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

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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

146 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%


Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
9 IBU

First released in June 2012

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 06-17-2012)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
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Pegasus

Texas

3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 02:15:44 | More by Pegasus
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 04:00:03 | More by bmwats
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +9%

02-16-2014 04:00:03 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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snaotheus

Washington

4/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 01:13:32 | More by snaotheus
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magnusdave

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-13-2014 03:13:58 | More by magnusdave
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 00:43:30 | More by twiggamortis420
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

11-18-2013 07:12:37 | More by Erik-P
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Musineer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-10-2013 02:53:00 | More by Musineer
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SCZ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-23-2013 08:58:46 | More by SCZ
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Mphis

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-23-2013 05:07:08 | More by Mphis
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DillanWeems

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-20-2013 05:31:48 | More by DillanWeems
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-18-2013 20:25:55 | More by ummswimmin
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

10-16-2013 23:08:08 | More by mdaschaf
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kojevergas

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -22.1%
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-

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 03:49:11 | More by kojevergas
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mrebeka

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

10-12-2013 20:09:55 | More by mrebeka
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ssteakley

Washington

3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 00:18:58 | More by ssteakley
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-09-2013 16:34:58 | More by mattsander
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GMB

Japan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-06-2013 22:13:40 | More by GMB
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mactrail

California

3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 04:09:28 | More by mactrail
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Zach122

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-03-2013 04:30:02 | More by Zach122
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-03-2013 03:56:52 | More by deschutes_fan
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allengarvin

Texas

4.16/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 23:42:50 | More by allengarvin
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 03:34:28 | More by MattSweatshirt
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n00blar

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

09-20-2013 03:44:23 | More by n00blar
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Geuzedad

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-13-2013 21:47:48 | More by Geuzedad
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Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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