Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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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
2.38/5 rDev -30.4%
Wow, what a dud of a beer from Full Sail. On tap at beermongers last night.
The beer pours a bright gold color with decent head retention and light lacing. Alas, this was to be as good as things would get for this beer. On the nose I get very little, just some wheat and very light sour. On the palate, this beer is a complete train wreck. The beer tastes like a bland, standard american wheat, with some barely noticeable underlying sour. Also, the sour flavor seemed to be almost completely separate from the wheat flavor, as if this was meant to be a wheat beer, with the brewer adding a cup of lemon juice to the mix as an afterthought. Mouthfeel is similarly unimpressive, with the beer coming across as dull and almost flat.
The bartender confirmed that the beer has not sold well at beermongers and has not been a popular beer with his customers. I can see why. I've been a big fan of FS beers over the years, especially the brewmaster reserve series. This is easily the worst beer I can ever recall having from FS.
07-26-2012 18:02:06 | More by John_M
2.48/5 rDev -27.5%
I have waited a long long time to get my hands on this. I desired this beer since I first heard about it back when it was a brewpub draft-only offering. I was super excited to hear it was getting bottled and owe many thanks to the generous BA who sent this my way.
Poured into a Berliner bowl, the brew appears a surprisingly dark color for the style which is copper in color with a finger of white froth. The cap fades slow supported by a stream of rising bubbles. Some patchy lacing effect hangs on the glass.
The aroma is as malty as you might guess based on the looks. Hints of caramel or toffee malt sweetness are upfront with hints slightly like corn as it breathes through the nose. A faint suggestion of apple and pear are stretching afterthoughts in the aromatics.
The taste has a bit of caramel to toffee sweetness overtop a mild buttery diacetyl note and almost a adjunct lager sort of corny sweetness (or better yet malt extract sort of residual unfermentables.) As it warms up, a slight pear to apple cider note emerges.
This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is surprisingly malty and lacking in tartness for the style. There is no alcohol inclusion which is fitting but just not enough positive things to say about this. This was quite a let down and had some things both going on and missing about it to make it not worth seeking out. I am glad I got a chance to try this but I would not drink it again...and it pains me to say that. The price point is nice on this bottle, it just isnt fitting for thr style.
06-24-2013 18:11:50 | More by stakem
2.55/5 rDev -25.4%
Tasted 15 July 2012, reviewed from notes. Not many berliner weisses available around here, and I love them as a summer beer. So I couldn't pass up this inexpensive bottle.
Pours a medium golden yellow, clear, with 1 finger of white head. Good retention and lacing, and tons of visible carbonation.
Smell is pretty funky, with a faint corny grain smell.
Taste is pretty flat - watery with a bit of funky tart. Not really what I look for from a Berliner weiss. Want more substance, more fill, not just that mini sour kick.
Mouthfeel is good. Tingly carbonation, light body, fairly water, with a quick dry finish.
I really like this style, but this one didn't do it for me. Not bad, but not great. Taste is flat and empty compared to others I've had.
08-10-2012 07:57:07 | More by zeledonia
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
2.7/5 rDev -21.1%
A- Slightly cloudy with a quickly disappearing head, although there is nice lacing.
S- Smells like un-malted wheat
T- The taste makes up for the smell with it's acidic, tart taste. Slightly like a cider. Quite sour.
M- Very coating feel, slightly oily
O- Something quite interesting. I would drink it on occasion, not a session beer or one i would seek out.
08-05-2012 02:00:15 | More by ginemesis
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
2.85/5 rDev -16.7%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a footed highball glass.
Appearance: It poured with good head, nice white, fluffy, stuck around long enough to enjoy. Not much lacing. Nice golden yellow color, not much opacity, it looks like a light weissbier.
Smell: On the sweet side with low hops and nice wheat notes. Nothing extraordinary.
Taste: Light sweetness with light honey, wheat taste, some spice notes. Light tartness. Medium sourness is pronounced with swishing. Balance between sweet and sour is missing.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Works for me.
Overall, not a great weissbier, just okay.
10-28-2012 01:47:52 | More by BAS
2.88/5 rDev -15.8%
22oz : tulip
Clear golden with a thick, foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly.
Not much tartness in the nose. More of a clean, crisp maltiness. The tartness does come through in the taste.
Medium body with low, prickly carbonation.
A decent beer, but very one dimensional overall, a bit disappointing.
09-10-2012 08:43:35 | More by vkv822
2.9/5 rDev -15.2%
Pouring a hazy, murky orange with a thin, white head that falls off to a ring leaving little lacing, this looks like any other BW. The nose is EXTREMELY grainy and wheaty, smelling almost wholly of wheat with a hint of sulfur and some grape notes. The palate opens moderately tart with a yogurty, lactic tartness, with plenty of wheat and grain husk. Extremely disjointed and utterly lacking in structure, this is a very poor example of the style. A touch of sulfur is present. Light in body and crisply carbonated this beer has a drying, yogurty lactic finish. Meh
08-08-2013 04:55:29 | More by DefenCorps
Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.