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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

220 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 162
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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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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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey.

A - Poured into a tulip a clear straw hue with a thin white head that leaves nice halo/clouding.

S - Quite funky with definate Brettanomyces Lambicus. Past the funk there is some very nice bready/yeast/wheat qualities.

T - The delicious funk upfront followed by the yeast and bready malts. Nice lemons and light honey, with nice musty bread. Really sour upfront with berliner weiss immediately following.

M - Very light and crisp. Super sour upfront with a nice wheat finish.

O - This was a very interesting beer. Really enjoyed the initial intense sourness followed by the normal wheat qualities. Really enjoyable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2011 17:17:11 | More by rudzud
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cavedave

New York

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live review, a recommend of Vinnie at DeCicco's Brewster. Thanks for the recommend, man, I owe ya'.

Huge pure white head tops a pale yellow, clear beer, and slowly recedes to a lively cap.

My oh my, plenty of hormonal and barnyard aroma to this baby, like rotted after-sex sheets mixed with under a hot day's, hard ride saddle. Truly awful in a good way.

Woaahh, nelly, what a shit ton of crazy flavor going on here. The brett has funked up this beer, with a hint of lacto/aceto in there as well, just enough to give it a puckery counterpoint. Heavily complex layers of funkitude, righteously cramming pitons of interesting flavors into mount palate. Won't try to catalog what they resemble, think of all the flavors of bretty brews you've tried, and double it. Wheat ghosts and some anemic sweet add just the right balance.

Very light in the mouth yet carrying boatloads of taste, heightened by ample carb., and a finish that is epic for this style.

The finest Berliner I have tried. Get it if you see it, you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 23:29:16 | More by cavedave
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indiana24

Colorado

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers. Mouth-puckeringly sour, refreshing as hell and packed full as flavor for something at 3%. The light fruit flavors combine well with the wheat and grass, creating a citrus and grain sour bomb. While more intense than your average Berliner Style Weiss, it's still the peak of the style. Phenomenal.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2011 17:27:00 | More by indiana24
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A sharply refreshing tart wheat based ale that breaks the mold of conventional Hefeweizens and continues the increasingly rare Berlinerweiss traditions.

As with most wheat beers, a hazy canary yellow hue allows for a diffused glow of light to penetrate. A dainty white glaze of foam provides the thinnest sheet across the surface of the beer and holds true form the first half of the session before succuming to the acidity of the beer. No real lace evident.

Musty grasses, lemon and lime, fresh straw and hay all give a glimpse into the oddly appealing scent. Very raw, rustic, and lightly bready and yeasty the beer carries a sweaty brine scent that reminds me of Belgian Lambics.

Flavors are much more intense with fruit tartness of lemons and limes, but with the earthy flavor of hay, straw, and grasses before turning lightly musty-dusty, before the salty brine and intense tartness sets in. The intensity of tartnss nearly locks the jaws on the first sip and causes a clean acidic sweat to bead on the cheeks. After the palate acclimates to the beer (two or three sips) the intensity calms and the beer reveals a very crisp, clean, and refreshing tartness as a good subsitute for lemonaids.

The sharp and acidic feel disguises an underpinning of lightly bready malt texture and timid creamy carbonaiton at the on set. But the finish of palate-stripping acidity, astringency of lime pith, and thin sourness makes this beer very clean and challenging to the mouthfeel.

A delicious sour German wheat beer with a plethera of complexity packed into a 3% beer. More of these beers are welcome in my glass!

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 16:58:21 | More by BEERchitect
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a taster glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear light yellow with a finger of fluffy white head and good retention.

Smell: Tart citrus, I'm picking up lime. The beer also smells a little bit sweet.

Taste: Extremely tart up front, like sucking on lemons. I wouldn't say there is much body, but given the abv there is an unbelievable amount of flavor. The finish is very sour.

Mouthfeel: Light body with very strong carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Very easy to drink. Tart and refreshing. I could literally drink this all night long.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2011 00:34:36 | More by oline73
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John_M

Oregon

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!

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2011 19:03:47 | More by John_M
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, and merged with review from Ebenezers.

Big creamy head, quite clear watery pale pilsner color. Nice lacing as the head slowly fades.

Nose light sour fruits, grape skin, light funk, light lemon, light straw like malts, and hint of creamy like malt profile.

The younger version at Max's had nice sour tart fruity, bit of funk but not a lot, sour dough, light lemon, crisp, little flemmy finish, nice tart light fruit, dry bready finish. The older one from Ebenezers added a ton of sourness, damn sour! Light lemony puckering tart fruit, light golden malts, hint of a vinous like tart fruit flavor. Very dry as well with a bready malt taste. Finish of bone dry, bready malt taste, long tart sour lemon finish. some acidity and very mouth watering.

Mouth is lighter bodied, mouth puckering and light decent carb. Bone dry.

Overall nice, super sour, move fruits and malts, great display of the lambicus wild yeast, without anything else really stepping in, but seems to lack much profile other than the sour fruit.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2011 23:04:24 | More by jlindros
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harrymel

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 05:34:03 | More by harrymel
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Preismj

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 13:05:33 | More by Preismj
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mdvatab

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into tall pilsner glass.
No bottled-on date.

Aroma: Wow--smells like I shoved my nose into a yeast starter. Bready yeast, which I don't mind. It quickly, however, switched to sulphury hard-boiled egg. Some sweet hay in there, followed by a brett character on the back end.

Appearance: 3/4 of the glass is white foam. This one foamed-up like a warm 2 liter bottle of sprite poured over ice. Active bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. The body of the beer is a slightly hazy, almost irridescent, pale yellow. Foam eventually settles to a miringue-like rocky head.

Flavor: I felt as if I was going in for a bite of washed rind cheese for the first time... Curious to taste it, despite the repugnant flavor. An unmistakable Berliner-Weisse tartness, some earthy brett, followed by white grape skin. One hell of a refreshing beer!

Mouthfeel: One of the lightest bodies of any brew I've tried. Crisp CO2 scours the tongue. Puckering, mouthwatering tartness.

Overall: The beer let out a loud hiss when I popped the cap-- as if it were going to gush all over the place. No problems, though. Maybe I've just not acquired a nose for this one yet, but the aroma is the second favorite quality I enjoy in any beer (after taste, of course!). While this beer ROCKED in every other category, I just couldn't get into the smell of it. Aside from smell, this one has everything I could ask for in a Berliner Weisse.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 01:32:30 | More by mdvatab
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kkipple

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On the expert recommendation of Cam at the Beer Shrine known as the Greenville Beer Exchange, I paid $6 for an 11.2 ounce bottle of 3% ABV Berliner Weisse.

A. Effervescent. Billowy white head. Pale and cloudy dull straw. No lace.

S. The noses leads here... big funkhouse sweat, wheat, lemon, lemon rind, sulfur, earth, musty and rotten. Brett fo' sho... shades of 3F or Cantillion funk. Some hay, and the sulfur is offensive and distracting initially... but boy is this unique. Bready and slightly putrid. Why do we do this again? Heh... but it is good. Actually reminds me of - don't laugh Craytonic - that undrinkable Peg's Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse that sat in your fridge a few times. But this is approachable.

Pro tip: Let it breath for a few minutes and the sulfur note will waft off, leaving you with a much better brew.

T. Extremely effervescent, once you get past that, a vista of bizarre and extreme flavors open before you. Nothing in here would be "good" alone, but together it makes sense in a challenging, Trout Mask Replica sort of way... you have a salty, doughy note that is all kinds of tangled up with the sour-lemon (lactic) yeast notes... that horrid sulfur (think rotten eggs or heavy mineral water) is here too, but manageable. The Brett yeast has really taken hold, and while it's not as funky as some may want, keep in mind this is a Berliner Weisse after all... frankly, this is just unique and gets points for that. The style is not, incidentally, blown away by the wild yeast, but if not complemented it at least holds its own. Fascinating.

M / D. Extremely bubbly and light bodied. Filling carbonation floods the mouth, making a small sip of this seem like more than it was. The flavors linger long - a salty, dingy lemon chew. Finishes very dry and "scrubbing bubbles" the palate.

I'm actually surprised this beer isn't more polarizing than it (apparently) is. Brettanomyces Lambicus is one of the more challenging beers I've had in a long time; I would have spit this out a few years ago. But understanding the base style, the yeast addition, and why this smells and tastes the way it does helps greatly. A fascinating creation, this makes me want to try everything else from Gosebrauerei Bayerischer.

If this thing toned down the rather gross sulfur notes, it would score very highly indeed. If the brewers are reading this, hire Dr. Fritz Bream to fix it. It's still good, and if you fancy a challenge, or like Berliner Weisse, you should try this.

Holy Bootsy Collins, Greg! This one's got the funk!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 04:39:34 | More by kkipple
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jsanford

Georgia

4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stubby little bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip. Excited about this one! Purchased at CBX, thanks guys!

A - Cloudy straw-yellow with a huge foamy white head that has surprisingly good retention, and recedes to a thick cap. Really nice!
S - Amazing aromas of green apple, lemon juice, crisp wheat, and hay with a nice tartness and a bit of earthy "funk". Phenomenal.
T - Very crisp flavors of green apple, lemon juice, wheat, and funky Brett. There's a really nice earthy, "minerally" quality that lingers on the palate for some time.
M - Light-bodied with a thin mouth-feel and incredibly sharp carbonation. Carbonation may be a touch high, it really scrubs the tongue and prevents some of the flavor from getting through. Still, very crisp and refreshing.
O - An amazingly complex take on one of my favorite oddball styles, it's ridiculous how much flavor is coaxed out of a 3% ABV beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 04:19:23 | More by jsanford
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sean for this... Light cloudy gold, nice head that forms quickly and stays a while, nice lacing... A light sourness with some wheat and a hint of grape skins... Taste is light sour, yummy totally drinkable... Nice moutfeel and super easy to drink... I would love to have this on a hot day

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 22:56:44 | More by jrallen34
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a sparking hazy light golden color with a big three finger head of white that clears the top of the glass and settles down lightly to a thin coating along the top. lots of carbonation bubbling up throughout the session.

aroma is light sour and acidic tartness. green apples with a mix of light hay and sour grapes. simply remarkable. as it warms the crisp and clean sour flavor really starts to come through quite nicely as the light nature of it really becomes apparent as you take the first sip. remarkable that this much flavor is coming through. crisp, clean, refreshing and light the nature of this throws me for a loop, as if it simply could not get any better. crisp green apples dominate the flavor with a light grassy note coming in the finish along with an amazing dryness.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 00:06:02 | More by mikesgroove
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GbVDave

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a St. Feuillien goblet.

A: Pours a perfectly clear pale gold with five fingers of finely bubbled, bright white foam that towered over the rim of the glass. I was suprised at how quickly it melted down to a thin and creamy skim that left no lace. Carbonation was active. After the head calmed down, I poured the rest of the bottle with all of the sediment into my glass. This turned the color and clarity to something I can only describe as Cream Soda Dum Dum Sucker.

S: Interesting, to say the least. I was expecting a skanky/cheesy bomb, but was treated to lightly fruity yeast, lemony hops, and a bit of sourdough bread crust. The second pour got all the sediment and in turn a hint of sulfur.

T: Tastes exactly as it smells. The added sediment brought just a hint of sulfur which actually died down rather quickly.

M: Weissbier fullness with its' Berliner cousins' traditional crispness. Only a tiny bit of tartness.

O: Very refreshing. I would've liked a bit more tart/sour, but this was quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 15:47:47 | More by GbVDave
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 04:05:00 | More by DefenCorps
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 06:12:08 | More by corby112
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on 4/25. Reviewed from notes.

Think yellow body with an enormous head and explosive carbonation. This nearly impossible to pour Berliner Weisse eventually fizzles down to a tiny white coating with soapy lacing and an orangey haze. Positively refreshing!

Scent of lemon rind, sweet cream and banana fill the air. Brett dankness and must are subtle, allowing the more Summery smells to ruminate.

Taste focuses on the tart lemon, while allowing the sweet, subtle banana notes and concluding dryness to play second fiddle. This works really well, since a brett heavy close would kill the balance and stop it from being so fresh and drinkable.

Mouth is thin and watery (which is good for the style) with a nice pucker and hint of basement musk resonating on the tongue.

I'm so glad this masterpiece made its way to Philly. It's certainly one of the best of the style and the addition of Brettanomyces adds a new dimension without overshadowing the masterful balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 03:06:09 | More by deapokid
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to drabmuh for opening this up at a nice little tasting. Served in a Bruery tulip.

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. The nose brings some dry bread and a mild amount of funk. There's really a lot of breadiness in the nose. Someone said it smelled like farts, which was true. Lucky for Eric he was inhaling when that was said. A bit cheesy throughout, I concur. Sulfur starts to run a bit rampant as it warms up, especially in the flavor. Not much sourness. Really kind of odd. Not pleasurable.

EDIT: Had this one on tap at Rustico Oktoberfest 2011 and it was much, much better. Nice lactic presence with a bit of funk plus some really nice lemon and citrus in the background. Quite complex for such a low-abv beer. Impressive.

Original scores: 4.0 / 3.0 / 2.0 / 2.0 / 2.0

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 20:51:20 | More by Thorpe429
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is hazy and yellow, with a sizable white head. The aroma is a bit funky, tart, citric, and altogether enticing. The beer is teeming with flavor, and at a mere 3% abv. Quite impressive. The feel is thin and watery on the palate, in a pleasant and refreshing way. The flavor also brings forth the tantalizing tart citrus and funky brettanomyces found in the aroma. This would be an ideal beer to have on a hot summer day. I wish I had a keg of it at home.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 23:22:43 | More by Huhzubendah
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pmlondrigan

New York

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really hazy pour, light straw color, pretty over-carbed with big bubbles. Wet horse blanket, brett funk, some lemon and a little wheat. The nose suggests funk, but the flavor is predominantly sour and tart. Very quenching and refreshing flavor of lemons, wheat, and sharp lactic sourness. Kind of thin and really carbed. A great refresher for the summer, superbly executed example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 23:15:14 | More by pmlondrigan
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Romulux

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and color brings to mind Pineapple juice. Carbonation factor is high.Get some funk in the aroma, not overpowering. I am picking up some wet hay in the background. Enjoying the taste quite a bit. Tart, refreshing. Like Fresca for a beer geek! Nice and crisp on the palate.Scrubbin bubbles! I think this would be a nice refresher between styles. I guess you could call this a nice piece of cheese :) Thanks to 7ways for throwing this in the box.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 22:13:57 | More by Romulux
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So I split this bottle with the other Matt after my adventures in babysitting episode...not as exciting as the books which I assume were quite good but since I'm not a 13 year old girl and/or boy crazy I never bothered reading them.

At 3% this beer weighs in as a TRUE SESSION ale. if anyone cares. The beer is yellow and hazy, soft white head, some retention, high carbonation, no lacing.

Aroma is creamy and tart like lemons with citric and lactic acid.

Beer is wet and thin, easy drinking, I could kill a keg of this in a single day. It's like tart grainy water...super refreshing. I'm dinging it on the score because the Brett l character is a little muddled, I think this beer should be aged on unroasted oak to improve the back flavors with more tannic flavors on the finish. I've got one more of these and I'll drink it soon too.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 20:46:34 | More by drabmuh
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wchollif

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Squat bottle poured into a large tulip. Perfect for a beautiful afternoon in front of the grill. Loads of head, serious amounts that dissipate quickly and transition to nice lacing. Color is very nice cloudy golden. The nose is mostly sour peach. Flavor is slightly sour with loads of peach and melon. Overall, the flavor is not overpowering and lends itself to food. High carbonation and light flavor adds to the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 12:30:05 | More by wchollif
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wschmit

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 04:13:34 | More by wschmit
Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
94 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.