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Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

Berliner Style WeisseBerliner Style Weisse

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BA SCORE
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292 Ratings
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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:
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(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 05-29-2007)
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.4/5  rDev -34.8%
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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codysjb

Florida

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -11.7%
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 +6%
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 +4.1%
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 +9.5%
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 +0.5%
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 -21.7%
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 -47.6%
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 -3.5%
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 +1.9%
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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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A champagne-like, pale gold with a faint effervescent head.

S - The nose here is as you would expect from a sour beer. Tart and tangy with a vinegar-like acidity. Some citric acidity and tartness tied in.

T - The taste matches the nose here. Drinkable flavor notes of sour, tangy and tart. Noticably sour but not overpowering, with a light champagne like taste. Note - I ordered this Berlinerweisse "Rot", which means red and comes with a shot of himbeersirup (raspberry flavored syrup). Adding this to the beer improved the overall flavor balance by countering the sour with the sweet. A nice summer combination in my opinion.

M - Low in abv, this beer is light and refreshing with a fizzy and clean mouthfeel.

O - Great summer sour beer and a good interpretation of this style.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2011 03:00:55 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Wadsey

Indiana

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

Berliner Style Weisse

Served in polycarbonate snifter, which is perfect when grilling dinner. 

A: Pours clear straw with a big fluffy head that dies immediately. Good effervescence.

S: Course grains like straw or hay, maybe even like Cheerios Next, I detect a peculiar aroma that is a hybrid of brettanomyces and oxidation, strengthening the impression that this beer is rustic. Fruitiness and Lactic sourness are surprisingly low key. 

T: The aforementioned malt characteristics touch palate then lactic sourness courses over tongue. The funky/oxidized note joins in. Very little fruitiness and wheat tang. Reasonably clean finish although grain and oxidation persist. 

M: Light body and relatively light carbonation. Pretty limp. 

O. I am pretty sure I bought an old bottle, which might be the price one pays for loving such an unappreciated style. Still, the style generally holds up well to aging, so the review will stand. Hopefully, I find some fresh bottles and have reason to revise this review. 

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 02:19:19 | More by Wadsey
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Blue Monk $6 presented in a tulip, a very very light yellow minimal head but lots of bubbles racing up ward
Smelled of light sour malt
Taste was lemon juice cut with light malt, there's a funk note at the end.
Light body high carbonation dries the mouth.
Overall for my first berliner this intrigued my interest in the style, would be wonderful on an extremely hot day all day.
I was told I was hard core for refusing syrup...

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2011 23:35:12 | More by sliverX
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the farmer's cabinet on 6/5/11. My first beer of Philly Beer Week 2011. My smile is larger than my face seeing this on tap.

Served in a tulip, this brew has the appearance of carbonated lemonade. It is light colored, clouded and hardly yellow but leaning towards that moreso than white. The head is a quick dissolving cap of fizzy white bubbles that fade and collect around the edge of the glass. A swirl revives a finger of head.

The smell of this brew is lemony lactic with light funk. A bounty of fresh grain to wheat scents make this nose seem very fresh and enjoyable. A faint amount of sulfur is evident but that is really not picking.

The taste is tart with a lemony acidity that creates quite a salivation factor. Lots of fresh grainy flavors are evident tasting of wheat and a mild amount of cereal grain. The finish is mildly tart and reminiscent of the same finish you get while eating Greek yogurt. Not quite acidic but creamy tartness of there ever was such a thing.

This is a light bodied brew with a fizzy high level of carbonation. It is super crisp and refreshing. No indication of alcohol inclusion and one just isn't enough. Yes sir, may I please have another.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2011 17:51:10 | More by stakem
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear light golden colored, the beer has a thin, white head that leaves minimal lacing. Fruity and slightly musty aroma. The beer lacks the funky and/or lactic presence I have come to enjoy in beers of this ilk. The body is thin, with light carbonation, subtle zestiness. Average. Difficult to finish the bottle. I won't order this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 04:41:23 | More by Huhzubendah
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samie85

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a very clear straw color similar to pear juice with two and a half fingers of shimmering, pillowy white head.

S-Smells almost cidery with some lemon and green apple notes and bit of wheat with maybe a hint of butterscotch.

T-Follows the nose with slightly tart perry or cider notes with some green apple, lemon, and wheat to round out the finish.

M-Pirckly carbonation with light body and a pretty slick mouthfeel.

D-Very easy drinking, and I could see this being a real staple in the summer months. If only I could find a local example of this one to have around in the fridge regularly.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 02:16:18 | More by samie85
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birchstick

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a nice cloudy straw yellow with a one finger head that forms a nice ring around the glass

S - lemon and citrus with a bit of sourness from the lacto.

T - opens up with the tart, lemon citrus from the nose. This fades to a bit of wheat malts and ends with pleasant lacto sourness. Not overwhelming powerful in the flavors, but rather delicate.

M - rather thin (guessing this has to do with the 3% abv) but smooth

D - I could drink a beer like this all night. Not huge but very flavorful on the palate and the low abv makes this unbeatable. Good stuff, I really enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 02:03:47 | More by birchstick
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Mora2000

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the wheat with not too much else. I don't get any tartness or sourness in the aroma.

The flavor is wheat, sour apples and lemons. I get a little bit of tartness, but it is quite minimal.

Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 05:05:35 | More by Mora2000
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dragonWhale

New York

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On a sour kick all day today. After a long day of work, finally decided to give this a try. No need to get all silly tonight.
A sickly pale straw color, fairly clear goes into the tulip. Light carbonation, almost no head.
Smell is nice, sour, slightest vinegar, a little cherry, some wheat.
I lift and sip, savoring the sour, complex notes of varying sourness battling on my tongue. Very light bodied and packed full of flavor. I didn't realize this was going to be so lovely. Not at all disappointed here. I'll be revisiting sooner or later.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 04:52:11 | More by dragonWhale
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Trilogy31

California

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

Very pale yellow with a silver hue, no head or lacing to speak of. A pleasant lactc sourness on the nose, along with sour cherry, buttermilk is prevalent. The taste reveals sourdough starter with tart citrus and more lactic acid notes. Nice for the style but i did a bit more than a 3% beer at 6.49 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 03:14:44 | More by Trilogy31
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Brent

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great balance of tartness in this beer. Some wheat character but, as appropriate, the citric character is center stage. Not as lemony and more of a generaized citrus note. Tangy but not jaw clenchingly sour, and the tart note did not grow or become too much as the beer progressed. One of the few of this style that I could session.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 13:46:16 | More by Brent
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JohnnyS17

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served to me in a large wine glass. Not sure if that is right, but...

A - Light, hazy golden yellow. About 2 finger thick of head. Decent lacing.

S - Malts, wheats, and citrus (mostly lemon).

T - Definitely citrusy, almost tart. Wheat and malts are present. Not what I expect from a hefe.

M - Carbonated, light body.

Overall, it is definitely a unique Hefe, but the ABV is oddly low. That makes it taste too much like a juice to me. One is enough and I'd probably pass on it the next time I saw it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2011 00:21:06 | More by JohnnyS17
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.1/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a very murky and watery brown with absolutely zero head. Very spotty strands of lace on the drink down. Smells of wheat, slight lemon, and very faint vinegar. Taste is of wheat and weak lemon. Very little tartness for this beer, which is odd for this style. Good carbonation with a light, easy drinking body. This beer isn't too good. I was hoping for a tartness that just wasn't there. I would not recommend this one to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 02:34:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Porter in Atlanta.

Pours a very hazy lemon-yellow color with a one-finger white head. The head dissipates quickly into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of light malts with hints of wheat and larger amounts of lightly tart citrus - lemon with mild amounts of orange. Also present are small amounts of earthy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Crisp light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by mildly tart light citrus. Midway through the sip a slight bitterness comes into play with earthy undertones, carrying through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a light thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this is a nice middle-of-the-road berlinerweiss - nothing stands out as exceptional but it's something I could have quite a few of, especially in warmer weather. Worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2011 23:11:48 | More by glid02
Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
83 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.