Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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Reviews by snaotheus:
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
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3.08/5 rDev -9.9%
22 oz bottle. Pours clear light gold with a medium fizzy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.
The aroma is sweet honey malts with a little fruit and spice.
The flavor is sweet honey malts with a slight dry sour twang in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, it's an OK berliner weisse - a little on the sweet side.
10-17-2012 05:48:25 | More by Beaver13
3.54/5 rDev +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.
08-20-2013 00:35:01 | More by Jason
3.8/5 rDev +11.1%
22oz. bomber into a Sam Adams sensory glass. Shared by schen9303.
Pours a 1 finger white head that collapses quickly. Beer is a crystal clear pale copper. Spotty lace with no stick. Average for the style.
Skunky with a slight metallic tartness. Clean.
Opens slightly yeasty. Some lactic tartness. Wheat towards the end. Filmy, tart, dry finish. Real simple. Super refreshing.
Light bodied with high carbonation. Prickly and bubbly in the mouth and refreshing, dry, and tart going down. Clean finish with a slightly lingering, foamy aftertaste. So drinkable!
Super easy-to-drink offering that offers a simple flavor profile with a very refreshing, crisp mouthfeel. I could drink this all the time.
07-18-2012 01:08:52 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.58/5 rDev +4.7%
OK, this is a little too clean for a Berliner weiss, but it's a tasty summer beer nevertheless. The aroma is soft and bready with a toasted edge. Light caramel and more fresh-baked bread malts fill the flavor. There's a mild sour tang and it's pleasant enough, but this beer is too clean to be a true example of the style. Of course, you can just call it the American wheat version of a Berliner weiss and enjoy it for what it is.
08-13-2012 02:27:02 | More by tempest
3.2/5 rDev -6.4%
Poured out of the very-affordable 22oz bomber into a dogfish head pint glass.
After pouring, I get a single finger head that lingers all of about a minute or two. Color is an odd yellowish brown. Definitely darker than usual for Berliner Weisses.
Smell reminds me a lot of Budweiser. Very wheaty/malty smell. A tiny bit of a lemonish scent as well.
Tastes pretty solid actually. I'm digging the tartness on this. It's not very tart, but just enough to be refreshing. Even though the body itself isn't exactly balanced, I still like it. So there. My house, my rules.
Mouthfeel is OK. The carbonation isn't excessive, and it goes down smooth.
Overall, I like this. It's not as good as other berliner weisses out there, but at least it's a good prologue to the Anchorage Galaxy White IPA I'm about to indulge in. This is quite sessionable, and it's the only Full Sail I find myself liking. Cheers!
07-27-2012 00:12:46 | More by iwantsomerocks
3.63/5 rDev +6.1%
- Pours a light clear straw yellow brew with a very light finger of white head that has quickly settled to a medium sized sticky ring of lace, and a light dusting sitting over the brew. Overall a bit average. Not cloudy at all.
- This brew has a big Full Sail signature grainy brew aroma. Very bready, light cinnamon, biscuit, light grassy hop, and overall smells kind of like their pale ale. Perhaps brewed with the house yeast?
- At least the taste makes up for the aroma. This is actually a nice light drinking, light bittered, and rather perfectly 'tarted' Berliner Weisse. The aroma is reminiscent of their pale ale, but the flavor kind of turns the other way. A nice drinker for sure, and a nice hit for the summer. Wish I could get a 12-pack of cans like this for about $12. That's me just dreaming though.
Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- It's a bubbly light bodied drinker, and perhaps just a touch too bubbly for my taste and for my favorites of this style. It's a tiny bit drying because it seems to be a little more hopped than the like, and a little chewy even. Not bad.
- It's a solid beer for sure, and I like the tartness to it. It's not soured by any means, but contains that nice lemon-like zingy flare with a nice grainy wheat edge. Good representation of the style, though I would love to see it unfiltered and ready for a dash of syrup perhaps?
08-04-2012 04:31:28 | More by Docer
3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
07-29-2013 05:50:40 | More by vickersspitfire
3.08/5 rDev -9.9%
Pours a dark yellow, with a bone-white finger of head. It's very hazy.
The aroma was wheaty, with biscuits, a faint acidic tone and very mild fruit-like tart aromas.
The taste was, as similar in the aroma, faintly tart and acidic, with a wheat taste and a rather biscuit/bread crust finish.
It's like, medium carbonation, with a fairly dry feel to it.
Easy drinking, fairly refreshing. However, it's average for the style and rather boring.
07-21-2012 23:40:24 | More by EgadBananas
3.3/5 rDev -3.5%
22 picked up at the COOP tonight.. putting some finishing touches on a box that goes out tomorrow... Poured into my slim tulip... the brew is slightly hazed pale golden... short lasting white head...
Plenty of wheat malt in the nose... lemony.. and a bit of lactic notes that seem more like a dosing more than a sour mash... just not enough sour punch.
A "twang" up front.. but that quickly melts into bready/lite toast... very drinkable and approachable in the heat...
I am very happy that this is a low ABV Berliner style... The lesser body makes it more authentic... but I still doubt a sour mash with this one..
I dig this one despite my above negatives... I will buy and enjoy it until it is off shelves... and I hope I will have some stashed for the future.
06-26-2012 07:36:16 | More by JohnGalt1
3.65/5 rDev +6.7%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light orange straw amber. Minimal head, but a ring around the glass with slight slippery lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, light citrus and a lactic hint. Flavor starts with tart lemony wheat and develops into a light biscuit malt, wheat and lemon. The tartness is dominant, and other flavors are subdued. Light bodied, but nice mouth feel with sharp active carbonation. A refreshing, understated weissbier with a balanced amount of lactic tartness.
07-06-2012 03:05:24 | More by LiquidAmber
3.53/5 rDev +3.2%
A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, unlike most of the beers in this style.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sourness in the nose from the lactic acids.
T: Like the smell, the taste has a light amount of sourness—although this stands out given the light bodied nature—and also has notes of wheat and hints of lemon.
M: The beer is light-bodied and rather tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I could easy drink this beer all day long. It is a nice sessionable beer for the summer months. This beer is quite refreshing but the lemony flavors almost make it seem like fruit syrup has already been added to the beer.
07-22-2012 18:39:32 | More by metter98
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
Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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