Aloha Weisse
Night Shift Brewing

Aloha WeisseAloha Weisse
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Style:
Berliner Weisse
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
45
From:
Night Shift Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
89
Very Good
Aloha WeisseAloha Weisse
Notes: Mixed fermentation sour ale with pineapples
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 45
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a stange and a tulip, the appearance was basically the same in both other than a longer lasting head in the stange. Foamy yet fizzy, no lacing. Continuing on in the Berliner Weisse tradition, this was definitely a Berliner Weisse. The aroma started off with sour-ed wheat, some lemon rind - semi-acidic with a subtle bitterness. Pineapple is there, but fairly far underneath. The flavor leans to the sour-ed wheat first. And then the acidity shows a decent effort to grip, but let’s up with the sweet pineapple. No aftertaste. Quick dry semi-sour finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. Good level of acidity in the feel without it becoming overly done. Pineapple smooth semi-sweetness helps to cut very nicely. Overall, Berliner Weisse, yes! Extra for creativity with the pineapple. I would love to have this again, preferably in the Summer.

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Photo of Roguer
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Fairly attractive light yellow brew, clear with little head production.

The aroma is, in a word, awful. It smells of dirt, weed, and manure all blended together. It took me several whiffs to fully comprehend the depth of the awfulness, and then a touch of bravery to dive into the glass for a sip.

I'm glad I did, however, as this is a very tasty brew. Quite tart and sour - if you can separate the two - the style influence is not lost here. There's a dirtier rustic quality, as well, not unlike milk peppered with dirt, that I find unique to the Berliner Weisse style. The pineapple adds a huge tart note at the front end, and a sweet, juicy note on the back end - a very nice complement to the style as a whole.

One of my companions noted this as a beer that can peel the enamel off your teeth; if that's the kind of American sour you like, you won't be disappointed.

Slick and lively feel; exceptional drinkability, despite the tartness.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottled Nov 2016

Pours foggy hazy yellow-gold with a quickly dissipating white foam head. Smells funky with some bright pineapple notes, slight coconut, sour lemony citrus, wheat, with mild floral earthy herbal grass. Tastes like bright tart pineapple, slight coconut, sour lemony citrus, wheaty bready crackery malt, with floral earthy herbal grass. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice pineapple sour.

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Photo of Severymusic
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Overall this is a good, clean and crisp beer. A little sour, a little sweet. Light feel but it's described by NS as having "bright pineapple and tart lemon" that I didn't get a strong taste of.

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Aloha Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 45 ratings