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Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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86
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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1/5  rDev -74%

Brewsephus, Oct 21, 2013
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1/5  rDev -74%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 27, 2013
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1/5  rDev -74%

tmf34, Nov 02, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

chippo33, Sep 14, 2013
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1.76/5  rDev -54.3%

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.

deltatauhobbit, Jun 10, 2014
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1.93/5  rDev -49.9%

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).

corby112, May 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

BraisingCain, Apr 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

tom10101, Oct 28, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

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.

Kurmaraja, Friday at 05:13 PM
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Sspeer1, Sep 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

SunDevilBeer, Jul 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

harsley, Dec 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

AJ01923, Jul 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

twenty5, Dec 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

BARFLYB, Oct 20, 2013
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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
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

jarrgal, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

nzerbe, Sep 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

KSather, Jul 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

bcm75, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

DRBiser, Sep 14, 2013
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3.04/5  rDev -21%

dominic4beer, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Timmy13T, Aug 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Extremely tart, even for this style

smcolw, Friday at 11:22 PM
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Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.