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Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style WeisseBrettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 161
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nickfl on 01-30-2011)
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

whartontallboy, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

a74gent, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of fultonj
4/5  rDev -5.2%

fultonj, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Jason, 330ml into a tulip.

Pear juice like colour, murky yellow with a real transient head. No retention or lacing as expected. Nose is super lactic, lemon, weird funk notes (maybe some urine?) and wheat. Taste has a shredding lactic sourness, wheat and paler malt character, mild lemon. A really ripping tartness within the style (not on the level of some lambics however) that takes a bit of time to acclimatize to. Some green apple skins as well. Light, watery body and a puckering lingering drying mouthfeel. A solid berliner, refreshing if often overpowering. Would love to try this with some syrups.

liamt07, May 13, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a Night of the Living Ales taster pint glass.

A - Ridiculous foam that quickly sizzles to a thin ring and partial cap. The body looks like hazy lemonade.

S - Slightly rotten stone fruits, sweat, funky, pineapple, lactic sourness, yogurty. Smells a lot like you'd expect from a Berliner with brett - quite potent.

T - Taste is a lot less complex unfortunately. Mostly lemons and lactic acidity, with plenty of yeast character. It's refreshing, but just somewhat bland compared to the aroma.

M - Extremely zesty carbonation, light-bodied. Lightly yeasty, dry finish. Very refreshing.

D - I could drink a lot of this. I just wish it tasted a little more like it smelled, as there was a pronounced drop-off in complexity and intensity.

MasterSki, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of gory4d
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head - no lacing. The smell is just sour, with some grassy notes, maybe a little grain. The taste is clean and sour and crisp, though a tad yeasty, with a sharp mineral edge to it - obviously some nice water. It's thin and bright in the mouth, with a little slickness from the yeast. A delicious and drinkable beer. Thanks to Mandark for this one.

gory4d, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Schneider weizen glass at Local Option.

I remember having this back-to-back with the un-brett-ed version, but I never got around to getting my thoughts together. Here we go a-rectifyin'. This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon rind, wheat, light brett, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a light but distinct cut of tart lemon. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice B-Weiss, one that seems helped a touch by the brett addition.

TMoney2591, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of DIM
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a lightly hazy, extremely pale golden corn color. It poured with a fast living fizzy head.

s: Green apples and earthy, wet grains.

t: This was very tart, but not obnoxiously so. Lots of green apples like the smell, but there was a lot more here. Some vinegar with mineral elements and something that tasted faintly of decayed funk. That last bit was vaguely cheesy. There was a long, lingering flavor of sour lemon candies.

m: Crisp and refreshing.

o: Unique, I'm very glad I got to try this. Not something I'd crave often but I definitely enjoyed it.

DIM, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of jpoder
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: cloudy, light straw color, HIGH carbonation made a huge head initially. rescinded somewhat quickly.

s: brett funk! sour apple, horse blanket, very nice smelling

t: not nearly as funky as the smell lets on. nicely tart, but not overly sour.

m: very dry. this is a small, light beer. very refreshing.

d: pretty good, but wish it was more funky tasting and more sour.

jpoder, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale yellow with a big foamy white head at first. I dumped in the sediment and it went cloudy and looked like grapefruit juice. No lace, no head retention.

The brett sour funk is there, but there was something else too that I didn't like. Tart notes are fine, but something outside of that and grain.

Big brett sour notes up front. Citric acid, maybe a touch of pineapple juice, but really for the acidity. Light bitterness. Brew is light and carbonated and the flavors come and go. Some bitter husk and maybe some light malt. Sour, and a touch bitter in finish.

A good one overall. Not my favorite for the style, but a very nice find.

OtherShoe2, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/21/12 notes. Had this on tap at Max's in Baltimore at their German Beerfest.

a - Pours a hazy straw yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of lemon, citrus, floral hops, grains, earthy notes, and light lactic notes. Pretty nice; not as sour or funky as I was hoping though.

t - Tastes of citrus, lemon, funk, lactic notes, sour lemons and fruit, grains, and floral hops. Much better than the nose with some nice funk and sourness to it. Certainly not too sour, but enough to make it enjoyable.

m - Light body and low carbonation. Light acidic notes, but overall pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty nice berliner. Not super sour or anything, but the taste has some light sourness and funk to it which I liked a lot. Worth checking out and I would have it again.

mdfb79, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - thanks!

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is not much lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, lemons, yeast/brett

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with some tart lemon/citric notes. It ends with a tart lemony/citric brett aftertaste

Overall - Lots of mouth puckering sour flavour going on. But it still remains quite drinkable and refreshing even. It's a little one dimensional taste wise, but still a solid beer.

spinrsx, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a pale gold color with light lacing and modest head retention. The beer seems very well carbonated, with good action. Mouthfeel is quite wheaty, with a sour overlay. There's a hint of honey as well. The flavor profile is a real jolt and is incredibly tart. I get considerable lemon and lime, but also something of a yeasty, french champagne flavor. The amount of flavor this 3% abv. beer delivers... it's nothing short of astonishing. Mouthfeel is light and tittilating, with a fairly long, tart finish. Drinkability is exceptional of course.

Yummm... this is an absolute treat. Great stuff!

John_M, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of wschmit
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a Schlenkerla glass--the .25L kind.

A: This is easily the most foamy beer I've ever cracked--filled this little glass entirely with foam at first, as this gushed like no other. Loud, big white head crackling away, fortunately settling quickly, on top of a somewhat hazy lemonade body--the most pale yellow body, just like the usual non-Brett version of this beer. Scads of carbonation bubbling up through the body.

S: Overwhelming nose reeks of sweat, salt, tang, rounded out with a nice hit of cheese. Lemony and funky, and not for the faint of heart. I adore funk, and this might be a bit much for me.

T: Still seltzer-like and thin like the regular, but the brett helps out. Very much like an Italian soda, which would depress me, if it weren't backed up by a cheesy horseblanket wallop.

M: As said earlier, seltzer-like and thin, very much like pop. A fair amount of suspended yeast might even be thickening the sensation a bit, but it's an easily quaffed beer, if not for the piss-covered horse blanket stuffed in your nose.

O: An improvement over the original, but maybe a bit too intense. I'm not sure I'm terribly qualified to judge perfectly to the style as I've had only a few examples, but this is good, and will teach you all about brett's various characteristics, because there isn't too much else distracting from it.

wschmit, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of emerge077
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled two bottles, the first one smelled very different than the second. The only difference was that the first one was chilled for a couple hours, and the second one overnight. Not sure if this had any effect at all. May try a 3rd bottle at room temp to see if the Brett funk is more pronounced.

Poured into a tulip glass, it has an attractive pale pastel yellow color, topped with copious white foam that laces a bit. Sparkling soapy foam, long lasting. Charged with streams of rapid champagne carbonation, streaming upwards through the hazy murk.

First bottle had a downright unpleasant aroma of sharp white vinegar and sulfur (rotten egg). Second bottle was a bit more muted, but still funky, signature Brett notes of musty wet hay and light traces of white vinegar. The 3.0 aroma score is an average of the two (2.0/3.5) rounded up. 3rd bottle: at 50º still very sulfuric.

Flavor was identical in both bottles, crisp tart lemon, dry grainy wheat, wet stone minerality. Slight odd aftertaste of corn tortilla chips, likely attributed to the Brett yeast. Body was very light and crisp, effervescent and quenching. It was nicely refreshing, it was hard to slow down and sip it after the initial shock from the aroma wore off. Trying again a 3rd time at 50º cellar temp, the sulfur was still very present in the nose. Chill overnight and let sit after pouring for best results.

2012: Draft version... less Brett character, tart and crisp, nearly watery, seemingly less complex than the bottled version. Would put it behind 1809 in overall scores, but leaving bottle scores unchanged here.

emerge077, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Blue Monk. A good tartness, akin to an unsweetened lemonade, with a little brett and I believe malt to make it drinkable. Very good drinkability, suitable carbonation. Yellow body with a small white head. A good representation of what is often a yummy style.

Sammy, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of glid02
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Lee - much obliged!

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of funky brett - not the nice wet hay/funk that is crisp and usually welcomed, but rather a combination of that with dried corn and "baby boot". It wasn't as atrocious as the last descriptor implies but it wasn't as welcoming as I'd hoped.

Tastes better than it smells, closer to a berlinerweiss than anything with brett. Light malt with hints of wheat kick things off and are joined quickly by tart citrus. Midway through the sip the brett comes into play, clean funk with parts of wet hay. The brett fades out into a crisp ending.

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

Drinkability is OK. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass however I'm not sure about another.

Overall I was hoping for more from this beer after enjoying the non-brett version however the brett didn't meld as much as I'd hoped. An interesting beer but one I wouldn't seek out again.

glid02, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of Damian
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from an 11.2 fl.oz. bottle purchased at Bauer Wines & Spirits, Boston, MA
Served in a chalice

With a very careful pour, so as not to disturb the massive amounts of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, the beer poured an absolutely crystal clear, pale straw yellow. The liquid was topped by a bubbly, effervescent, bright white head that disappeared within seconds.

The nose was quite underwhelming. Powdery and dry. Slightly wheaty and tart. Touch of lemon. Overall, rather tame.

The flavor profile had a lot more punch than the nose. Crisp, snappy, wheaty and tart right off the bat. Super sour, even for the style. Good amount of bitter lemon peel. Some powdery yeastiness. Slightly funky with noticeable brett influence. The finish was ultra dry and tart. Somewhat wheaty. This beer really got my salivary glands going.

The body was quite light with an aggressive, large-bubbled, Champagne-like effervescence. It really stood out as being unique.

Berliner weisses are one of my favorite styles of beer to drink in the summer. Although this example was quaffable and refreshing, it could have benefitted from more complexity.

Damian, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Gladius270
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours very foamy. Is pastel yellow, and looks a lot like pineapple juice.

S- very yeasty smell. I get a faint pineapple smell on this as well. I detect a grain-like smell.

T- Sharp, acidic taste. Like a mouthful of lemon with a yeasty aftertaste.

M- this was a surprise to me. Despite the very foamy pour, the carbonation doesn't come through on the tongue. Feels flat, though luscious in the mouth.

This is my first sampling of this style, so I may be way off the mark on this review. It was pretty good, but not very complex to me. Probably won't go out of my way for it. Almost like an American unfiltered wheat with tons of lem juice in it.

Gladius270, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Preismj
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: light yellow in hue with plenty of clouds swirling around in the glass along with the brew. thick, tight head with larger bubbles...strong carbonation to this.

s: funky sour notes. Smells acidic to a degree. like flare went off in front of your nose. earthy notes...leather, wet hay. hints of citrus and banana at the end help remind you this is a wheat beer.

t: not nearly as hard to adjust to as the nose. nice sour notes make you pucker. sour milk/cheese up front really help to make the sweet earthy malts pop along with the nice crisp wheat filled finish. Mild fruit flavors in here (grape, apple, banana). Most wheats I've had at such low abv really just come in tasting like water, but the brett in here really has a hold on the flavors of the beer and make the pop out in the finish.

m: tons of carb makes this crisp. finished dry. very light body...and I can't emphasize the level of carbonation in this, especially once it hits your mouth.

o: the aroma was a bit hard to get past and made me not want to drink this, but I'm glad I did. Nice use of brett and it works very well in this wheat beer. Flavors really pop in this one and the crispness of this drink from all of the carbonation help make it one of the more unique beers I've had in a while.

Preismj, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of claspada
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled courtesy and shared with mrand01.

Pours a cloudy, pale straw yellow color. There is a touch of a white head and a slight bit of lacing on the way down.

Aromas begin with fresh cut grass, lemon juice and rind, fresh straw and hay. As it warms I can detect a raw, rustic, and lightly breadiness combined with the tradional slightly spicy Belgian yeast.

The tastes begin with tartness of lemons combined with the earthy flavor of hay, straw, and grasses before turning lightly musty-dusty. After the palate acclimates to the tartness, the beer reveals a very crisp, clean, and refreshing lemony sweetness.

The mouthfeel has a surprising thickness (for such a low ABV beer) with a solid amount of active carbonation.

Overall this was a really solid example of the style, and quite flavorful for such a low ABV offering. Really nothing amazing about it though, maybe it is just the style for me. I appreciated tasting it, but have no need to again anytime soon.

claspada, Jan 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

leschkie, Feb 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Ciocanelu, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

rondufresne, Jan 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Thomas_Picton, Jul 16, 2012
Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
94 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.