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Cape Codder Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 45
Gots: 26 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

Berliner Weisse style sour ale aged on Cape Cod cranberries and Florida oranges.
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Reviews by Maxwell:
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4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch #2, 4.8% ABV
The beer pours a cloudy pinkish red, with an opaque body and a tiny, spritzy head of white bubbles. There seems to be white, cloudy pulp within the beer’s haze, which I suspect is just the particles of cranberry and orange peel. The beer smells excellently citrusy with a lacto-pop and a touch of yogurt, it also sports a nice touch of cranberry, though that is regrettably muddled with the citrus scents. Strong scents of wheat flakes come through as well, heralding the amped up malt bill that was used for this beer. On the tongue, the beer is beautifully tart and acidic with a light, fruity sweet balance that helps the beer to pop in the mouth but not pucker. In comparison to Mainer Weisse (Night Shift’s last weisse release) the sour is much more under control and balanced, and the flavors are just beautiful. This beer sits very close to a classic Berliner in my mind, but also has the terrific fruit funk that establishes it as an American Weisse. The beer features strong lemon flavors that morph into beautiful orange juice with a pop of tart cranberry, lime, and just a touch of plastic acidity that I sometimes find in fruited weisses. Running strongly underneath all these flavors, and building as you sip, is the delicious flavor of wheat flakes, which is far stronger than in any other Night Shift weisse. This wheat flavor blends with the fresh fruit and provides a jammy taste, though not as much so as Everweisse did. In the mouth, the beer feels on the heavy side of light in body, with a strong carbonation and effervescence that adds to the beers crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. This beer has more weight than most other weisses I’ve tried, but I like that and wish more of the American Weisses sported this weight on the tongue. The subtle jam flavors are also delicious, and while the cranberry is a bit light in overall flavor, I still love its additions, as well as the orange peels. This is another great American Weisse from Night Shift, and one that I would happily sip in the heat of summer.

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750 received in trade... Pours a hazy pink... Sorta looks like watered down Strawberry Quik... Not necessarily a bad think. Pretty traditional Berliner qualities, tart lemon, lightly bready.. the cranberry IMO almost softens the Berliner notes and adds to the drinkability... there is a hint of orange zest that adds to the overall complexity and makes me appreciate it that much more.


Photo of angrybabboon
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Consumed 2/17/14

Appearance: Hazy, cloudy pink - the color vaguely reminds me of penicillin - pours with a big, frothy head - retains some wisps of a cap - decent head, but doesn't leave much lacing

Smell: Lots of weird, but good stuff going on - tart cranberries, cranberry flesh, and wood - some funk, a touch of vinegar, and a very light touch of acetone - some citrus, like oranges or grapefruits (but definitely not in a hoppy way)

Taste: More or less follows the aroma, with some charmingly weird flavors - cranberry flesh and some tart notes - some funk, with some light notes of vinegar - some wood, some citrus, and some general sourness - some Berliner/wheat strangeness, nicely refreshing

Mouthfeel: Light body, nicely carbonated, finishes tart and lightly sour

Overall: Made with real cod

This is a great Berliner weiss to start, and the cranberries adds some nice flavor. This is nicely tart and nicely refreshing. Definitely worth a try if you can find a bottle.

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Cape Codder Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.