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Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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43 Reviews
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Reviews: 43
Hads: 351
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 53
Gots: 49 | 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:
Beer added by: WanderingFool on 05-26-2012

Berliner Weisse style sour ale brewed with lemongrass and ginger.
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Reviews: 43 | Hads: 351
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Photo of Gatch
4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright but hazy straw-yellow with a super bubbly, white head that builds and fades very quickly. All liquid and no lace. Poured most of the yeast in because the bottle tipped, spilled, and therefore the sediment was released.

S: Huge aromas of yeast, barn, and citrus. Acidic and funky. Very enticing.

T: Everything that's in the nose plus the added deliciousness of the lemongrass and ginger. The ginger really stands out in a balanced, complementary way. Gives the beer a nice zing.

M: Tons of flavor and a light, drinkable body. Obviously very thirst quenching with proper carbonation. Sour, tart, funky.

O: Another fantastic sour from Night Shift. Good for summertime drinking. Good for anytime drinking.

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Photo of Jonada
2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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

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Photo of thegerm87
1.25/5  rDev -66.4%

Tastes of lemon-scented soap and chemicals. Smells mildly of regurgitated, low-grade Thai food mixed with cheap floor cleaner. This beer is undrinkable and one of the worst I've ever had.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 7/15/13
Poured into a snifter

A hazy yellow color with a tiny white head.

Ginger and lemon aroma. A little funk.

A great taste of tart lemon and ginger heat.

Tart, refreshing, spicy.

I'm sold. A really good beer. Nice in the summer, but drinkable any time

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Slathrop
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of NilocRellim
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap at the brewery on September 8th, 2012.

This beer poured a rich, gold, hazy colour with a large, fomay head. It smelled sweet with hints of lemongrass and ginger... almost like a soda. It tasted just like it smelled, sweet with lemon and ginger with a slight earthiness to it. It was low-carbonated with a tart/sour finish. Definitely a very refreshing summer beer... perfect for a hot day.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely.

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Photo of ccurrid
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BadJustin
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jeonseh
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden yellow with a small white head 4

S - Spicy ginger, lemon, lactic acid, and white vinegar to give it a strong tartness

T - Tart lemon, spicy ginger, and white vinegar. The tartness is actually nice and muted. The finish has some ginger and white vinegar tartness

M - Light carbonation with a tart and dry finish that lingers on

O - Interesting sour with the ginger that adds a nice heat and spice to a Berliner

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of dmachado
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of brother_rebus
2.22/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I get whats trying to be done. Its just over done on the lemongrass. Not much ginger present.

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Photo of schinebd
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Eric for this one. 5.2%... strong for a Berliner. Corked and caged bottle into a decanter, into a Lost Abbey Teku glass. Shared with schen9303.

1 Finger white head with moderate retention. Beer is semi-cloudy yellow. No lace. Decent for the style.

Nose is exactly as advertised. Lemongrass, big ginger, some light lactic tartness in the background. Aromatic too. Again, solid.

At first sip, I hate it, but on the second, third, and fourth, I find myself liking this one more and more. Opens with a huge ginger presence that lingers throughout. Lemongrass towards the middle with a slight lactic tartness building from the beginning and peaking at the end. Finishes lactic and ginger peel. I like it.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Light and crisp in the mouth and effervescent and slightly puckering going down. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Good for the style.

I'm not a huge fan of ginger but I love me a solid berlinerweisse and this one delivers. A little weird and takes a bit getting used to but it works for some reason. Worth a try.

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Photo of katalijne
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of CraigMack61
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Brewsephus
1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 13, bottled 7/5/13.

Appearance - Hazy golden yellow. Small white head.

Smell - God damn it's gingery. Some lemongrass. But the ginger compounds the acidic aroma. Lemony too.

Taste - Ginger everywhere. Lemony tartness. Quite sour. Ginger dominates the flavor. Grainy finish.

Mouthfeel - Light but very sour. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I can't take all this ginger. Everything else is pretty nice.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.