than one. Since, this is the desired affect though, they nailed it as far as I can tell. Worth a try if just to sample the style.

Tone, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of JohnQVegas
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super pale yellow, very hazy, with a fluffy white head that disappears quickly and leaves nary a trace.

Nose is tart and crisp, lemony, clean. Simple.

Taste has a soft tartness, very lemony, clean. Crisp, but not puckering - a bit of tangy wheat comes through towards the finish as well. A sour clearly made for sessioning. Leaves a tingly feeling on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is crisply but softly carbonated, very light bodied.

JohnQVegas, Feb 02, 2009
Photo of thekanna
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

thekanna, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of joeysmokedporter
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a tumbler-like glass.

A: pours hazy straw yellow with an effervescent 1 finger head that dissipates quickly, but still leaves a small ring.

S: lemon, tart wheat, maybe even a hint of other citrus (lime?)

T: orange/lemon tartness, crisp and refreshing. some graininess present, no apparent alcohol flavor. this definitely features the sour lemon although it is not overwhelming by any means. would be a great summer time drinker.

M: light, effervescent, thin, slightly sticky.

D: a very good drinker, very easy to drink and have several as it is low in alcohol. even for a light beer it packs enough interesting flavor to make it a good choice.

joeysmokedporter, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of cadenwhitaker
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was suprised by the sourness of this beer and the low ABV. It is almost like they increased the sourness to add that missing alcohol burn.

I must admit the low abv turned me off slightly as I've become used to the 8% and above style beers.

Overall, interesting, nice touch with the sourness, but not quite something I would get again. If they raised the abv and it had a smooth alcohol burn aftertaste I would probably get it again.

cadenwhitaker, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of HopHead84
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent and transparent light gold with a 2.5 finger, bubbly head. The head recedes after a minute leaving a small amount of lacing on the side of my Russian River snifter.

Aroma is of wheat and zesty lemon. Some earthy and grainy tones are present. Flavor is tart lemon and slightly sour wheat. Not unlike a lemon jolly rancher. No alcohol is noticeable. The finish is dry, crisp, and tart.

Very light bodied with medium carbonation and a thin mouthfeel.

HopHead84, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of mnj21655
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle that i picked up on a recommendation from Jamie at PHP.

Pours a slightly cloudy very pale straw color with about 2 fingers of pillowy white head. Aroma is very subdued, a bit of wheat, some lemon and a distinct, although not terribly potent, sourness. Overall it was a bit like white wine. Taste is just as subdued as the aroma. Initially there is a very dominant sourness but after the first sip the sourness lessens considerably. The sourness is the main flavor component here with and it builds into the finish. There is a soft wheat flavor that supports the sourness. There is no hop presence to speak of whatsoever and no is expected. No hop flavor, no hop bitterness. The sourness that was so strong initially returns after a few sips and is quite welcome. Mouthfeel is pretty good. Light body with moderate+ carbonation. Drinkability is quite good. The sourness is the dominant flavor but not too strong. Overall this is a very interesting brew that I really did enjoy and I'm glad that I was able to give it a try.

mnj21655, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 7/22/08. Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with only a small ring of head. Aroma of white wine and melon. Flavor is spicy/carbonation upfront followed by tart fruits and sour patch kids candy with a wheat/stale wheat finish. A nice level of sourness--sour but not too sour. Quite drinkable and delicious.
7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of RoyalT
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - This is a light and hazy straw colored beer with a head that poured big then dissipated quickly. It's exactly how it should look.

Smell - The wheat is very light but noticeable and the sourness is mild at the nose. It has the beauty of a lemon without the acid. Very nice.

Taste - The sourness is a bit bigger at the taste but still not overly sharp. The wheat again is very light.

Mouthfeel - This is of course a light-bodied bier with a comfortable tartness. The carbonation is some of the most delicate found in a bottle.

Drinkability - I refuse to drink BWs with a flavoring syrup, dash of liquor, or a straw (especially a straw as it destroys the wonderful carbonation). Maybe it's because my family is Lebanese and I enjoy a pleasing, sour flavor, but I really enjoyed this bier as is.

RoyalT, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was my second beer at my return to the Heidleburg restaurant on E. 86th. The bottle selection was mainly domestic except for this one and was intruged to give the style another change. The menu noted it was a Berliner Weiss with raspberry so that pulled me in for sure.

A: Poured a impressive cloudy yellow with lots of yeast swirling around and a finger and half pillow white head, prior to the addition of the Marco Polo Raspberrry Waldmeister. The frauline gave the beer a quick swirl with a straw before passing over for me to imbibe. The head rose to about tow to two and half fingers with the sweetner addition.

S: I didn't get much of a nose beyond the raspberry except some wheat and citrus.

T: Now I understand why the bartender and the two German ex-pat's mentioned how this drink is perfect for a hot day. I stayed away from the style after not understanding the sour nature is part of the overall taste. The raspberry worked quite well to balance and to create a sweet and sour together. The sourness still remains but more a tartness comes through beyond the sweet. A citrus profile lingers around the corners to help take a wee bit of the raspberry out of your mouth.

M: As advertised, this is one light beer indeed. I don't believe I've ever had a beer with such a low ABV that was not a American macro lager. While quite light, it is not watery, remains carbonated and is very refreshing, even in a cold December evening.

D: This beer is the classic defintion of a session beer. I'm quite surprised no other reviewers have had the beer the way the Germans do, with a sweenter. After finding out the beer is from Leipzig, the bartender showed me the Brause-grundstoff that is another sweetner added, but mainly used by Germans. Mouthwash green but much less sweet and something I will have the next time.


Brianmerrilyn, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of hopdog
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle.

Poured a medium and hazy/cloudy yellow color with a larger sized white head. Aromas of yeast, bready, dried out lemon peels, and wet/musty wheat (almost like a pile of horse manure). Tastes of wheat and lemons. Verly light tart finished. Description was spot on with '...more mellow version of the Berliner Weisse style...;.

Notes from 6/6/08

hopdog, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of Douglas88
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small, almost no head. The aroma is fairly sweet; lots of honey and grains, and some light lemon notes. The flavor was much tarter; loads of lemon, acidic and citrus flavors. Some balance achieved by the sweet honey and malt flavors, lots of grains. Very interesting. Quite acidic but also very drinkable and smooth.

Douglas88, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of stumac
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This my first Berliner Weisse so here goes...

this brew pours up a weird yellow tinted pearl color with a decent head. the nose is tart, sour citrus fruits, very acidic. the taste is bready, tart, super dry but doesn't dry out your mouth, slight yeast. medium body, low carbo, subtle sweet finish.

This brew was very empty in flavor but I heard that Berliner Weisses were supposed to be the most "refreshing" beer on a hot day. I could see it.

stumac, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of GClarkage
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/24/08- Purchased at Ledgers, in Berkeley, CA.

Presentation- 11.2oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Russian River tulip.

Appearance- Very lemonade in color, pale yellow to be presise. Nice 3/4 inch head upon pour which settles at a thick 1/4 inch head for the rest of the duration. Leaves light spotted lace markings behind.

Smell- Slightly tart with a tad of funk. Maybe a slight horse blanket aroma and some lemon pith.

Taste- Not even as tart as I was expecting per style. Lightly sour with a bit of a watery note. Lemon juice base with a light malty flavor.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation, nice sour aftertaste.

Drinkability- I said I would never try this style again, but now that I can handle sour beers I appreciate this style. Very crisp and drinkable.

GClarkage, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of John_M
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kudos to Max's for having this beer on tap during the German Festival the other day, and to Jason for taking the extra time and effort to draw me a glass (they were having problems with the draft line).

The beer pours a bright hazy gold color with a striking white head. Head retention was impressive, though there wasn't a lot of lacing. On the nose this beer is very unusual. I get almost a soapy ginger flavor, with some light lemon/lime. It's pretty interesting, albeit not all that attractive. The flavors replicate the nose, except there is even more tartness on the palate. This beer is very, very light tasting, and you can tell the abv. is really pretty low. Drinkability is pretty good, though I'm not in love with the combination of ginger and tartness.

A most unusual beer and one I'm glad to have tried. Not sure I'd want to drink down very much of this, but it was certainly tolerable and interesting to sample. However, I felt like I needed a good dopple afterward to clean and refresh my palate.

John_M, Sep 17, 2008
Photo of msubulldog25
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An undersized little brown bottle, 11.2 oz that looks even smaller. Vibrant yellow label and bulbous 'balloon-y style' lettering, just 3.0% ABV. Poured to a non-beer glass, just a standard wide-rimmed juice glass from IKEA. Found this several weeks ago at By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA; no 'bottled on' or 'best by' dating.

A: Large fizzy head, almost crests the rim at 3+ fingers; it's pure white and drops quickly to a dusting of film. Liquid is a milky pale straw-yellow, with a few tiny bits of yeast resting on the bottom. No visible carbonation. This beer does something I've never seen: there's a layer of considerably clearer yellow, just below the scant head, resting atop the cloudier lower portion. It's almost like water/oil separation. Weird.

S: Expected musty and a little tart sting, but instead got an almost sugar-sweet citrus and mild wheat. Smells vaguely of a Sprite, or even a ginger ale. Curious.

T: Mild lemon-twist citrus and a boatload of yeasty dough. A slightly earthy, vegetal flavor. The flavor reminds me quite a bit of a summer drink we make that has lemons, cucumbers and a little mint in it.

M: Very light. Soft carbonation (that's nearly imperceptible) with a creeping velvety cling from all that yeast, floating unfiltered in this pour. For as light as this is, it's also refreshing and just a little pucker-inducing.

D: Not great scores, but this is a refreshing, quaffable little beer. As summer draws to an end, this is a perfect 'warm day' quencher. I've had better Berliners, still this deserves a try.

msubulldog25, Sep 13, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light yellow color and is the closest to white that I've ever seen in a beer, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, citrus (lemon & orange), light malts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts with a brief burst of tangy & sour citrus, then flavors of wheat and yeast come in along with a mild but complimentary hops presence. The malt character is thin but is on-target for the style and is enough to provide some substance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not filling at all, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very mild beer to drink for a while if you're in the mood for the sourness and you want low ABV.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 11, 2008
Photo of IBUnit63
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy/cloudy - looks like pulpy grapefruit juice. Head virtually nonexistent. Doesn't look like much but isn't really supposed to.

Tingly ginger with sour lemon pucker and maybe a latent hint of horse blanket funk. Nice.

Nice, light lemon/yeast feel. Wheat is purely electric. Very bright.

Clean as hell on the mouth but slightly empty. Carbonation more powerful than you would guess by the looks of things.

This is quite drinkable - I do enjoy this style a great deal.

IBUnit63, Aug 30, 2008
Photo of Drew966
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Drew966, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of illidurit
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Palest beer I've ever seen, including some macros. A cloudy shade of banana pith with a bright white head that fizzes up to 2 fingers before settling at a moderate pace, leaving very little lace.

Aroma is clearly wheaty, with the classic banana ester character. However there's a touch of tartness as well.

Flavor is tart lemony citrus and a touch of lactic acid. The banana is very subdued but detectable.

Carbonation is actually a little too low here, resulting in a less-than-optimal palate. Sticky and not very crisp for a style that's intended to be refreshing. Body is as thin as can be, making this quite drinkable.

illidurit, Aug 17, 2008
Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
82 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.