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Mainer Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 56
Gots: 35 | FT: 5
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.
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Ratings: 211 | Reviews: 32
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3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Batch # 4. Bottled 10/15/13.

Pours a hazy light reddish-brown with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with grain, blueberry, cinnamon, and chlorine aromas. Taste is much the same with sour blueberry, cinnamon, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but there is an odd chlorine smell that is a bit off putting at first.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.61/5  rDev -10%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Mainer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.