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Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of WorldWideStout
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.

WorldWideStout, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of RES
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

RES, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of beerhorn12
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

beerhorn12, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of jtingue
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.

jtingue, May 18, 2012
Photo of Shaggy9356
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Shaggy9356, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Scrumtralecent
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A - Hazy golden yellow, very fluffy and fizzy white head that disappears quickly. No head lingers.

S - Belgian brett funk with a wheat backbone. One of the funkier Berliner Weisses that I've smelled.

T - Wow, a blast of sour. Real sour upfront, which I like luckily. The back allows some of that wheat and softer beer to come through making quite the contrast. I really like how sour this is, I can see how the Berliner in the background is lost a little, but I'm ok with it.

M - Lots of carbonation, to a fault really. If toned down a smidge, this beer would have been more drinkable. Though the initial sourness makes for a slow drinker. Soft mouthfeel though after the sour fades away.

O - Great berliner weisse, and I enjoyed it. I had this on tap and was amazed, and it's still just as good out of the bottle. If looking for a sour forward berliner weisse, this is perfect.

Scrumtralecent, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of beef13
4/5  rDev -5.2%

beef13, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of wschmit
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%

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 a74gent
4/5  rDev -5.2%

a74gent, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of garrisonp
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

garrisonp, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of raveskdr
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

raveskdr, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of dejrrma
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%

$5 for 11.2 fl oz. Poured into a pint glass.

a- pours a hazey pale straw color, with about 2 inches of head that crackles and quickly settles out to a very very thin ring around the glass. no lacing

s- zesty lemon/lime, a little sweet, faint yeast.

t- very tart. mouth puckering. incredible. green apples and lemon all the way. slight barnyard and some yeasty hints. i was not expecting this.

m- high carbonation, fizzy and crisp, ends on a tart, dry note. light bodied.

o- i did not know what to expect going into this beer. i did not think that so much flavor and tartness could be packed in such a low abv beer. simply wonderful.

dejrrma, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Preismj
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%

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 amcmaho1
5/5  rDev +18.5%

amcmaho1, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of jhimstedt
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jhimstedt, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Adrianized
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

Brettanomyces Lambicus

Pours a light hazy straw yellow.  Dumping in the yeast darkens it a shade.  Huge bright white head slowly disappears.

Light, Belgian yeast on the nose.  Smelled immensely funky while pouring, not so much now that it's settled.  Straw, grass, coriander, and a hint of lemon.

Holy hell is this unexpectingly sour!  The first thing that immediately came to mind is child hood memories of warheads.  Tastes exactly like the white powder of warheads candy.  Massive citric acid.  Some lemon in the background, but really this is one-dimensional citric acid to me.  It's fun to drink.

Light effervesce dances on the palate.  Very refreshing.

Overall, I didn't read any reviews on this prior to trying, so I was expecting funk and a touch of sour.  But no, this is probably the sourest of sours I've had.  It's mouth puckering and i actually teared up.  Nothing complex about it, but a must try if you like intense sours.

Adrianized, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of PuFtonLyfe
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

PuFtonLyfe, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of sneefcity
5/5  rDev +18.5%

sneefcity, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of joefc
4/5  rDev -5.2%

joefc, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Jwren5
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Jwren5, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of dc55110
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

dc55110, May 31, 2013
Photo of JPlo
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

JPlo, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of justincourts
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

justincourts, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of BibsBrewing
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BibsBrewing, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of SMason
4/5  rDev -5.2%

SMason, Jan 15, 2012
Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
94 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.