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Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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87
very good

315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 16.19%
Wants: 54
Gots: 44 | FT: 7
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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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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1/5  rDev -73.9%

Photo of thegerm87
1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

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.

Photo of chippo33
1.75/5  rDev -54.3%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
1.76/5  rDev -54%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Batch 15
Bottled 8/28/13
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.

Photo of corby112
1.93/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Thanks to callmemickey for sharing.

Pours a hazy, bright pineapple juice color with a one finger white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Slight solvent/chemical-like aroma with strong spices. Lots of ginger, white pepper and lemon grass with some citric acidity and sourdough bread. The solvent chemical notes are really overbearing though overtaking the other notes.

Wow, this beer has a crazy amount of harsh acetic acid! So much so, it destroys almost all of the other flavors. Very strong acetone/solvent chemical flavor completely overpowering everything else. There's some sour lemon acidity and bready yeast as well but they are hard to pick up underneath all of the solvent/vinegar. Complete acetone bomb with harsh, rough solvency. Impossible to finish. All but one person at our tasting poured this down the drain(AKA Ryan's stomach).

Photo of BraisingCain
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of Hirshi
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of tom10101
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of cpetrone84
2.1/5  rDev -45.2%

Pour is a deeper yellow with a good bit of white head. Nose is huge musky sweat ginger with a hint of lemon and spicy tang. Taste is very sweet, tons of sweaty ginger, tangy, citrus, chlorine like mineral in the back. Bigger body, a bit juicy, softer carbonation. The spice is so strong I just can't handle it.

Photo of klawburke
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of Kurmaraja
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Batch 15. Seems from other reviews that this was ... off. Much harsher than I expect from a Berliner. The other review comparing it to cider vinegar is apt, though the lemongrass and a big ginger bite come through. It's not foul, but it's not balanced either. Literally the sourness on first drink took my breathe away and rendered me temporarily incapable of speech.

Photo of Sspeer1
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of Zbeetleman
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of harsley
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of AJ01923
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of Rekrule
2.69/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of twenty5
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of BARFLYB
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Jonada
2.81/5  rDev -26.6%
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

Photo of nmann08
2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From a bottle, pours a cloudy light gold, thin wispy white head on top.

The smell is two things and two things only. Ginger root and lemon. It is really hard to pull anything more out. There is some faint lactic acid, vinegar, almost like stomach acid/vomit.

The flavors are strong and distinct. Lots of citrus, ginger and lemon. The ginger and lemon are fighting each other rather than working together. Then you add in the citric acid and this gets to be a mess and disgusting. I think there is a good idea in there, but you have to get the ginger and lemon to play on the same team.

Photo of jarrgal
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.