Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Reviews: 109
Hads: 234
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 5.29%
Wants: 158
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: nickfl on 01-30-2011

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Reviews: 109 | Hads: 234
Photo of smakawhat
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A real nice pale lemon, nearly getting to white on the bottom of my glass, but giving a real heffeweizen color of straw, even faint green hues to this. White soapy head hits large and falls very fast, but there's lots to see coming out of the glass. Lots of fast rising carbonation, and there is no collar. Great color though.

Large brett on this, with a fantastic lemon sourness. Very wet and clean smelling with a good wheat density. Faint clove and lots of hot heating yeast. Real nice.

Palate hits with a true incredibly tart and sourness. Sour lemon, with a refreshing hot crispness. Malt density seems a little subdued with a fizz quality that sort of detracts but not entirely. Sharp crispness, lots of tangy feel on this, almost like pop rocks.

Overall, a great refreshing beer, brett angle hits on the nose, but is sort of lost after repeated sips. No complaints, still solid and quite a fun beer. (957 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden straw color with some haze, bubbly and prickly white head. Scent leads with a big push of tart, acidic and earthy funk, took a while before light notes of sweet breads and faint candied lemony citrus came through. Taste brings bold tart and acidic notes, combines with moderate earthy funkiness, fresh dried grain and hay, light fruitiness with some candied lemon and a touch of white grape. Lighter side of medium bodied, bubbly and refreshing, bone dry. Overall a fantastic surprise that exceeded any expectations, unique take on style and impressively refreshing despite the boldness. Another winner from this brewery. (643 characters)

Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy, light straw with a massive, foamy white head.

Smell. Wheat, slightly sour, some spicy, yeasty, earthy funk.

Taste. Sour lemon and a little lime, just a small amount of toasted wheat. Great stuff.

Mouthfeel. Light and refreshing, strong and lively carbonation.

Overall. Great beer for this sunny spring afternoon. Light, refrshing and delicious. (382 characters)

Photo of yourefragile
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at IM Wine in Laurel.

Pours a clear, pale straw color with a large, creamy white head that slowly fades away to nothing. Pleasant funky and lactic nose, with lemon and light citrus, some bread. Flavor starts with a fruity, strong citrus juiciness before quickly turning lemon and lime sour and mildly funky. Slightly grassy throughout, and a pleasant lactic finish. Medium light body, crisp and well carbonated with a dry finish. (449 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review ##1400! Based on my review of a bottle I had awhile back I have always been wanting a large growler of this… Well, GBX delivered on this in the form of a one gallon growler. OH SNAP! Served from growler into a Green Man snifter. Poured golden yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, lemon peel, earth, tart, funk, and subtle bleu cheese. The flavor was of sweet malt, lemon zest, lemon rine, tart, sour, earth, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this is a great brew. I’m really glad it was raining all day so I could sit down and consume this entire growler in one day. At 3% ABV, this one definitely packs a punch on flavor and aroma. This Berliner definitely brings the goods for the style. If you have not had this brew before you need to fix that as soon as possible. I suggest trying it on tap as it was actually a lot more intense on the flavor aspect than the bottle. Just plain good.

Note: DO NOT drink an entire growler of this beer in a one-day session. You will regret it based on the pH imbalance in your stomach. You have been warned! (1,229 characters)

Photo of dejrrma
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$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. (639 characters)

Photo of andrewinski1
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.  Served in a goblet.  The color is very light straw.  There is a nice bubbly white head.

The aroma has some wheat with a touch of zesty citrus rind.

The taste starts out mild but finishes with strong lemon tartness.  There is a good dose of wheat and malt flavor as well.

The body is light with crisp carbonation.

This is really tasty.  Nice blend of malt and yeast flavor. (390 characters)

Photo of SpdKilz
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at Healthy Spirits during my trip to San Francisco early February 2012.

Appearance – Pours into my Cantillon Tulip glass with a slightly hazy straw color and massive amounts of off white head that dissipates quickly leaving zero lacing.

Smell – Heavy lemon zest, sour green apple, slight funk, grass clippings, hay.

Taste – A wonderful mouth puckering lemon tartness up front followed by the wonderful granny smith apple flavors. Slight wheat flavors, grass, and straw. A nice earthiness and barnyard funk also. Hot damn there is a lot of flavor in this low ABV beer.

Mouthfeel – Medium to lighter bodied, spritzy carbonation, finishes extremely dry.

Overall – A fantastic Berliner Weis. I am ISO more of this for sure. (744 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The unseasonably warm spring weather had me craving a summer beer, and this was in the refrigerator. So here we go.

Pours a completely clear pale straw color, a very dry light yellow. Big actively-bubbling white head that fades pretty fast, leaving no lacing. Tons of carbonation visible - bubbles flowing up throughout like it's soda.

Smell is light, crisp, yeasty, wheaty, and fruity-tart. I really dig it. The yeast is pronounced and slightly funky, the wheat is faint but lightly lifting, and it's rounded out by a crisp lemon tartness.

Taste is quite similar to the smell, though heavier and with the lemon more sour and more pronounced. It has a light wheaty-yeasty front end, which gets kicked in the butt by a taste similar to lemon sour candy without the sugar. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is light and incredibly buoyant and fizzy. The second it hits my lips, the bubbles erupt like pop-rocks. I wish the carbonation were lower, as it makes it harder for me to actually taste the beer. The buzzing gradually fades to a long-lingering sour finish.

This is delicious. Crisp, tart, and wonderfully refreshing. As mentioned above, I'd like the carbonation to be a bit lower, and the sourness in the flavor to be more balanced. But all around, a very nice berliner weiss. (1,274 characters)

Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes: Huge thanks goes out to Jsanford for sending me a growler and a bottle of this to drink side by side.

appearance: hazy golden yellow with a 1 finger head

smell: tart, sour, wheat, lactic,

taste: sour, tart, wheat malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: one of my favorite berliners. had such a nice balance between tartness and malt backbone. could drink this all day long. Wish it was easier to get. But I like the addition of brett into this beer, rather then just using lactobacillus. Nice touch.

Cheers,
The CPJ (562 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out a cloudy yellow, thin white head, no more than 1/4" in depth. Not much in the way of lacing or retention. Aroma was lovely, one of, it not the most tart berlinner weisse I've ever come across. Lots of lemon.

Taste, wow, almost downright sour, definitely tart, yet so light on its feet. Drank this at Sour Sunday at Triple Rock in February, can't help but wonder what this would be like in Northern Nevada on a hot summer 104 degree day around the pool. If you like lemon, green apple, brett, tartness, light bodied yet plenty bready beers, this is where its at.

I would pay a shitton to buy 4 or 6 packs of this. It would rival SNPA as my go to beer in the summer. I think I like it more than even Hottenroth (gasp!). (730 characters)

Photo of kscaldef
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale and cloudy with tons of carbonation evident

S: Lots of yeast character, dry, barnyard and citrus

T: Lemony and effervescent. Tastes more like lemonade than what you'd typically think of as beer. Very refreshing.

M: Light and highly carbonated. Leaves a dry, puckering feeling like sucking on a lemon.

O: Really tasty, probably my favorite example of this style that I've come across. (395 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle into a curved DFH pint glass, served chilled on a sunday.

Berliner Style Weisse Brettanomyces Lambicus Special Edition from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof goes in the glass a very light straw yellow color with a nice bright white bubbling foam that resembles champagne bubbles, no stick.

Smell is bright with the base beer but the brett almost over dominates that. That's a good thing as the base beer kinda smells off. Bright brett with lemon drops and some fresh wheat. Smells like a winner.

And tastes like a winner, the brett does subtle wonders to the beer and shines with light barnyard, hay and wheat. A lemon bite with each sip up front followed by light brett and wheat in the finish. Wonderful stuff.

The feel is so light in this Berliner that I could just drink it all day. It won't fill you up and bloat you, totally the opposite, it may clean you out after a few. Carb is spritzy and refreshing. Aftertaste is tart and not over lingering.

All in all, If this was not 5 beans a bottle, this would be an all day beer. The yeast works wonders to an average beer and takes it there. Easy to gulp down and it won't get you drunk. Had this on tap fresh when it hit the docks and I enjoyed this semi aged bottle a bit better. (1,258 characters)

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over at the Pride.

Pours a pale straw color with a good sized white head, fades at a slow rate, doesn't leave any lacing on the glass though.

Smell has a nice funk to it, mostly lemon citrus zest that practically tickles the nose.

Taste starts out with a sour tartness on the tongue, makes you pucker a bit but isn't overwhelming, Brett funk seeps in on the aftertaste, finishes dry and clean, carbonation is a touch high but is expected with a thin body, quite refreshing. (476 characters)

Photo of starrdogg
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Greg for picking this one up for me. It's a long-time favorite of mine, finally getting around to reviewing it.

Pours a hazy bright yellow with a thin white head. Smell is very tart, almost like a wild, but with some more regular light German beer flavor lingering in the background. Taste is very light and tart, very refreshing, almost like a cross between beer and lemonade, but not in the terrible way that combination actually tastes. Mouthfeel is very light-bodied with high carbonation. Overall, this beer is really fantastic, basically a perfect berliner. (578 characters)

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to starrdogg for sharing this beer, I'm digging the Berliners as of late...

The beer pours like you'd expect for a Berliner, very light straw yellow and has a bubbly fluff head that dies to a very white ring. Very clean cleanish look.

The smell is nice, has a almost wild like smell though it is tempered by a definite German light malt bill as well. Just smells basically how a very tart Berliner should smell, very yeasty and very nice. lots of sour mash brett to this guy.

The taste is very complex, and quite tart. It has many layers of flavor for only being 3%, some nice fruity tart berry like notes and also a bit of wood, and then a clean yeasty taste as well. Has a very clean malt character too that is a bit sweet to compliment the sour very nicely. Lots of lemon, in a good way.

Very nice feel for a Berliner, effervescent and well carbonated. Very easy to drink, I could drink down lots of this and not think twice.

A great beer, very nice overall. If you like tart easy drinking beers, this one is a winner. (1,034 characters)

Photo of mlazzaro
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle. Totally raging carbonation. Very audible mountainous head that eventually dissipates and mutes. Ghostly hazy straw color. Bright citrus floral smell - all yeast and bacteria aroma. First sip is awesome,O obviously lactic acid that coats the mouth and doesn't linger too long. Aftertaste is distinct cherry pie Brettanomyces Lambicus flavor. Tartness is just a bit more that normal for a berliner-weizen. Lactobacillus doesn't get lost though. Wheat body is depleted in fermentation, thin and dry as expected. But the wheat flavor isn't lost. This beer holds up amazingly for a 3%er. Kind of a tooth melter, my teeth hurt after drinking this one. But very worth while. This beer kicks ass. (704 characters)

Photo of Gladius270
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours very foamy. Is pastel yellow, and looks a lot like pineapple juice.

S- very yeasty smell. I get a faint pineapple smell on this as well. I detect a grain-like smell.

T- Sharp, acidic taste. Like a mouthful of lemon with a yeasty aftertaste.

M- this was a surprise to me. Despite the very foamy pour, the carbonation doesn't come through on the tongue. Feels flat, though luscious in the mouth.

This is my first sampling of this style, so I may be way off the mark on this review. It was pretty good, but not very complex to me. Probably won't go out of my way for it. Almost like an American unfiltered wheat with tons of lem juice in it. (651 characters)

Photo of portia99
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a Russian River stemmed glass.

A - Pours extremely foamy...after a several stage pour, a body of super pale straw yellow (almost a Bud Lite yellow) with fluffy three fingers of foam that slowly falls, fizzing away as it descends and leaving sparse lacing on the glass.

S - Funk and fruit on the nose. Quite yeasty with a touch of barnyard. Lightly bready base of malt. Fruity with citrus - lemons especially. Nice combination of aromas.

T - Nice medium-high level lactic tartness up front, orangey and lemony fading away to a dryish earthy brett character and then into an almost biscuity malt backing. Light and crisp.

M - Body is expectedly thin with a very high carbonation that is quite foamy and almost explodes with bubbles on the tongue. Tart up front and biscuity on the finish.

O - A very good Berliner Weisse. Would definitely get this one again if I were to find it locally. If you are a fan of the style, definitely one to give a try. (977 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a light slightly hazy straw yellow with a hint of gold. quick inch or two of head that quickly dissipates leaving no retention.

intense lemon and crab apple. very sour and tart on the nose.

very light and easy with a lemon and sour apple puckering. light sour malt and hint of yeast. shockingly sour. slightly refreshing.

light, moderate carbonation, lip puckering.

this is a really good berliner, one of the better i have ever had. at 3%, more please (462 characters)

Photo of gory4d
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head - no lacing. The smell is just sour, with some grassy notes, maybe a little grain. The taste is clean and sour and crisp, though a tad yeasty, with a sharp mineral edge to it - obviously some nice water. It's thin and bright in the mouth, with a little slickness from the yeast. A delicious and drinkable beer. Thanks to Mandark for this one. (385 characters)

Photo of claspada
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled courtesy and shared with mrand01.

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.

Aromas begin with fresh cut grass, lemon juice and rind, fresh straw and hay. As it warms I can detect a raw, rustic, and lightly breadiness combined with the tradional slightly spicy Belgian yeast.

The tastes begin with tartness of lemons combined with the earthy flavor of hay, straw, and grasses before turning lightly musty-dusty. After the palate acclimates to the tartness, the beer reveals a very crisp, clean, and refreshing lemony sweetness.

The mouthfeel has a surprising thickness (for such a low ABV beer) with a solid amount of active carbonation.

Overall this was a really solid example of the style, and quite flavorful for such a low ABV offering. Really nothing amazing about it though, maybe it is just the style for me. I appreciated tasting it, but have no need to again anytime soon. (970 characters)

Photo of drgarage
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at Healthy Spirits in SF last night. Meant to hang on to it a little longer, but I was too excited. I adore sours, and the idea of a lambic/Berliner Weisse mash-up is almost too exciting for words.

A: Pale, opaque yellow and pink. Fizzy head collapsing rapidly into constant effervescent tiny bubbles like sparkling lemonade.

S: Intense citrus. As will be a clear theme, it's a lot like delicious sparkling lemonade.

T: Perfect merger of German and Belgian sours. Bright tartness smacks the palate, followed by a lingering sour long after each sip. Could hang out with this all day.

M: Buzzy and fizzy sparkle. Truly dances on the tongue. Absolutely perfect feel for a beer of this style.

O: Absolutely amazing. I would drink this every day if given the opportunity. Don't miss it if you spot it in a bottle store. (838 characters)

Photo of Adrianized
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (955 characters)

Photo of celticfutblclub
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle

A - very pale off white/yellow with a champagne head one finger thick that is gone quickly. enormous amounts of carbonation flying up the glass like a geyser.

S - obviously big notes of brett sour apples candied sugar.

T - unbelievably sour. sugary sweetness. earth malts in the back with big notes of sour apples, cranberries, peach.

M - unbelievably tart and big puckering from it. tons of carbonation light bodied.

O - a truly great beer. pricey but worth picking up a bottle. (502 characters)

Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
92 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.