Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 156 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.16/5 rDev +21.6%
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.
09-30-2013 23:42:50 | More by allengarvin
3.49/5 rDev +2%
Appearance: Clear medium golden body, with just a hint of haze, surmounted by a coarse, rocky head, which soon fades to scattered archipelagos of foam. The lacing is in patchy clumps.
Aroma: Rather tangy with lemon juice and vinegar notes, although far milder than a typical sour beer. Aside from the sourness, there is a sturdy wheat malt background
Taste: Opens with a brief wave of wheat malt, soon followed by a strong lemon juice and vinegar presence. As the taste progresses, the tartness maintains its dominance, all the way to the close. The hop presence of nine IBUs is not detectible to my palate.
Mouth feel: A touch thin, with a bit of zesty carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: A pleasant and refreshing example well-suited to summer , and an opportunity to sample a very rare style. I wish I had some raspberry and woodruff syrup.
Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas for $4.19 plus tax for a twenty-two ounce bottle.
09-27-2013 02:15:44 | More by Pegasus
3.5/5 rDev +2.3%
Pours out with a sudsy white head that falls down quickly. The body is a slightly hazy gold.
The nose is wheat, pilsner like malt, touch of earth, and herb. Slight bright citric quality.
The taste follows the nose almost to a t just with some added tartness and a little more mustiness.
The body is light with moderate carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.
Amazing price point for a bomber and comes through with some nice character.
09-26-2013 03:34:28 | More by MattSweatshirt
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
3.86/5 rDev +12.9%
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.
08-17-2013 05:56:22 | More by hitter114
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
3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
This ale has a nice crystal clear body with medium carbonation and a thick white head that quickly thins into a layer of bubbles surrounded by some thick lacing. The aroma is filled with malts and grass tones with a nice touch of citrus fruits. It does smell light and refreshing. It’s light bodied and refreshing and very sour and that’s about all I get, maybe some granny smith apples and very, very mild wheat. It does go down well and is pretty refreshing.
07-29-2013 05:50:40 | More by vickersspitfire
Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.