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Mainer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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Mainer Weisse
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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 53
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Berliner weisse style beer aged on wild Maine blueberries and cinnamon sticks.

(Beer added by: rowingbrewer on 12-23-2012)
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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Batch # 4. Bottled 10/15/13.

Pours a hazy light reddish-brown with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with grain, blueberry, cinnamon, and chlorine aromas. Taste is much the same with sour blueberry, cinnamon, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but there is an odd chlorine smell that is a bit off putting at first.

Serving type: bottle.

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of cpetrone84
2.2/5  rDev -45.5%

Pour is faintly hazed pure orange with no head. Nose has a ton of plastic, very off aromas, odd spice, def not cinnamon. No blueberry in the nose whatsoever, tons of acetic. Taste is root beer that burns, faint cinnamon, plastic, sweet sugars and citric acid, high carb, heavier body. Extremely sour and burning around the outside of the mouth.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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2/5  rDev -50.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to callmemickey for sharing.

Pours a hazy pink grapefruit color with a one finger white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Strong cinnamon component in the nose but I'm not picking up much blueberry. Slightly solvent/acetic but not too harsh with some citrus acidity, sourdough bread and wheat character. Truer to style than the other two I've tried(Somer and Ever). Some darker fruit comes out as it warms but the aroma is still dominated by spice and citrus.

Tart and puckering with strong sour acidity and slight acetone character. Not too harsh or solvent like though. Spicy cinnamon adds a nice touch to the bread/yeast, wheat and acidic flavors . Slight mineral quality in the finish but again, I'm not picking up much blueberry. A bit one dimensional but the cinnamon is a nice touch and a unique take on the style. Slightly harsh but decently drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Mainer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.