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
4.25/5 rDev +24.3%
Served from the bottle into a tulip glass
A- Poured a very clear light golden color with tons of streaming carbonation, pretty big fluffy/soapy head that stuck around but left no lace
S- Big white grape, peach, apricot, lemon, and some white wine flavors make a very aromatic and sweet aroma
T- Lots of white grape, peach, and apricot flavors, some lemon. A nice tartness to it, but not as sour as many others I have had in the style
M- Super light mouthfeel, lots of prickly carbonation. This really goes down like water, it is refreshing, but not really much body at all
O- Great blend of fruit flavors in this beer with a really nice tartness. This would be a great introductory sour beer. The body of this beer is super light, great on a really hot day, but on any other day the body could be underwhelming.
09-04-2012 02:26:33 | More by Hoptometrist
4.16/5 rDev +21.6%
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.
09-30-2013 23:42:50 | More by allengarvin
4.03/5 rDev +17.8%
A-Pours a translucent honey color. Head is quite thin. It doesn't even span the entire body of the beer. Head leaves random lines of lacing.
S-Light tartness. Green apples and wheat. Light spice. Overall aroma is faint. But there definitely is a nice tart aspect.
T-The tartness isn't intense but it is noticeable, and dare I say quite attractive. A bunch of unripened green apples. Wheaty and lightly spiced. They actually did a really good job here. I wasn't expecting the tartness to be as noticeable as it was.
M-Light but there is some respectable body. Lively carbonation. A bit sticky. Quite drinkable.
O/D-Couldn't pass up on a cheap Berliner. Full Sail did a great job on this unique style. At under $5 a bomber, this was a decent deal too. I thought this was pretty awesome. Underrated.
09-24-2012 21:29:10 | More by VelvetExtract
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
3.98/5 rDev +16.4%
A - Poured out a hazy, pale golden yellow color with a small, fizzy, egg shell white head. It left very little lacing on the glass.
S - It smelled yeasty and tart with green apple notes. Some wheat-like aromas, too.
T - Good tart green apple flavor. A slight yeasty spiciness with some cracked wheat flavors. A touch of caramel sweetness.
M - Very crisp and sharp with just a slight pucker factor. A light to medium bodied ale.
O - This is a refreshing and tasty Berliner Weiss. I really enjoyed this brew.
08-28-2012 23:51:13 | More by zeff80
3.93/5 rDev +14.9%
The body appears pale yellow and slightly hazy with a a decent, lasting white head. There is a bread-like aroma to the beer along with a slight tang. A powerful citrus tang and sourness dominates the taste. The body comes across as light, sharp, clean with a very soft effervescence from the carbonation.
I can't positively say how close this is to the Berliner Kindl that I used to drink back in the mid-80s when living in Berlin, but it's seems like a faithful stab at the style to the best of my recollection. Perhaps about more sour than the Kindl, but definitely hitting the style description as listed in BA. A nice alternative to a traditional German hefeweizen.
08-17-2012 23:50:36 | More by beergoot
3.86/5 rDev +12.9%
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.
08-17-2013 05:56:22 | More by hitter114
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
3.8/5 rDev +11.1%
consumed on 7/18, while I was "on Hiatus." picked up locally. enjoyed from my better half goblet. something seemed right about having this beer in the afternoon on Wednesday when i took off work to hang with my wife for her bday. maybe it was the 90+ degree day? either way, been dying to try this since i have been very into the style lately and at less than $5 a bomber how can ya go wrong?
a - brew poured a hazy orange. if i really tried i could see through it, but it was hazy. decent 2 fingers worth of bubbly head that fizzled away rasonably quickly leaving a thin skin of bubbles on the surface of the beer. lacing was chunky but sparse, kind of looked like little bursts of chunks. i could even see some visible carbonation creeping from the bottom of the glass to the top.
s - lemon peels and pilsner malts. wheat and some orange peel grassiness.
t - calm and serene. soft lemon juice and grass. not really tart at all, but there are some subtleties of tartness on the finish.
m - crisp and brisk. extremely refreshing.
o - overall, a rather tame and timid berliner. extremely refreshing and laid back. built for the warm weather and daytime drinking. pretty impressive.
08-01-2012 02:01:43 | More by cosmicevan
3.8/5 rDev +11.1%
From 06/30/12 notes. A 22 oz berliner for $4.49 off the shelf? Yes please. Served in my Duvel tulip.
a - Pours a hazy golden brown color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells like sweaty gym socks. Smells of funk, sour fruits, yeast, and wheat. Wheat is heavy, as is the lactic funk.
t - Tastes or sour fruits, sour citrus, lemon, wheat, grains, light funk. Better than the nose; more sour fruit and citrus.
m - Light body and high carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall a pretty nice berlinerweiss; cool to see them doing things like this. The nose is definitely a bit funky, while the taste has more sour citrus and lemon. Wheat is present throughout, and it is easy to drink. Would have it again.
07-01-2012 13:41:42 | More by mdfb79
3.8/5 rDev +11.1%
Chris's Summer Delight is the color of a dirty sunset, a cloudy, yellow-orange gradient with a big, soapy, lacy white head. There is not much of an aroma, but it smacks lightly of wheat, tart lemon and white grapes, almost like a Chardonnay. The flavor is similar (light graininess and wheat, some fruitiness), but with a puckering sourness more in the vein of Sour Patch Kids and lemon juice than most sour beers. Summer Delight is extra dry and refreshing, and is a good palate cleanser -- it would pair well with light salads and seafood or mild cheeses like Havarti or fruit-laden goat cheese. (I paired it with gummy worms. It was good. Don't judge.)
Read the full review at http://vittlesandbrews.blogspot.com/2012/09/full-sail-berliner-weiss.html
10-07-2012 18:24:48 | More by Butzen
Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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