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Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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86
very good

240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.1%
Wants: 53
Gots: 35 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Berliner Weisse style sour ale brewed with lemongrass and ginger.

(Beer added by: WanderingFool on 05-26-2012)
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-18-2014 02:44:28 | More by jjheinrichs
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-17-2014 12:59:56 | More by thebigredone
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Jonada

New Jersey

2.81/5  rDev -27%

750 ml bottle. Batch #14. 5.5% ABV. Bottled on 8/22/2013. Served in a DFH signature glass

Appearance: Pours a bright yellow with a small white head that dissipates nearly instantly. Body is lightly hazy with light visible carbonation.

Smell: Ginger is immediately noticeable, followed by herbs, somewhat medicinal quality, lemon and a really slight lactic quality. Not off putting, but overall quite weird.

Taste: Lots of ginger, followed by a strong menthol/cough drop character. Secondary to those are grain, lemon and a slight grassiness. Finishes spicy from all the ginger. Sourness is medium to high

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp with medium lively carbonation.

Overall: Not a fan of this one at all. Had a really overpowering ginger/medicinal quality that just made drinking it a chore. Might be worth a try if you're really into ginger, but otherwise I would avoid

08-13-2014 05:06:35 | More by Jonada
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Chris00710

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-11-2014 15:00:02 | More by Chris00710
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-09-2014 20:26:52 | More by taylor714914
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thereal_adam

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-07-2014 17:22:54 | More by thereal_adam
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-14-2014 05:17:01 | More by loverofthecraft
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cbgoods

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2014 22:07:42 | More by cbgoods
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-11-2014 15:32:59 | More by MichiganderHB
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2014 14:36:56 | More by JCam9981
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wburch1967

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-03-2014 16:15:09 | More by wburch1967
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

07-02-2014 19:51:37 | More by SunDevilBeer
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BostonBeers

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-02-2014 17:44:30 | More by BostonBeers
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-29-2014 23:39:22 | More by anticipation23
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HopsintheSack

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-22-2014 02:47:44 | More by HopsintheSack
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-17-2014 11:04:20 | More by tectactoe
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EliotRosewater

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2014 00:51:01 | More by EliotRosewater
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

1.76/5  rDev -54.3%

Batch 15
Bottled 8/28/13
ABV 5.5%

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a thin white head that fades quickly, no cap on top and no lacing.

Smell has a huge apple cider vinegar aroma, not picking up anything else really.

Wow, taste has a huge freaking sour bite to it, much like the aroma, all I'm picking up on is apple cider vinegar, any other flavors are destroyed in its wake, carbonation is about medium, obviously a vinegar finish.

I'm a huge fan of sours but this is one note all the way, it would be cheaper to buy apple cider vinegar and drink that since this is what you're getting with Somer Weisse. I don't know if this batch went bad or it's meant to be like this, but this isn't a refreshing Berliner Weissbier.

06-10-2014 22:54:31 | More by deltatauhobbit
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scottfrie

California

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%

750ml bottled 7/13/13 poured into a stemmed Night Shift Glass. Thanks to AutumnBeerLove for both!

A: Pours a cloudy lemon-golden color with a couple fingers of fizzy bright white head that quickly bubbled away into nothingness.
S: Spritzy and vibrant notes of cracked wheat and dry grains, lactic acid tartness, lemongrass, and bright ginger. Very crisp and refreshing smelling.
T: Follows the nose with delicious flavors of light and tart Berliner weisse flavored with clean and crisp ginger. The lemongrass follows through in the finish along with minerally yeast and wheat, and the aftertaste has a kiss of lingering acid and lemon juice.
M: Crisp and clean mouthfeel, tingly and fizzy scrubbing carbonation, light and refreshing body with a drying finish.
O: Extremely quaffable and refreshing. Crisp, light and flavorful all-around. Thanks a ton, Kevin!

06-08-2014 21:36:10 | More by scottfrie
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corby112

Pennsylvania

1.93/5  rDev -49.9%

Thanks to callmemickey for sharing.

Pours a hazy, bright pineapple juice color with a one finger white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Slight solvent/chemical-like aroma with strong spices. Lots of ginger, white pepper and lemon grass with some citric acidity and sourdough bread. The solvent chemical notes are really overbearing though overtaking the other notes.

Wow, this beer has a crazy amount of harsh acetic acid! So much so, it destroys almost all of the other flavors. Very strong acetone/solvent chemical flavor completely overpowering everything else. There's some sour lemon acidity and bready yeast as well but they are hard to pick up underneath all of the solvent/vinegar. Complete acetone bomb with harsh, rough solvency. Impossible to finish. All but one person at our tasting poured this down the drain(AKA Ryan's stomach).

05-14-2014 20:06:51 | More by corby112
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-07-2014 04:33:43 | More by orangesol
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-25-2014 03:08:58 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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BraisingCain

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -48.1%

04-23-2014 14:38:35 | More by BraisingCain
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JimmyPhillips

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-22-2014 03:38:13 | More by JimmyPhillips
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-01-2014 19:05:28 | More by Hugonaut13
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Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.