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Somer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 54
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of scottfrie
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottled 7/13/13 poured into a stemmed Night Shift Glass. Thanks to AutumnBeerLove for both!

A: Pours a cloudy lemon-golden color with a couple fingers of fizzy bright white head that quickly bubbled away into nothingness.
S: Spritzy and vibrant notes of cracked wheat and dry grains, lactic acid tartness, lemongrass, and bright ginger. Very crisp and refreshing smelling.
T: Follows the nose with delicious flavors of light and tart Berliner weisse flavored with clean and crisp ginger. The lemongrass follows through in the finish along with minerally yeast and wheat, and the aftertaste has a kiss of lingering acid and lemon juice.
M: Crisp and clean mouthfeel, tingly and fizzy scrubbing carbonation, light and refreshing body with a drying finish.
O: Extremely quaffable and refreshing. Crisp, light and flavorful all-around. Thanks a ton, Kevin!

scottfrie, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of corby112
1.93/5  rDev -49.7%
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).

corby112, May 14, 2014
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Photo of rlee1390
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy bright yellow one finger head that doesn't last very long.

S-Mild tart notes, wheat and then tones of lemon. Lots and lots of lemon. very slight ginger.

T-Starts and ends with lemon. The lemon flavor was good but there was too much of it and it didn't balance well with anything else. More tart than sour. Some wheat and ginger but once again dominated by the lemon.

M-Lighter, tad watery slight carbonation.

O-A good beer that could become much better if the balance improved.

rlee1390, Dec 25, 2013
Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.