Ever Weisse
Night Shift Brewing

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #8
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,118
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 9.58%
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
640
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Night Shift Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Ever Weisse is a mixed fermentation sour ale aged with kiwis, strawberries, and hibiscus. With fresh, bright notes of kiwi, strawberry, and hibiscus, it’s hard to imagine yourself anywhere else but in the sunshine while sipping on Ever Weisse.
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6/8/20

This is one of the highest rated beers in the series and I’ve heard great things, so I’m very excited about this one

Pours completely clear red/orange with just a few bubbles that quickly fades to nothing. Looks like jello oddly enough

Odd, I’m picking up notes that are more characteristic of a gose than a weisse in the aroma. I could almost swear there’s coriander present, but it could be the hibiscus. Decent salinity as well with underripe tart kiwi and fresh soft strawberries

The taste is an absolute onslaught of fruit in the best way possible. Starting with a sweet and juicy strawberry base, the kiwi starts to come in with a tingle in addition to lemon and even a bit of pineapple. The clean tang settles to a crisp wheat doused in fruit juice

Light to medium bodied with almost no carbonation, this drinks super easy. Despite the fact that it finishes quite sticky, it’s about as refreshing as a cold cocktail on a hot summer day

For what it is, it’s great. This isn’t anything overly complex or some pretentious bullshit, just a damn solid fruited weisse that is super light and refreshing. Night Shift are truly elite

Jul 06, 2020
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Amendm from Rhode Island

4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It takes an upside down 16-oz. can, half way in my 20-oz. mug to reach a finger of white creamy foam which quickly becomes soapy and then fades away. Very hazy (I can almost read large print through it) orange-straw color, unique and kinda pretty.

Mild smell which features the strawberry and kiwi mentioned on the can, there is a mild spicy smell that I guess is the hibiscus. The malt smell is faint and suggests sweetness, some cracker and yeasty bread. There are also indications that the taste could be tart and sour, these are proven true.

Tangy, sour, a creeping spicy bitterness, and sweetness compliment each other as they blend into something that is greater then the sum of their individual parts. The malt is in the background yet contributes with the wheat-y tang.
I do not detect kiwi in the taste (or the color), the strawberries win. The finish is quick but is by no means clean, this is not a bad thing. Tang, sour and the bitterness linger for a long while.

Light bodied per style, a swish will bring back a very short lived head throughout the drink. An average pour will yield a very skinny head, frothy and short lived. The carbonation lasts even with an aggressive pour. Session-able, alcohol is well hidden. So well balanced that the sour, tang, bitter and sweet meld into a smooth, enjoyable delight.
I'm givin this one an "A".

Jun 27, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light reddish glow. It poured with a short white head that quickly settled down, leaving just a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of kiwis and hibiscus are present in the nose - strawberries also become perceptible as the beer warms up.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of kiwis and strawberries with a light amount of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a very good job at showcasing the aromas and flavors of kiwi and strawberry.

Serving type: can

Jul 14, 2019
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DCbeerhead from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great, refreshing , easy drinking sour beer. Good choice for beginners looking to ease their way into sours because it is not overly sour or dank. The fact that it is a wheat ale that is kettle aged rather than barrel aged keeps it light. Great summer beer.

Apr 27, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pink color liquid. Cloudy. Little head and nearly no lace.

Stinky, sour aroma. Very much like a fresh grapefruit.

Very tart start. There's a touch of sweetness but it remains closest to the flavor of a fresh grapefruit.

Apr 21, 2019
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a can at the Beer Shop. This beer has an incredible, thick pink color with a large head that dissipated quickly. Aromas are fantastic: strawberries, grass, leaves, lime; such an incredible combination. Very tart with mostly strawberry flavors. Nice carbonation with some refreshing-ness. Overall, this is fantastic with its appearance, smells, and tastes.

Jun 10, 2018
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Incredible strawberry lemonade hued body with a finger of light pink head produced with moderate pour. Minimal retention and some lacing
S -- Mild. Strawberry, lemon, lime, cranberry, rhubarb, cucumber, kiwi, hint of funk
T -- Exactly like an unsweetened strawberry rhubarb crisp. Not picking up too much kiwi but there's a decent hibiscus character
F -- Moderately tart. Dry and refreshing -- I imagine this is a great poolside companion. No bitterness at all
O -- Very nice take on a Berliner Weissbier, albeit a bit expensive at $18/4-pack of 16oz cans. The appearance and mouthfeel are killer

84/100

Mar 21, 2018
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Blackrobe from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/08/18. 1.5 weeks in the can.

Pours a completely opaque pale raspberry color in the glass with half a finger of a fast dispersing slightly pink-white head. Strawberry and hibiscus forward on the nose followed by kiwi, sour raspberry and confectioners sugar. Taste at first reminds me a of weak watermelon Warhead candy, followed by the kiwi+strawberry and ends with a slightly toasty malt. Light-medium body with a indistinguishable 4.6% ABV, you could tell me this didn't have alcohol and I'd believe it. Overall a beautiful looking beer that I could imagine being extremely refreshing sitting on a patio by the beach.

Mar 19, 2018
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barsonthetrak from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Zingggggg! Night Shift killed it on this one. I love their IPAs but this could be their strongest offering yet. Crazy nose (Capri Sun-esque), super tart, lacto-forward. Big ups to my bros out in Everett, no regrets on a $13 750 mL.

Oct 20, 2016
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jvillefan from New York

4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best berliner weiss I have ever had. The malt bill adds a subtle caramel backbone. The fruit added to this one is incredible. The strawberries and kiwis are dominate in this beer without being over powering. The closest analogy to this would be Kiwi Herman light. This beer is worth actively seeking out. Well done Night Shift Brewing.

Sep 10, 2016
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. I thought this beer that did a masterful job at being authentic to the style in the body and base flavors, but then adding a burst of craft fruit elements that really bring out great flavors and crisp finish. The hibiscus especially is very refreshing.

Jan 02, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, orange-red in color with minimal head. Taste is strawberry, kiwi, light citrus, with sour mix. Sour and perhaps a touch salty but not overly so. Just a beautiful sessionable fruity beer that still tastes like beer. One of the better beers in the state. I will get this again.

Dec 17, 2015
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful, pinkish-orange color with a nice fluffy white head.

The aroma has plenty of notes of strawberry mixed with sour vinegar. Get some notes of green apple as well.

The taste, like the nose, is very tart. With a very floral, lemony flavor taking shape. Some sweeter notes of melon and strawberry are subtly included in the back end.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The tart flavors are hard to shake off as they linger throughout each and every sip.

Overall, a very solid beer. Not much else to say. It looks pretty, and whilst I enjoy the tart, robust flavors it seems a bit much for a beer with just 5.00 ABV. I expected something much lighter and more palatable. Still, a good beer, and one worth drinking again.

Dec 05, 2015
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Mini4x from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange, hint of pink in it, honestly it's really not very pretty. Sour and a tad on the acidicside, I like both these things so I love this beer. A little on the dry side, but the tartness is awesome, it's refreshing that beers like this exists..

Nov 28, 2015
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breadwinner from California

3.43/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tooth-meltingly sour, this one looks like a treasure in the glass, a delightful pink hue, but it's downhill from there. Nose is sour, acidic, with a touch of something akin to vomit. Palate is, as noted, sour to high hell, with very little grain presence. The strawberry and kiwi almost/sort-of pop up in the finish, and you wish they'd come out to play sooner to balance out that searing sourness. A fine beer for those who like their beers to strip away laquer, but I dare say something seems a touch off with this one.

Nov 23, 2015
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meson13 from Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

my bottle says 3.3, not 5. was pretty stoked see this at the grand trunk in newburyport. a rad little store btw.
anyways.
L- Its pink! looks like some variety of snapple. The head fizzles away quicker than any of ever seen and is actually pretty cool to watch. im not sure it really looks good, but its interesting and like kinda cool i guess.

S-welp, smells like strawberry kiwi juice blended with unsweetened lemonade. again, more interesting than good.

T- Like drinking unsweetened lemonade. too tart for its size. minimal fruit is noticeable underneath the sour. as your mouth adjusts the hibiscus shows up and is fairly overpowering. like, lemons cost 50 cents, and i can pick flowers fo free, so why would i spend 12 bucks on a beer that tastes just like a blend of the 2?

F- tart ass water. lemon juice.

O- i feel like they either need to bump the abv as well as fruit to support the amount of sour, or just keep it 3 and tone it the fuck down. sour and flowers leave the fruit in the dust and really dont mix well with each other. its sour, and its interesting but at the end of the day i just dont enjoy drinking it. which really is the point of a beer. even as a thirst quencher id snag a water or slug the shit out of some gansette for like a buck a beer. good sours are some of my favorite beers, but sometimes i think people over analyze them to the point they forget its purpose is to be an enjoyable drink and not just something sour. like being sour doesnt equal being good. i kinda hate this beer.

Oct 13, 2015
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter. Purchased at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro. Bottled 8/6/15

Pours a pink-lemonade maroon body with a fizzy and fleeting white head that reduces quickly to leave no retention or lacing.

Aromas are lactic and tart, light strawberry and other berry aromas, slight plastic off-note.

On the tongue it's pretty sour - lactic acid, heavy lemon juice, and tart fruit skins, light berries, with a dry lactic aftertaste. Light, refreshing body, medium-high carbonation.

Would have preferred a little more fruit to balance out the sourness,but overall it's refreshing.

Oct 07, 2015
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DEATHMASTER from New York

4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Freshly poured, it looks like a beautiful, creamy, fizzy strawberry lemonade though head fades fast. Aroma is moderate sourdough with mild fruitiness. Taste is luscious! Juicy with a well balanced, crisp tartness. Very pleasing. Rather creamy for the style which is very welcoming. I could drink this all day long at that abv and I'd me more than willing

Oct 04, 2015
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NizzleEGizzle from New York

3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber (bottled mid-August) into a tulip glass on a fine breezy autumn afternoon.

L: This is a pinup of a beer. It looks like an adult pink lemonade, with a soft ruby blush that would shame your mother. There is a nice white head.

S: a surprising lack of strawberries when considering the color of this bad boy. There's some wheat in evidence here, but not much else.

T: OK. Not what I was expecting. That nice white head kind of assaulted me. First off, more like white foam than head -- it dissipated immediately upon touching my lips, and was filled with a sour medicinal flavor. The beer itself has strawberries and kiwis, sure, but I had to search them out. Most of what I got was an out of whack sourness, almost like a spoiled dairy product. I'm not sure what bacterial cultures were used here, but they overtook the entirety of the beer. Beyond the sourness I got a thin honeyed wheat.

F: Felt like this bottle was injected with a sodastream before being capped. So carbonated it made my eyes water, and coupled with the aggressive sourness it almost made me cry.

O: shocked by how unbalanced this beer was. Maybe I had a bad bottle?

Oct 02, 2015
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2ellas from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 8.21.15. 3.3% abv
pours a pink with an orange tint and a thin white head that fades quickly
smells like a strawberry rhubarb pie
taste matches the smell. A little less tart than I was expecting but still good
Carbonation is light and mouthfeel is fairly slick
overall an interesting beer that I would enjoy again

Sep 13, 2015
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JakerLou from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful pink grapefruit color. Thin white head that hangs around. Nice lacing.

Smells of Strawberry and a slight hint of sour with a lemon and vinegar scent. I think I can smell the kiwi but probably wouldn't if I didn't read the bottle.

Taste is strawberry goodness with a touch of tartness. I get a little corn chip flavor in the finish. Very dry. The bottle says notes of sour dough bread but for me it has that frito corn chip flavor.

Aug 28, 2015
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SportsandJorts from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours straw to a cloudy milky color. A centimeter of white head. Some retention. Small lacing on the side. Hazy and opaque.

Smell: raspberry jam. Herbs. Funky. Earthy and vinegar.

Taste. Opens with vinegar and lemon juice. Herbaceous. Raspberry jam. Sour and funky.

Mouthfeel: Slight pucker. Lighter. Acidic.

Overall: a very nice and flavorful take on the berliner. Tastes quite similar to ng strawberry rhubarb but with a bit more funk, in a good way.

Nov 30, 2014
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on: 4/28/14

Appearance: Pours a cloudy lemon/honey color with a modest head that fritters away quickly

Smell: Lactic strawberry and floral hibiscus tones; the tartness tingles

Taste: The wheat bread underpins the lactic sourness that builds through the middle, bringing strawberry and hibiscus; if you think hard about it, you can find the kiwi but it certainly doesn't jump out like the other flavors do; tart and puckery through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with prickly carbonation

Overall: A very nice Berliner that integrates the fruit like a champ

Thanks, Deltoro, for the opportunity

Nov 27, 2014
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -25.2%

Pour is hazed golden amber with a tight fizzy white head. Nose is plastic, lemon, faint grain, and a hint of strawberry. Taste doesn't have the plastic, a bit sweet, no grain. Strawberry, faint kiwi. Light body, decent carb, very dry finish.

Sep 25, 2014
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BMMillsy from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared at the Batch 600 release in the Swamp Head parking lot. Pours orangish red colored with a fluffy white head. Aroma of some strawberry and floral notes, wheaty berliner and yeasty sour notes. Flavor follows with lightly tart notes and strawberry, floral flavors, wheaty berliner finish is there but subdued. Light bodied and high carbonation. Though I’m not a huge fan of the style, this was pretty solid. I wouldn’t turn it down if offered again. Thanks for the share!

Aug 04, 2014
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