Cape Codder Weisse - Night Shift Brewing

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 43
Gots: 21 | 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:
Berliner Weisse style sour ale aged on Cape Cod cranberries and Florida oranges.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Batch # 2. Bottled on 1/20/14.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, cranberry, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain and cranberry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid slightly sour cranberry aspect in the aroma and flavor.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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.


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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of AlexFields
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear reddish wood color, like an herbal tea or something, has a thin head to start with and it fades to just the rim pretty quickly.

Smells of tart fruit, some kind of berry, hints of citrus too, something acidic like orange juice maybe. Mild vinegar note too.

Pretty damn tart up front, some lightly sweet vinegary flavor buried under there, good amount of dry berry fruit character that is now more recognizable as cranberry, oranges noticeable too, the fruit doesn't exactly jump our but it's definitely the dominant flavor. Puckering sour.

Carbonation is too low and sourness too high for this to be as refreshing as a berlinerweiss should be, but if you think of it more as a still cranberry lambic it's not so bad. :)


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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Jwale73
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours the color of ruby grapefruit juice with a hazy clarity and a voluminous, pink-tinted head. Nose expresses yeast, bready notes and a suggestion of citrus. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a tart cranberry. Mouthfeel is light and lively with quite a bit of astringency. Overall, a very good beer but I prefer my Berlinner-weissbiers a bit cleaner and lemony.

Photo of cpetrone84
2.8/5  rDev -30.5%

Pour is insanely cloudy and murky dark peach with pale peach edges and a white head. Nose has a bit of lactic acid, musky fruits, light rubber, faint berry. Taste is cleaner, just a hint of lacto cream, lots of peach skin mixed with hint of tart cranberry. Creamy body, moderate carbonation. Not really dry, body is a bit creamy.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 2 from January 2014, last years sour futures program. Enjoyed from a night shift wine glass.

a - brew pours an almost grapefruit pink. Really murky. Thin fizzy head that hung out for a while as new fizz bubbled up to the surface to replace the former, now dissolved fizziness.

s - nose is cranberry and lacto. Soft and crisp and focused.

t - really nice tart cranberry. Totally hits the spot on this wonderful spring afternoon. Great Berliner with really nice flavoring.

m - soft carb not nearly as fizzy as it looks. Easy drinking on a sunny afternoon.

o - overall, another winner in the Weisse category for night shift. These beers are all great.

Photo of jbaker67
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Cape Codder Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
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