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Mainer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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Mainer Weisse
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90
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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 51
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Thorpe429, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Texasfan549, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

SocalKicks, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Kegatron, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Ricky for sharing.

Light fizzy head fades quickly to nothing, super hazy pink purple like color.

Nose lots of vinegar, acetic acid, blueberry skin and stem, little gym sick funk generic berry like, little juicy fruit, very light sour malt and plenty of sour fruit, some light funk almost grain and wheat but not completely.

Taste is super sour, like mouth watering and tongue buckling acetic acid super vinegar sour, some gym sock funk, acid burn, some fruit, tart berry stem tannic fruit, sour green blueberry and some light blueberry flavor. Finish is dry and very flemmy, sour tart fruit, more acidic bite, tongue buckling sour and acid burn, more tart berry fruit.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, super sour tart and funky, acidic bite, lighter but decent carb.

Overall it's hard to drink, it has so much sour and acidic bite, nice tartness and funk, a bit too much on the gym sock funk too, nice tart fruit but not a lot of blueberry, just so hard to really like this despite how good it could be.

jlindros, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

beernads, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

XmnwildX12, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of corby112
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.

corby112, May 14, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a matching Night Shift stemmed glass. The brew appears pink in color with a white head that holds nicely for the style. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger.

The smell is bright and fruity with some notes of unidentifiable berry. Suggestions of vinegar with almosy a briney olive aspect that is strange.

The taste is acedic with minor vinegar notes instead of that clean, lemony lactic character I look for in a good berliner. It is somewhat footy to cheesy and very bitey with fruity hints. A mild tannic bite is present across the back with some cinnamon bark flavor.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. This is a very, very sour brew yet fruity and unique/interesting. The acedic aspects coupled with brine and vinegar make this more harsh than drinkable unfortunately.

stakem, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BARFLYB, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Gonzoillini, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Kelp, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Zaphog, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

iL0VEbeer, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ShanePB, Dec 19, 2013
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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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

eawolff99, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

LoveStout, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

tectactoe, Mar 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

BGsWo22, Oct 21, 2013
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2.2/5  rDev -45.7%

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.

cpetrone84, Sep 27, 2014
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.

lordofthewiens, Nov 12, 2013
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Mainer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.