Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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3.95/5 rDev -6.4%
Served in a Schneider weizen glass at Local Option.
I remember having this back-to-back with the un-brett-ed version, but I never got around to getting my thoughts together. Here we go a-rectifyin'. This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon rind, wheat, light brett, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a light but distinct cut of tart lemon. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice B-Weiss, one that seems helped a touch by the brett addition.
10-28-2012 19:17:26 | More by TMoney2591
4.43/5 rDev +5%
This growler was poured by The Birch in Norfolk, VA on 10/4 and opened on 10/6.
Straw colored with a thin head that dissipates quickly into a thin ring around the glass. Smell is floral, and sour citrusy, more grapefruit than orange. Taste is sour and bright. This is a really clean tasting sour, there's nothing cluttering up the palate, which to me makes it taste really fresh. Mouthfeel is light, but not thin. The light carbonation is amplified by its tang.
This is quite simply an enjoyable beer, which I think is accessible even to those who don't much care for the style (case in point is my wife, who doesn't generally like sours, but enjoyed this one thoroughly).
10-07-2012 22:03:52 | More by JohnQVD
3.58/5 rDev -15.2%
1555th Review on BA
Draft to Tulip
@Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA
App- This was highly pale yellow. Looked a lot like a AAL and was very clear. The head...oh wait. Wasnt one. Small ring of bubbles. Just kinda awkward looking.
Smell- It had some nice aromatics but was just kinda meh to me. Was a bit earthy, grassy and lactic. Didnt wow me. Was lacking depth, interesting notes of lemon, wheats.
Taste- Well its a very tasty beer. Not really sure how the aromatics drop off and then this tastes vibrant, lemony and a bit floral with a bit of tea. Just quite tasty. Not quite Fritz 1809 level but still above average.
Mouth- A bit of a thin body with a high carbonation level. Residual grape juice flavors with a bit of grassy lemon.
Drink- This was all over the place with its individual parts. All that mattered is that it tastes good. Probably would want a bottle but wont actively seek it out.
10-07-2012 06:21:12 | More by FosterJM
3.9/5 rDev -7.6%
From 09/21/12 notes. Had this on tap at Max's in Baltimore at their German Beerfest.
a - Pours a hazy straw yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of lemon, citrus, floral hops, grains, earthy notes, and light lactic notes. Pretty nice; not as sour or funky as I was hoping though.
t - Tastes of citrus, lemon, funk, lactic notes, sour lemons and fruit, grains, and floral hops. Much better than the nose with some nice funk and sourness to it. Certainly not too sour, but enough to make it enjoyable.
m - Light body and low carbonation. Light acidic notes, but overall pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall a pretty nice berliner. Not super sour or anything, but the taste has some light sourness and funk to it which I liked a lot. Worth checking out and I would have it again.
09-27-2012 16:03:59 | More by mdfb79
3.63/5 rDev -14%
Incredibly pale yellow color with a huge white head. The nose is very light and lactic. Lemon peel, straw, and a light funkiness. Very minimal malt or wheat aromas. The flavor is, somehow, even lighter. Very spritzy. Light lemon peel, a touch of grass, and the lightest flavors of wheat. Just a hint of tartness on the finish.
08-07-2012 21:55:31 | More by womencantsail
3.8/5 rDev -10%
Drank from an 11.2 fl.oz. bottle purchased at Bauer Wines & Spirits, Boston, MA
Served in a chalice
With a very careful pour, so as not to disturb the massive amounts of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, the beer poured an absolutely crystal clear, pale straw yellow. The liquid was topped by a bubbly, effervescent, bright white head that disappeared within seconds.
The nose was quite underwhelming. Powdery and dry. Slightly wheaty and tart. Touch of lemon. Overall, rather tame.
The flavor profile had a lot more punch than the nose. Crisp, snappy, wheaty and tart right off the bat. Super sour, even for the style. Good amount of bitter lemon peel. Some powdery yeastiness. Slightly funky with noticeable brett influence. The finish was ultra dry and tart. Somewhat wheaty. This beer really got my salivary glands going.
The body was quite light with an aggressive, large-bubbled, Champagne-like effervescence. It really stood out as being unique.
Berliner weisses are one of my favorite styles of beer to drink in the summer. Although this example was quaffable and refreshing, it could have benefitted from more complexity.
08-05-2012 03:27:21 | More by Damian
4.65/5 rDev +10.2%
A - Pours a very hazy golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of lemon zest, grass, funky, wheat, with some good Brett and farmhouse smells.
T - Starts off with some strong tart and sour lemon and Brett with some wheat. Through the middle, more tart and acidic lemon comes through with some stronger funk and Brett flavor. The finish is a mix of strong acidic and tart lemon alongside Brett, farmhouse flavors, and grains.
M - Light bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a very tart, funky, and acidic finish.
D - Very drinkable. Powerfully funky and tart, but extremely tasty. Really nice complexity.
07-10-2012 05:41:06 | More by ngeunit1
4.53/5 rDev +7.3%
A: Pours a pretty pale gold/straw colour with a small, but aggressive head. The head disappears almost immediately (hence the low score), but still bubbles aggressively. Most unusual.
S: Funk, lemons, wet grass. Smells like Spring!
T: Now things are really looking up! Wonderful sweet-tart flavour! Lemons, funk, grass. Strong white grape notes. Kinda like a really dry sparkling white wine (in appearance as well, given the lack of head). Really tart, but with just enough sweetness to balance it out nicely. Really really really freaking good! The brett is present, but not dominant. The lacto comes out much stronger. I wonder what this would do with some age? Ultimately, this is a style I really enjoy and this is the best tasting example I've come across by a wide margin. Hence, the 5.
M: In spite of the lack of head, the carbonation is quite ample, which works well for this beer. Dry. Very dry. Bone dry. I like! Light, zesty, and lively.
O: I was a bit weary based on the look and smell of this beer, but the taste and mouthfeel are just spot on, and that's far more important to me. This is a perfect late Spring/early Summer beer. Refreshing, but still complex and interesting. Plus, at 3%, you can drink in the Summer heat without worrying too much about getting wasted or dehydrated. I'm definitely going to pick up a couple more of these while I can.
06-21-2012 23:49:09 | More by eatabagofbooger
Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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