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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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63 Reviews

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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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Reviews: 63 | Hads: 161
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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 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 mactrail
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.


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Photo of Jason
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

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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 dbrauneis
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of stakem
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

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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 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 Wasatch
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. Bomber
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!

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Photo of John_M
2.43/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.


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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 flagmantho
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a touch of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam without much retention at all. Nothing special.

Smell: aroma of damp, spent grain and a little hint of tartness. There's a hint of floral character here as well. I like Berliner weissbiers a lot, but this doesn't entice me at all.

Taste: more interesting than the aroma. Right off the bat is a piquant tartness, followed by a grainy malt flavor and a little bit of a sticky sweet finish. A cereal-like character finishes out the experience. Perhaps not the best in the world, but I like the tartness level.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and a good, mouth-filling effervescence. Quite good.

Overall: this beer has some flaws, but it has a good tartness and a decent feel.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

bomber into a tulip. best by sept 2013

pours a hazy off yellow with a good head that dissipates incredibly fast. smell is mildly tart with a malt character. not bad. taste is a bit disappointing. not much tartness at all to this one, some, but not much. the wheat taste is prevalent. ehh, its alright. light bodied with medium carbonation. decent drinkability.

overall not the best berliner weiss, but serviceable. wouldnt buy another.

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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 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 DefenCorps
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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Photo of ccrida
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is clear gold with a big white head made by a steady spritz of bubbles. Rocky, foamy lace.

Smell is fruity and a little tart.

Taste is pretty mild, just a lactic tartness, which is quite refreshing, but very simple. There's a hint of graininess to remind me it's beer, but it's really a simple, water, tarty drink. Not as estery as it smell, which is a bit of a bummer, as it would have added a second note of flavor.

Mouthfeel is very light, spritzy.

Drinkability is fine, it's a guzzler, very refreshing, just not one to instill much reflection.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sample I got fizzed like the dickens, but not for too long once I got some into a mug. Aroma has a strong fruity, yeasty overtone with a tart apple note and a woody hint of hops. It pours a slightly hazy solar yellow with a thick, if not too persistent, fluffy white head. Flavor is quite tart, mainly fruity with a hint of malt - drinks more like a cider than a beer, still crisp and refreshing. Texture has average body and fizz. OK, not Full Sail’s best, but a decent effort.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.82/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle $4.49. Bright yellow with a couple bubbles. Smell is a mix of cardboard and wheat. Flavor is the most subtle tarness, wheat, hint of lacto? Surely not. Extremely easy to drink but as far as the style this is disappointing overall. Oh well, at least it was cheap.

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