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Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

220 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 162
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website
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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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2012 20:17:57 | More by andrewinski1
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roblund

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-18-2012 17:49:57 | More by roblund
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 23:35:09 | More by SpdKilz
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richkrull

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

03-17-2012 03:03:22 | More by richkrull
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-16-2012 23:58:03 | More by ElGallo
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 02:39:51 | More by zeledonia
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PuFtonLyfe

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-09-2012 17:27:39 | More by PuFtonLyfe
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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

Serving type: growler

03-05-2012 02:27:12 | More by THECPJ
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
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!).

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 02:05:01 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 01:40:52 | More by kscaldef
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mrand01

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-27-2012 23:14:13 | More by mrand01
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 22:57:46 | More by BARFLYB
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raveskdr

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-21-2012 14:28:37 | More by raveskdr
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 01:51:33 | More by deltatauhobbit
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 01:15:43 | More by starrdogg
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 01:14:50 | More by Dreadnaught33
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DJButters

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-18-2012 00:19:19 | More by DJButters
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 01:57:07 | More by mlazzaro
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Gladius270

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 21:49:16 | More by Gladius270
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MGoBlue93

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-11-2012 21:30:11 | More by MGoBlue93
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shwillivanilli

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-10-2012 17:36:55 | More by shwillivanilli
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 00:34:53 | More by portia99
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-09-2012 00:05:31 | More by chrispoint
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leschkie

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-07-2012 02:29:46 | More by leschkie
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kbanks13

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-06-2012 04:59:09 | More by kbanks13
Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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