Berliner Style Weisse
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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From:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
 
Germany
Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #221
ABV:
3%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,745
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 12.6%
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
244
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 17, 2021
Added:
May 29, 2007
Wants:
  28
Gots:
  22
SCORE
84
Good
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Notes: 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.

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Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This Berliner Weisse is actually brewed in Leipzig, a couple hundred kilometers to the south of Germany‘s capital. Leipzig is otherwise known for the Gose style beers, which are somewhat similar to Berliner Weisse.
The Berliner Weisse in front of me know is a very pleasant example, very low ABV at just 3%, which makes this a very nice mid-day refreshment. Straight from the bottle, this one is tart but not overly sour. Nice notes of fruit and yeast (make sure to leave the yeast in the bottle, don‘t pour it like you would with a Hefeweizen). Without syrup, this tastes line a most, almost like a young fruit base wine or cider. A dash of raspberry syrup makes it even more enjoyable, and bery refreshing. Imagine drinking one or a couple of these on a the patio on a sunny day. Perfection. Berliner Weisse will most likely never score the most pounts in beer tastings. This is a niche product and once you find out it‘s for you, then you‘ll enjoy this Berliner from Leipzig.
Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pale yellow with a nice 1 finger white head.
Smell-mild yogurt up front some lemon and also oats
Taste-creamy yogurt with mild lemon tartness
Feel- lively strong carbonation
Overall this beer is fuckin awesome I can drink this all day everyday I love it very true to the style
Aug 02, 2020
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Very pale straw yellow. Foamy and active. Cloudy.

S: Soured wheat. Exactly what it should smell like.

T: Nice. Like the can says, a balance of tartness, fruitness, and sweetness.

F: There's more to it than "BAM, SOUR!" It's sour, salty, citrusy, then ends up sweet. The can conditioning and smoothness of the oats play a factor as well.

O: Magnificent.
Aug 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jun 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by jstern from California

Jun 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2020
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another 3-year-old bottle from what appears to be the best clearance shelf in a 50-mile radius

Very cloudy dull orange-yella, no head to speak of. Smells like water and lemon. Taste is on point - the acidicy has mellowed out leaving a creamy sour-lemon white-bread-malt sipper with a touch of hop funk that pairs with the sourness.

Very enjoyable, I'll probably go back and buy the remaining bottles
Nov 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by SFNC from North Carolina

Nov 07, 2018
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
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.
Sep 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.51 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Aug 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by mcrawford from Michigan

Aug 11, 2018
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
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
Jul 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Apr 27, 2018
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
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.
Apr 07, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
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.
Mar 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.7 by wilymobastardo from California

Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by TheRock7755 from Georgia

Dec 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by dertyd from California

Sep 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.63 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Aug 14, 2017
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
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.
Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.37 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jun 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Feb 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island

Jan 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Euroglot from Belgium

Sep 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by samEBC from Belgium

Jul 19, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
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.
Jun 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by ryho from Georgia

Jun 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.43 by Momon from Philippines

Jun 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
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.
Jun 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

May 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Premo88 from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
11.2 oz. bottle poured into tight nonic

L: pale yellow, loads of activity in glass, though it pushes up minimal head of white foam, dissipates quickly; clarity is stunning but requires a careful pour ... loads of yeast/debris in bottom of bottle; clarity is stunning; no sticking or lacing, but it does keep a tight little collar of white foam

S: sour apples ... lemons and very tart at first, but it opens up like crazy and becomes super fruity sweet ... apples, grapes, candied apple, peach

T: sour apples, lemons, much more sour than the nose ... lots of lemon ... grainy finish, a good gose without the salt ... slightest bit of buttery funk, but it's just a hint

F: light, crisp, very full for such a low ABV brew

O: clean, easy-drinking "sour" with an incredible nose ... the fruity sweet aroma is a major highlight, and a little of it shows up in the flavor from time to time, though this one crosses over from tart to sour for me, as it should ... would make for a perfect palate-cleanser or finisher to wrap up a session
May 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.43 by eire from Alaska

May 13, 2016
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Rated by I3eer from Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Sour!
Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by redfish2942 from South Carolina

Apr 10, 2016
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
02/26/2016.
Feb 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by tbone1384 from Wyoming

Dec 31, 2015
Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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