Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style WeisseBrettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse
BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nickfl on 01-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
236
Reviews:
110
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
21
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of garrisonp
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of WankelEngine
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip glass

A: Pours a pale, hazy straw color. There is a half-finger fizzy white head while pouring that disappears almost immediately with no lacing. There is a *very* intense stream of bubbles coming from the nucleation point.

S: The smell is fairly funky. The first thing I pick up is the Brett, barnyard funk and then some citrus.

T: This beer is tart, bordering on acidic. The lemony citrus and the Brett complement each other quite nicely. I can also taste some sour apple and perhaps a little vinegar.

M: Incredibly fizzy. Very light and refreshing once the carbonation calms down a little.

O: Light, refreshing and fizzy with a sour twist. Delicious. Could drink this all day

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: This beer is very highly carbonated to say the least. After being poured extremely carefully, over two fingers of very lively head developed. Carbonation is very evident bubbling up from the bottom of the glass, as well. Pours a slightly hazy very light golden color. Retention is quite good. This is a great looking beer.

S: Smells of brett and lactic acid. Quite dry with musty barnyard aromas. Very citrusy with light wheat on the background. Clean and vibrant. I get some yogurt-y aromas in here as well.

T: Maybe the most refreshing beer I've ever had. Extremely dry with a good mixture of acidity, citrus, and light wheat flavors. The brett flavor is minimal, which is good for such a low ABV beer.

M: Extremely light bodied with a ton of carbonation. I wish the carbonation was toned down a touch, this was very sharp on the tongue.

O: A very good Berliner Weisse, very dry with a good amount of tart flavor mixed with wheat and citrus.

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Photo of MeisterSmudge
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of SMason
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Patrickbrusil
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Jspriest
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of WorldWideStout
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy dull yellow body, which after some thought, reminded me of pineapple juice. Bone-white head was several fingers' high on initial pour, but fizzled down to nothing after a minute or so, with no lacing to speak of.

S: Some barnyard and that funky sweetness, along with lemons and a bit of lactic notes.

T: Don't get as much brett in the taste, as the sourness is pretty strong. Very bright and tart.

M: Fairly strong carbonation all the way through, but it doesn't ever feel like it's in the way.

O: It was refreshing and easy to get down, but I felt that it was a bit one-noted, as the tartness dominated all other flavors in the taste. I think with a bit more age there will be a better balance.

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Photo of rondufresne
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of oregone
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of joefc
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of DIM
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a lightly hazy, extremely pale golden corn color. It poured with a fast living fizzy head.

s: Green apples and earthy, wet grains.

t: This was very tart, but not obnoxiously so. Lots of green apples like the smell, but there was a lot more here. Some vinegar with mineral elements and something that tasted faintly of decayed funk. That last bit was vaguely cheesy. There was a long, lingering flavor of sour lemon candies.

m: Crisp and refreshing.

o: Unique, I'm very glad I got to try this. Not something I'd crave often but I definitely enjoyed it.

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Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of emdawg
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of teromous
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: It is a very pale yellow color, lighter than the color of straw. It looks like pear or light apple juice. There is a white fizzy head that disappears as quick as a soda would. The beer is opaque, and eventually leaves no head or lacing at all. It looks like fruit juice in the glass.

S: It smells extremely sour. It has a grapefruit smell, with a musky scent in the background.

T: It has an expectantly sour flavor, like sour grapes and lemon juice combined. It's very puckery. The flavor is somewhat watered down.

M: The mouthfeel is very bright and vibrant. Despite the visible lack of carbonation, the sourness gives an apparent liveliness to the beer. It is light bodied, bordering on medium, and is very dry.

O: Overall it's a good beer and I would drink it again.

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Photo of GoGriz
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of fehrminator
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ecmoon3
2/5  rDev -52.2%

Photo of Mississipping
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy lemon aid color with almost not head at all.  The little bit of head that fights to stay afloat as you pour doesn't last more than a second or two.  A steady stream of bubbles rises from the center of the glass and mesmerizes me as I stare at the glass.  No lacing at all.

S: Strong Brett up front creating a funky, farmy, earthy aroma that is extremely pleasant.  Citrusy as well, but it's somewhat muted that smells a little like lemon-lime soda.  Overall, the aroma is a little more subdued that I was expecting, but what's there is really, really nice. 

T: The initial sip brings a pretty good punch of lemon tartness and a bit of vinegar that mellows only slightly with other sips.  Remains quite tart throughout the entire glass.  Brett comes out very nicely, again creating a nice funkiness with some grass and straw.  Finishes with some lemon zest and earth. 

M: Medium bodied with a good bit of carbonation.  Quite tart and tingly on the tongue.  Finishes pretty dry. 

D: An amazing sour berliner weisse that doesn't disappoint at all.  Very drinkable, yet, I want to sip smaller and smaller sips as the glass empties.  Extremely tasty and tart and an excellent little sour beer.  I'm going back to the beer store I saw these at in SC to clean them out tomorrow.  Fantastic!

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Photo of jamdugan
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting beer. A true berliner at 3%.

The carbonation was too high, which affected the appearance of the beer. After opening, the sediment was pushed up from the bottom with a gush of foam which made the beer was then cloudy.

This beer smells lovely, very funky and fruity. The taste is very dry and tart with a definite brett character. Not bad, but I wouldn't recommend.

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Photo of daveytheformer
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Scrumtralecent
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A - Hazy golden yellow, very fluffy and fizzy white head that disappears quickly. No head lingers.

S - Belgian brett funk with a wheat backbone. One of the funkier Berliner Weisses that I've smelled.

T - Wow, a blast of sour. Real sour upfront, which I like luckily. The back allows some of that wheat and softer beer to come through making quite the contrast. I really like how sour this is, I can see how the Berliner in the background is lost a little, but I'm ok with it.

M - Lots of carbonation, to a fault really. If toned down a smidge, this beer would have been more drinkable. Though the initial sourness makes for a slow drinker. Soft mouthfeel though after the sour fades away.

O - Great berliner weisse, and I enjoyed it. I had this on tap and was amazed, and it's still just as good out of the bottle. If looking for a sour forward berliner weisse, this is perfect.

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Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse from Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof
4.18 out of 5 based on 236 ratings.
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