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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nickfl on 01-30-2011

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236
Reviews:
110
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
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Photo of mdvatab
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into tall pilsner glass.
No bottled-on date.

Aroma: Wow--smells like I shoved my nose into a yeast starter. Bready yeast, which I don't mind. It quickly, however, switched to sulphury hard-boiled egg. Some sweet hay in there, followed by a brett character on the back end.

Appearance: 3/4 of the glass is white foam. This one foamed-up like a warm 2 liter bottle of sprite poured over ice. Active bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. The body of the beer is a slightly hazy, almost irridescent, pale yellow. Foam eventually settles to a miringue-like rocky head.

Flavor: I felt as if I was going in for a bite of washed rind cheese for the first time... Curious to taste it, despite the repugnant flavor. An unmistakable Berliner-Weisse tartness, some earthy brett, followed by white grape skin. One hell of a refreshing beer!

Mouthfeel: One of the lightest bodies of any brew I've tried. Crisp CO2 scours the tongue. Puckering, mouthwatering tartness.

Overall: The beer let out a loud hiss when I popped the cap-- as if it were going to gush all over the place. No problems, though. Maybe I've just not acquired a nose for this one yet, but the aroma is the second favorite quality I enjoy in any beer (after taste, of course!). While this beer ROCKED in every other category, I just couldn't get into the smell of it. Aside from smell, this one has everything I could ask for in a Berliner Weisse.

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Photo of kkipple
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On the expert recommendation of Cam at the Beer Shrine known as the Greenville Beer Exchange, I paid $6 for an 11.2 ounce bottle of 3% ABV Berliner Weisse.

A. Effervescent. Billowy white head. Pale and cloudy dull straw. No lace.

S. The noses leads here... big funkhouse sweat, wheat, lemon, lemon rind, sulfur, earth, musty and rotten. Brett fo' sho... shades of 3F or Cantillion funk. Some hay, and the sulfur is offensive and distracting initially... but boy is this unique. Bready and slightly putrid. Why do we do this again? Heh... but it is good. Actually reminds me of - don't laugh Craytonic - that undrinkable Peg's Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse that sat in your fridge a few times. But this is approachable.

Pro tip: Let it breath for a few minutes and the sulfur note will waft off, leaving you with a much better brew.

T. Extremely effervescent, once you get past that, a vista of bizarre and extreme flavors open before you. Nothing in here would be "good" alone, but together it makes sense in a challenging, Trout Mask Replica sort of way... you have a salty, doughy note that is all kinds of tangled up with the sour-lemon (lactic) yeast notes... that horrid sulfur (think rotten eggs or heavy mineral water) is here too, but manageable. The Brett yeast has really taken hold, and while it's not as funky as some may want, keep in mind this is a Berliner Weisse after all... frankly, this is just unique and gets points for that. The style is not, incidentally, blown away by the wild yeast, but if not complemented it at least holds its own. Fascinating.

M / D. Extremely bubbly and light bodied. Filling carbonation floods the mouth, making a small sip of this seem like more than it was. The flavors linger long - a salty, dingy lemon chew. Finishes very dry and "scrubbing bubbles" the palate.

I'm actually surprised this beer isn't more polarizing than it (apparently) is. Brettanomyces Lambicus is one of the more challenging beers I've had in a long time; I would have spit this out a few years ago. But understanding the base style, the yeast addition, and why this smells and tastes the way it does helps greatly. A fascinating creation, this makes me want to try everything else from Gosebrauerei Bayerischer.

If this thing toned down the rather gross sulfur notes, it would score very highly indeed. If the brewers are reading this, hire Dr. Fritz Bream to fix it. It's still good, and if you fancy a challenge, or like Berliner Weisse, you should try this.

Holy Bootsy Collins, Greg! This one's got the funk!

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

Stubby little bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip. Excited about this one! Purchased at CBX, thanks guys!

A - Cloudy straw-yellow with a huge foamy white head that has surprisingly good retention, and recedes to a thick cap. Really nice!
S - Amazing aromas of green apple, lemon juice, crisp wheat, and hay with a nice tartness and a bit of earthy "funk". Phenomenal.
T - Very crisp flavors of green apple, lemon juice, wheat, and funky Brett. There's a really nice earthy, "minerally" quality that lingers on the palate for some time.
M - Light-bodied with a thin mouth-feel and incredibly sharp carbonation. Carbonation may be a touch high, it really scrubs the tongue and prevents some of the flavor from getting through. Still, very crisp and refreshing.
O - An amazingly complex take on one of my favorite oddball styles, it's ridiculous how much flavor is coaxed out of a 3% ABV beer!

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Photo of jrallen34
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sean for this... Light cloudy gold, nice head that forms quickly and stays a while, nice lacing... A light sourness with some wheat and a hint of grape skins... Taste is light sour, yummy totally drinkable... Nice moutfeel and super easy to drink... I would love to have this on a hot day

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a sparking hazy light golden color with a big three finger head of white that clears the top of the glass and settles down lightly to a thin coating along the top. lots of carbonation bubbling up throughout the session.

aroma is light sour and acidic tartness. green apples with a mix of light hay and sour grapes. simply remarkable. as it warms the crisp and clean sour flavor really starts to come through quite nicely as the light nature of it really becomes apparent as you take the first sip. remarkable that this much flavor is coming through. crisp, clean, refreshing and light the nature of this throws me for a loop, as if it simply could not get any better. crisp green apples dominate the flavor with a light grassy note coming in the finish along with an amazing dryness.

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Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a St. Feuillien goblet.

A: Pours a perfectly clear pale gold with five fingers of finely bubbled, bright white foam that towered over the rim of the glass. I was suprised at how quickly it melted down to a thin and creamy skim that left no lace. Carbonation was active. After the head calmed down, I poured the rest of the bottle with all of the sediment into my glass. This turned the color and clarity to something I can only describe as Cream Soda Dum Dum Sucker.

S: Interesting, to say the least. I was expecting a skanky/cheesy bomb, but was treated to lightly fruity yeast, lemony hops, and a bit of sourdough bread crust. The second pour got all the sediment and in turn a hint of sulfur.

T: Tastes exactly as it smells. The added sediment brought just a hint of sulfur which actually died down rather quickly.

M: Weissbier fullness with its' Berliner cousins' traditional crispness. Only a tiny bit of tartness.

O: Very refreshing. I would've liked a bit more tart/sour, but this was quite enjoyable.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Matt at Mike's last week,

Light yellow with a a dense, off-white head with great retention, this looks good. The nose is super stinky and farty, mildly shitty. With time, this is fruity, tart and mildly vinous and very lactic. Still, this is extremely sulfury. The palate opens with a clean, lactic sourness, tart and low level of funk. Sulfur is moderate on the palate, lingering on the finish. Drying on the finish with a high level of carbonation, this is decent.

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Photo of corby112
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, pale golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.

Earthy aroma with a very strong funky bret presence along with bready yeast, spice, banana and lemon peel. The funky bug character is a bit overwhelming with a sulfuric barnyard presence that is slightly off-putting. Hints of bandaid, feet and horse. You can still pick up the wheat beer elements but the funk is a bit strong in the nose.

Medium bodied with lots of tight carbonation up front and a tart funky bret presence that lingers throughout into a lingering dry finish. Although it's dry and funky, it's still light, crisp and refreshing. Very tart and dry without being too acidic. Underneath the dry, funky bret there are hints of earthy grass and straw as well as some spicy clove, banana and lemon juice. It's pretty tart but not as unpleasantly funky as the aroma suggests. Decently balanced and once you get over the initial palate shock it's pretty refreshing and quaffable.

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Photo of deapokid
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on 4/25. Reviewed from notes.

Think yellow body with an enormous head and explosive carbonation. This nearly impossible to pour Berliner Weisse eventually fizzles down to a tiny white coating with soapy lacing and an orangey haze. Positively refreshing!

Scent of lemon rind, sweet cream and banana fill the air. Brett dankness and must are subtle, allowing the more Summery smells to ruminate.

Taste focuses on the tart lemon, while allowing the sweet, subtle banana notes and concluding dryness to play second fiddle. This works really well, since a brett heavy close would kill the balance and stop it from being so fresh and drinkable.

Mouth is thin and watery (which is good for the style) with a nice pucker and hint of basement musk resonating on the tongue.

I'm so glad this masterpiece made its way to Philly. It's certainly one of the best of the style and the addition of Brettanomyces adds a new dimension without overshadowing the masterful balance.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to drabmuh for opening this up at a nice little tasting. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a cloudy, pale straw yellow color. There is a touch of a white head and a slight bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings some dry bread and a mild amount of funk. There's really a lot of breadiness in the nose. Someone said it smelled like farts, which was true. Lucky for Eric he was inhaling when that was said. A bit cheesy throughout, I concur. Sulfur starts to run a bit rampant as it warms up, especially in the flavor. Not much sourness. Really kind of odd. Not pleasurable.

EDIT: Had this one on tap at Rustico Oktoberfest 2011 and it was much, much better. Nice lactic presence with a bit of funk plus some really nice lemon and citrus in the background. Quite complex for such a low-abv beer. Impressive.

Original scores: 4.0 / 3.0 / 2.0 / 2.0 / 2.0

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is hazy and yellow, with a sizable white head. The aroma is a bit funky, tart, citric, and altogether enticing. The beer is teeming with flavor, and at a mere 3% abv. Quite impressive. The feel is thin and watery on the palate, in a pleasant and refreshing way. The flavor also brings forth the tantalizing tart citrus and funky brettanomyces found in the aroma. This would be an ideal beer to have on a hot summer day. I wish I had a keg of it at home.

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Photo of pmlondrigan
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really hazy pour, light straw color, pretty over-carbed with big bubbles. Wet horse blanket, brett funk, some lemon and a little wheat. The nose suggests funk, but the flavor is predominantly sour and tart. Very quenching and refreshing flavor of lemons, wheat, and sharp lactic sourness. Kind of thin and really carbed. A great refresher for the summer, superbly executed example of the style.

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Photo of Romulux
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and color brings to mind Pineapple juice. Carbonation factor is high.Get some funk in the aroma, not overpowering. I am picking up some wet hay in the background. Enjoying the taste quite a bit. Tart, refreshing. Like Fresca for a beer geek! Nice and crisp on the palate.Scrubbin bubbles! I think this would be a nice refresher between styles. I guess you could call this a nice piece of cheese :) Thanks to 7ways for throwing this in the box.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So I split this bottle with the other Matt after my adventures in babysitting episode...not as exciting as the books which I assume were quite good but since I'm not a 13 year old girl and/or boy crazy I never bothered reading them.

At 3% this beer weighs in as a TRUE SESSION ale. if anyone cares. The beer is yellow and hazy, soft white head, some retention, high carbonation, no lacing.

Aroma is creamy and tart like lemons with citric and lactic acid.

Beer is wet and thin, easy drinking, I could kill a keg of this in a single day. It's like tart grainy water...super refreshing. I'm dinging it on the score because the Brett l character is a little muddled, I think this beer should be aged on unroasted oak to improve the back flavors with more tannic flavors on the finish. I've got one more of these and I'll drink it soon too.

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Photo of wchollif
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Squat bottle poured into a large tulip. Perfect for a beautiful afternoon in front of the grill. Loads of head, serious amounts that dissipate quickly and transition to nice lacing. Color is very nice cloudy golden. The nose is mostly sour peach. Flavor is slightly sour with loads of peach and melon. Overall, the flavor is not overpowering and lends itself to food. High carbonation and light flavor adds to the drinkability.

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Photo of wschmit
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a Schlenkerla glass--the .25L kind.

A: This is easily the most foamy beer I've ever cracked--filled this little glass entirely with foam at first, as this gushed like no other. Loud, big white head crackling away, fortunately settling quickly, on top of a somewhat hazy lemonade body--the most pale yellow body, just like the usual non-Brett version of this beer. Scads of carbonation bubbling up through the body.

S: Overwhelming nose reeks of sweat, salt, tang, rounded out with a nice hit of cheese. Lemony and funky, and not for the faint of heart. I adore funk, and this might be a bit much for me.

T: Still seltzer-like and thin like the regular, but the brett helps out. Very much like an Italian soda, which would depress me, if it weren't backed up by a cheesy horseblanket wallop.

M: As said earlier, seltzer-like and thin, very much like pop. A fair amount of suspended yeast might even be thickening the sensation a bit, but it's an easily quaffed beer, if not for the piss-covered horse blanket stuffed in your nose.

O: An improvement over the original, but maybe a bit too intense. I'm not sure I'm terribly qualified to judge perfectly to the style as I've had only a few examples, but this is good, and will teach you all about brett's various characteristics, because there isn't too much else distracting from it.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a Night of the Living Ales taster pint glass.

A - Ridiculous foam that quickly sizzles to a thin ring and partial cap. The body looks like hazy lemonade.

S - Slightly rotten stone fruits, sweat, funky, pineapple, lactic sourness, yogurty. Smells a lot like you'd expect from a Berliner with brett - quite potent.

T - Taste is a lot less complex unfortunately. Mostly lemons and lactic acidity, with plenty of yeast character. It's refreshing, but just somewhat bland compared to the aroma.

M - Extremely zesty carbonation, light-bodied. Lightly yeasty, dry finish. Very refreshing.

D - I could drink a lot of this. I just wish it tasted a little more like it smelled, as there was a pronounced drop-off in complexity and intensity.

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Photo of emerge077
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled two bottles, the first one smelled very different than the second. The only difference was that the first one was chilled for a couple hours, and the second one overnight. Not sure if this had any effect at all. May try a 3rd bottle at room temp to see if the Brett funk is more pronounced.

Poured into a tulip glass, it has an attractive pale pastel yellow color, topped with copious white foam that laces a bit. Sparkling soapy foam, long lasting. Charged with streams of rapid champagne carbonation, streaming upwards through the hazy murk.

First bottle had a downright unpleasant aroma of sharp white vinegar and sulfur (rotten egg). Second bottle was a bit more muted, but still funky, signature Brett notes of musty wet hay and light traces of white vinegar. The 3.0 aroma score is an average of the two (2.0/3.5) rounded up. 3rd bottle: at 50º still very sulfuric.

Flavor was identical in both bottles, crisp tart lemon, dry grainy wheat, wet stone minerality. Slight odd aftertaste of corn tortilla chips, likely attributed to the Brett yeast. Body was very light and crisp, effervescent and quenching. It was nicely refreshing, it was hard to slow down and sip it after the initial shock from the aroma wore off. Trying again a 3rd time at 50º cellar temp, the sulfur was still very present in the nose. Chill overnight and let sit after pouring for best results.

2012: Draft version... less Brett character, tart and crisp, nearly watery, seemingly less complex than the bottled version. Would put it behind 1809 in overall scores, but leaving bottle scores unchanged here.

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Photo of HeyItsChili
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a stubby little bottle into a pint glass. Pours straw yellow, hazy, with tons and tons of beautiful little bubbles.

S - Slightly funky air of brett, tell-tale though it is. Faint straw, horseblanket aroma. Slightly banana-y.

T - Light bodied and crisp, with some of that great funk.

M - Extremely crisp and refreshing.

Overall a really delightful, light, and enjoyable beer for sour lovers.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at WLV into Darkness snifter.

A - Pours huge white frothy head that takes quite some time to settle down. The beer is a slightly mirky light yellow color. Huge two finger cap remains along with some spotty lacing.

S - Huge brett nose, funk, some malt notes, cloves, light banana.

T - Nice brett character, slight funk/tart, olives, light green apple notes. A little bit of everything here, very subtle and refreshing.

M - Light, crisp and refreshing, dry finish.

D - Very enjoyable and so easy to drink. It's such a perfect summer time brew...ultra chugable, but something you want to enjoy. Recommend.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Redlight Redlight; January 2011
This arrives from the tap with a pale blonde color that is quite hazy and it is topped by a big, frothy, white head. This has a very dirty-foot type of nose to it that is musky and musty. The finish of the aroma sees a hay and musty grain like note to it. After a bit of time I get a solid lemon-like tartness to the aroma.

The beer tastes quite dry, which is accentuated by a lactic acid tartness, the fact that it is so light bodied and that it has a spritzy carbonation; all in all this makes for a very refreshing brew. Somehow this seems milky, I am not sure why but it seems to have something to do with the lactic acidity. This really doesn't seem any different than the regular version of this beer to me.

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Photo of aasher
3.61/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy, bright straw yellow in color with a massive three finger, self destructing very fluffy white head. It took about three minutes to diminish to a root beer float like poof. It essentially looks like pale pear juice. It has the nice, dry, crisp sour notes with granny smith apple like aromas mixed with some strange funk. The funk is just strange. It's as if the brett hasn't found its place. The flavors aren't as numerous as the aromas. The flavor is pretty light and instantly a watery tart apple. It kind of "refoams" in your mouth and goes down like you're drinking foam. It's just a little strange. This beer was ok but I didn't like it as much as the Porticus. The brett took away from what I really appreciate in a Berliner Weiss.

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Photo of Soneast
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the Brasserie V in Madison.

Poured into a Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weiss glass. Pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow color. Develops a nice 1/2 inch, white colored head, that is thick and creamy with great retention.

Aroma is fairly typical of a Berliner Weiss, with some nice tart fruit aromatics and slight graininess, but there is also a nice barnyard funk from the brett, adding some great character, well above many other Berliner Weiss' I've had.

The flavor is incredibly light and delicate and quite refreshing. Some nice, tart, green fruit character, even a hint of lemon-like citrus. Some well balanced, grain flavors followed immediately by the unmistakable, funky character of the brettanomyces. Just incredibly smooth and easy drinking.

The body is very light with an effervescent level of carbonation. It truly is impressive the amount of flavors a skilled brewer can pack into such a small beer. I challenge anyone who thinks a beer with less than 5% ABV can't be packed with flavor to try this beer. It's just so delicious, easy drinking and just an overall pleasant experience. And the best part is, I can have 3 or 4 or 5 and hardly feel a buzz! :)

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Photo of oglmcdgl
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at kraftwork. Nice another berliner wiss. I'm always looking for this style.

A- comes to me with a nice finger or so of brilliant white frothy head that settles after the first sip to leave a few wisps on top a sudsy ring. Hazy pale yellow in color with some sweet bubbles holding on the side of the glass.

S- crisp bright lemon zest and juice with a lightly sweet yet clean wheat hit. Grassy and fresh like a lawn after the spring rain.

T- light tart open with a sour and bite but never over baring. Crisp and fresh lemon juice with a very simple yet well balance wheat sweetness.

M- light body and carb with a super kickass pucker that goes far enough to get the juices flowing but not too far that you need to pull the drawls from yo ass.

O- this brew is tits. One of my favorites of the style to date. Ill be having a few of these. Philly is the best beer town.

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Photo of stakem
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to coreyfmcdonald for hooking me up with a couple bottles of this.

A stubby 11.2 oz brown bottle poured into a pint glass. Upon cracking the cap, it left out a loud hiss that immediately produced a swelling formation of large bubbles inside the neck of the bottle that slowly started to creep up to the opening so I slowly started the pour down the side of my pint glass. About an inch of brew settles in the glass underneath a mountainous 4+ fingers worth of cotton white fluff. A constant stream of bubbles erupts to the surface and in a short amount of time there is less than a finger of white uneven, cratered head sitting across the top of the brew. Unfortunately the violent eruption of carbonation releasing from suspension causes the thick layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle to get dispersed throughout the solution. It takes 3 slow pours to finally get the majority of the brew out of the bottle and into my glass. Now, here we go, but first an unusual sensory experience to take note of. This brew is loud... yes loud, it pops and fizzes quite audibly as the head recedes down to about a finger of large bubbly head. The color of this brew is like fresh lemonade. It is a light clouded yellow cream color with quite a visually moving head that is still trying to put on a show after the initial surge of huge froth has gone. The surface of the solution seemingly boils as the carbonation is released. A swirl reforms a finger of white head that again presents the audible pops and fizzes.

This is a complex, super enjoyable aroma coming out of this little guy. Initially it smells like yogurt with a lightly sweet scent that is reminiscent of original pink bubblegum mixed with fruit somewhat like pear but not quite as pronounced as other examples offer. It also contains a funky aspect that is quite sour smelling mingled with sulfur, lemons, grass (well more earthy than grassy) and wheat. No one single component of the nose overpowers the other, it is all well blended, integrated and enjoyable. The taste is tart like lemons mixed with a lightly souring aspect that is a little funky and slightly different from what the nose led on. A hint of sulfur creeps in mixed with a flavoring of greek yogurt. Throughout the light body of this beer is a constant reminder of a fresh grain taste that is like wheat/cereal grains. It leaves a lingering taste of lemon inside the mouth coupled with a yeastiness that provides a lingering tartness. Excellent.

This is a light bodied brew that is a little thicker in the feel for the typical berliner weisse (pushing medium bodied possibly due to the extra yeast in suspension making it feel creamier.) It has an excessively aggressive amount of carbonation that is a touch too much even for this style which is expected to be lively. It is tart enough that it creates the minor puckering quality that yogurt has as it seeming strips the moisture out of your mouth. It finishes crisp and refreshing, this style is the epitome of summertime refreshment and this offering/take on the style is awesome. Drinkable as all hell, I actually had to open a second bottle just to finish the review because I had the first glass gone before I even wrote anything about the taste. This lambicus example offers a unique opportunity to experience the different types of brettanomyces. Instead of the typical funked, horsey barnyard notes, this type of brett offers up more of a unique sourness with light fruit notes that provide an awesome addition to this style of brew. Well done, it was my intension to drink and share a couple of these before setting some in the cellar to try and forget about to see how the brett further developes...that obviously isn't going to happen now. I like this beer too much and it's not going to last long. I need to get some more of these.

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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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