Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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3.48/5 rDev +1.8%
Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that settles to sparse wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and grain aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat and sour lemon-like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the smell is lacking any indication of sourness and what sourness is coming across in the flavor is fairly subdued.
05-21-2013 02:38:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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
3.65/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
08-18-2012 22:43:18 | More by ChainGangGuy
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
3.54/5 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
3.3/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
10-05-2013 04:09:28 | More by mactrail
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
3.68/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
06-17-2012 21:53:28 | More by Halcyondays
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
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
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
3.48/5 rDev +1.8%
A: Pours a very hazy to cloudy deep golden yellow to copper in color with some glowing pale yellow when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to a thick film evenly covering the entire surface of the beer. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of wheat with lighter aromas of malts, lemon citrus, and a very light amount of sourness.
T: There is a stronger malt body than I was expecting for the style. Moderate amounts of tartness with hints of lemon and wheat.
M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly from the tartness.
O: The appearance of this beer is quite dark for the style when compared with other offerings. Doesn't really taste authentic to the style - a little too full bodied and malty. Enjoyable but not as light and refreshing as others in the style (and expectation). Easy to drink and definitely sessionable.
07-23-2012 21:49:44 | More by dbrauneis
3.13/5 rDev -8.5%
Enjoy By: 9.17.12
Pours a nice clean/clear golden light yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger foamy white head, not much sticky lacing left behind at all. The nose is mostly malty, slight hop note, citrusy. The taste is pretty tart, malty, with a slight hoppiness. Medium body. Overall, considering it is over 2 months old (Thanks Fucking SLS) I believe it is not fair to really judge this one, but I would not buy it again, and I have to get in the fucking business to start checking out fuckn' labels in the State Liquor Stores, their such FUCKING ASSHOLES!
11-22-2012 20:58:21 | More by Wasatch
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
Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.