Berliner Style Weisse | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Germany | website

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RblWthACoz on 05-29-2007

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Reviews:
196
Ratings:
423
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
19.24%
 
 
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Photo of Premo88
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
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

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Photo of aquazr1
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw color with a short white head and little lacing. Beer is tart and crisp with a nice dry finish. A great take on the style. Definitely a beer I would buy again.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Berliner Style Weisse has a thick, white, fizzy head, an initially clear, pale, straw appearance, with some lazy bubbles, that turns into a gray-lemon-yellow opaque number, once the caked sediment is swished loose and poured in. Lacing is practically non-existent. The aroma is of sweet, fruity, citrus wedding cake icing and cream. Taste is of tart Halloween semi-soft candy, cream, and sourdough bagel. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Berliner Style Weisse finishes crisp and lemony.

RJT

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw colored pour with a white one-finger head. Aroma of yeast, grain and light funk. Taste has a nice tart lemon flavor upfront backed by some yeast and grain. Very light bodied and refreshing.

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Photo of fx20736
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bought at AJ's Beer Warehouse. Served in a Duvel tulip. pale yellow, thin white head, no real lacing. Aroma is tart and lemony, very enticing.Taste is tart, puckering. Mouthfeel is spritzy and seltzer-like. This is an awesome beer and I buy again.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice white head and light straw color. Strong sour smell, tastes great, nice and tart. Very true to the style, As expected from this old brewery. At 3% I would drink this all summer long if not for the high price. 4.75

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Photo of thebeers
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Extremely pale and clear with moderate white head. Smells tart and tangy. A light, refreshing taste, just a little on the mouth-puckering side. Delightful.

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Photo of galwayjoyce
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear yellow with huge head. almost looks like a glass of champagne. minimal lacing.
Nose is earthy and farmhouse-like. Lemon notes and a bit meaty.
Smooth and light mouthfeel, that ends in a burst of carbonation.
Aggressive sourness gives way to a well-balanced yeasty weisse.
Finishes clean and crisp.
Very good beer. crushable, even though it is sour. solid summer choice.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.54/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just fantastic, exactly the type of Berliner I love! Tart, light, crisp, low abv..if the price didn't hinder I would just buy a ton of this for the hot GA summer

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy straw with a vigorous white foam collar that quickly disappears.
S: Citrus, lemon and faint wheat with a hint of barnyard.
T: Medium tart – comes across like an unsweetened lemonade with a touch of malt and fruitiness.
F: Champagne like carbonation, light body
O: Tamer than some Berliner Weisse, refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.37/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

not much to look at...
not much to smell...
whoa where did all that flavor come from!!! Tart, lemon and honey, slightly medicinal
awesomely crisp and refreshing, so drinkable,
at three percent this is a fantastic session beer

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a very thin collar; no lacing;

S: acidic; slightly lemony and fruity;

T: more acidic that sour up front; acidity fades by mid-palate and the finish is purely lemony sour; no bitterness no bread or grain;

M: light bodied; highly carbonated; moderately dry finish;

O: TART: would be more refreshing on a hot summer day than with the 3 feet of snow I'm staring at;

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not much to look at like most Berliner Weissbiers, not much head or lacing. Nice smell, you get the citrus, more of a lemon with some funk. Excellent flavor, similar to the smell, some citrus and very tart. Very low on the ABV but this would be an unbelievable summer, hot weather beer that I enjoyed very much.

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Photo of KornWallace
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Date: 10/30/14
Location: Half Time Mamaroneck
Draught/Bottle: 11.2 oz Brown Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: One of the palest beers I've ever imbibed. Faintly yellow in color maybe some light brownish tint with almost no carbonation. No cling of any kind.
Aroma: When colder the beer keeps a fruity aroma of lemons and a touch of lactose but not nearly as tart as I'm accustomed to in Weisse beers. As the beer warms a pungent aroma of raw wheat comes to the front, even a touch raw dough like.
Taste: The Lacto sour tartness is much more prevalent in the taste and it becomes more tart then I ever expected from the smell. The raw dough, pilsner, and wheat again flavors again force themselves forward and collide with tart lemons.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with extremely high carbonation. The carbonation aides in pushing the tart flavors throughout my mouth.

Notes: No Bottling date

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.8/5  rDev +3%

Pour is pale straw yellow with a white head. Nose is husky grain, some raw doughy malts, loads of lacto, moderate lemon. Taste is lots of slightly less raw dough, light grain, wheat bread, a lot of lacto cream with a lemon punch in back. Very light body, a bit creamy and syrupy, lighter carb, faint sour finish.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +8.4%

A: poured into a goblet to a pale yellow that's a little hazed with a small white head that is quick to fade and leaves no lacing
S: smells of sour grapes with a little lemon
T: taste is bracingly sour with most of it being lemony with a slight grape flavor and a little wheat. swallow is creamy wheat and lingering lactic tartness
M: fairly light but avoids being watery with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing but slightly drying finish from the acids.
O: Clean and probably the most sour berliner I've ever tried. All previous samples have been pleasantly tart while this one is definitely in the realm of a sour. Very good but an unexpected amount of pucker.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a snifter from a twelve ounce bottle.

A- starts with a finger-thick, fluffy, pale white foam and streaks of lace. A pale golden body with energetic carbonation shows, although this beer has a hazy quality. The head persists well and leaves a layer of lace. 4.25

S- sour, wheaty, and malty, maybe some diacetyl, and an aroma of white wine. That's an interesting turn. 3.75

T- I still get the white wine, maybe white grape juice, flavor, with some tart berry flavor and a lemony finish. There's a strong wheat quality that runs along the palate and gives the brew an earthy flavor. 3.75

M- it's plenty tart, wine-like and semi-dry on the finish. It makes the mouth pucker a bit from the acidity. 3.75

O- I enjoyed this but found some of the flavors and sensations to be slightly off. I have found many berliner weisses lately that surpass this, so the competition is getting stiffer.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Peachy yellow and cloudy with a apparent mother on the inside of the glass like kombucha. A finger of white head that fades fast.

S: Sour tart quality with some witbier coriander and light lemon as well as a plastic sort of funky quality. Corn and yeast as well.

T: Sour like apple cider vinegar in water, some corn, and a dough yeast quality. Tart and crisp. The coriander witbier quality is only in the background.

M: Light crisp body, with little carbonation.

O: . Not awesome, but nice to find an example in this style that is assumedly close to the original style of the beer. Bought at Bruisin’ Ales Asheville, drank at Deerfield Beach, FL.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(bottle date 2012 Sep 13 - served in a Duvel balloon)

A: head that sizzles out fast... sulfury yellow liquid with only a very faint haze (may be slightly cloudier/head-ier younger?)

S: predominantly acidic, with a slight lemony bent... marginally floral, similar but not quite as distinct as say chamomile

T: refreshingly tart, but not lip-smacking... light, chalky citrus pith... interesting grainy flavor - more like an earthy pale malt than wheat malt - flares up midway through the first few sips

M: dry and snappy crisp, with a pleasantly dainty, delicate malt body... altogether quite dry... the lacto acidity does bring a mild, livening piquancy, however, it falls fairly short of puckering

O: I enjoyed the surprising balance between lacto and malt flavors here - many domestically-produced examples seem to focus on the wild qualities and eschew malt flavors, essentially making the beers flat and dry... I could do this one again - recommended

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Photo of Rifugium
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Frank for the extra!

Poured into a New Glarus pils glass...it was convenient, and somewhat appropriate for the style. Hazy yellow-straw color, with a small cap of fizzy white head that sank to an assertive ringlet and held there; minimal lacing. Tiny bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. In the nose, sweet malted grains, light notes of lemon and grassy funk. The taste was crisp with a lemony tartness, slightly acidic, apple skin, cereal grains, sourdough, honey, the latter of which came out a bit more as the beer warmed, in the aroma and taste, leaving a residual sweetness in the finish. Light-bodied, crisp and enjoyable overall.

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Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.7/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bought at Beertopia in Omaha, NE. I believe the quote made on it was, "It will make your back teeth curl." If I misquoted, to the employee, I apologize. To all of you, whatever the saying may have been, it definitely referred to the exceptional sourness of this beer.

By any means, my back teeth... they did curl.

Pours a pale, light straw colour. A tad hazy and a quickly dissipating white head. As it calms the head reduces and goes away entirely. It almost appears a dirty, brownish in colour as well when set under the light. It doesn't look like much, but looks can be deceiving.

The smell is quite light but has a dominant presence of lemons, a mineral tone, and dried grass. There is also a touch of sourness and wet hay.

Non of this really gives a lot of warning for the taste. The taste is big! Full of all sorts of great Berliner Weisse stuff. The taste of lemons is wonderful and not too much or too little or even too sweet. It hovers in the beginning and plunges down into the back. All the while you get a rush of wet hay, a bit of funk, some pepperiness, a fair amount of bright dirtiness/earthiness, I also get this very unique raw wheat taste that punches in really close to the end and slowly dissipates. At first the raw, even damp wheat grain taste is a bit of a shock but once you become a bit more accustom to it, it makes a lot of sense with the rest of the beer and really makes it interesting.

The mouthfeel is just as refreshing as I had hoped it to be. Crisp, a bit more sour than I had pictured it being, but thats good, and very dry. Not letting the sweet tones get in the way at all. Refreshing like no ones business.

Overall, I will buy this beer again. It is fabulous and I actually appreciate the low ABV. It makes it easy just to kick back and have a beer, with a GREAT deal of flavor and complexity, and still be able to go about doing stuff without feeling a bit fuzzy.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-slightly hazy golden color with a decent white head and no lacing

S-lemon, wheat, tart

T-lemon, wheat, light malt, mild bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation,,crisp and astringent

O-a decent Berlinner Weisse, refreshing and easy drinking

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Photo of MarcGetty
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was given two 12 ounce bottles of Bayerischer Bahnhof's Berliner Weiss by someone who "knew I liked wheat beers" but did not know that Berliner Weiss was special. Unfortunately I did not have any traditional flavorings available to add so both bottles were had straight-up in glasses.

True to the Berliner Weiss style, these beers tasted like a Weiss Beer and a Lambic mixed together. Kind of like a better and more born-that-way taste than a "Dirty Hoe" of Hoegaarden and Framboise.

An interesting beer that I'm glad that I had. However, I really wish I could have done it justice with some traditional flavorings added.

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