Berliner Style Weisse | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Germany
bayerischer-bahnhof.de

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Huguenots may have originated the style as they traveled through France to Flanders, having first mentioned it in the 1600s. Later, in 1809, Napoleon and his troops identified Berliner Weisse as the "Champagne of the North". He requested the beer be served with syrup to cut its extreme level of acidity. Our interpretation is a slightly softer, more mellow version of the "Berliner Weisse" style with a beautiful balance of tartness, fruitness, and sweetness.



Added by RblWthACoz on 05-29-2007

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441
pDev:
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Photo of SFNC
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It is so stinkin' hot & humid tonight that I just don't feel like anything more than something light in ABV. I figure that if nothing else, it is another chip away at The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody.

From the Bottle: "Brewed in the tradition of the 'Berliner Style' Weisse"; "Bayerischer Bahnhof's interpretation of the 'Berliner Style' Weisse is a slightly softer, more mellow version with a beautiful balance of tartness, fruitiness, and sweetness."

I did some in-bottle agitation, followed by a short settling time, before Pop!ping the cap. Nothing untoward occurred on the Pop! so I went with a C-line pour, causing two-plus fingers of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head to rise up and quickly fall away to wisps. Color was a cloudy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose had a lemony, slightly white wine-like vinousness. The taste was lighter than most beers in the style that I have tried. It was lightly tart, lemony, but also with a green apple tartness & a grape-y vinousness. I was under impressed, especially at the price point. This was a very light interpretation of the style that would not require any syrup, if I was into adding syrups to Berliner Weisses. Finish was dry, tart & refreshing, but I just did not feel like I got my money's worth. YMMV.

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Photo of gbiello
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mcrawford
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear on pour. Nose is of sour apple candy....slightly. Taste at first is bitter, but then a bit of sweetness. Finish is very dry as it should be. Good tasting beer

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my 20th Berliner Weiss. This indicates two things to me.
First, more American crafters have been making this style for longer than I thought. (Indeed, G&G's is the #16 most rated and it is only the second German brewer... and the style is not even indigenous to Leipzig where G&G brews.)
Second, I will go to great lengths to avoid hoppy beers after playing summer tennis... even drinking 20 of a style I do not like. The Berliner Weisse is refreshing and the low alcohol does not induce naps.

While G&G's Looks sickly and Smells average for the style, It Tastes slightly better and gives me a good tart pucker (it is the sour puckers that bother me.) While well-crafted, there are many good reasons to add the syrup and G&G cannot avoid them. Although without the syrup, G&G's finishes nice and dry.

One and done. Next, I get woodruff or raspberry.

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Photo of stevoj
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brand is tart, but not overly puckering like Berliner Kindl. Pours very light golden with no head, Aroma is sour apple, white grape, citrus. Taste is tart fruit, with abrupt, dry finish. Wish I had a "schuss" for some additional flavor.

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Photo of wilymobastardo
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheRock7755
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light bronze color that is so light its almost clear. Thin white head dissipates steadily leaving no lacing or residual head. Beer is cloudy to the eye.

Smell has notes of wheat, white wine, a touch of lemon and lemon zest, with some light acidic tartness.

Taste follows the nose with a touch of white wine, lemon, lemon peel, all cased in a mildly tart acidic flavor. As the acidic notes die down you get a strong wheat malt flavor on the back end and through the finish. Dry finish.

Feel is light and crisp yet acidic and puckering. Medium carbonation. This is incredibly refreshing with a dry finish that leaves you anticipating the next sip.

Overall this is a very nice berliner - classic and well crafted example of the style. I fear it is underrated here.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ben1313
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmoriarty
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A yellow pour with a significant amount of haze throughout it, 3/4" white head. You got some wheat and tartness in the nose.

Taste, slight tartness, a little bit about lemon and wheat. Stays light bodied. Standard fare, but the price is way too high for this stuff. Standard fare. Good hot weather beer. Traditional.

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Photo of ryho
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Momon
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Light coriander (lemon), coupled with a clean lacto sourness that lingers.

A: Golden color, quite clear, with a thin white head that quickly recedes into the glass.

T: Light coriander, slightly grainy, with a slightly sharp lingering sourness.

M: Light bodied with high carbonation. There’s a weird smoothness from the oats.

O: Alright; while effervescent and easy to drink, the sharpness of a typical Berliner has been muted by the oats. A creamy mouthfeel though, does not work well with the sharp lacto aroma and flavor and does not seem well integrated.

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