Night Shift Brewing

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Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Ranked #60
Ranked #16,593
3.89 | pDev: 7.97%
Jul 31, 2022
Jul 09, 2015
Named after a Bavarian city, this globally enjoyable hefeweizen sips with soft, fruity notes of banana, wheat, clove, and orange rind.
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Rated: 3.25 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Nov 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by BallsDeep from Florida

Nov 12, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by Dmbphoenix from New York

Aug 06, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2019
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Okay - a few things I need to get out of the way here:

1) It's spring.

2) I love spring beers.

3) A German Hefeweizen should be perfect for spring.

4) This wasn't a true German Hefeweizen.

That being said, I did find this to be enjoyable, easy to quaff, and nicely made...even though the date on the bottom of this can read 12/19/16. Yes, it was old but it held up well and never felt aged, malted out, or skunked to me but it seemed more like an American Golden Ale more than anything else. If that's what you're looking for, then you've found your match here!

Gold, this was, as the pour had plenty of that with some bright brassiness thrown in for good measure. Enough foamy head topped this off as the lacing didn't quite measure up to that; from the scattered, thin collar on down. Lots of wheat, lemon, banana, and soap in the soft nose as none of those stood out in particular. The taste was much more "golden" as the body was weak and the hop profile was nearly impossible to discern. A mild citrus juiciness tied everything in together as nothing in particular stood out to me when it came to this beer.

The same could be said about the alcoholic content here as the 5.50% nearly qualified this as a session beer. Plenty of basic bread in the malt kept this balanced as a bit of bubblegum sweetness and mild clove lingered in the aftertaste once this was finished off. While not a bad beer, this paled in comparison to it's better German counterparts. Worth a go once if you like this style but with better examples out there, you'd be hard-pressed to go out of your way for this...
May 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Sewercap from New York

2.48/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
This did not taste good at all. Fuck, why did this have to be a tallboy? Metallic and nasty flavor. Decent abv at least, but not worth the bad taste at all.
Dec 30, 2018
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Rated by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Night Shift should stick to IPAs. This is a cloying hefeweizen. Drink Belgian ales if you want something fruity/spicy like this.
Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Nov 10, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by flek from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by hoponit from New York

Oct 29, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Sep 19, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by Heftklammer from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2018
Rated: 3.43 by BeersAndPretzels from Massachusetts

Aug 07, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Knickfan3 from New York

Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Aug 04, 2018
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Reviewed by woodsman13 from Maine

3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
L: light haze, bright straw color with a copper tinge. Almost no head retention or lacing.

S: yeasty and banana and baking spices. Banana bread!

F: pretty flat mouthfeel, especially for a Hefeweizen. Leaves a syrupy slick on your tongue that I don’t love.

T: strong banana flavors. The bready quality in the nose disappears on the tongue, giving way to a sweet flavor reminiscent of a cherry syrup. Not getting the orange that the label says.

O: this is a less yeasty, more fruity Hefeweizen. Flavorful and agreeable enough to get this into the 4’s for me.
Jul 31, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by Spluger from Massachusetts

Jul 29, 2018
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