Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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3.35/5 rDev -20.6%
Yessss. totally stoked for this beer.
Bottle date: unk
A: Pours a light, light opal ale with haze and soooo much foam. The egg white foam overtakes the globe after about five ounces of pour, and the beer takes about five minutes before this dies down and leaves a thick sheet of the same. No lace.
S: Smells a bit tart with some earthiness and makes me think of warm nights and refreshing beer gardens.
T: Light grain ale with a slight tartness, but this is overwhelmed by the brett. A bit of a mineral finish and some bland grains.
M: Light and nearly flat at this point with the thick soapy finish I associate with heavy Brett.
O: I dig it, but not more than the classic.
09-17-2011 05:34:03 | More by harrymel
3.48/5 rDev -17.5%
A: It is a very pale yellow color, lighter than the color of straw. It looks like pear or light apple juice. There is a white fizzy head that disappears as quick as a soda would. The beer is opaque, and eventually leaves no head or lacing at all. It looks like fruit juice in the glass.
S: It smells extremely sour. It has a grapefruit smell, with a musky scent in the background.
T: It has an expectantly sour flavor, like sour grapes and lemon juice combined. It's very puckery. The flavor is somewhat watered down.
M: The mouthfeel is very bright and vibrant. Despite the visible lack of carbonation, the sourness gives an apparent liveliness to the beer. It is light bodied, bordering on medium, and is very dry.
O: Overall it's a good beer and I would drink it again.
12-28-2011 03:05:55 | More by teromous
3.53/5 rDev -16.4%
Bottle: Poured a hazy pale yellow ale with a large pure white bubbly head with strong carbonation but not much retention or lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard notes and sour notes are more dominant then expected. Taste is a complex mix between loads of Brett with some tart and sour notes with a dry finish. Body is about average with strong carbonation. Interesting though maybe a tad too sour to be an everyday type of beer.
12-05-2012 17:01:57 | More by Phyl21ca
3.53/5 rDev -16.4%
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY
Appearance. Hazy very light straw in color. Served with 2 fingers of head. Light enough to be almost luminescent.
Smell. Very clean sour, with lemon juice and heavy brett influence. Some very light bready malts in the background, white bread.
Taste. Starts off hugely sour, to a point where it cuts any other flavors out for a while. The sourness is beyond anything else that I have ever had before, except maybe those warheads that were popular amongst my friends as a child. The only thing to be said is that the this is a super clean, dry and refreshing sourness. After this initial wave there is a very nice, simple, clean shortbread-like malt presence that balances out the sourness. Brett presence throughout. Dry and crisp finish... refreshing.
Mouthfeel. Very thin in body with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. Overall the mouthfeel aids in the refreshment aspect of the beer.
I wouldn't want to bash this one for being overly sour, as it is a berliner weisse. I just wish is held on to the hint of malt that you get just before the finish.
05-18-2012 23:44:15 | More by jtingue
3.53/5 rDev -16.4%
Shared by Matt at Mike's last week,
Light yellow with a a dense, off-white head with great retention, this looks good. The nose is super stinky and farty, mildly shitty. With time, this is fruity, tart and mildly vinous and very lactic. Still, this is extremely sulfury. The palate opens with a clean, lactic sourness, tart and low level of funk. Sulfur is moderate on the palate, lingering on the finish. Drying on the finish with a high level of carbonation, this is decent.
05-18-2011 04:05:00 | More by DefenCorps
3.58/5 rDev -15.2%
1555th Review on BA
Draft to Tulip
@Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA
App- This was highly pale yellow. Looked a lot like a AAL and was very clear. The head...oh wait. Wasnt one. Small ring of bubbles. Just kinda awkward looking.
Smell- It had some nice aromatics but was just kinda meh to me. Was a bit earthy, grassy and lactic. Didnt wow me. Was lacking depth, interesting notes of lemon, wheats.
Taste- Well its a very tasty beer. Not really sure how the aromatics drop off and then this tastes vibrant, lemony and a bit floral with a bit of tea. Just quite tasty. Not quite Fritz 1809 level but still above average.
Mouth- A bit of a thin body with a high carbonation level. Residual grape juice flavors with a bit of grassy lemon.
Drink- This was all over the place with its individual parts. All that mattered is that it tastes good. Probably would want a bottle but wont actively seek it out.
10-07-2012 06:21:12 | More by FosterJM
3.6/5 rDev -14.7%
This beer pours a hazy, bright straw yellow in color with a massive three finger, self destructing very fluffy white head. It took about three minutes to diminish to a root beer float like poof. It essentially looks like pale pear juice. It has the nice, dry, crisp sour notes with granny smith apple like aromas mixed with some strange funk. The funk is just strange. It's as if the brett hasn't found its place. The flavors aren't as numerous as the aromas. The flavor is pretty light and instantly a watery tart apple. It kind of "refoams" in your mouth and goes down like you're drinking foam. It's just a little strange. This beer was ok but I didn't like it as much as the Porticus. The brett took away from what I really appreciate in a Berliner Weiss.
03-23-2011 03:34:47 | More by aasher
3.63/5 rDev -14%
Incredibly pale yellow color with a huge white head. The nose is very light and lactic. Lemon peel, straw, and a light funkiness. Very minimal malt or wheat aromas. The flavor is, somehow, even lighter. Very spritzy. Light lemon peel, a touch of grass, and the lightest flavors of wheat. Just a hint of tartness on the finish.
08-07-2012 21:55:31 | More by womencantsail
3.68/5 rDev -12.8%
Sampled at Redlight Redlight; January 2011
This arrives from the tap with a pale blonde color that is quite hazy and it is topped by a big, frothy, white head. This has a very dirty-foot type of nose to it that is musky and musty. The finish of the aroma sees a hay and musty grain like note to it. After a bit of time I get a solid lemon-like tartness to the aroma.
The beer tastes quite dry, which is accentuated by a lactic acid tartness, the fact that it is so light bodied and that it has a spritzy carbonation; all in all this makes for a very refreshing brew. Somehow this seems milky, I am not sure why but it seems to have something to do with the lactic acidity. This really doesn't seem any different than the regular version of this beer to me.
03-26-2011 22:12:52 | More by Gueuzedude
3.7/5 rDev -12.3%
A: Cloudy dull yellow body, which after some thought, reminded me of pineapple juice. Bone-white head was several fingers' high on initial pour, but fizzled down to nothing after a minute or so, with no lacing to speak of.
S: Some barnyard and that funky sweetness, along with lemons and a bit of lactic notes.
T: Don't get as much brett in the taste, as the sourness is pretty strong. Very bright and tart.
M: Fairly strong carbonation all the way through, but it doesn't ever feel like it's in the way.
O: It was refreshing and easy to get down, but I felt that it was a bit one-noted, as the tartness dominated all other flavors in the taste. I think with a bit more age there will be a better balance.
01-12-2012 07:35:58 | More by WorldWideStout
3.73/5 rDev -11.6%
Pours a hazy, pale golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.
Earthy aroma with a very strong funky bret presence along with bready yeast, spice, banana and lemon peel. The funky bug character is a bit overwhelming with a sulfuric barnyard presence that is slightly off-putting. Hints of bandaid, feet and horse. You can still pick up the wheat beer elements but the funk is a bit strong in the nose.
Medium bodied with lots of tight carbonation up front and a tart funky bret presence that lingers throughout into a lingering dry finish. Although it's dry and funky, it's still light, crisp and refreshing. Very tart and dry without being too acidic. Underneath the dry, funky bret there are hints of earthy grass and straw as well as some spicy clove, banana and lemon juice. It's pretty tart but not as unpleasantly funky as the aroma suggests. Decently balanced and once you get over the initial palate shock it's pretty refreshing and quaffable.
05-17-2011 06:12:08 | More by corby112
Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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