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Mainer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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Mainer Weisse
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90
outstanding

111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 49
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
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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Reviews by donkeyrunner:
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%

In-between my dog's paw pads fleshy pink color beer with a bone China white head. Foam dissipates as quickly as is typical for these types of beers.

Smells like all encompassing tartness. Some cinnamon and blueberry too. Not too much blueberry though.

Tart, tart Warhead sour with some emerging cinnamon in back. I guess I can find some blueberry if I search. Maybe Night Shift was going for more of a tart wild blueberry effect.

Berliners are Night Shift doing what they do best and this is no exception. Despite the lack of blueberries the play between tart and cinnamon was unique and pleasant.

01-22-2014 00:29:57 | More by donkeyrunner
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-27-2014 19:48:46 | More by tectactoe
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

11-12-2013 00:19:39 | More by lordofthewiens
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-20-2013 22:11:55 | More by Janeinma
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-19-2013 20:10:25 | More by acurtis
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-30-2014 01:10:19 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.24/5  rDev -20.2%

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.

03-04-2014 01:23:35 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-23-2013 20:14:03 | More by Kegatron
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3/5  rDev -26.1%

12-31-2013 07:23:31 | More by beergorrilla
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-24-2013 20:15:57 | More by Kmlund
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-17-2013 01:03:30 | More by trevorpost
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

11-09-2013 05:01:08 | More by angrybabboon
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New York

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Michigan

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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-31-2013 01:46:58 | More by Zaphog
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Mainer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.