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
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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 162
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
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Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: nickfl on 01-30-2011)
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Photo of corby112
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.

Photo of deapokid
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
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

Photo of Huhzubendah
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.

Photo of pmlondrigan
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.

Photo of Romulux
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.

Photo of drabmuh
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.

Photo of wchollif
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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of HeyItsChili
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a stubby little bottle into a pint glass. Pours straw yellow, hazy, with tons and tons of beautiful little bubbles.

S - Slightly funky air of brett, tell-tale though it is. Faint straw, horseblanket aroma. Slightly banana-y.

T - Light bodied and crisp, with some of that great funk.

M - Extremely crisp and refreshing.

Overall a really delightful, light, and enjoyable beer for sour lovers.

Photo of Sean9689
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at WLV into Darkness snifter.

A - Pours huge white frothy head that takes quite some time to settle down. The beer is a slightly mirky light yellow color. Huge two finger cap remains along with some spotty lacing.

S - Huge brett nose, funk, some malt notes, cloves, light banana.

T - Nice brett character, slight funk/tart, olives, light green apple notes. A little bit of everything here, very subtle and refreshing.

M - Light, crisp and refreshing, dry finish.

D - Very enjoyable and so easy to drink. It's such a perfect summer time brew...ultra chugable, but something you want to enjoy. Recommend.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of aasher
3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

On tap at the Brasserie V in Madison.

Poured into a Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weiss glass. Pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow color. Develops a nice 1/2 inch, white colored head, that is thick and creamy with great retention.

Aroma is fairly typical of a Berliner Weiss, with some nice tart fruit aromatics and slight graininess, but there is also a nice barnyard funk from the brett, adding some great character, well above many other Berliner Weiss' I've had.

The flavor is incredibly light and delicate and quite refreshing. Some nice, tart, green fruit character, even a hint of lemon-like citrus. Some well balanced, grain flavors followed immediately by the unmistakable, funky character of the brettanomyces. Just incredibly smooth and easy drinking.

The body is very light with an effervescent level of carbonation. It truly is impressive the amount of flavors a skilled brewer can pack into such a small beer. I challenge anyone who thinks a beer with less than 5% ABV can't be packed with flavor to try this beer. It's just so delicious, easy drinking and just an overall pleasant experience. And the best part is, I can have 3 or 4 or 5 and hardly feel a buzz! :)

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at kraftwork. Nice another berliner wiss. I'm always looking for this style.

A- comes to me with a nice finger or so of brilliant white frothy head that settles after the first sip to leave a few wisps on top a sudsy ring. Hazy pale yellow in color with some sweet bubbles holding on the side of the glass.

S- crisp bright lemon zest and juice with a lightly sweet yet clean wheat hit. Grassy and fresh like a lawn after the spring rain.

T- light tart open with a sour and bite but never over baring. Crisp and fresh lemon juice with a very simple yet well balance wheat sweetness.

M- light body and carb with a super kickass pucker that goes far enough to get the juices flowing but not too far that you need to pull the drawls from yo ass.

O- this brew is tits. One of my favorites of the style to date. Ill be having a few of these. Philly is the best beer town.

Photo of stakem
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to coreyfmcdonald for hooking me up with a couple bottles of this.

A stubby 11.2 oz brown bottle poured into a pint glass. Upon cracking the cap, it left out a loud hiss that immediately produced a swelling formation of large bubbles inside the neck of the bottle that slowly started to creep up to the opening so I slowly started the pour down the side of my pint glass. About an inch of brew settles in the glass underneath a mountainous 4+ fingers worth of cotton white fluff. A constant stream of bubbles erupts to the surface and in a short amount of time there is less than a finger of white uneven, cratered head sitting across the top of the brew. Unfortunately the violent eruption of carbonation releasing from suspension causes the thick layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle to get dispersed throughout the solution. It takes 3 slow pours to finally get the majority of the brew out of the bottle and into my glass. Now, here we go, but first an unusual sensory experience to take note of. This brew is loud... yes loud, it pops and fizzes quite audibly as the head recedes down to about a finger of large bubbly head. The color of this brew is like fresh lemonade. It is a light clouded yellow cream color with quite a visually moving head that is still trying to put on a show after the initial surge of huge froth has gone. The surface of the solution seemingly boils as the carbonation is released. A swirl reforms a finger of white head that again presents the audible pops and fizzes.

This is a complex, super enjoyable aroma coming out of this little guy. Initially it smells like yogurt with a lightly sweet scent that is reminiscent of original pink bubblegum mixed with fruit somewhat like pear but not quite as pronounced as other examples offer. It also contains a funky aspect that is quite sour smelling mingled with sulfur, lemons, grass (well more earthy than grassy) and wheat. No one single component of the nose overpowers the other, it is all well blended, integrated and enjoyable. The taste is tart like lemons mixed with a lightly souring aspect that is a little funky and slightly different from what the nose led on. A hint of sulfur creeps in mixed with a flavoring of greek yogurt. Throughout the light body of this beer is a constant reminder of a fresh grain taste that is like wheat/cereal grains. It leaves a lingering taste of lemon inside the mouth coupled with a yeastiness that provides a lingering tartness. Excellent.

This is a light bodied brew that is a little thicker in the feel for the typical berliner weisse (pushing medium bodied possibly due to the extra yeast in suspension making it feel creamier.) It has an excessively aggressive amount of carbonation that is a touch too much even for this style which is expected to be lively. It is tart enough that it creates the minor puckering quality that yogurt has as it seeming strips the moisture out of your mouth. It finishes crisp and refreshing, this style is the epitome of summertime refreshment and this offering/take on the style is awesome. Drinkable as all hell, I actually had to open a second bottle just to finish the review because I had the first glass gone before I even wrote anything about the taste. This lambicus example offers a unique opportunity to experience the different types of brettanomyces. Instead of the typical funked, horsey barnyard notes, this type of brett offers up more of a unique sourness with light fruit notes that provide an awesome addition to this style of brew. Well done, it was my intension to drink and share a couple of these before setting some in the cellar to try and forget about to see how the brett further developes...that obviously isn't going to happen now. I like this beer too much and it's not going to last long. I need to get some more of these.

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

On tap in chalice glass. Fizzy white head that dissipated after about one minute. Ever so slight lacing on the glass. Yellow color. It was dim in the bar so I could not determine if it was hazy or not. Tart aroma.

Effervescent carbonation. Nice bite of bubbles. Sour, but not as sour as I had anticipated. Very smooth. I'm surprised this has been fermented with brett. I don't get much barnyard or earthiness. Very crisp and clean. Slight slight slight malt. No hop bitterness.

Very drinkable. I could have this all night. A delicious refreshing beer. I think this would be amazing after a hot day mowing the lawn even.

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.

Photo of crossovert
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle.

It pours out as foam, expect it to take a looong time to pour this one The foam is bright white and firm. The color of the beer is marvelous, almost like a sparkling white wine.

The smell is phenomenal. It is aidic and citrusy, but lightly so. There is a hint of metallic smell but it works. It has a bit of standard yeast and wheat smells. It smells refreshing. And that is good because I went from 30 degree Wisconsin yesterday to 70 degree sunny Atlanta today.

The taste is also refreshing. It has a slight citrus acid bite and a small hinting of funk but nothing overpowering. The weissbier part of this is delectable. It is light, airy, smooth, and easy drinking.

If only this stuff was mass bottled and sold for a cheap price, it would utterly destroy bud light.

Photo of rhinos00
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much thanks to the generous Cameron for helping me feed my berliner weisse addiction. Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Probably the most attractive you will see a berliner weisse look with a such pale, straw colored body. The head was absolutely beautiful. Produced three fingers width of well carbonated, effervescent, white foamy head that just gleaned in the light. Good head retention. Little to no lacing.

S- The brett most definitely makes the aroma distinguishable from other berliners I have had. Very potent with big, funky, barnyard aromas upfront. Lots of hay. Underneath, you can just barely make out the typical attributes of a berliner. I loved how the funk from the brett turned out, but it was a little overpowering in my opinion. Some restraint would definitely have bumped this up a bit.

T- This beer definitely came in stages. Once again, brett is the first thing to hit the palate. Not as overpowering as in the aroma, but just enough funk to make it noticeable. This quickly gives way in the middle as a slightly, soured wheat/yeast combo comes forth. The ending is a little lackluster with not much going on. The lactic sourness was near gone and there weren't really any assertive or distinct flavors going on. Seemed a bit muddled in the finish.

M- Extremely carbonated, borderline too carbonated. Thin body though, how I expect a berliner to be.

D- In it's literal sense, this is extremely drinkable, as almost any berliner should be. However, I did find myself wanting a little more.

Overall, a good berliner weisse, but Southampton still is the gold standard for me. Just not enough lactic sourness for me. Also was missing some distinctive flavors of apples, lemons, etc. that I so much enjoyed in SH's version. Regardless, definitely worth a try if you are a berliner fan.

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.

Photo of woosterbill
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Prime 16 into an Unibroue tulip.

A: Clear, pale straw body with plenty of effervescence fueling an inch of fine white head. Decent retention but almost no lace. Looks like a Berliner Weiss to me.

S: Clean, tart, and well-balanced. The lightly floral Bretty funk mixes with the lactic sourness to create a pleasant fruitiness reminiscent of grape skins, apple, and peach. It's definitely not as intense as I'd like it to be, but it's light and delightful.

T: Starts out with some generic lactic tartness, then finishes with some earthy Brett. Fresh, sour aftertaste. Nowhere near as complex as the nose, but seriously clean and refreshing.

M: The body is quite light, yet made to feel substantial due to the abundance of creamy carbonation. Lovely.

D: The Brett addition makes this far more interesting than the base version, and yet the supreme crispness and refreshment have been maintained. Stupendously drinkable, I wish this were cheap and available in mass quantities all summer long.

Notes: I enjoyed the regular version of this beer when it was on tap a few months back, and I greatly prefer this version. The Brett really adds a huge amount of complexity and flavor, and yet the pure refreshment isn't diminished. Great example of the style, plain and simple.

Cheers!

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I knocked the bottle from the top shelf of the fridge to the tile floor last night, whilst rummaging for some carrot cake. This is a review of the spilled brew that I drank off the floor with a straw. Just kidding, thankfully the bottle was strong like bull and hard like 'rock-wiler'.

A - This is a very hazy lemonade-looking brew, with quite a large head for the style. The head recedes after a couple of minutes, leaving a only faint wisps of froth. The apprearance is generally right-on, but the color is a bit unappealing.

S - From the moment I open the cap, the funk emanates prodigiously. Sharp cheese notes (Grana Padano) are particularly notable. There is also plenty of sock and unsweet apple in the nose.

T - The taste is not as funky as the smell, for one thing. There is an appreciable dryness that is a prominent feature of the flavor profile as it applies to the whole of the flavor components. There are notes of apple, white grape, hay and grain; all are expressed with a minimum of sweetness. The acidity is moderate, especially given the style. Overall, it tastes very good.

M - The feel is very nearly inextricable from the taste; there is a bright effervescence that is omnipresent in the brew.

D - Ahhh. Very good.

Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
94 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.