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Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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87
very good

250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.8%
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 JohnCurran:
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JohnCurran

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +20.5%

Thin, quickly-dissapating head. Vigorous carbonation. Cloudy yellow appearance.

Great summer sour brew. Ginger, ginger, ginger up front. Strong sour lemon finish with a hint of sweet citrus. Doesn't cause a huge pucker but a nice long citric acid burn. Refreshing and highly drinkable.

This is a wonderful summer beer that would work perfectly with burgers and potato salad. Would compliment a spicy Thai meal perfectly.

Great job Night Shift!

06-02-2012 22:51:00 | More by JohnCurran
More User Reviews:
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Jonada

New Jersey

2.81/5  rDev -27.2%

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 -2.8%

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

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +7%

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 -35.2%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%

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 -2.8%

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

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%

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 -9.3%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +6.7%

09-01-2014 03:11:29 | More by schinebd
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

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 +16.6%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74.1%

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

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%

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 -2.8%

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

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 -2.8%

12-03-2013 18:20:08 | More by Bjlps
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Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
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