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Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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42 Reviews
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Reviews: 42
Hads: 351
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 21.45%
Wants: 53
Gots: 50 | FT: 8
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.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 42 | Hads: 351
Reviews by Rifugium:
Photo of Rifugium
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at Night Shift

Poured a cloudy, white peach color with a nice white head that receded to a thin layer and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma was citrus, musty, mildly acetic. Well-rounded taste, clean and fresh (would be good in the summer, though I did have this in the winter), lemongrass, citrus zest, a twinge of tartness, pale malts, and a dash of gingery spice. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, very enjoyable overall. My favorite of the NS brews I sampled. (486 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jonada
2.85/5  rDev -23.6%
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 (883 characters)

Photo of thegerm87
1.25/5  rDev -66.5%

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. (187 characters)

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
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 (268 characters)

Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Slathrop
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of NilocRellim
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
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. (445 characters)

Photo of ccurrid
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BadJustin
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jeonseh
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
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 (429 characters)

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of dmachado
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of brother_rebus
2.22/5  rDev -40.5%
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. (93 characters)

Photo of schinebd
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (1,077 characters)

Photo of katalijne
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of CraigMack61
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Brewsephus
1/5  rDev -73.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
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. (446 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.