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Mainer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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Mainer Weisse
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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 49
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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Shaggy9356

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-12-2014 23:22:42 | More by Shaggy9356
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 20:17:03 | More by corby112
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Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Vermont

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Michigan

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Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -20%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. A little hazy. Small white head.

Smell - Vinegary acidity. Very sharp. A little fruity, but not what I'd called blueberries. Faint cinnamon.

Taste - Very sharp sourness. Vinegar. Again a faint berry flavor that isn't overtly blueberry. Cinnamon is strong in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very sour. Unpleasant at points. I don't love the Night Shift berliner profiles.

Overall - Too intense in the wrong areas for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 01:23:35 | More by Alieniloquium
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Mainer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.