Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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4.25/5 rDev +24.3%
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).
05-28-2014 22:16:11 | More by utfiero
2.25/5 rDev -34.2%
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.
05-20-2014 20:47:10 | More by ryan1788a5
3.16/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
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.
02-25-2014 04:00:03 | More by bmwats
4/5 rDev +17%
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.
01-25-2014 01:13:32 | More by snaotheus
2.8/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
11-21-2013 00:43:30 | More by twiggamortis420
2.68/5 rDev -21.6%
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.
10-15-2013 03:49:11 | More by kojevergas
3.24/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
10-12-2013 00:18:58 | More by ssteakley
Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.