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Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BA SCORE
84
good

344 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 Mebuzzard
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

For a warmish January night this beer hit the spot.
A pale, clear golden color...very light. Small head that settled to a thin layer.

Aroma is sharp and tangy. Lemon and some pineapple. Pear skin and white grape.

Just shy of a sour beer, which is what it's suppose to be. The pear is more of a pear skin. Lemon zest and orange rind come and go. Pronounced pineapple with some grapefruit. Tart for sure.

This beer is easy to drink, and at 3abv that's a welcomed sign. Should have this one again on a hot summer day. Very nice, maybe I'll try it with some sort of syrup next time

Mebuzzard, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

RblWthACoz, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light silvery-golden hue with a touch of haze and a very strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of creamy white foam. Looks like a refreshing brew, as it should!

Smell: sweet, wheaty malt with a hint of sour grain. Not bad, and stylistically appropriate, but I feel like it lacks finesse.

Taste: quite sour right up front with a very light wheaty flavor underneath. Finishes up pretty sour. Light, as the low ABV would suggest, but it kind of lacks balance to the pretty-massive sourness.

Mouthfeel: light body with a good carbonation and a surprisingly robust creaminess. I like a good creaminess in such a light-bodied beer.

Overall: lacks balance, but a very tart and refreshing beer in general. I like sour beers, and this is a good take on the style.

flagmantho, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

One of the most foul looking brews I've ever seen. Flat, no head, no bubbles, and the color of urine.

Lemon, Bready, crystal malt. not sweet. tartness

Bitter, dry, tart, lemony, bready, light carbonation, intriguing sweetness, lingering "off flavored" dry after taste, yeasty.

Flavor is much better than appearance, thank goodness.. It's a decent BWeiss, but no where near the best or top. Recommended, but at $5/12oz...think twice.

chugalug06, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Leftofthedial
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Leftofthedial, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

mhaugo, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours very pale straw with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows lemon with a suggestion of tartness to follow along with some wheat and a briny character.
Pleasant wheat presents itself as a flavour along with a little malt before lemon and a full-on acidic bite rushes through. Dies down very quickly though. Very refreshing.
Could use more carbonation, although the sourness does a good job of creating a prickling sensation anyway...

CrazyDavros, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of JasonSiedman
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

JasonSiedman, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of ludachris
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its pale yellow body is made cloudy by the yeast that's been left at the bottom of the bottle and sports a lively amount of carbonation, coming in both small and large bubbles. A finger's worth of clean white head rests on top. Only dots of watery lace are left behind. It's not the most intriguing looking beer but that comes with the style.

The nose is surprisingly sweet. Some sort of artificial syrup comes to mind which easily matches the tart, slightly sour and acidic character of this Berliner Weisse. A slight phenolic character, coming in the form of band-aid adds some much needed complexity to the nose. I like this style as tart as can be and based on the nose, I'm not sure it will deliver.

Although it's not the most tart Berliner I've had, it does pack a nice punch. Acetic acid plants itself on every corner of the palate, drying it out as it moves forward. Lemon peel with a sweet edge is the best way I can descrive the tartness. A pinch of lime juice is thrown in there as well. The finish brings a very pleasant sweet and subtley rich bready character that sits on the front of the tongue as the tartness continues in the background.

One of my favorite qualities of the style is its light, crisp, tingly feel that is accentuated by its citric tartness and this one has all of the above. A touch more carbonation would make the feel near perfect.

A decent interpretation of the style and a good intro into sours. I'd buy this again only if it was the only Berliner Weisse on the shelf. With that being said, I can imagine the Brett L version of this being fantastic.

ludachris, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of loony4lambic
4/5  rDev +8.1%

loony4lambic, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of JustinQ
4/5  rDev +8.1%

JustinQ, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly must aroma with a decent balance of musty funk, sweet citrus and bready yeast. Smells a bit tame for the style with faint lactic funk countered by citrus peel, lemon juice, zesty spice, pale malt and sourdough bread.

Medium bodied and thankfully more interesting than the aroma suggests with a nice balance of funk and citric acidity. It's still light and pretty tame for the style but you can at least pick up the wheat beer characteristics. Only slightly tart with more of a lactic presence than expected countered by sweet citrus, bready yeast and mild spicy. Faint peppery clove flavor countered by hints of lemon juice and sourdough bread. Not too exciting but well balance, clean, crisp and refreshing.

corby112, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very pale clear yellow with a big foamy head that reduces to a ring. No lace.

Some tart lemon, yeast, wheat, and some odd fruit in the nose.

Lemons, seltzer water, and grapes, some watery/funky pineapple juice. Nice fruit and lean slightly salty balance. Tart lemon with sweet wheat at the very end as the palate clears. Very easy drinking.

Light and fizzy and palate clearing.

A decent brew, with parts I really like and a few things missing. Still, I would have this again.

OtherShoe2, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured alight hazy color weisse with a large slightly off-white foamy head with great retention and some great lacing. Aroma consists of slightly tart nose with some salty notes and light herbal finish. Taste is a weird mix between some light tart notes with some distinct salty notes. Body is about average with a smooth texture and great carbonation. Must be me but I felt too much salt in this beer and not enough tart notes.

Phyl21ca, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of jgammoniv
4/5  rDev +8.1%

jgammoniv, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3/5  rDev -18.9%

ThomasAWilson2, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

djrn2, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -18.9%

t0rin0, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

wethorseblanket, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

kaelingirl, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of TubbyDullard
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TubbyDullard, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jfcaa193, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

coreyfmcdonald, Jul 21, 2012
Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
84 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.