Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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3.49/5 rDev +2%
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.
07-07-2013 00:11:37 | More by Axnjxn
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%
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
3.71/5 rDev +8.5%
A - pours a crystal clear golden light orange/copper color, like a filtered apple juice, with a very brief pencil-thin white head that dissipates almost immediately, probably owing to the protein-degrading lactobacillus
S - a white grape/green apple acidity greets the nose at first sniff, with a mix of fresh hay grassiness and a sourdough breadiness - all fragrances you would expect and all welcome
T - kind of a restrained liquid sourdough bread taste with some slight green apple notes notes that remind me of drinking a fruit-flavored soda
M - very high carbonation gives the proper full mouthfeel to accompany the slight tartness; there's more of a lingering, persistent afterthought of a tart flavor rather than a smack you across the face tartness
D - like any good berliner weisse, this is a drinkable beer that one doesn't think before reaching for another sip - it's reflexively drinkable, though I would be more interested in a beer that was less objectionable: more tart and perhaps more funky with a little brett character, yet this is a berliner weisse for the masses and one can't fault a beer with that label
03-14-2013 00:26:30 | More by tylerzander
3.64/5 rDev +6.4%
Pale ale appearance with khaki colored head.
Moldy lemons aroma, in a good way.
Tart moldy lemon and apple flavor. Mild on the cereal and strong on the tart compared to other Berliner Weisses.
Enjoyable dryness with mild astringency. Not particularly heavy or light in the mouth, on par for style.
Easy to enjoy, drink, and buy sour. At $5 price point it was a regular session sour. Favorite example of Berliner Weiss, albeit on the tart side for style. Wish Full Sail still made this.
Drank in pint glass or out of bottle
02-13-2013 22:14:43 | More by itsiilegal
3.13/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
01-01-2013 23:04:34 | More by Cyberkedi
Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.