Berliner Style Weisse | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

Berliner Style WeisseBerliner Style Weisse
BA SCORE
3.72/5
432 Ratings
Berliner Style WeisseBerliner Style Weisse
BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

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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#25,477
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
432
pDev:
12.9%
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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz (really? looks alot smaller) from the Coop over the weekend for about $5. Poured into my New Belgium snifter.

1" head dies back to just a collar and no lacing atop a very clear wit colored brew... very light...

Aroma is "wheaty" with a little bit of sour.. more grainy than anything.

Flavor puts a couple punctuation marks on the aroma.. soft pale malts are punted through the uprights by the abundant lemon.

I don't really know what to say about this brew.. reminds me of green tea and lemonade without the sweetness.... drinkability is off the charts especially when it is still hot as can be at 1:00 am in Boise. Drinkable without being watery.. Body is light as expected.. but I am still a huge fan.

You have to taste this brew to actually smell it.. the aroma is 1% of what's going on. I've never had a Berliner Weiss with a syrup before.... and this brew does not need it.

Edit: I must brew this.. the ultimate lawnmower beer... No need for Gatorade with this one.. No doubt an all day enjoyable brew... as long as its hot.

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Photo of jsanford
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.

Pours a clear light gold with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving nothing but a slight ring and a steady stream of bubbles. Aromas of tart green apple, lemon zest, wheat, and yogurt dominates, very crisp and lactic. Taste is similar to the nose, the yogurt character stands out the most. Imagine a lemon yogurt with wheat granola and you have this beer. Mouthfeel is crisp and inviting, with a thin body and sharp, spritzy carbonation. Overall a very drinkable Berliner Weiss that bring a lot to the table with its high level of lactic character.

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Photo of spycow
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

02/26/2016.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDDMD
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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 ColForbinBC
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330mL bottle poured into a tasting glass, split with 2 buddies

A pale, fairly clear, golden yellow color with a small white cap that fell to some medium sized bubbles atop the liquid.

Fairly unique nose. Hints of sulfur, band aids, lactic acid, sourdough bread, and tart lemons, predominantly. There was an odd underlying aroma that gave off hints of raisins and figs.

Lactic notes jump a bit more on the palate than the nose. Tart lemons, band aid funk, and sourdough through the middle. Clean wheat with lactic tartness in the finish.

Light body, strong carbonation. A little rough around the edges.

Not the cleanest Berliner. Fairly sharp and acidic at every turn, but it definitely packs a little punch.

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Photo of brow1901
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a not a great berliner in my opinion. The acidic tartness is present but it is toned down to the point where much of the wheat beer flavor is present and you can almost taste the hops. This makes it taste closer to a lager than a wheat. Overall this is a decent beer, looks really pretty, taste isn't bad by any means but I prefer a stronger sour taste. Still one of my favorite beer styles on a day like today.

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Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of birchstick
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a nice cloudy straw yellow with a one finger head that forms a nice ring around the glass

S - lemon and citrus with a bit of sourness from the lacto.

T - opens up with the tart, lemon citrus from the nose. This fades to a bit of wheat malts and ends with pleasant lacto sourness. Not overwhelming powerful in the flavors, but rather delicate.

M - rather thin (guessing this has to do with the 3% abv) but smooth

D - I could drink a beer like this all night. Not huge but very flavorful on the palate and the low abv makes this unbeatable. Good stuff, I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Extremely pale yellow with water colored highlights. This may be the lightest beer that I've ever laid eyes on. The shockingly bright white crown actually has some legs. It started out at three fingers and is only losing altitude to the tune of one digit per minute. No lace? No problem. An attractive yeasty haze appears when the final ounce is added to the glass.

The nose is more wheaty than I remember my other two Berliner weissbiers being. It's bright and lemon juice citrusy, along with that characteristic wheaty tang that hints of light, crisp refreshment to come. A bit more power would be nice, but there isn't much aerosolization going on at this point.

The rear label says that Berliner Style Weisse is 'a slightly softer, more mellow version'. I'll go along with that. Specifically, it doesn't have the massive mouthslam of puckeriness and acidity that I remember (semi-)fondly from my past experiences with beer of this style. In fact, in terms of tartness, it resembles a more-sour-than-usual pale wheat ale at least as much as a Berliner weissbier.

The lemon zestiness is especially prominent and is what keeps this lemonophile coming back for more. Sure it's simple beer, but it's also immensely refreshing and is something that I'd choose over lemonade every day and twice on Sunday.

Even though the mouthfeel isn't an unforgettable sensory experience, it's right where it should be. In other words, it's light without being watery and has just enough bubbles to keep things festive. Considering the 11.2 ounce bottle and the ABV, six of these would be just about right on a hot summer day.

I appreciate the fact that B.B.B. & G.G & Co. have created a kinder, gentler version of this classic style. It's much more enjoyable and infinitely more drinkable this way. Syrups? We don't need no stinkin' syrups.

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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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Photo of Etan
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a light gold with a small white head. Not much retention.

S: Very lactic in the nose. Lemony, sourdough, mildly sweet wheat.

T: Like the nose, moderate, clean, lemony lactic acid dominates, with a hint of bready wheat in the finish.

M: Light-bodied with very light carbonation.

O: Unlike many other berliner weisses, this beer is all about the bacteria and features very little wheat/malt or yeast character. I'd prefer a bit more wheat character but this is pretty nice.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattbk
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very pale yellow, impressed with the clarity for a wheat beer, very, very carbonated.
Smell: Very mild lactic acidity, maybe some light wheat and noble hops.
Taste: Light, fluffy, dry, some tangy acidity, very fast finish. Very low on taste, although there certainly is some, the finish is so fast that you cannot really savor this beer. Low bitterness. Enjoyable, refreshing, but pretty simple in terms of complexity - which is not entirely unusual for this style.
Mouthfeel: Very, very dry. Would like it to hang around just a bit longer. Still, I appreciate how it is so refreshing, and the "fluffyness" I referred to, which I attirbute to the wheat.
Overall: Nice Berliner, could use a little more pop.

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Photo of pknyc
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle

Pours a hazy and very pale color,like a witbier. A creamy white head forms and recedes. No real lacing to speak of.

Aroma is light, but distinctly tart and has that barnyard aroma. Mild tones of wheat beer peek through.

Taste is also light, but to be expected for the low gravity. Nice and tart with a light wheat beer base. Refreshing.

Light body, decent carbonation.

Easy to drink and very thrist quenching. This beer is at the light end of the spectrum for the style, but still maintains the most important characteristics. Definitely one to try for Berliner fans.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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 cpetrone84
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

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 chinabeergeek
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

weird small bottle size. long-necked, unlike the gose. no date. tasted in mid-may 2009. poured into sam adams glass.

pale peach juice color. hazy, almost cloudy (yeast swirled in). 1-finger foamy white head fades to wisps and ring. lacing forms after sips, but never sticks for long.

aroma: fresh bread, yeast, lemon zest, and... fresh raspberries! (i hadn't even broke open the syrup yet!) hint of herbs, possible whiff of noble hop? lemon-like acidic note.

taste: tart, bready, notes of pale malt vinegar, trace funkiness and yeast. hop character is even more faint, with very mild bitterness. citrus notes. all a bit watery tho.

light body, tart and crisp, with mild to moderate, spritzy carbonation.

everything is improved (including lacing) with a dash of sugar and raspberry syrup. the score reflects that slightly.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonathanL7890
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Came in a small 11.5 oz bottle.
Color is a pale yellow. Like dishwater.
Huge foamy head. Like soap.
Nose is fruity. no hops
Taste: fruity, tart, interesting.
Mouthfeel: Very light . refreshing.

Very interesting beer. I could easily drink a few of these.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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 NateMac13
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nas5755
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A very pale straw color with lots of haze, a quick dissipating head. The nose reminds me of straw and wheat. I was hoping for more tartness. The taste is full of wheat, and pale malts and with a tart and sour bite to it that is mellowed by the wheat. Sharp carbonation, rather thin and thirst quenching. This is something I could quaff all day in copious amounts during the hot summer months.

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Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 432 ratings
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