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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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BA SCORE
79
okay

156 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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:
9 IBU

First released in June 2012

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 06-17-2012)
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Photo of cosmicevan
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

bottle

cosmicevan, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

djrn2, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of fehrminator
3/5  rDev -12.3%

fehrminator, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
3.15/5  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.

ArrogantB, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of iwantsomerocks
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of the very-affordable 22oz bomber into a dogfish head pint glass.

After pouring, I get a single finger head that lingers all of about a minute or two. Color is an odd yellowish brown. Definitely darker than usual for Berliner Weisses.

Smell reminds me a lot of Budweiser. Very wheaty/malty smell. A tiny bit of a lemonish scent as well.

Tastes pretty solid actually. I'm digging the tartness on this. It's not very tart, but just enough to be refreshing. Even though the body itself isn't exactly balanced, I still like it. So there. My house, my rules.

Mouthfeel is OK. The carbonation isn't excessive, and it goes down smooth.

Overall, I like this. It's not as good as other berliner weisses out there, but at least it's a good prologue to the Anchorage Galaxy White IPA I'm about to indulge in. This is quite sessionable, and it's the only Full Sail I find myself liking. Cheers!

iwantsomerocks, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of John_M
2.38/5  rDev -30.4%
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.

John_M, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

ShemRahBoo, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

dbrauneis, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of fishguyac
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

fishguyac, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

metter98, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark yellow, with a bone-white finger of head. It's very hazy.

The aroma was wheaty, with biscuits, a faint acidic tone and very mild fruit-like tart aromas.

The taste was, as similar in the aroma, faintly tart and acidic, with a wheat taste and a rather biscuit/bread crust finish.

It's like, medium carbonation, with a fairly dry feel to it.

Easy drinking, fairly refreshing. However, it's average for the style and rather boring.

EgadBananas, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

twelveinches, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of jag21
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

jag21, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

SpeedwayJim, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17%

poiuytr, Jul 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

SFC21, Jul 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

iKrystin, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

strongaf, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

LiquidAmber, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

JAHMUR, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of jdense
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle from John's Marketplace PDX poured into De Proef Browerij flute 7.1.12.

One finger white rapidly dissipating head over straw gold clear body, champagne like effervescence quickly leading to some clinging bubbles on side of glass, and a few small bubbles rising from bottom of etched glass. The lacto is fairly prevalent in the nose, wet hay and a bit of sourness. Taste is a bit more tart than sour though the finish will make you pucker up, lemony, clean light wheat, no hops to speak of. Mouthfeel well on the light side of medium, about right for style, decent effervescence. Could have used some more conditioning but at this price point certainly a good value. Worth a try.

jdense, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

mdfb79, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of clearlydiluted
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

clearlydiluted, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of AndrewK
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

AndrewK, Jun 28, 2012
Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
79 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.