Ever Weisse - Night Shift Brewing
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4.05/5 rDev -4.9%
Thanks to John11486 for sharing this one at my tasting.
Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some berry and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and super easy to drink.
01-01-2013 02:49:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.29/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
08-29-2013 20:03:11 | More by MasterSki
4.31/5 rDev +1.2%
Bottle thanks to rudzud for sharing.
Nice big fizzy pink head fades fairly quickly with light spotty lacing, bright strawberry red colored beer very hazy.
Nose is very strawberry, fresh strawberry and straight up strawberry jam, very slight floral flowery like aroma and very very light wheat like, light earthy strawberry seed.
Taste stats quite tart, some soured strawberry and tons of fresh strawberry, strawberry jam, little sweet, nice acidic bite. There is a faint wheat but very light, soured wheat, flemmy too. I do get a faint kiwi but more earthy kiwi seed, actually I'm getting some nice kiwi flavor, but maybe no hibiscus. Finish is dry and flemmy, little sticky, tart, lots of strawberry lingering.
Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb, sticky and light acidity.
Overall really good beer for a fruit sour, but as a Berliner Weiss it's not quite there... I'm all for pushing the bounds of styles but this is way too far out there, very very barely even resembling a Berliner Weiss, but as a sour strawberry beer it's awesome.
06-07-2013 15:08:50 | More by jlindros
3.64/5 rDev -14.6%
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.
05-14-2014 19:58:04 | More by corby112
Ever Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.