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Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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86
very good

232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 16.15%
Wants: 57
Gots: 34 | 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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Jas45678

Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle courtesy of lucas1801
Batch 12 7/8/13

Pours a hazy yellow with a big white head that fades very quickly. Smells of lemon, ginger, citrus and a little vinegar. Taste is lemongrass and ginger and is fairly tart. Good amount of carbonation. Great Berliner would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 00:04:47 | More by Jas45678
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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.

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

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Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.