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 Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RblWthACoz on 05-29-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
426
Reviews:
196
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.97%
 
 
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25
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20
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Ratings: 426 |  Reviews: 196
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow/tangerine with a light white head that quickly fades.

Nose is a lemon pie filling that goes to sour tangerine/lemon. Nice and full of citrus.

Body is light and fresh with a sour character.

Flavors are weak and a bit like watered carbonated lemonade or perhaps actually like a lightly sour tonic water.

This can be a very refreshing drink, especially cold and at 3% abv one could drink a lot. Likely a drink in which one usually mixes syrup. Not a "go to" or food beer.

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Photo of spycow
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.1/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a very murky and watery brown with absolutely zero head. Very spotty strands of lace on the drink down. Smells of wheat, slight lemon, and very faint vinegar. Taste is of wheat and weak lemon. Very little tartness for this beer, which is odd for this style. Good carbonation with a light, easy drinking body. This beer isn't too good. I was hoping for a tartness that just wasn't there. I would not recommend this one to anyone.

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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

an interesting Berliner, lower abv than ive seen in one of these. the pour looks like lemonade, really pale yellow, almost white really, with a lot of haze and not much head. the nose is very lemony, but also a little more wheat malt to this than I expected based on the color, also a touch of honey sweetness apparently to counteract the intense acidic and citrus bitterness. the flavor doesn't really hold onto much of that malt character or the sweetness, maybe just a touch of floral perfume essence amidst the piquant sour flavor. lemon zest and acid in the finish, typical of the style. its a very good version, but it comes through a little thin, even for this genre, also soda like carbonation may be a little over the top, still, the beer is yummy and refreshing, I will enjoy this even more come summer weather, which has to be about due right? I think the gose from these guys was a bit more refined, but both are solid choices if you can find them.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of nmann08
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy straw yellow in color with a slight tint of green. It poured with a thin white head that slowly fades away, leaving a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of apple, lemon and wheat in the nose.
T: The taste is slightly sour and very similar to the smell. Flavors of apples stand out in particular among the flavors.
M: It feels light-bodied and tart on the palate with a medium amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink and quite refreshing, despite the mild amount of sourness. The beer is very sessionable given its low alcohol content.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definately a more moderate Berlinerweiss-ish beer. More depth in the fruit profile and not as astringent as the mouth-puckering versions known to Berlin.

The beer pours with a moderately hazy canary yellow color. A short-lived head reduces to the slightest of traces around the edges in a mere minute or so- but these beers do that. No lacing.

Aromas of lemons still prevail, however it takes on more of a lemonaid (shandy) notion with a mounting on the powdered sugar, pilsner malts. Raw grain flavors of wheat (and to some extent, barley) come through as the malts do. No hops, big on esters, and light phenols set the stage for taste.

Flavors are foremost lemony, but soon followed by peaches, pears, white grapes, apricots, pineapples, and regular apples. As the fruity esters begin to fade, the maltiness rises with a sugar cookie taste and confection sweetness. Still, the lemony notes continue right into the finish.

Light and refreshing on the palate with a crisp, clean, lemony acidic feel. Not overbearing or intimidating, the lactic quality of the beer is tempered well by the wheat malt creaminess and body. Not nearly as astringent as most Berlinerweiss. Still, lightly vineous as found in zinfindales and chardonays

A pretty good beer that definately favors the milder end of the style's spectrum. Very fruity and less challenging than most.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of brentk56
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an exceedingly pale golden color with a modest head that descends quicly and leaves only a few bits of lace

Smell: Smells a bit like a bowl of yoghurt and Grape Nuts

Taste: Particularly bland, with an underlying sour yoghurt flavor that builds through mid-palate; very subtle sour elements and an underlying powdery lime sweetness that shows up late

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: After a while, this beer grew on me and I enjoyed the light but complex flavors

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Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Extreme pastel yellow color, with a finger of sizzling foam on top. Head disappears, but is rekindled as the wheat/yeast dregs are added. It also becomes cloudy and opaque. The foam behaves much like soda does.

Aroma of lemon, and grainy, lactic tartness. A little minerally.

Feels like spritzy club soda on the tongue. Fairly clean with a mellow tartness. Aftertaste of cereal grain, like Cheerios. Tart zing upfront that flashes quickly and is gone...not very lactic in the taste or mouthfeel either. Overall it's a little blah and watery feeling. It would definitely benefit from adding a traditional syrup to it.

Very light and easy to drink, however there are more unique Berliner Weisses out there...

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured alight hazy color weisse with a large slightly off-white foamy head with great retention and some great lacing. Aroma consists of slightly tart nose with some salty notes and light herbal finish. Taste is a weird mix between some light tart notes with some distinct salty notes. Body is about average with a smooth texture and great carbonation. Must be me but I felt too much salt in this beer and not enough tart notes.

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Photo of largadeer
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an ultra-pale yellow, though it's actually very cloudy and opaque in the glass. The two finger head settles to a ring within about a minute (common for the style).

Smell: Very wheaty with some undertones of lemon. Not a lot going on here, but it's pleasant.

Taste/mouthfeel: Again, very wheaty. Mildly sour with flavors of lemon and green apple. Pretty reserved for the style. The mouthfeel is light and dry but not overly acidic, making this an ideal Summer thirst-quencher. This beer actually has a lot of flavor for being a mere 3% ABV.

Notes: Got this one from dyan - thanks! I'm starting to really like this style of beer.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of superspak
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy very pale straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart apple, pear, grape, raspberry, lemon, hay, grass, honey, wheat, funk, white vinegar, and earthy spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky notes with some light malt presence. Taste of tart apple, pear, grape, lemon, honey, wheat, grass, hay, light vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, citrus, honey, hay, grass, light vinegar, light funk, and earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and complexity of fruity/funky ester flavors with slight malt balance; feels fairly watery, but not too bad; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish as expected. Overall this is a very nice Berliner weisse style. Nice overall balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. The aromas were the winner vs the taste; but this was still very enjoyable.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.09/5  rDev -43.5%
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 nickfl
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with two fingers of white head that rests on top of a perfectly clear, golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves minor lace.

S - Slightly sweet malt note with a little bread character and some vanilla yeast notes. Just a hint of tart wheat and little else.

T - Tart wheat and crusty bread up front. Some light green apple sweet/sour interplay in the middle. Finishes with more bread and moderate lactic sourness but otherwise quite clean.

M - Medium-light body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This is a very light beer, with a clean, lactic sourness being the defining flavor characteristic. Somewhat less sour than I expected, it is still tart and refreshing but more drinkable than other examples of the style, it doesn't need the syrup that Berliner Weisse is often served with.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge head of bright white foam rises up as you pour it. Beneath, a hazy whitish-gold body releases delicate pin-point bubbles. The nose is a touch grainy, wheatish, yeasty, and even subtly sweet. It's subdued, as is the flavor. Again, it's got some grainy malt and yeast character, but it's also veiled in a thin tartness. It's far from mouth-puckering, and overall this is a very restrained version of the style. That, however, leaves it imminently drinkable and refreshing. With its low alcohol content and tartness it's almost like a lemon seltzer. Perfect for summer!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light yellow color and is the closest to white that I've ever seen in a beer, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, citrus (lemon & orange), light malts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts with a brief burst of tangy & sour citrus, then flavors of wheat and yeast come in along with a mild but complimentary hops presence. The malt character is thin but is on-target for the style and is enough to provide some substance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not filling at all, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very mild beer to drink for a while if you're in the mood for the sourness and you want low ABV.

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Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
3.7 out of 5 based on 426 ratings.
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