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Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share)Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share)

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BA SCORE
79
okay

160 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 06-17-2012

9 IBU

First released in June 2012
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Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 63
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Gold with a slight haze under a pure white head. S: Lemon bread, light funk
T: Lemony tart with light bread.
F: Light, refreshing and very effervescent.
O: This is not as lemony and mouth puckeringly sour as some Berliner Weisse and it also has more malt and wheat character which for many, is a good thing.

Photo of DrMindbender
4.63/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Scored a six pack of bombers from a friend that aged them for 2+ years (drink by date of 9/12) because he didn't like them but didn't want to throw them away...needless to say, this beer has aged very well!!!

Photo of utfiero
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- light hazy gold. Medium head.

Aroma- earthy, grainy with lemon zest and hint of radish.

Taste- An interesting and complex brew. Starts tart yet clean like a mild sour Flemish ale with hint of lemon, then turn clean and almost lager like but finishes with a mild lingering wheatiness. A truly unusual and complex brew unlike anything we've had before. Don't drink too cold. Another in the Brewer's Share series.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

Photo of ryan1788a5
2.3/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a tawny color with surprising clarity. Cloudy is expected here. Bubbly white head holds for a little while at and inch in height,but eventually falls. No lacing.

S: Grainy and bready on the nose. Mild grape skin aroma and a mild acidic tartness. Very bland.

T: Lemony tartness up front. Tart white grape. Papery oxidation. This is quickly overtaken by wheaty, doughy, bready, and cereal grains. Finish is more of the same.

M: Thin body. No real substance at all. Tight carbonation brings a very light and soft scrub.

O: This bottle is over a year old, but I've heard of Berliners lasting up to a couple of years. At least the ones that actually use Brett. This did not hold up, but even still I doubt it was very good in the first place. Not tart enough and seriously lacking substance all around.

Photo of bmwats
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a wine glass.

A: Golden hue. Light carbonation. Slight bubbly head, quickly settles leaving nothing. No lacing.

S: Banana, honey, and yeast.

T: Yeasty with a slight bit of fermented raspberry, tinged with a hint of sweetness.

M: Light and crisp. Feels a bit shallow. Washed-out finish.

D: Sessionable.

Atmosphere is okay. No real head or lacing. Nose is light tropical fruit and bread. Yeasty, with a little tart and sweet fruit. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pair of snifters. Fridge temp (maybe 40 F), 030-D-1-0257 is the bottle code. This is my first berliner weiss, so if I love it or hate it...take that into account. I do like sours, and I love a good wheat beer, but not a fan of lagers or most German styles.

Pours clear golden with a very slight coppery tinge. Plenty of carbonation but not much head. Smell is slightly sour, lemony, wheaty, yeasty.

Taste strikes me right off as very sour, unsweetened lemonade comes to mind. My wife, on the other hand, thinks it's barely sour at all, which is very puzzling. A few more sips apparently lets me become more accustomed to the flavor, it seems richer and sweeter, but still a strong lemon flavor for me. It's very light and refreshing. Flavorful without being overpowering.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. I like this beer. I see why it might be a summer style. I find it refreshing and good.

Photo of twiggamortis420
2.82/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

22 oz bottle pours a crystal clear gold color with a large cap of frothy white head. Good retention and lacing, looks good at least.

Hmmmm, the first thing I got was a crackery malt akin to a lager, light sour notes when looking deeper.

Where to start? The malt seems a little too biscuity and not crisp enough, and the beer flavors in the background are quite watery. Not nearly sour enough either, just a light lemon squeeze is all I am getting. Its more like an unsweetened radler and less like a berliner. I'll easily finish my bomber, but even at the modest price of $5, I wont be going back for more. A shame too, because I would loooove to have an affordable , decently sour berliner available here.

Photo of kojevergas
2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with cool label and branded pry-off cap acquired at me local HEB Grocery and served into Cantillon stemware in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery and this beer's current 79 rating. 9 IBU. 4% ABV confirmed. Enjoy by: 12 2013.

Served cold, straight from me fridge, and allowed to warm slightly over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of dull white colour. Okay creaminess and thickness. Nice even consistency. Great even consistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is above average - about 3 minutes.

Body colour is a clear translucent yellow of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Appears well-carbonated.

A clean appearance. Within style conventions, but not unique or special. There are no obvious flaws. Pretty average, but I'm optimistic.

Sm: Lightly tart. Berries, lychee, wheat, clean barley, crystal malts, lemon citrus, crackery malts, a hint of green apple, maybe white wine. Any sourness is quite slight. I suspect just a bit of lactobacillus was used. Any hop presence is generic/floral. Not the most fragrant or developed aroma, but generally appealing. Light in strength.

No alcohol is detectable.

T: A kiss of lemon gets overwhelmed by unwelcome green apple. The body is comprised of wheat, crackery malts, and clean barley. Hop profile is muted, but I do get some vague floral character. A dash of lychee. Has a light tartness, but there's no real sourness. It's painfully simple for a berliner weisse, and some might even call it boring and/or bland. There's no real subtlety. It has a general uniform cohesion, but it's not gestalt. I wouldn't say it has a masterful balance, but there's nothing egregiously wrong. I'd like more of a fresh wheat body as well as more lemon. They really need to play up the tartness/sourness as well.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Shallow depth of flavour. Low intensity of flavour. Below average duration of flavour.

Pretty disappointing for a berliner weisse, but inoffensive.

Mf: Crisp and sharp from overcarbonation. Has a light bite to it. Smooth and wet. A bit too thick for the style. Too full-bodied as well. Suits the flavour profile decently, but doesn't seem custom-tailored specifically to it.

Not oily, harsh, astringent, buttery, gushed, hot, or boozy.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but very forgettable for the style. It's decently priced, but its painful simplicity and lack of anything remotely interesting make it a beer I wouldn't consider purchasing again. A very uninspired berliner weisse with little to offer fans of the style. Hard to hate, hard to love. Might be an okay introduction to the style.

C-

Photo of ssteakley
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Fruity smell, fizzy, tart finish, pretty crisp for sure. Not sure what occasion this seasonal Beer is for. A wedding? New Years? I am sure this one has a cult following but I am far away for sure. Think Champagne gone bad or some incomplete cider. I would pour it for friends just for fun to see their reaction.

Photo of mactrail
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A large white foam-up in the narrow Peroni glass with a golden color and plenty of spritz in the mouth. Very light body. Not too much aroma, just a hint of malt and Distinctly lemony but not overly sour. More of a citrus club soda taste than anything.

Tart and slightly woody. Plenty of suds as you sip. Quite drinkable, but not much complexity. I have to admit that it does seem to suggest adding something fruity and flavorful, or maybe mix it 50/50 with a Saison that needs some spritz, or a Hefeweizen that's on the sweet side. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in San Diego.

Photo of allengarvin
4.17/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Well, a rare style for microbrewers to try. Not even sure we're drinking it right to drink it straight up. A friend's father from Berlin insists on putting syrup in it (and for years, he's bought hefeweizen, because it's the closest thing you can usually find in the US). Even when you can get real weisse from Berlin, it doesn't travel well.

Well, it pours a slightly hazy gold, with very little head. The aroma is very good, offering lots of nice fruitiness, together with a nice underplay of malt. Flavor is right on, with a mild lactic sourness. Nowhere near Belgian sour beers, certainly. Bitterness is low. Nice yeasty fruitiness, and a plain maltiness.

Nice carbonation level, giving a spritzy mouthfeel. Could be a little more carbonated.

And, typical of the style, it's not all that good a beer to drink straight. It's not sour enough to be interesting, and doesn't offer much else. Would like to try this with woodruff syrup, though.

Photo of Pegasus
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear medium golden body, with just a hint of haze, surmounted by a coarse, rocky head, which soon fades to scattered archipelagos of foam. The lacing is in patchy clumps.

Aroma: Rather tangy with lemon juice and vinegar notes, although far milder than a typical sour beer. Aside from the sourness, there is a sturdy wheat malt background

Taste: Opens with a brief wave of wheat malt, soon followed by a strong lemon juice and vinegar presence. As the taste progresses, the tartness maintains its dominance, all the way to the close. The hop presence of nine IBUs is not detectible to my palate.

Mouth feel: A touch thin, with a bit of zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant and refreshing example well-suited to summer , and an opportunity to sample a very rare style. I wish I had some raspberry and woodruff syrup.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas for $4.19 plus tax for a twenty-two ounce bottle.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out with a sudsy white head that falls down quickly. The body is a slightly hazy gold.

The nose is wheat, pilsner like malt, touch of earth, and herb. Slight bright citric quality.

The taste follows the nose almost to a t just with some added tartness and a little more mustiness.

The body is light with moderate carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.

Amazing price point for a bomber and comes through with some nice character.

Photo of Jason
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber, release date known.

Bright white froth, hazed yellow straw hue. Hint of tartness in the nose, some bread, earthiness, mild funk and lemon pith as well. Thin bodied, ample crispness. Uniform tartness throughout, water crackers, muted hop, faintly musty, grainy, bone dry.

A pretty good go at the style, fun to drink though I wish it popped a bit more on the palate ... crispness and tartness. All in all a decent example of the style.

Photo of hitter114
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to tulip

A: Straw pale, a bit of amber up to the light, good lacing, a decent size white foam head that dissipated to almost nothing quickly

S: Smells like a beer gone bad, not great mostly sour... but thats the point right

T: Really nice a refreshing, got a zest and just a mild funk with some wheaty grassines matlyness then sour again in the after taste makes you drink really fast

M: tangy and bubbly, active enjoyable quenching

O: I don't mind fluffing this beer, I really enjoy it as a session able sour drinker. The thing that makes it really outstanding is the price. 5 bucks a bottle for a 22oz sour that is well made and refreshing and sessionable. Gets my vote, one of my favorite Full Sails.

Photo of DefenCorps
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pouring a hazy, murky orange with a thin, white head that falls off to a ring leaving little lacing, this looks like any other BW. The nose is EXTREMELY grainy and wheaty, smelling almost wholly of wheat with a hint of sulfur and some grape notes. The palate opens moderately tart with a yogurty, lactic tartness, with plenty of wheat and grain husk. Extremely disjointed and utterly lacking in structure, this is a very poor example of the style. A touch of sulfur is present. Light in body and crisply carbonated this beer has a drying, yogurty lactic finish. Meh

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This ale has a nice crystal clear body with medium carbonation and a thick white head that quickly thins into a layer of bubbles surrounded by some thick lacing. The aroma is filled with malts and grass tones with a nice touch of citrus fruits. It does smell light and refreshing. It’s light bodied and refreshing and very sour and that’s about all I get, maybe some granny smith apples and very, very mild wheat. It does go down well and is pretty refreshing.

Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

bomber into a tulip. best by sept 2013

pours a hazy off yellow with a good head that dissipates incredibly fast. smell is mildly tart with a malt character. not bad. taste is a bit disappointing. not much tartness at all to this one, some, but not much. the wheat taste is prevalent. ehh, its alright. light bodied with medium carbonation. decent drinkability.

overall not the best berliner weiss, but serviceable. wouldnt buy another.

Photo of stakem
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I have waited a long long time to get my hands on this. I desired this beer since I first heard about it back when it was a brewpub draft-only offering. I was super excited to hear it was getting bottled and owe many thanks to the generous BA who sent this my way.

Poured into a Berliner bowl, the brew appears a surprisingly dark color for the style which is copper in color with a finger of white froth. The cap fades slow supported by a stream of rising bubbles. Some patchy lacing effect hangs on the glass.

The aroma is as malty as you might guess based on the looks. Hints of caramel or toffee malt sweetness are upfront with hints slightly like corn as it breathes through the nose. A faint suggestion of apple and pear are stretching afterthoughts in the aromatics.

The taste has a bit of caramel to toffee sweetness overtop a mild buttery diacetyl note and almost a adjunct lager sort of corny sweetness (or better yet malt extract sort of residual unfermentables.) As it warms up, a slight pear to apple cider note emerges.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is surprisingly malty and lacking in tartness for the style. There is no alcohol inclusion which is fitting but just not enough positive things to say about this. This was quite a let down and had some things both going on and missing about it to make it not worth seeking out. I am glad I got a chance to try this but I would not drink it again...and it pains me to say that. The price point is nice on this bottle, it just isnt fitting for thr style.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that settles to sparse wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and grain aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat and sour lemon-like 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 but the smell is lacking any indication of sourness and what sourness is coming across in the flavor is fairly subdued.

Photo of tylerzander
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a crystal clear golden light orange/copper color, like a filtered apple juice, with a very brief pencil-thin white head that dissipates almost immediately, probably owing to the protein-degrading lactobacillus

S - a white grape/green apple acidity greets the nose at first sniff, with a mix of fresh hay grassiness and a sourdough breadiness - all fragrances you would expect and all welcome

T - kind of a restrained liquid sourdough bread taste with some slight green apple notes notes that remind me of drinking a fruit-flavored soda

M - very high carbonation gives the proper full mouthfeel to accompany the slight tartness; there's more of a lingering, persistent afterthought of a tart flavor rather than a smack you across the face tartness

D - like any good berliner weisse, this is a drinkable beer that one doesn't think before reaching for another sip - it's reflexively drinkable, though I would be more interested in a beer that was less objectionable: more tart and perhaps more funky with a little brett character, yet this is a berliner weisse for the masses and one can't fault a beer with that label

Photo of itsiilegal
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale ale appearance with khaki colored head.

Moldy lemons aroma, in a good way.

Tart moldy lemon and apple flavor. Mild on the cereal and strong on the tart compared to other Berliner Weisses.

Enjoyable dryness with mild astringency. Not particularly heavy or light in the mouth, on par for style.

Easy to enjoy, drink, and buy sour. At $5 price point it was a regular session sour. Favorite example of Berliner Weiss, albeit on the tart side for style. Wish Full Sail still made this.

Drank in pint glass or out of bottle
$4.99

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sample I got fizzed like the dickens, but not for too long once I got some into a mug. Aroma has a strong fruity, yeasty overtone with a tart apple note and a woody hint of hops. It pours a slightly hazy solar yellow with a thick, if not too persistent, fluffy white head. Flavor is quite tart, mainly fruity with a hint of malt - drinks more like a cider than a beer, still crisp and refreshing. Texture has average body and fizz. OK, not Full Sail’s best, but a decent effort.

Photo of beagle75
3.16/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a half-pint chalice.

A: Slightly hazy, medium golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Aggressively acidic and bready at first, but clean. Grain becomes husky over time but fruit qualities are notably absent.

T: Begins dry, with early tartness followed by wheat and sparse medicinal hops. Acidity drops off before the middle, exposing some rather plain, doughy base malt. The finish possesses a fine but distinct bitter thread with qualities of stale hops and some berry.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and a little grainy at times, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: Easy to drink, this beer tastes like a slightly malty soft drink rather than a real sour ale. It is saved by its smell, which seems respectable from top to bottom.

Photo of Bookseeb
3.07/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is golden light supporting a thin crisp head that dissipates quickly leaving no lace. Smell is light on the nose with malt, wheat and lemon citrus. Taste has the malt, wheat and a sour lemon that chases to the end. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. certainly wakes the mouth up with that punch of tart.

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Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
79 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.