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Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style WeisseBrettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse

Brewed by:
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nickfl on 01-30-2011

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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of sneefcity
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of djrn2
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Gtreid
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tiny bottle poured into my CCB tulip.

A: Clear as can be light yellow, really almost white. A huge amount of foam is produced from a smooth pour.

A: Huge nose for a 3% brew. Funk and horseblanket, with notes of grapefruit, lemon and citrus. An herbal quality from the hops is a plesant detraction from the funk.

T: Again, does not dissapoint. Big notes of horseblanket and citrus fruit. The herbal notes balance very well with the Brett. Finishes like water, no alcohol.

M: very light, but expected. Great carbonation, just perfect for the style.

O: I was very impressed by this beer. It was the highlight of a night that included brews such as Black Tuesday and Sour in the Rye, and this one is only 3% (I still can't beleive that). Pick this one up if you can.

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Photo of urwithdave
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of timtim
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy white gold with a white head that pops and fizzes. Nose is the amazing and beautiful pineapple upside-down cake scent that comes from the mix of wheat and brett lambicus. Taste is tart, mildly sweet preserved lemon on pineapple upside-down. Awesome. Touch of flint mineral/well stone in the back end. Lemonade like body. I love love love this version. More please!

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Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review #700

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Noisy, active, pale, cloudy yellow with huge white head at first, which dies down.

Smell: Very tart and dry, with farmhouse Brett-funk, lemony citrus and pepper.

Taste: Very, very tart, with a strong emphasis on lemon. Some light mustiness and white pepper, but mostly like sucking on a lemon. I mean that in an endearing way.

Feel: Very light bodied and highly carbonated. Extremely tart and dry finish.

Overall: I am not sure I have mentioned that this is tart. Oh, and this is 3% abv - impressive.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of bigdrewsmoove
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Very soapy white head that disappeared quickly. Tons of bubbles. Color reminds me of pineapple juice.

S- Lemons hit my nose first. I've only tried a few sours but this smells similar to what I've tried.

T- Holy sour beer batman!! I've never had a beer cause this reaction before. Last time my mouth puckered like this was from an atomic warhead candy. Very tart lemony taste. Crisp and refreshing. Another reviewer labeled it as a substitute for Lemonade. I concur

M- Very carbonated. No alcohol feel at only 3%, but the tartness attacks the tongue.

O- This beer is intense. A little overwhelming at first, but the more you get into it, the better it gets. Definitely not a session beer, but will be nice to pick up from time to time. I'll be back for more.

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Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This Berliner Weisse is a golden-hazy color with a very light-bubbly head. The head dissipated quickly to one side of the glass creating a boomeranged shaped head; After five minutes the head was gone altogether. One of the beer's most noticable qualities is its extreme carbonation. Looking down on the surface of the beer one can see carbon dioxide bubbles penetrating the surface and popping.
The aroma of the Brettanomyces Lambicus contains both lemon and lime tartness. Most likely due to the addition of Brettanomyces, a wild yeast, a musty quality adds complexity to the aroma.
The first sip has an initial wave of lemon tartness that is amazingly sour. Once this sourness recedes, an earthiness (grass or straw) enters into the taste profile. Within this second taste, the Brettanomyces rears its funkiness balancing the finish nicely.
The initial level of carbonation was one of the highest levels that I have observed, and it did not disappoint. The bubbles constantly pricked my tongue all over. The body was light and very refreshing.
This a delicious sour wheat beer. Given the intensity of the carbonation some people may be put off, but to pack that much flavor into a beer with 3%ABV is truly the work of an skilled brewmaster. (Thanks, Matthias! Keep sending your Leipzig Sour Beers to the United States and they will find their way into my glass.)

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Photo of CypherEnigma
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of seans86
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of DoctorB2B
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Jwren5
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale yellow with a big foamy white head at first. I dumped in the sediment and it went cloudy and looked like grapefruit juice. No lace, no head retention.

The brett sour funk is there, but there was something else too that I didn't like. Tart notes are fine, but something outside of that and grain.

Big brett sour notes up front. Citric acid, maybe a touch of pineapple juice, but really for the acidity. Light bitterness. Brew is light and carbonated and the flavors come and go. Some bitter husk and maybe some light malt. Sour, and a touch bitter in finish.

A good one overall. Not my favorite for the style, but a very nice find.

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Photo of the_beerist
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of rudzud
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey.

A - Poured into a tulip a clear straw hue with a thin white head that leaves nice halo/clouding.

S - Quite funky with definate Brettanomyces Lambicus. Past the funk there is some very nice bready/yeast/wheat qualities.

T - The delicious funk upfront followed by the yeast and bready malts. Nice lemons and light honey, with nice musty bread. Really sour upfront with berliner weiss immediately following.

M - Very light and crisp. Super sour upfront with a nice wheat finish.

O - This was a very interesting beer. Really enjoyed the initial intense sourness followed by the normal wheat qualities. Really enjoyable beer.

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Photo of cavedave
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live review, a recommend of Vinnie at DeCicco's Brewster. Thanks for the recommend, man, I owe ya'.

Huge pure white head tops a pale yellow, clear beer, and slowly recedes to a lively cap.

My oh my, plenty of hormonal and barnyard aroma to this baby, like rotted after-sex sheets mixed with under a hot day's, hard ride saddle. Truly awful in a good way.

Woaahh, nelly, what a shit ton of crazy flavor going on here. The brett has funked up this beer, with a hint of lacto/aceto in there as well, just enough to give it a puckery counterpoint. Heavily complex layers of funkitude, righteously cramming pitons of interesting flavors into mount palate. Won't try to catalog what they resemble, think of all the flavors of bretty brews you've tried, and double it. Wheat ghosts and some anemic sweet add just the right balance.

Very light in the mouth yet carrying boatloads of taste, heightened by ample carb., and a finish that is epic for this style.

The finest Berliner I have tried. Get it if you see it, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of indiana24
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers. Mouth-puckeringly sour, refreshing as hell and packed full as flavor for something at 3%. The light fruit flavors combine well with the wheat and grass, creating a citrus and grain sour bomb. While more intense than your average Berliner Style Weiss, it's still the peak of the style. Phenomenal.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A sharply refreshing tart wheat based ale that breaks the mold of conventional Hefeweizens and continues the increasingly rare Berlinerweiss traditions.

As with most wheat beers, a hazy canary yellow hue allows for a diffused glow of light to penetrate. A dainty white glaze of foam provides the thinnest sheet across the surface of the beer and holds true form the first half of the session before succuming to the acidity of the beer. No real lace evident.

Musty grasses, lemon and lime, fresh straw and hay all give a glimpse into the oddly appealing scent. Very raw, rustic, and lightly bready and yeasty the beer carries a sweaty brine scent that reminds me of Belgian Lambics.

Flavors are much more intense with fruit tartness of lemons and limes, but with the earthy flavor of hay, straw, and grasses before turning lightly musty-dusty, before the salty brine and intense tartness sets in. The intensity of tartnss nearly locks the jaws on the first sip and causes a clean acidic sweat to bead on the cheeks. After the palate acclimates to the beer (two or three sips) the intensity calms and the beer reveals a very crisp, clean, and refreshing tartness as a good subsitute for lemonaids.

The sharp and acidic feel disguises an underpinning of lightly bready malt texture and timid creamy carbonaiton at the on set. But the finish of palate-stripping acidity, astringency of lime pith, and thin sourness makes this beer very clean and challenging to the mouthfeel.

A delicious sour German wheat beer with a plethera of complexity packed into a 3% beer. More of these beers are welcome in my glass!

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Photo of oline73
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a taster glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear light yellow with a finger of fluffy white head and good retention.

Smell: Tart citrus, I'm picking up lime. The beer also smells a little bit sweet.

Taste: Extremely tart up front, like sucking on lemons. I wouldn't say there is much body, but given the abv there is an unbelievable amount of flavor. The finish is very sour.

Mouthfeel: Light body with very strong carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Very easy to drink. Tart and refreshing. I could literally drink this all night long.

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Photo of John_M
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a pale gold color with light lacing and modest head retention. The beer seems very well carbonated, with good action. Mouthfeel is quite wheaty, with a sour overlay. There's a hint of honey as well. The flavor profile is a real jolt and is incredibly tart. I get considerable lemon and lime, but also something of a yeasty, french champagne flavor. The amount of flavor this 3% abv. beer delivers... it's nothing short of astonishing. Mouthfeel is light and tittilating, with a fairly long, tart finish. Drinkability is exceptional of course.

Yummm... this is an absolute treat. Great stuff!

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Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, and merged with review from Ebenezers.

Big creamy head, quite clear watery pale pilsner color. Nice lacing as the head slowly fades.

Nose light sour fruits, grape skin, light funk, light lemon, light straw like malts, and hint of creamy like malt profile.

The younger version at Max's had nice sour tart fruity, bit of funk but not a lot, sour dough, light lemon, crisp, little flemmy finish, nice tart light fruit, dry bready finish. The older one from Ebenezers added a ton of sourness, damn sour! Light lemony puckering tart fruit, light golden malts, hint of a vinous like tart fruit flavor. Very dry as well with a bready malt taste. Finish of bone dry, bready malt taste, long tart sour lemon finish. some acidity and very mouth watering.

Mouth is lighter bodied, mouth puckering and light decent carb. Bone dry.

Overall nice, super sour, move fruits and malts, great display of the lambicus wild yeast, without anything else really stepping in, but seems to lack much profile other than the sour fruit.

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Photo of harrymel
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yessss. totally stoked for this beer.
Bottle date: unk

A: Pours a light, light opal ale with haze and soooo much foam. The egg white foam overtakes the globe after about five ounces of pour, and the beer takes about five minutes before this dies down and leaves a thick sheet of the same. No lace.

S: Smells a bit tart with some earthiness and makes me think of warm nights and refreshing beer gardens.

T: Light grain ale with a slight tartness, but this is overwhelmed by the brett. A bit of a mineral finish and some bland grains.

M: Light and nearly flat at this point with the thick soapy finish I associate with heavy Brett.

O: I dig it, but not more than the classic.

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Photo of Preismj
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: light yellow in hue with plenty of clouds swirling around in the glass along with the brew. thick, tight head with larger bubbles...strong carbonation to this.

s: funky sour notes. Smells acidic to a degree. like flare went off in front of your nose. earthy notes...leather, wet hay. hints of citrus and banana at the end help remind you this is a wheat beer.

t: not nearly as hard to adjust to as the nose. nice sour notes make you pucker. sour milk/cheese up front really help to make the sweet earthy malts pop along with the nice crisp wheat filled finish. Mild fruit flavors in here (grape, apple, banana). Most wheats I've had at such low abv really just come in tasting like water, but the brett in here really has a hold on the flavors of the beer and make the pop out in the finish.

m: tons of carb makes this crisp. finished dry. very light body...and I can't emphasize the level of carbonation in this, especially once it hits your mouth.

o: the aroma was a bit hard to get past and made me not want to drink this, but I'm glad I did. Nice use of brett and it works very well in this wheat beer. Flavors really pop in this one and the crispness of this drink from all of the carbonation help make it one of the more unique beers I've had in a while.

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Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 236 ratings
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