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Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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86
very good

247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 54
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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Reviews by Gatch:
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%

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.

08-26-2013 21:27:23 | More by Gatch
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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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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%

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

08-17-2013 01:45:51 | More by lordofthewiens
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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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Slathrop

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-05-2013 22:04:26 | More by Slathrop
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

12-01-2012 21:51:51 | More by NilocRellim
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-19-2013 00:54:34 | More by Janeinma
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-23-2013 02:02:22 | More by jtladner
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BadJustin

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-23-2013 11:29:16 | More by BadJustin
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

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

09-02-2013 21:03:21 | More by jeonseh
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-12-2013 13:31:05 | More by acurtis
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2013 12:36:40 | More by mdaschaf
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

08-16-2012 23:37:26 | More by SpeedwayJim
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katalijne

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-24-2013 01:52:57 | More by katalijne
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-24-2013 04:02:26 | More by Gonzoillini
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Brewsephus

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74%

10-21-2013 03:34:20 | More by Brewsephus
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -12.2%

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.

09-17-2013 00:43:52 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-23-2013 19:10:41 | More by Kegatron
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-07-2013 09:12:19 | More by beergorrilla
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jamesb7

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-07-2013 20:40:58 | More by jamesb7
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Denzo

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-03-2013 23:51:28 | More by Denzo
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Keene

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

As my introduction to Night Shift, I was very happy with their take on this uncommon style. (Note: I tasted Batch #1, bottled 4/12/2012.) A foamy white fluff appears immediately upon pouring, collapsing into a liquid the color of tarnished gold. The smell is outstanding; lemongrass with a salty prickle that fades into ginger as the beer warms in the glass.

Their Berliner Weiss also shines in the flavor department. I picked up lots of citrus and ginger, but also green mango as well as a mellow, agreeable sourness that I wanted to find in the first place. Medium-bodied with some acidity, Somer Weisse finishes clean and paired well with an Indonesian rendang. In general its tart profile makes it a great companion to Southeast Asian food.

06-13-2012 12:45:17 | More by Keene
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-03-2013 18:20:08 | More by Bjlps
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-03-2013 17:14:28 | More by Kmlund
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Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.