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Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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very good

255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 52
Gots: 37 | 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 sweemzander:
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

sweemzander, Nov 11, 2013
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Photo of Jonada
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

Jonada, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

tectactoe, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
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

lordofthewiens, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

SunDevilBeer, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Slathrop
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Slathrop, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of NilocRellim
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.

NilocRellim, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Janeinma, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jtladner, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of BadJustin
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BadJustin, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
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

jeonseh, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

acurtis, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +3.9%

mdaschaf, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of schinebd
4.12/5  rDev +7%

schinebd, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
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.

SpeedwayJim, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of katalijne
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

katalijne, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Gonzoillini, Aug 24, 2013
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1/5  rDev -74%

Brewsephus, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Kegatron, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

beergorrilla, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jamesb7, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Denzo, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Keene
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.

Keene, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Bjlps, Dec 03, 2013
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Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.