Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing
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4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
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
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
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
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
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
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
Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.