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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,405
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
432
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
20
Trade:
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 197
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours very pale hazy golden yellow. a bit of head that quickly fades.

nose is weak, some faint pale malt. a hint of tartness.

pretty tart. starts off tart, gains a bit in strength, then fades to a pale bread malt.

has a bit of bite to it, does not feel as thin as it is.

pretty good berliner overall. i plan on getting some more. perfect for summer.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: poured fizzy. golden with no head rentention and no lacing

smell: lemon, tartness

taste: good sour weiss, best tartness of the limited beer Ive have had in this category. lot sof sourness, lemon tart

mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation

drinkability: great summer ale and good for it's purpose

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Photo of FBarber
4.24/5  rDev +14%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Drew966
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Berliner Style Weisse pours an extremely pale yellow with a white head from a brown 11.2 ounce bottle. The aroma is a bit malty and very lemony and even a bit sour. The mouthfeel is light and pretty carbonated. The taste is very lemony, tart, sour and refreshing. Wow, this is what they should be selling instead of that chelada/wine cooler-like/shandy/malternative junk, this is the real deal as far as a light refreshing well made beer. I'm not sure it's really to style, it's not as intense as the other German Berliner Weisse I've tried, but I really like it.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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