Last night I went to an Austrian restaurant in Manhattan. It's an excellent gourmet restaurant. They only had 1 austrian beer, Goesser ( don't know how to do an umlaut ), the rest were German. They did have a few wheat beers including a Berliner Weisse ( forgot the brand ). I thought that when you have a Berliner Weisse you have it with a sweet syrup added and that is called "mit schuss". I figured that would be a great drink to have to get started. But when I asked the waiter if they served the Berliner Weisse mit schuss he just looked at me oddly and said they have a nice lager on tap. My German pronunciation is decent so I am sure I said it correctly. I also don't think he was pretending to not understand me, like I committed a faux pas. I honestly think he did not know what I meant. This was a fancy restaurant and more of weinbar. I ended up having a Hefe-Dunkel ( I don't remember the brewery), which was what I drank the whole time. Afterwards we went to a bar that had listed Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse. I had a couple of those, it was quite a contrast with the Hefe-Dunkel.
So is it standard to have a Berliner Weisse mit schuss or is that a touristy thing or only a Berline thing?