Ever Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 225
Gots: 62 | FT: 8
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Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-03-2012

Fermented with strawberry, kiwi and hibiscus
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Ratings: 506 | Reviews: 42
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours straw to a cloudy milky color. A centimeter of white head. Some retention. Small lacing on the side. Hazy and opaque.

Smell: raspberry jam. Herbs. Funky. Earthy and vinegar.

Taste. Opens with vinegar and lemon juice. Herbaceous. Raspberry jam. Sour and funky.

Mouthfeel: Slight pucker. Lighter. Acidic.

Overall: a very nice and flavorful take on the berliner. Tastes quite similar to ng strawberry rhubarb but with a bit more funk, in a good way.

Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on: 4/28/14

Appearance: Pours a cloudy lemon/honey color with a modest head that fritters away quickly

Smell: Lactic strawberry and floral hibiscus tones; the tartness tingles

Taste: The wheat bread underpins the lactic sourness that builds through the middle, bringing strawberry and hibiscus; if you think hard about it, you can find the kiwi but it certainly doesn't jump out like the other flavors do; tart and puckery through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with prickly carbonation

Overall: A very nice Berliner that integrates the fruit like a champ

Thanks, Deltoro, for the opportunity

Photo of cpetrone84
3.2/5  rDev -25.1%

Pour is hazed golden amber with a tight fizzy white head. Nose is plastic, lemon, faint grain, and a hint of strawberry. Taste doesn't have the plastic, a bit sweet, no grain. Strawberry, faint kiwi. Light body, decent carb, very dry finish.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared at the Batch 600 release in the Swamp Head parking lot. Pours orangish red colored with a fluffy white head. Aroma of some strawberry and floral notes, wheaty berliner and yeasty sour notes. Flavor follows with lightly tart notes and strawberry, floral flavors, wheaty berliner finish is there but subdued. Light bodied and high carbonation. Though I’m not a huge fan of the style, this was pretty solid. I wouldn’t turn it down if offered again. Thanks for the share!

Photo of Florida9
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: sort of pinkish yellow in color. Cloudy. Forms a light white fizzy head that goes as quickly as it comes. No lacing.

S: well ther is a bit of a dual nature to the aroma. When I jam my nose in the bee, it is wonderful. Berries, strawberry, lychee, wonderful fruit flavors. But when I hold my nose about an inch from the glass, there is a quite distinct plastic aroma.

T: taste is quite pleasant. There is a nice balanced between fruity berry sweetness and fruity tartness. Berries, tart fruit, strawberry, kiwi. Quite nice.

M: lighter bodied. Tart. Lower than expected carbonation.

O: I quite liked this one. A nicely down fruited BW.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml capped bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a foamy 1 finger light pink colored head with little retention. Beer is a clear orange tomato. No lacing. Average.

Nose is outstanding! Hints of kiwi, strawberry, foam, straw, yeast and a sprinkle of tartness. Very aromatic. I could smell it as I was pouring!

Opens tart strawberry, funk and yeast. Lemon zest mixed with floral notes and some kiwi appear in the middle. Intensely tart throughout. Finishes with an accented tartness. Clean, fruity aftertaste with a touch of sweetness. Really good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down foamy and aggressive. Crisp, puckering finish with a filmy, dry aftertaste that lingers. Real refreshing!

Really an outstanding beer that is top notch all the way through. Decent complexity and as drinkable as the style should be. Definitely worth seeking out!

Photo of corby112
3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shout out to callmemickey for sharing!

Pours a very hazy grapefruit cocktail color with a one finger, off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Musty, funky aroma with some faint light fruit sweetness nicely integrated into the Berliner notes. Dank and sweaty with plenty of funky lactic cheesiness complimented by a subtle floral presence, some sourdough bread and sweet, slightly vinous light fruit notes. Strong musty bug/wild yeast character along with some strawberry and cream, raspberry, currant and other sweet berries. Floral notes comes on stronger as it warms. Complex with nice balance in the nose.

Medium body with a lot of harsh acidity and slight acetone/solvent character. Very sour with lots of funky bugs, citric acidity and lactic funk along with some dry toothpick-y oak and light fruit sweetness. Hints of strawbery and cream with some cherry and other sweet berries. Well integrated sweetness and a decent amount of sourness but this beer is a bit harsh with too sting of a solvent presence for my preference.

Photo of More_betterness
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Night Shift offering! Batch 6 bottled on 6/19/13.

A: Hazy burnt orange with maybe a touch of pink. Either way much darker than your typical Berliner, can only assume it's from the strawberries/hibiscus. Small white head fades quickly.

S: Tart lemon flesh, lactic acid, and slightly sweet strawberry. Potentially a hint of kiwi but probably wouldn't have picked it out if I wasn't looking for it. Reminiscent of overly tart strawberry lemonade. Smells like this is going to be a winner.

T: Bright lactic acidity dominates with hints of muddled strawberry flesh. A floral note emerges as the palate adjusts to the acidity, hibiscus maybe? Flavor is rounded out with a touch of sweet wheat.

M: Thin bodied, crisp, and refreshing. High carbonation.

O: Interesting take on a Berliner. Fruit was much more apparent in the nose than the taste, but was a welcome addition. Thinking that cellaring this one for almost a year maybe wasn't the best idea, was probably a bit more balanced when the fruit was a little more potent. Having said that, very good take on the style. Nice work Night Shift.

Photo of scottfrie
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into stemmed Night Shift glass. Thanks AutumnBeerLove! Bottled 7/2/13.

A: Pours a beautiful clear pink punch color with two fingers of bubbly, very light pink, head that faded into a very faint collar. Minimal spotty lace.
S: Tart acidic notes of clean lactic acid and sweet fruits. I get hints of strawberry, lemon and faint hibiscus. Tart and bright nose overall.
T: Follows the nose with a dominating Berliner base of tart acid beneath sweet flavors of strawberry syrup, fuzzy kiwi, and hibiscus. Lemon zest, cranberry and tart berries come through as well. The finish is full of acid, but the aftertaste brings some sweet strawberry jam and fruit juice.
M: Fuzzy and fizzy active carbonation, light body, tart and very dry mouthfeel. Acid is tart but not biting. Mild kiss of balancing sweetness helps it out.
O: Bright and easy to drink. Kiwi is subtle but strawberry adds a nice sweetness. Delicious, thanks again Kevin.

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.62/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Mike I believe...thanks so much buddy. 750 ml bottle, batch 4, bottled 5/6/13. Shared with the wife.

Pours a murky orange akin to nectar into my tiny little Night Shift Brewing glass....damn, thanks for that too Mike!

Strawberry is large on the nose along with biting sourness. I guess I could pull Kiwi, but it's likely just based on being told so. Smells of an aggressively sour strawberry.

The aggressive sourness explodes on the tongue. Again the seedy strawberry is most prevalent but it hangs on for dear life as the sour tsunami crashes and pummels into my tasting places. A sweet tart sugary finish lies shipwrecked and exhausted.

Snappy, light, and sour as hell.

A pretty good beer that could be better. The sourness becomes fatiguing and doesn't allow the fruits to showcase themselves nearly enough. I enjoyed this but I think it has the opportunity to be a pretty great beer...it's just not there now.

Photo of stakem
3.76/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked and caged bottle into a matching Night Shift stemmed glass. The brew appears a clear ruby red to pink grapefruit juice color with a matching slight pink stained head. A full wall of stringy to patchy lace coats the glass.

The aroma is fruity like kiwi and strawberry. It is seedy and earthen with a little vinegar note to break things up. The fruity component of this smells wonderful. The way the kiwi and strawberry is captured is fantastic however the funk is strange and slightly off-putting.

The taste is lemony tart to almost acedic and seedy with both the advertised strawberry and kiwi inclusion. A little earthen with a strong greek yogurt sharpness to it underneath the fruitiness.

This is light bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. It is unique and quite tart but almost too bitey to the point where it hinders the overall drinkability. I think these guys are on the verge of greatness with their berliners. The fruit combinations are fantastic. It's just a little too sharp and the wild character doesnt always work.

Photo of Stevedore
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, generously opened up by Dustin yesterday 10/8/2013. Poured into a Pipeworks snifter. My first Night Shift brew.

Pours a very pretty pinkish-red body, very effervescent and refreshing-looking. Good retention, leaves some lacing.

Tart kiwi, hints of strawberry fruitiness, vinegary acidity and a bit of funk. Nice fluffy scent that doesn't take too much work to pull into my nose. Pretty delicious smelling, might be a bit too acidic though.

Intense kiwi tartness, lots of vinegar and citrus acidity. A small bit of rubbery earthy funk, but not a ton. Some fructose-like sweetness underlies it all, assuming this is from the strawberry. Very intense flavour, complex and interesting.

Medium bodied, good carbonation. Might have a bit too much intensity for a Berliner Weiss, to be honest. It drinks more like a full fledged American Wild Ale than anything else.

Very interesting, very complex sour Berliner Weiss. Very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

Photo of Seanniek91
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 750ml C&C bottle into a Crooked Stave Tulip. Batch #6.

Appearance- Clear pinkish/redwith quick bubbly white head. No lacing remains, but such a nice color.

Smell- Olives, kiwi, lemon, vinegar, something floral. Don't really get much fruit on this one and the smell is nothing to write home about.

Taste- Wheat, light hibiscus, mild strawberry, tons of fresh lemon, and a light vinegaryness to it. It might take on more fruit flavor as it warms up.

Mouthfeel- Super light and effervescent. Well carbonated. Nicely sour.

Overall- A nice beer, and close to home to boot. Nicely wheaty like a Berliner Weiss should be, but I don't get much of the fruit. Solid overall.

Photo of PHBoiler
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a pretty pink hue with a nice white head. The beer has great carbonation, which helps my enjoyment of this style. There is only light fruit on the nose. Loads of yogurty tartness on the nose. The first drink is fairly lactic and acidic. Then the fruit comes through very well. You get fresh strawberry and even a bit of the kiwi. Very well made Berliner with plenty of tartness but good fruit flavor.

Photo of Jas45678
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle (batch 6 from 6-6-13)into snifter courtesy of lucas1801

Pours a nice pinkish with very little haziness and a one inch head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smell is strawberry and kiwi, some lactic sourness and hint of the hibiscus. Taste is pretty tart and dry. I get some of the strawberry and kiwi, a little lemon. Mouthfeel is lighter with medium to high amount of carbonation. Overall a great beer, very clean and refreshing.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.41/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 7, bottled 7/2/13.

Appearance - Bright pinkish red. Beautiful color. Pink head. Settles out quickly.

Smell - Very lactic. Kinda funky. A little fruity. Harsh acidic aroma. Strawberry comes out a little, but not super distinct.

Taste - Much fruitier. Strawberry comes into play more, but I think I'd peg it as a raspberry without the aroma. Again, it's got a harsh sourness. Musty.

Mouthfeel - Very tart. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I don't love the sourness in this. Kinda weird. Decent fruit though.

Photo of inlimbo77
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml, Batch 5 6/1/13
Night Shift baby TEKU

A: Pours very pretty pinkish orange color. High carbonation. Slight pinkish bright white layer of head. Leaves some lacing bits.

S: Tons of fruit on nose. Definitely getting the strawberry. Tartness. Sour. Lactic notes.

T: Prickly tartness up front. It's almost more of a full on Lambic than Weisse IMO. Just not as funky. Lots of kiwi and strawberry coming through. Very floral in flavor. It is almost like drinking perfume in a good way. Finish is bone dry. Refreshing as hell.

M: Light bodied. High carbonation clears palate.

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to beersndrums for this one!

Mildly hazy pink color reminiscent of grapefruit juice with a frothy light pink head that dissipates relatively rapidly without much lace to speak of. The aroma is mostly strawberries with a lot of noticeable lactic sourness and a good amount of Brett mustiness. The flavor, on the other hand – look out. This thing is mouth-puckeringly sour. Strawberry and kiwi are prevalent with tons of sour acidity. At the finish, an earthy, floral taste comes out that may be the hibiscus and an earthy, musty, and funky flavor that has to be some Brett. The mouthfeel is tough to appreciate just because this thing is so sour but it’s light-medium-bodied with good carbonation. While this is too sour to fit into the Berliner weisse category, it is a delicious beer that is definitely worth a try if you can get ahold of it. Especially after seeing “brewery only” on the label, thank you so, so much for giving me a chance to try this beer, Jared! Cheers!

Photo of jeonseh
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Strawberry red with a good amount of carbonation trailing upwards. Rocky white head sits on top

S - Sweet strawberry and kiwi are up front. There is slight passion fruit as well. A light vinegar is in the nose that makes you expect a slight tartness in the taste. However, it's in the back of the nose and is just their slightly

T - Tart lemon and vinegar that gives it the tart sweetart bite you'd expect with a berliner. The strawberry and kiwi come up light near the back to give the beer a nice fruity presence. The fruit is also what lingers on in the finish

MF - Has a tart bite and a surprisingly low amount of carbonation. The finish is rather dry

O - This is a tart Berliner that has a nice sweet and fruit presence that balances, but does not diminish, the tartness you'd expect from a Berliner.

Photo of MasterSki
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by someone at the Prairie night at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a wine glass.

A - Transparent strawberry-colored body topped by a partial cap of white foam, a thick collar, and specks of lacing.

S - Great mix of strawberry and kiwi, with lactic sourness, tart lemon, and perhaps a touch of hibiscus; guessing the latter was more for color than flavor. Not a ton of the malt character, and quite sour and tart.

T - The taste is even more sour and puckering than the aroma; this is more of a sour ale than a Berliner. Perhaps a Florida Weisse if you will. Kiwi tartness and lactic acidity dominate, with some sweet strawberry creeping onto the palate late. Not a ton of hibiscus character here either.

M - Medium-light body, with a bit of lingering fruit stickiness that persists through an otherwise dry and crisp finish. Pleasant active carbonation that is style appropriate.

D - This was quite enjoyable and I could imagine having many a glass on a hot summer day. Perhaps a bit too sour for stylistic authenticity, but a very nice fruited American sour ale otherwise. Will have to keep Night Shift on my radar, as this was a pleasant surprise.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 7/2/13
In a snifter the beer was a beautiful clear ruby red color. There was a small pink head that dissipated quickly.

Mostly a strawberry aroma, as well as a floral/perfumey aroma. Sweet.

Strawberry and kiwi taste. Tart.

This was a great summer beer. Pleasantly tangy, sweet. I could drink a few of these.

Photo of portia99
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml C&C bottle (Batch #7, 7/2/13) poured into an Idle Hands tulip glass.

A - Pours a glowing, brilliant pink color that looks like a Berliner Weiss with the raspberry syrup already added, a shade paler than the Rubaeus I just consumed, with good clarity, plenty of bubble streams rising up the glass and a low finger pink tinted foam that recedes slowly to leave behind a clingy collar of bubbles. Sparse lacing left behind as the beer level drops.

S - Nice and tart base, lactic in nature. Quite floral, rose petal-y, perfumey. Fruity strawberry and kiwi add some nice complexity to the aroma, hints of cherries. Mild sugary sweetness.

T - Rather tart up front and quite dry. Lactic sourness is assertive and welcome. Quite sour overall for a Berliner Weiss. Fruity with cherry, strawberry and kiwi all showing strongly in the flavor profile. Floral presence also, assuming the hibiscus flowers. Hints of an earthy funkiness in the finish.

M - Fairly thin in body with a strong fizzy carbonation. Quite tart and sour...very dry and puckering. Lingering dryness after the swallow. Fruity and floral. Refreshing on a warm day, but a bit too tart to be one to put down quickly.

O - Very good and enjoyable sour beer. I would call this a bit too sour to fit well into the Berliner Weiss category. Nice fruity flavors to complement the sour, touch of funk. Just a very good sour beer.

Photo of Gatch
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch #: 7 ABV: 5.1% Bottled on: 7/2/13

This stuff is simply awesome. Beautiful hazy, bright ruby red with a frothy but short-lived light pink head. Huge aromas of fresh fruit, yeast, and funk. Crazy carbonation. Probably one of the most carbonated beers I've ever had. In a good way. Great flavor and fantastic body. You get the strawberries, kiwi, and hibiscus if you search hard enough. I could drink this every day for many days at a time. Refreshing, delicious, sour, well-crafted. High quality beer in general and even better for the style.

Photo of srandycarter
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Slightly murky, honey with pink champagne , not much head to ring fast, not much cling. Pretty color, though.

S - A little funky and a lot of sour. Can't detect much malt, but smells great. Very fruity but the sour prevents cloy.

T - Sour bomb! Remind me of my homebrew kriek in that way, but has more depth. A little funk, a lot of sour, malt is there but takes a back seat.

M - Light to medium body, good carb, nice balance.

D - Wish I had more than the one bottle.

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours Pinkish red with a decent white head. Reduces to a ring and skim, and maintains it. Some splashes of lace.

Sour funk and some musty notes up front. I get the hibiscus big-time in this. I'm getting something else, could be the other fruit. It works.

Big sour bite up front, with lactic notes and some lemon. The fruit is there, it just isn't sweet. Hibiscus and strawberry and lots of acid.Very mild bitterness on the back end, almost like...strawberry seeds. Big pucker in the finish. As the palate clears, pure natural strawberry essence.

Lighter bodied. Acidic, mouth puckering. Good carbonation.

A wonderful, light, refreshing, complex brew. The fruit and added flavors work wonderfully, and add great complexity. Found this at Berman's in Arlington. Couple of bottles left.

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Ever Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
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