Somer Weisse | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner Weisse style sour ale brewed with lemongrass and ginger.

Added by WanderingFool on 05-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
352
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
46
For Trade:
6
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Batch # 11. Bottled 8/6/13.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, lemon, and ginger aromas. Taste is much the same with sour lemon and ginger 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 very good beer that is tasty and quite refreshing.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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2.89/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From a bottle, pours a cloudy light gold, thin wispy white head on top.

The smell is two things and two things only. Ginger root and lemon. It is really hard to pull anything more out. There is some faint lactic acid, vinegar, almost like stomach acid/vomit.

The flavors are strong and distinct. Lots of citrus, ginger and lemon. The ginger and lemon are fighting each other rather than working together. Then you add in the citric acid and this gets to be a mess and disgusting. I think there is a good idea in there, but you have to get the ginger and lemon to play on the same team.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Batch 15. Seems from other reviews that this was ... off. Much harsher than I expect from a Berliner. The other review comparing it to cider vinegar is apt, though the lemongrass and a big ginger bite come through. It's not foul, but it's not balanced either. Literally the sourness on first drink took my breathe away and rendered me temporarily incapable of speech.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at Night Shift

Poured a cloudy, white peach color with a nice white head that receded to a thin layer and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma was citrus, musty, mildly acetic. Well-rounded taste, clean and fresh (would be good in the summer, though I did have this in the winter), lemongrass, citrus zest, a twinge of tartness, pale malts, and a dash of gingery spice. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, very enjoyable overall. My favorite of the NS brews I sampled.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Extremely tart, even for this style

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Somer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
3.72 out of 5 based on 352 ratings.
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