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Berliner Style Weisse | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Germany | website

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
Reviews:
196
Ratings:
422
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
19.24%
 
 
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Photo of bluejacket74
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with about an inch white head that didn't stay around for too long. Not much lacing. The brew smells like wheat/bready malt and lemons/lemon peel. The taste is mostly like the aroma, it's nice and tart, with some green grape flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and has moderate carbonation. I think this is a nice, enjoyable brew. It's refreshing and easy enough to drink, definitely worth trying. $3.59 a bottle.

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Photo of Etan
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
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 facundoCNB
4.9/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a hazy light yellowy orange pour with 2 fingers of head which dissipated quickly. smells of wheat bread, subtle lemon pledge scent, feet.. this may sound off putting to some, but it's just what i want in this style. oh wow that is tart and sour! YES! this is exactly what i was waiting for.. definitely a bready base beer, TONS of lactobacillus sourness, subtle citrusy lemon flavor but nothing too "fruity" just an overpowering ton of salty sourness! light in body, high carbonation, and sour like lemonade - this beer is the most refreshing thing on earth, and at 3% abv it cannot be any more perfect as a session drink.

there's a short story to the 1st time i had this beer. heat wave, 2013 - i take a train from nj to nyc early in the morning. i make my rounds to the bottle shops in manhattan and decide to walk all the way from the lower east side (over the williamsburg bridge) to torst bar in greeenpoint brooklyn. i am COVERED in sweat and see this (the only berliner weisse) on the menu. i think, well - not my favorite style, but it's hot and need something to quench my thirst to get on to the heavier beers. the pour this out of their magical draught system, i take my first sip and it feels like all the sweat just froze dry immediately.

fast forward to tonight (2:30am on a september saturday night), i pop open a bottle i ended up ordering online - and every single thing i remembered from this beer came back immediately. absolutely my favorite in a style i was not really a fan of - this made me fall in love.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I first tried this back-to-back with the Brett-ed version, but that was a while ago, and I only have this bottle now. Cool story, bro. Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy straw topped by over a finger of relatively short-lived white foam. The nose comprises mildly-tart lemon zest, a twist of tart orange zest, some light sweet flowers, and a touch of mild sweet biscuit in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger tartness throughout. However, due to its incredible lightness and crispness, the bulk of the flavor only lasts a short time, leaving a small squad of tartness to linger for a bit. The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a damn solid Berliner, something that can deliver some sour without tearing the enamel from your teeth and can do so on a nicely regular interval.

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
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 mattbk
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
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 greenmtn1111
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 9/13/2012

Poured into a glass chalice.

It pours a murky, yellow-brown color - kind of like straw. There's one finger's worth of head and it disappears within seconds. No retention and no lacing whatsoever. There's citrus on the nose with some yeasty bread as well, but not much going on. The first thing that hits me is the carbonation which is very aggressive. Then the tartness hits me...it's very tart and the depth of flavour isn't quite there to balance it out or back it up. I find that i'm puckering more than i'm savoring it. There's some lemon and orange going on and overall, it's a refreshing berliner, but that's about all it has going for it. It's a one-trick pony and far from special.

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Photo of superspak
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
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 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: light straw yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. It got some staying power too.

Smell: sour mash. tart. wheat. white grape juice. honey.

Taste: mild lemon tartness. Some white grape juice that adds a touch of sweetness. Malt profile is like fresh baked buttermilk bicuits. Hint of honey sweetness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. crisp and it drinks just like its water. semidry finish.

Overall: Nice berliner weissbeir. nothing crazy, but outstanding drinkability. great summer beer.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle that cost $4.69, yowza! Very light yellow color, ok head. Aroma is tart, peach almost, nice. Flavor is tart, peaches, honey, malt, quite good. Way, way too easy to drink, I killed my glass in under ten minutes. Its really too bad the style is hard to find and expensive, this would get swilled during the summertimes.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
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 sixerofelixir
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bottle, probably smaller than the US 12 oz; I didn't check for that or freshness info. Handed to me with a standard nonic pint glass.

Poured a very lite yellow, with some white stick. Smell was very tart and citrusy, giving a very "unassuming" presence. First sip was fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Not unexpected at all, and a few sips in, I could detect it lying on a gentle, wheaty base. This proved enough contrast to make it a nice-tasting drinker.

Overall, super-easy to drink, and given the abv, you could make a night of these. If I ever see these for sale around me (I haven't yet..), I would buy a case.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color. Produced a surprisingly large white head that dissipated quickly. Some lacing left behind.

(S)- A nice soft aroma of honey wheat. Bits of lightly spicy biscuit with an underlying tartness.

(T)- This has a really nice sourness throughout. Hints of wheat, lemon rind, biscuit, and honey.

(M)- A nicely crisp carbonation level. A nice light balance to it as well with subtle tart fruit and the wheat beer base.

(O)- Its definitely a nice Berliner. Fairly easy to find in the area and not overly expensive. Not earth changing for the style, but really no complaints.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
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 Mebuzzard
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

For a warmish January night this beer hit the spot.
A pale, clear golden color...very light. Small head that settled to a thin layer.

Aroma is sharp and tangy. Lemon and some pineapple. Pear skin and white grape.

Just shy of a sour beer, which is what it's suppose to be. The pear is more of a pear skin. Lemon zest and orange rind come and go. Pronounced pineapple with some grapefruit. Tart for sure.

This beer is easy to drink, and at 3abv that's a welcomed sign. Should have this one again on a hot summer day. Very nice, maybe I'll try it with some sort of syrup next time

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Photo of flagmantho
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light silvery-golden hue with a touch of haze and a very strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of creamy white foam. Looks like a refreshing brew, as it should!

Smell: sweet, wheaty malt with a hint of sour grain. Not bad, and stylistically appropriate, but I feel like it lacks finesse.

Taste: quite sour right up front with a very light wheaty flavor underneath. Finishes up pretty sour. Light, as the low ABV would suggest, but it kind of lacks balance to the pretty-massive sourness.

Mouthfeel: light body with a good carbonation and a surprisingly robust creaminess. I like a good creaminess in such a light-bodied beer.

Overall: lacks balance, but a very tart and refreshing beer in general. I like sour beers, and this is a good take on the style.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
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 CrazyDavros
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours very pale straw with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows lemon with a suggestion of tartness to follow along with some wheat and a briny character.
Pleasant wheat presents itself as a flavour along with a little malt before lemon and a full-on acidic bite rushes through. Dies down very quickly though. Very refreshing.
Could use more carbonation, although the sourness does a good job of creating a prickling sensation anyway...

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Photo of ludachris
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its pale yellow body is made cloudy by the yeast that's been left at the bottom of the bottle and sports a lively amount of carbonation, coming in both small and large bubbles. A finger's worth of clean white head rests on top. Only dots of watery lace are left behind. It's not the most intriguing looking beer but that comes with the style.

The nose is surprisingly sweet. Some sort of artificial syrup comes to mind which easily matches the tart, slightly sour and acidic character of this Berliner Weisse. A slight phenolic character, coming in the form of band-aid adds some much needed complexity to the nose. I like this style as tart as can be and based on the nose, I'm not sure it will deliver.

Although it's not the most tart Berliner I've had, it does pack a nice punch. Acetic acid plants itself on every corner of the palate, drying it out as it moves forward. Lemon peel with a sweet edge is the best way I can descrive the tartness. A pinch of lime juice is thrown in there as well. The finish brings a very pleasant sweet and subtley rich bready character that sits on the front of the tongue as the tartness continues in the background.

One of my favorite qualities of the style is its light, crisp, tingly feel that is accentuated by its citric tartness and this one has all of the above. A touch more carbonation would make the feel near perfect.

A decent interpretation of the style and a good intro into sours. I'd buy this again only if it was the only Berliner Weisse on the shelf. With that being said, I can imagine the Brett L version of this being fantastic.

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Photo of corby112
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly must aroma with a decent balance of musty funk, sweet citrus and bready yeast. Smells a bit tame for the style with faint lactic funk countered by citrus peel, lemon juice, zesty spice, pale malt and sourdough bread.

Medium bodied and thankfully more interesting than the aroma suggests with a nice balance of funk and citric acidity. It's still light and pretty tame for the style but you can at least pick up the wheat beer characteristics. Only slightly tart with more of a lactic presence than expected countered by sweet citrus, bready yeast and mild spicy. Faint peppery clove flavor countered by hints of lemon juice and sourdough bread. Not too exciting but well balance, clean, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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 wethorseblanket
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy pale grapefruit juice yellow with a one and a half inch white head which fades slowly to the rim leaving some spots of lace.

N: Tart lemony wheat with fruity green apples/pears along with some sweetness and grape must.

T: Grainy wheat, tart and lemony. Fruity and floral with some damp hay.

M: Light body and moderate fizzy carbonation. Finish is tart with lemon zest and slightly moldy wheat.

O: Enjoyable on a warm late afternoon. Easy to drink.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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 Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow pour, ample haze, clean white head about 3/4" deep, looks good. Minor tart and sour wheat notes in the aroma, not huge, but present.

Taste, light body as it should be, good tartness, tongue smacking. Lemon is really dominating in terms of leading the flavor profile. Barely anything else discernable about it, malt, hops not really anything there to describe, other than the lack of it not being there, which is fine, its still a good tasting berlinner, but at its price ($6 a bottle), it is more expensive than some of the better berlinners you can get your hands on.

Its pretty dry, very clean, it is enjoyable as long as you don't think about how much you paid for it. A great option on a hot day and limitless wallet.

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Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
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