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Midnight Moonlight - 7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 10
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by womencantsail:
Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw color with a white head. A bit different as far as Berliners go. Somewhat funky with some yogurt and blue cheese, very bacterial. Lemon zest, tartness, and a bit of straw with light wheat aromas. The flavor is nicely tart with a good lemon character. The funk is there as well, but not quite as pronounced as on the aroma. It’s a bit fruity as well, maybe apples.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ygtbsm94 for sharing this one. After having it, glad that I've got another one coming from jcartamdg.

Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a cloudy straw color with an average white head. Some sparse lacing on the way down. The nose has some light wheat character plus mild acidity.

The flavor has a nice tartness to go along with the wheat. Not too much depth, but it hits the wheat flavor and acid combination very well. The body is light and crisp, and has a nice light pucker factor throughout. Really well done and I could see how this would make a fantastic base beer for some fruited berliners.

Photo of stakem
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to sendsilk by way of jcartamdg for hooking me up with a pair of growlers from this new brewery. I appreciate the effort gents in looking out for me and my quest to try new offerings in this style!

Poured from a 1-liter flip top growler into a berliner bowl, this brew appears a very pale, clouded yellow color with a finger of white fizzy froth. The cap of white bubbles sitting atop this brew is quite impressive for the style but slowly fades leaving some spots of lacing on the glass. A light swirl agitates some bubbles from solution that maintain a thin layering of white patches across the surface.

The nose of this brew has a very refreshing lemony aspect somewhat reminiscent of yellow sweet tart candies. The sweet candied aspect blends into a more natural wheat and grain smell that is very much along the lines of cereal. The aroma of this has almost an artificial lemony candy aspect about it that, while enjoyable, seems a little bit augmented in some way not found in the natural fermentation process.

The taste is very clean and refreshing for the style. A hint of lemony character, slight touch of grassy herbs and sweet cracker to wheat/cereal grains fills out the rest of the profile. There is a very solid balance of grainy sweetness verse tartness included in this brew. While the nose is quit exaggerated with lemon candy, the taste is much more focused on the pale grainy malt. This brew finishes exceptionally crisp and refreshing that welcomes the next sip. I can imagine having this available in the summer, it would be easy to down a lot of this.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation that while visibly lacking has some prickly feel to the mouth. It is a little watery but that is understandable and almost to be expected of this style. It is very refreshing and drinks with ease. At nearly 5% abv, it is reaching the upper limits without being considered "imperial" and the inflated alcohol is lightly felt across the back of the throat. Regardless, this is a welcomed addition to the offerings available in the style and I look forward to what else this brewery has to offer. Thanks again fellas for hooking me up with this!

Photo of macrosmatic
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Southern Brewing & Winemaking. Served in a stange glass.

A: Pale yellow with mild haziness and a big white fluffy head. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: Grainy, lemony tart, wheat and coriander.

T: Follows the nose. A good amount of tartness, and some bright citrous with the wheat, grain and coriander. Fairly dry on the finish.

M: Light body, great amount of carbonation sensation, no alcohol presence at all.

O: This is quite a tasty berliner. Not best of class, but recommended to be sure.

Photo of Sean9689
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Paul. 32oz growler from the source.

A - Pours a slightly hazy pale straw color, fizzy white head, thin ring, and random bubbles here and there.

S - Light tart notes, some fruity characteristics, slight funk, some citrus. Really spot-on Berliner notes here and quite enjoyable.

T - Similar to the nose, perhaps a little less tartness. Citrus peel, fruit juice, lemon, slight tart pucker. Really nice and refreshing.

M - Light, light carbonation, super-easy-to-drink, dry finish.

O - An excellent Berliner base for all their treatments. It's subtle, yet still has some complexity to it, for the style. This will make a nice starting point for all the cool things they can do! Nice.

Photo of corby112
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012.

Pours a slightly hazy, golden straw yellow color with a half finger white head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Minimal lacing left behind.

Bland aroma with some lactic funk, citrus and bready yeast.  Not much going on here.  Slightly musty and acetic with lemon peel, cheese and wheat/yeast notes.

Light bodied and slightly watered down with subtle lactic funk and a strong sourdough bread presence.   faint citrus rind with a dry finish.  Not bad just kind of boring.

Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 02/11/12 notes. Thanks to ygtbsm94 for sharing this one, always interested in trying a new berlinerweiss.

a - Pours a pale, murky straw yellow color with two inches of bright white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of tropical fruits, sour fruits, citrus hops. Some nice pineapples and trpoical fruits dominate, quite nice.

t - Tastes of tropical fruits, pineapples, fruity malts, citrus hops, floral hops, tiny bit sour. I like the nose a tiny bit better.

m - Low carbonation and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a pretty nice berlinerweiss. Dominated by tropical fruits, which I liked a lot, though not very sour. Something I'd like to have again.

Photo of drabmuh
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Brad, served in a snifter. Beer is yellow / white and hazy with a thin white head, some lacing on the glass and aggressively carbonated.

Aroma is lactic forward, a little grainy.

Beer is nice but a little bland, I think this would take fruit well. Strong and sweet. A little dry on the finish, the lactate gives it a little creaminess and has a nice finish. Could be more complex with this is a very decent little berleinerweiss. I would have it again.

Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sean for sharing this, as well as a number of other 7venth Sun offerings. Served in a Surly Darkness glass.

A - White foam settles to a thick collar, some wisps on top, and a few spots of lace. Hazy pale straw body.

S - Not the most sour Berliner here - only a touch of tartness and lactic character. There's some obvious wheat, and it's actually a touch salty - more like a gose without the coriander.

T - Light lemonade, touch of sulfur, unmalted wheat, and a very low level of tartness.

M - Medium body, dry and lightly grainy body, clean, crisp, and refreshing finish. Pleasant carbonation with just the right amount of spritz.

D - Easy to drink beer, but could use more in the way of tart and sour characteristics. Reminds me a bit more of a unspiced gose for some reason, but a pretty good one.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!

The beer is hazy and straw yellow in color with a white head. The aroma offers some tropical fruit, hops, grain, a touch of yeast. Decent flavor, but would prefer a bit more sour/lactic character. Light spice. A bit too grainy for me. Very light bodied, almost watery . Moderately light carbonation and pretty smooth on the palate. Overall, a decent example of the style. A few minor flaws, but still quite pleasant and easy to drink.

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: hazy golden yellow with a 1 finger white head

smell: tart, wheat, funk,

taste: sweet, tart, wheat, funk,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a very tasty berliner a little on the sweeter side but still had plenty of tart sour funk going on.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Photo of TheGordianKnot
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at 7venth sun from 12oz tulip, then took a growler home which is where this review came from.

A- Almost no color, pale white yellow, finger of fluffy foamy head, settling to a ring on the glass quickly.

S- Some lemon zest mixed about a nice wheat aroma; perhaps a few white grapes as well. Fairly light overall, but balanced and enticing.

T/M- Such a balanced berliner. Barely tart, its more acetic with soft citrus nuances; obviously lemon as the most prominent but orange and guava following. Wheat malt base provides light flavors complimenting this great brew. Light body, but feels full on the palate. Moderate carbonation, not too bubbly- more slick than anything.

O- Pretty damn good, but not near as good as the key lime treatment I had; not sure if this is base beer for that or not. Anyway, definitely one of the lesser tart berliners I've had, but still some nice crisp flavors in this light drinker perfect for a Florida day...

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Midnight Moonlight from 7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.