Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse | Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Brettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style WeisseBrettanomyces Lambicus Berliner Style Weisse
BA SCORE
4.22/5
Exceptional
236 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by nickfl on 01-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,482
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
236
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
21
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of 7clutch
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of macrosmatic
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Mr. Dunderbak's. Served in a goblet.
NOTE: This beer was served with some bright green sweet syrup on the side. Apparently a German traditional way of serving the beer. Tasting notes are without the syrup added.

A: Very pale clear yellow, with a small white head that fades to foam flecks. Low visible carbonation.

S: Mild, lemon tart, cracker (reminds me of saltines) malt, and a light peachy fruit with undertones of funk. Simple, but smells good.

T: Follows the nose. A lemony, lightly tart and a bit sour, with the cracker malt and tart at the end.

M: Light bubbly mouthfeel, essentially no noticeable alcohol, and good carbonation sensation.

O: This is a quality berliner. I'm not sure I picked up a lot of Brett funk in the flavor, but I didn't have the base beer to compare. As a side note, before the last quarter of the glass, I added a small amount of the green syrup to compare. The sweetness completely hid the sour and tart aspects of the beer, which to me ruined the appeal of the brew. I would not add the syrup again, but it was an interesting service. Per the bartender, it is served that way in Germany to make the sour beer more appealing to children.

 1,210 characters

Photo of a74gent
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh yes. Gimme, gimme that Brett. Nice funky tones, but mild ones. Some banana wrapped up in there. Super smooth and extremely easy to drink. This is a nice Berliner Weisse. Too bad we can't have more of them like this. Or, just more of them, period.

 249 characters

Photo of laymansbeerfan
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy pale yellow ale with a large pure white bubbly head with strong carbonation but not much retention or lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard notes and sour notes are more dominant then expected. Taste is a complex mix between loads of Brett with some tart and sour notes with a dry finish. Body is about average with strong carbonation. Interesting though maybe a tad too sour to be an everyday type of beer.

 423 characters

Photo of denimdemon
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Churchkey in DC, poured into a tumbler.

A- Pours a hazy light yellow color with a finger of white head that quickly recedes, leaves little lacing.

S- Lemon, lots of wheat and light barnyard funk, a citrusy tartness is also noticeable.

T- Similar to the nose, lemony citrus, lactic acidity with bretty funk and wheat.

M- Light-bodied, smooth feel with a dry finish.

O- I really enjoyed this beer. It's a very tasty, drinkable Berliner, definitely give this a try if you see it.

 491 characters

Photo of davey101
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stubby 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass. Kept the sediment in the glass until the second pour.

A - Hazy light yellow/white body. Looks like peach juice. A massive white head forms and instantly fizzles away like a soda. Leaves behind no bubbles or head at all. Lots of rising carbonation.

S - Funky in the best way possible. Huge notes of brettanomyces. Dirty socks, wet and moldy hay, lemons, wheat, and a touch of oxidation. No idea how old this is (bottle is dusty) but this aroma is frickin intense!

T - Wet hay, lemon juice, wheat, and a touch of oxidized wet cardboard. Liquid funk with a nice mouth puckering sourness. The finish is very dry and spritzy, very seltzer like with lingering lactic acid.

O - Probably the best commercial berliner I've tried. Since the brett was so prominent I'm pretty sure this has a bit of age on it. Not as drinkable as others of the style though due to the intense sourness.

 919 characters

Photo of TMoney2591
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Schneider weizen glass at Local Option.

I remember having this back-to-back with the un-brett-ed version, but I never got around to getting my thoughts together. Here we go a-rectifyin'. This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon rind, wheat, light brett, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a light but distinct cut of tart lemon. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice B-Weiss, one that seems helped a touch by the brett addition.

 590 characters

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Soonami
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of JohnQVD
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This growler was poured by The Birch in Norfolk, VA on 10/4 and opened on 10/6.

Straw colored with a thin head that dissipates quickly into a thin ring around the glass. Smell is floral, and sour citrusy, more grapefruit than orange. Taste is sour and bright. This is a really clean tasting sour, there's nothing cluttering up the palate, which to me makes it taste really fresh. Mouthfeel is light, but not thin. The light carbonation is amplified by its tang.

This is quite simply an enjoyable beer, which I think is accessible even to those who don't much care for the style (case in point is my wife, who doesn't generally like sours, but enjoyed this one thoroughly).

 676 characters

Photo of FosterJM
3.52/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1555th Review on BA
Draft to Tulip

@Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA

App- This was highly pale yellow. Looked a lot like a AAL and was very clear. The head...oh wait. Wasnt one. Small ring of bubbles. Just kinda awkward looking.

Smell- It had some nice aromatics but was just kinda meh to me. Was a bit earthy, grassy and lactic. Didnt wow me. Was lacking depth, interesting notes of lemon, wheats.

Taste- Well its a very tasty beer. Not really sure how the aromatics drop off and then this tastes vibrant, lemony and a bit floral with a bit of tea. Just quite tasty. Not quite Fritz 1809 level but still above average.

Mouth- A bit of a thin body with a high carbonation level. Residual grape juice flavors with a bit of grassy lemon.

Drink- This was all over the place with its individual parts. All that mattered is that it tastes good. Probably would want a bottle but wont actively seek it out.

 901 characters

Photo of polishkaz
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of mdfb79
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/21/12 notes. Had this on tap at Max's in Baltimore at their German Beerfest.

a - Pours a hazy straw yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of lemon, citrus, floral hops, grains, earthy notes, and light lactic notes. Pretty nice; not as sour or funky as I was hoping though.

t - Tastes of citrus, lemon, funk, lactic notes, sour lemons and fruit, grains, and floral hops. Much better than the nose with some nice funk and sourness to it. Certainly not too sour, but enough to make it enjoyable.

m - Light body and low carbonation. Light acidic notes, but overall pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty nice berliner. Not super sour or anything, but the taste has some light sourness and funk to it which I liked a lot. Worth checking out and I would have it again.

 827 characters

Photo of richardflyr
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of chitowngator
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of brystmar
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of lpotter
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.