Mainer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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Mainer Weisse
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 53
Gots: 20 | 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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Reviews by corby112:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think Night Shift has found its niche. They brew some beautiful Berliner weissbiers.

This one was poured into a snifter and had the color of a slightly rose wine. There was no head or lace, but the color was striking.

Sweet, fruity aroma. A little spice. Funky oak.

Blueberry taste. Cinnamon, but not a lot of spice to it. Tannins.

Sweet and tart. To me, one of their tartest. I thought the cinnamon worked well.

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.24/5  rDev -20%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mtbdonn
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of angrybabboon
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for picking this up at the brewery and now sharing it

Consumed 11/8/13

Appearance: An interesting pink color - some interesting peach tones with some light purple - hazy - pours with a small, white head, fades to absolutely nothing, doesn't leave lacing (due to the lack of head)

Smell: Tart and funky - some big tart notes, blueberry flesh, and some vinegar - funkiness vividly reminds me of Somer Weisse (maybe the house yeast, maybe the house barrels) - definitely interesting, with some interesting fruit - some serious blueberry skin, with blueberry flesh, minus the fruity sweetness - some nice wood

Taste: Sour, tart, funky, and fruity - damp, wet lactic sour, and some more tart, bright acidic sour - some funky mustiness - the blueberries are very interesting here - some tartness from the sourness, and some berry tartness - some berry flesh as well, very fresh - cinnamon was not particularly notable in the aroma, but it's definitely in the taste - the cinnamon works very well with the blueberries and the tartness - some pale malts in the background, some light bread

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth, low carbonation actually works pretty well, finishes very tart

Overall: 1) Make blueberry pie; 2) abandon and let ferment; 3) ???; 4) Profit

This is quite a charming Berliner Weiss. It's tart and funky, with some nice blueberry notes. At times this kind of walks the line between a sour and a Berliner Weiss. And that's not a bad thing.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Mainer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
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