Mainer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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87
very good

27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 246
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 56
Gots: 32 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rowingbrewer on 12-23-2012

Berliner weisse style beer aged on wild Maine blueberries and cinnamon sticks.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 27 | Hads: 246
Reviews by rowingbrewer:
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a blueish purple color with a pink head. The smell is lactic sour with a definite blueberry smell and hints of cinnamon. The flavor is very similar to the smell with the sourness coming through the most with hints of blueberry and just a touch of cinnamon. I was not sure how cinnamon was going to work in this sour but it integrated really well with the blueberries. The mouthfeel is lite dry very well carbonated. Overall this is a great beer, and while not a traditional take on the style I am beginning to enjoy the fruited Berliners more and more. Just saves the time of adding syrup. (605 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
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. (418 characters)

Photo of JakerLou
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccurrid
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of roostor07
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of schinebd
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml capped bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger foamy dark pink colored head with low retention. Beer is a stunning, dark clear purple. Lacing is very spotty with no stick and thin legs. Average but the color is amazing.

Nose is sweet and tart blue and blackberry. Seedy with blueberry syrup overtones. A nice spiciness tickles the nose. Very aromatic and enticing.

Opens tart and seedy blueberry sweetness. A bit of plastic and cardboard in the beginning is a little awkward. Tart fruit pulp and skin in the middle with a spicy sweet finish. Puckeringly dry fruit-forward aftertaste. Solid but the cinnamon is completely missing.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and aggressive in the mouth and goes down sparkling, crisp and dry. Finishes filmy with a dry, tart aftertaste. Excellent.

I love the Night Shift berliner series and this beer is a great representative of it. Fruit forward, good balance and very drinkable. Definitely worth trying. (1,004 characters)

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RAlmeida77
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
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. (479 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of beergorrilla
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of robgage
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Spigs
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of OtisCampbell
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Mainer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.