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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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Reviews: 63
Hads: 161
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 06-17-2012


First released in June 2012
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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!!!

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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).

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of beergoot
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.


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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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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

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Photo of woosterbill
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber, courtesy of Hopstoopid120. Thanks, man!

A: Hazy pale amber body with a thin, coarse white head. Ok.

S: Pretty standard: light, grainy wheat on top of a bit of tart lactic acid in the background. Uninspired, but ok.

T: Follows the nose precisely - tart, grainy wheat dominates, with the light lactic sourness playing a solid supporting role. Clean and refreshing, which is what this style is all about. Pretty good.

M: Light-bodied with soft, light carbonation to match.

O: Not in any way exciting or interesting, but a pretty darn solid example of the style. I just so happened to review it on a hot summer day, and it kinda hit the spot.


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Photo of Teleweizen2
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a surprisingly clear golden honey color. Two fingers worth of Bubbly, frothy white foam on top quickly dissipates to a ring around the rim.

S - the nose is full of sweet banana peel, and strong yeasty, bready notes. A light peppery spice character hangs in the background along with a touch of lemon zest.

T - Light flavors up front. Flakey crackers mostly. Racy acidity enters shortly after. The center is round with a more bready, yeasty character. Hints of sweet banana fruit character balance the mouthwatering acid. Long and strong  lemon pith finish.

M - smooth and round. Lighter side of medium bodied. High carbonation with tight scrubbing bubbles.

O - a refreshing summer beer. I could drink this all day long.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a soft pure white head, some solid lace.

S: Lemon, lactic acid, bread.

T: Nice crisp acidity. Again lots of lemon (Meyer lemon, with that hint of sweetness). Light notes of grapefruit zest. Tastes very much to style.

M: Light in body, crisp and very refreshing. Sparkling carbonation, with a nice backing acidity.

O: Not the most complex Berliner in the world, but it is very much to style in ABV and taste. Plus at less than $4 a bomber, the price is right for those who want to get into this style, which for some reason is much more expensive than it should be.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, delicate golden-hued body with an inch-plus head of white foam.

Smell: Cereal grains and wheat soaked leisurely in sour lemon juices with a yogurt-esque lactic hint enveloping it.

Taste: A touch of sweetened grains, then a lemony, citrusy twang pops on the tongue. Light vegetal tones. The lactic quality is there, but it's pretty mild not quite allowing for a full-on pucker (or even a near-pucker grimace). Some minerals and more of the mild lactic character on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: I found it to be both pleasant and quite refreshing, which was what I was looking for in this beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of harrymel
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by 17SEP12

Really surprised to see this beer from this brewery. Figured Widmer would have taken the front in the geography (and slaughtered the style).

Pours a delicate light yellow with the slightest diaphanous overcast. Fleeting foam atypical of the style. Smells of wheat, co2, lemon must, hay and some hints of lactic acid. Light and crisp smelling. Lightly tart with a wheaty sweetness and finishing corn flavors. The tartness is upfront and surprisingly transient. The finish is longer than I had anticipated with grain and grass with a hint of dry tartness (like I just swallowed some plain yogurt). A little heavy for the style with moderate carb and a wet finish. Clocking in at 4%, this is on the low end for US Berliner's, but the high end for Berlin. I like this version, although I'm guessing it isn't natural lacto, nor is there any Brett, so the beer really does merit a "best by". Nonetheless, I'm not put out by the offering. Certainly worth the $5 I paid.

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Photo of IllNate
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale straw with good amount of white head and good retention. Sour nose with wheat malt and hint of apple. Taste follows with sourness and apple flavor, apple is less appealing than in the nose. Mouthfeel is light and smooth, sour is welcome on this hot summer night. Overall a good attempt at a Berliner Weiss.

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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

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Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Docer
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (3.5)

- 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.

Smell: (3.0)

- 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?

Taste: (4.0)

- 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.

Overall: (3.5)

- 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?

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Photo of pmarlowe
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mdfb79 for this. Pint glass.

A: Pours crystal clear gold/straw with large bubbles. Looks like a lager. Half finger of pure white head which fizzles away pretty quickly, leaving a still head and ring and then just a still head.

S: Very mild apple and pear, some earthy funk, and wheat.

T: Wheaty, mild green apple tartness.

M: Palate-cleansing, medium carbonation and body.

O: Flavors are pretty good, though light, making this very drinkable. I'm not getting any citrus. I easily went through the entire 22oz myself. Pairs well with food, too (Indian in my case).

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