Berliner Style Weisse
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

Berliner Style WeisseBerliner Style Weisse
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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #576
ABV:
3%
Score:
85
Ranked #29,431
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 12.5%
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
441
From:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Berliner Style WeisseBerliner Style Weisse
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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Reviews: 201 | Ratings: 441
Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
4.21/5  rDev +12%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cultclassic89
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JratBones
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Expensive, really low ABV (common for a berliner) not Tart enough for me.

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Photo of jaywes754
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of humulusphile
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Lightly funky on the nose. Popcorn, grass, lactobacillus, and some lemon. A bit of lemon peel, wheat bread, and hints of sweet malt. The flavor is quite crisp, dry, and tart. Lots of lactic acidity, lemon, and lemon peel. Some straw, a touch of unripe strawberry, grass, and a light malt sweetness with a definite wheat and popcorn character.

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Photo of jwswigs
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of chugalug06
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

One of the most foul looking brews I've ever seen. Flat, no head, no bubbles, and the color of urine.

Lemon, Bready, crystal malt. not sweet. tartness

Bitter, dry, tart, lemony, bready, light carbonation, intriguing sweetness, lingering "off flavored" dry after taste, yeasty.

Flavor is much better than appearance, thank goodness.. It's a decent BWeiss, but no where near the best or top. Recommended, but at $5/12oz...think twice.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ehammond1
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012?)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Clear yellow with a small (for the style) bone-white head. This doesn't leave much stick down the glass. Average.

The nose is dominated by wheat, a bit of lemon, and some mild acidic sourness.

The flavor too has more pronounced wheat character than I've experienced in any other beer. There's a mild lemon, mild grape, and mild acidic sourness as well. Drinkable.

Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Appropriate.

Decent enough, and incredibly drinkable, though the wheat flavors dominate and I was wishing for more lemon/apple/sour flavors. Simple.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very pale clear yellow with a big foamy head that reduces to a ring. No lace.

Some tart lemon, yeast, wheat, and some odd fruit in the nose.

Lemons, seltzer water, and grapes, some watery/funky pineapple juice. Nice fruit and lean slightly salty balance. Tart lemon with sweet wheat at the very end as the palate clears. Very easy drinking.

Light and fizzy and palate clearing.

A decent brew, with parts I really like and a few things missing. Still, I would have this again.

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Photo of BMFR1811
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ms11781
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisrarebeer
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of thisresa
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
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 MakeMineADoubleJack
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thorpe429
2.09/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle from West Lakeview in Chicago. Served in a berliner bowl.

Pours a moderate-light golden color with a short white head and not too much in the way of lacing. The nose carries some bready malt and a very faint acidity. Not much going on. The flavor has a light breadiness and no real acidity. Perhaps a touch if I imagine it. This really does not get into the style. Light body and crisp carbonation; acidity is near negligible. Boring and way too plain.

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Photo of schmick718
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of cooch69
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a light neon yellow, with a thick two and a half finger white head.

Nose is citrusy, wheaty and has a nice level of tartness that gets the taste buds wet.

At first this beer is full of bready malts. Almost a wet maltiness like if the malts were slightly stale. Nice light wheatiness and a satisfying level of sour and tartness in this one. This beer is super light in the mouth and one heck of a session beer.

A really good beer which is a nice satisfying session funk.

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Photo of cheah
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 441 ratings