Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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4.21/5 rDev -0.2%
Served in a bottle at Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston, MA
A: Pours a very hazy pale straw yellow with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and lemon yellow + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized medium thick cap with a very thin film surrounding it and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of tartness/sourness that I have come to expect for the style along with some definite notes of the brett (slightly funky sour). Underneath there are lighter notes of lemon, wheat, and grass.
T: Upfront this beer has a moderate to strong flavor of lemon tartness over the top of light to moderate flavors of wheat and something almost grassy. Then the brett funky sourness comes out and is moderately strong. Overall this beer is not too tart but there is a definitely sourness present.
M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.
O: As someone who really enjoys this style and sourness to a beer in general, I am impressed with the amount of flavors packed into this beer considering the low ABV - I could drink many of these in a day. So refreshing!
05-06-2013 20:39:57 | More by dbrauneis
3.88/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
02-25-2013 00:17:13 | More by spinrsx
4.28/5 rDev +1.4%
Bottle from Aug.2011
Lightly hazed pale blonde, one finger of white head that went to nothing in seconds, no lace at all. Smell is full on funk, brett, fruity, lemons, acidic and almost lambic like on the nose, seriously funky stuff. Taste is funky and very tart, apple, lemon and other fruits as well, some brett mustiness, acidic and sour with a suprisingly bready malt aftertaste. High carbonation, dry and lightly syrupy. I had no idea how good this was going to be, had no idea what this even was at first, really impresive stuff here.
02-02-2013 14:59:28 | More by peensteen
4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Mr. Dunderbak's. Served in a goblet.
NOTE: This beer was served with some bright green sweet syrup on the side. Apparently a German traditional way of serving the beer. Tasting notes are without the syrup added.
A: Very pale clear yellow, with a small white head that fades to foam flecks. Low visible carbonation.
S: Mild, lemon tart, cracker (reminds me of saltines) malt, and a light peachy fruit with undertones of funk. Simple, but smells good.
T: Follows the nose. A lemony, lightly tart and a bit sour, with the cracker malt and tart at the end.
M: Light bubbly mouthfeel, essentially no noticeable alcohol, and good carbonation sensation.
O: This is a quality berliner. I'm not sure I picked up a lot of Brett funk in the flavor, but I didn't have the base beer to compare. As a side note, before the last quarter of the glass, I added a small amount of the green syrup to compare. The sweetness completely hid the sour and tart aspects of the beer, which to me ruined the appeal of the brew. I would not add the syrup again, but it was an interesting service. Per the bartender, it is served that way in Germany to make the sour beer more appealing to children.
01-11-2013 04:01:04 | More by macrosmatic
4.4/5 rDev +4.3%
Oh yes. Gimme, gimme that Brett. Nice funky tones, but mild ones. Some banana wrapped up in there. Super smooth and extremely easy to drink. This is a nice Berliner Weisse. Too bad we can't have more of them like this. Or, just more of them, period.
01-03-2013 16:09:19 | More by RblWthACoz
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
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
On-tap at Churchkey in DC, poured into a tumbler.
A- Pours a hazy light yellow color with a finger of white head that quickly recedes, leaves little lacing.
S- Lemon, lots of wheat and light barnyard funk, a citrusy tartness is also noticeable.
T- Similar to the nose, lemony citrus, lactic acidity with bretty funk and wheat.
M- Light-bodied, smooth feel with a dry finish.
O- I really enjoyed this beer. It's a very tasty, drinkable Berliner, definitely give this a try if you see it.
11-07-2012 18:29:17 | More by WillCarrera
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Stubby 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass. Kept the sediment in the glass until the second pour.
A - Hazy light yellow/white body. Looks like peach juice. A massive white head forms and instantly fizzles away like a soda. Leaves behind no bubbles or head at all. Lots of rising carbonation.
S - Funky in the best way possible. Huge notes of brettanomyces. Dirty socks, wet and moldy hay, lemons, wheat, and a touch of oxidation. No idea how old this is (bottle is dusty) but this aroma is frickin intense!
T - Wet hay, lemon juice, wheat, and a touch of oxidized wet cardboard. Liquid funk with a nice mouth puckering sourness. The finish is very dry and spritzy, very seltzer like with lingering lactic acid.
O - Probably the best commercial berliner I've tried. Since the brett was so prominent I'm pretty sure this has a bit of age on it. Not as drinkable as others of the style though due to the intense sourness.
11-06-2012 01:58:16 | More by davey101
Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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