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Art #14 - Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 6.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Davepoolesque on 12-16-2013)
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Reviews by WTKeene:
Photo of WTKeene
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a Corked and Caged bottle into a champagne flute. Bottled on 12/09/13.

Appearance: Pale, hazy gold, fading to peach toward the bottom of the glass. A champagne-style white head that disappears relatively quickly and doesn't leave behind any significant lacing.

Smell: Wow. This is fantastic in so many ways. Lactic sourness, but overpowered by the sweet almond notes of the pluot. There is a creamy scent to it as well, and oddly enough a hint of mint coming through as well. I have literally no complaints about the smell, this is absolutely perfect.

Taste: Like it smells, amazing. Lactic sour comes through, and a bit of a creamy, bready malt on the finish. The almond I smelled helps cut through the sourness, and plays nicely with the malts. The pluots contribute a wonderful fruitiness, and I still get a bit of that mint.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, very prickly on the tongue. Exactly what I'd expect from a Berliner. Champagne-like, for sure.

Overall: Pretty sure I can safely declare this the best Berliner Weisse I've had to date. I love everything about this beer. No complaints, except that I only got four bottles of it.

WTKeene, Dec 22, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Janeinma, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of mushrooms
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is not a berliner weisse. Just because it is a sour wheat beer doesn't make it a berliner.

A - murky orange, not much head.

S - lactic, fruity.

T - tastes like a mimosa, except with the orange juice subbed out for pluot juice, I guess. this may sound like a good thing to some of you, and you might like it - I found it quite underwhelming.

M - unbalanced. carbed nicely.

mushrooms, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Kmlund, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

dizztracted, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

DerekMorgan, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of scotv
4/5  rDev -3.6%

scotv, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Davepoolesque, Dec 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

drebrew, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

emottram, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

waiting4lunch, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Jslay013
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Jslay013, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Darklight, Apr 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

dkw0063, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

CTJman, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of PHBoiler
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hazy straw color with a nice white head. You get a little bit of tartness and some hints of fruit juice on the nose. This beer would be perfect for warm weather. The tartness is just sharp on the very front end, but highlights the beer from then on in. Tartness is somewhere between a berliner and a gose. Just the right amount. The fruitiness and juiciness of the pluot is excellent. It's much juicier than Quetsche Tilquin with plums. The wheat body gives enough brightness and body to really make this enjoyable. Home run for me.

PHBoiler, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ShemRahBoo, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of asparkoflife
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

asparkoflife, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Ljudsignal
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Trillium pint glass. Bottled 12/9/13.

Pours a hazy golden with a quarter-inch eggshell-white head. Head fades almost instantly and leaves no lacing to speak of, but holding the glass to light reveals a steady stream of carbonation rising to the surface.

In the nose, light lactic funk mingles beguilingly with notes of crabapple, slightly unripe pluot, and lemony wheat. Very pleasant.

Taste largely follows the nose--the dominant note is of tart, unripe pluot, while lighter notes of lactic, yogurty sour funk, lemon juice, and wheat bread all support. Towards the back of the palate a subtle note of sweet almond milk appears to balance the citric, fruity tartness, while notes of crabapple and a very subtle, almost ginger-like spiciness appear in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light-bodied, and effervescent. Carbonation is high, giving this beer a very champagne-like feel to it.

On the whole, a very tasty, highly refreshing sour from the crew in Everett. Tart, crisp, and palate-pleasing--wish I'd picked up more than one bottle of this.

Ljudsignal, Feb 05, 2014
Art #14 from Night Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.