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Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse - Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 161
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
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Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof visit their website
Germany

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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Photo of tln13
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of wdarcy77
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of yourefragile
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of beerhorn12
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of thagr81us
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
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!

Photo of cpinto6
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of dejrrma
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of DSlim71
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of andrewinski1
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.42/5  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.

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1.5/5  rDev -64.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of zeledonia
4.25/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of PuFtonLyfe
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
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

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4.47/5  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!).

Photo of kscaldef
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.32/5  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.

Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
93 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.