Ever Weisse | Night Shift Brewing

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Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fermented with strawberry, kiwi and hibiscus

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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 592
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
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

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4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of Gatch
4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch #: 7 ABV: 5.1% Bottled on: 7/2/13

This stuff is simply awesome. Beautiful hazy, bright ruby red with a frothy but short-lived light pink head. Huge aromas of fresh fruit, yeast, and funk. Crazy carbonation. Probably one of the most carbonated beers I've ever had. In a good way. Great flavor and fantastic body. You get the strawberries, kiwi, and hibiscus if you search hard enough. I could drink this every day for many days at a time. Refreshing, delicious, sour, well-crafted. High quality beer in general and even better for the style.

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Photo of rudzud
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at the brewery today and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a hazy strawberry juice hue with a one finger white head that leaves light lacing and a faint blanket.

S - Aromas of strawberries galore, tons of jam notes with lovely hibiscus note, super faint wheat notes that one hopes to get with a Berliner. Sooo much strawberry her

T - Taste is pure strawberry jam here, nice sour note here with so much strawberry flash here. Light kiwi notes as well as tons of hibiscus notes, super strawberry notes, fresh and Jan notes. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice for the style with some crisp carbonation.

O - Overall I fucking loved this beer, so much berry with this brew, it's a potent fruit but works nicely with this style, very drinkable, rush I could have gotten more of this.

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Photo of Mini4x
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
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..

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4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 750 ml/1 pint, 9.4 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Night Shift Brewing, Everett, MA
Batch #5
Bottled on: 6.1.13
Served in a goblet

Gorgeous, slightly hazed, magenta appearance. A small, crackly, bone white head capped the liquid, but it quickly dissipated to a lasting ring. Thin streaks of lacing stuck along the glass. The beer bore a striking resemblance to a sparkling Rosé wine.

The nose was remarkably interesting and complex. Super fruity and tart. Hibiscus tea notes and strawberry jam came through front and center. Lots of lemony tartness. Hints of kiwi. Yeasty, tangy and crisp. Slightly funky and musty with mild barrel notes.

The flavor profile was much more sour and acidic than the nose. Tons of lemony tartness. Crisp, dry and yeasty. Wheaty. Generic berry-like notes were apparent. Perhaps some under ripe strawberries. Subtle tea-like qualities. Hint of oak/barrel. Lemon and vinegar came through on the super acidic finish.

The beer was lighter bodied with a crisp, sprightly effervescence. Once the liquid settled on the palate, it felt surprisingly soft and creamy.

Ever Weisse is an amazingly interesting and complex Berliner weisse that makes terrific use of the added flavors. This brewery-only release is reason enough to make the trip to Night Shift.

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Photo of tigg924
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered from the sour reserve program and.picked up by caguiar65 (thanks chris!), enjoyed from a night shift wine glass. Brew pours a majestic ruby with a nice fizzy head that fizzed away almost immediately leaving spotty lacing at best. Great pinkish orange color. Smell is soft soury egg with fruit. You definitely get the strawberry and kiwi with hints of floral notes. Subtle sourness. Flavor matches the nose with great fruitiness and just the right amount of eggy funk and floral, almost brett like sweetness. Super easy drinker and a.pleasure in this beautiful summer day. Really glad to have another bottle and can't wait to try more from this brewery, hopefully get a chance to get a few more of these to enjoy all summer. Cheers night shift, well done!

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4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Batch #2 bottled 6 days ago, poured into Hill Farmstead stemware.

Pours an awesome shade of bright, hazy redish-pink with a thin off-white/pink head that quickly dissipates.

Smell is very tart with sweet strawberry candy, tart berries, and subtle floral notes, very inviting. Lots more sweet strawberry and kiwi as it warms.

Tastes of tart berries, sour lemons, with just a bit of sweet jammy fruit. Hard to sip this one slowly.

Mouthfeel is dry and effervescent, slightly tannic. Again, my glass is disappearing all too quickly.

I love fruited berliners, and this is a really stellar example of an oft overlooked style. Wish it were made in larger quantities, absolutely seek it out.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a pretty pink hue with a nice white head. The beer has great carbonation, which helps my enjoyment of this style. There is only light fruit on the nose. Loads of yogurty tartness on the nose. The first drink is fairly lactic and acidic. Then the fruit comes through very well. You get fresh strawberry and even a bit of the kiwi. Very well made Berliner with plenty of tartness but good fruit flavor.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, generously opened up by Dustin yesterday 10/8/2013. Poured into a Pipeworks snifter. My first Night Shift brew.

Pours a very pretty pinkish-red body, very effervescent and refreshing-looking. Good retention, leaves some lacing.

Tart kiwi, hints of strawberry fruitiness, vinegary acidity and a bit of funk. Nice fluffy scent that doesn't take too much work to pull into my nose. Pretty delicious smelling, might be a bit too acidic though.

Intense kiwi tartness, lots of vinegar and citrus acidity. A small bit of rubbery earthy funk, but not a ton. Some fructose-like sweetness underlies it all, assuming this is from the strawberry. Very intense flavour, complex and interesting.

Medium bodied, good carbonation. Might have a bit too much intensity for a Berliner Weiss, to be honest. It drinks more like a full fledged American Wild Ale than anything else.

Very interesting, very complex sour Berliner Weiss. Very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours an incredible, murky pink hue. Fizzy white head has some pinkish highlights. Head leaves nearly no lacing.

S-Tart and tangy. With sweet fruits. The strawberries are clearly noticeable. I can also get hints of the hibiscus. I love how this was brewed with kiwis! Delicious mixture of fruit and funk.

T-Dusty and funky but also very fruity. The kiwi /strawberry combo is great. Also has some nice floral notes too. The hibiscus really blends well with the fruits. Finish is highly acidic.

M-Light bodied and super drinkable. Prickly carbonation. Pleasantly tart lingering feel.

O/D-A really neat brew. Beautiful looking. I really enjoyed this. It may not be the most complex sour, but the combo of kiwi and strawberry is pretty awesome. A treat.

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Photo of Maxwell
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours a beautiful reddish pink, almost like ruby red grapefruit juice. It pours with a fizzy, eggshell white head of big soapy bubbles that fades away slowly. The head leaves a very light lacing of thin sticky bubbles that form clouds on the sides of the glass. The beer’s body seems clean of particles, but hazy with no site of the other side of the glass. On the nose the beer smells like ripe and jammy strawberry. It is thick on the nose, and beautifully fruity, and though it is one dimensional with pure strawberry and maybe just a kiss of citric kiwi, it is still a big and beautiful smell that is rich and complicated in its own right. On the tongue the beer tastes tartly acidic and then fruity sweet with a lingering pucker but no traces of bitterness. In flavor the beer begins as puckering citric sour but then blossoms into huge strawberry flavors with touches of fuzzy sweet kiwi fruit and a very faint hint of savory hibiscus. The finish and aftertaste bring more of the subtle hibiscus flavors into the mouth alongside ripe strawberry skin and acidic kiwi fruit. The malt in this, of course, is light, but does give a faint touch of grainy breadiness. The aftertaste softly rings with lingering hibiscus and even fainter touches of strawberry. In the mouth, the beer feels sharply citric, but on the light side of medium in body. The real weight in the beer’s body comes from the real fruit that was added to the beer, and which (oddly enough) can be felt as a slight graininess on the tongue. The carbonation is sharp and prickly on the tongue, working to keep in order the massive, ripe, and sweet fruit flavors of the beer, and it achieves this nicely. The mouth is left puckering from the sourness of the beer, and also begging for more beer. Overall this is a beautiful example of the burgeoning American Weisse style. It is fruity, sour, and very refreshing while still being puckeringly refreshing. This beer tastes great. It is what all fruit beers should be with its beautiful fresh fruit flavors and its thirst quenching beer touches. Try this beer for sure.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Bilco for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Hazed rose pink. Seriously looks like a cocktail. Bright-white collar fades quickly. Lively, but not effervescent carbonation. It's pretty.

Smell: Loaded with tart and funky. Fruit is nice and soft and sweet. Strawberry with a bit more edge (must be the kiwi). Very floral. Bright citric tartness. Something woody and earthy underneath all the fruit. Nicely lactic. Warming just blends it all together, cutting out a bit of the sweetness. Some lemon juice with a soft yeast in the back. So much strawberry.

Taste: Sharp lactic bite right up front gives way to a slower citric twang. Sweet and fruity with a bit hit from the strawberry. Hibiscus adds a distinct backing floral component. Some light barrel influence with a mildly earthy yeast. Nice and tart. Some wet funk pushes through. More tart than the nose. A bit of vinegar as it warms. Strikes a nice balance between puckering and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Nice and light with a solid carbonation. Incredibly refreshing. A bit astringent over the course of a full glass, but that's not entirely unexpected. Clean.

Overall: I'll make the trip to Night Shift for future releases of this and other weisse happenings.

My favorite weisse from Night Shift to date. Tart and funky, but uses fruit to great effect. Planning on cleaning up with a case on the next release. Could drink an entire bottle, but it would probably crack your tongue.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Slightly murky, honey with pink champagne , not much head to ring fast, not much cling. Pretty color, though.

S - A little funky and a lot of sour. Can't detect much malt, but smells great. Very fruity but the sour prevents cloy.

T - Sour bomb! Remind me of my homebrew kriek in that way, but has more depth. A little funk, a lot of sour, malt is there but takes a back seat.

M - Light to medium body, good carb, nice balance.

D - Wish I had more than the one bottle.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle (batch 6 from 6-6-13)into snifter courtesy of lucas1801

Pours a nice pinkish with very little haziness and a one inch head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smell is strawberry and kiwi, some lactic sourness and hint of the hibiscus. Taste is pretty tart and dry. I get some of the strawberry and kiwi, a little lemon. Mouthfeel is lighter with medium to high amount of carbonation. Overall a great beer, very clean and refreshing.

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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml, Batch 5 6/1/13
Night Shift baby TEKU

A: Pours very pretty pinkish orange color. High carbonation. Slight pinkish bright white layer of head. Leaves some lacing bits.

S: Tons of fruit on nose. Definitely getting the strawberry. Tartness. Sour. Lactic notes.

T: Prickly tartness up front. It's almost more of a full on Lambic than Weisse IMO. Just not as funky. Lots of kiwi and strawberry coming through. Very floral in flavor. It is almost like drinking perfume in a good way. Finish is bone dry. Refreshing as hell.

M: Light bodied. High carbonation clears palate.

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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Nice big fizzy pink head fades fairly quickly with light spotty lacing, bright strawberry red colored beer very hazy.

Nose is very strawberry, fresh strawberry and straight up strawberry jam, very slight floral flowery like aroma and very very light wheat like, light earthy strawberry seed.

Taste stats quite tart, some soured strawberry and tons of fresh strawberry, strawberry jam, little sweet, nice acidic bite. There is a faint wheat but very light, soured wheat, flemmy too. I do get a faint kiwi but more earthy kiwi seed, actually I'm getting some nice kiwi flavor, but maybe no hibiscus. Finish is dry and flemmy, little sticky, tart, lots of strawberry lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb, sticky and light acidity.

Overall really good beer for a fruit sour, but as a Berliner Weiss it's not quite there... I'm all for pushing the bounds of styles but this is way too far out there, very very barely even resembling a Berliner Weiss, but as a sour strawberry beer it's awesome.

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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to beersndrums for this one!

Mildly hazy pink color reminiscent of grapefruit juice with a frothy light pink head that dissipates relatively rapidly without much lace to speak of. The aroma is mostly strawberries with a lot of noticeable lactic sourness and a good amount of Brett mustiness. The flavor, on the other hand – look out. This thing is mouth-puckeringly sour. Strawberry and kiwi are prevalent with tons of sour acidity. At the finish, an earthy, floral taste comes out that may be the hibiscus and an earthy, musty, and funky flavor that has to be some Brett. The mouthfeel is tough to appreciate just because this thing is so sour but it’s light-medium-bodied with good carbonation. While this is too sour to fit into the Berliner weisse category, it is a delicious beer that is definitely worth a try if you can get ahold of it. Especially after seeing “brewery only” on the label, thank you so, so much for giving me a chance to try this beer, Jared! Cheers!

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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by someone at the Prairie night at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a wine glass.

A - Transparent strawberry-colored body topped by a partial cap of white foam, a thick collar, and specks of lacing.

S - Great mix of strawberry and kiwi, with lactic sourness, tart lemon, and perhaps a touch of hibiscus; guessing the latter was more for color than flavor. Not a ton of the malt character, and quite sour and tart.

T - The taste is even more sour and puckering than the aroma; this is more of a sour ale than a Berliner. Perhaps a Florida Weisse if you will. Kiwi tartness and lactic acidity dominate, with some sweet strawberry creeping onto the palate late. Not a ton of hibiscus character here either.

M - Medium-light body, with a bit of lingering fruit stickiness that persists through an otherwise dry and crisp finish. Pleasant active carbonation that is style appropriate.

D - This was quite enjoyable and I could imagine having many a glass on a hot summer day. Perhaps a bit too sour for stylistic authenticity, but a very nice fruited American sour ale otherwise. Will have to keep Night Shift on my radar, as this was a pleasant surprise.

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4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Strawberry red with a good amount of carbonation trailing upwards. Rocky white head sits on top

S - Sweet strawberry and kiwi are up front. There is slight passion fruit as well. A light vinegar is in the nose that makes you expect a slight tartness in the taste. However, it's in the back of the nose and is just their slightly

T - Tart lemon and vinegar that gives it the tart sweetart bite you'd expect with a berliner. The strawberry and kiwi come up light near the back to give the beer a nice fruity presence. The fruit is also what lingers on in the finish

MF - Has a tart bite and a surprisingly low amount of carbonation. The finish is rather dry

O - This is a tart Berliner that has a nice sweet and fruit presence that balances, but does not diminish, the tartness you'd expect from a Berliner.

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4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours Pinkish red with a decent white head. Reduces to a ring and skim, and maintains it. Some splashes of lace.

Sour funk and some musty notes up front. I get the hibiscus big-time in this. I'm getting something else, could be the other fruit. It works.

Big sour bite up front, with lactic notes and some lemon. The fruit is there, it just isn't sweet. Hibiscus and strawberry and lots of acid.Very mild bitterness on the back end, almost like...strawberry seeds. Big pucker in the finish. As the palate clears, pure natural strawberry essence.

Lighter bodied. Acidic, mouth puckering. Good carbonation.

A wonderful, light, refreshing, complex brew. The fruit and added flavors work wonderfully, and add great complexity. Found this at Berman's in Arlington. Couple of bottles left.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle (5/4/13 on 6/3/13) to night shift sniffer

A: It is bright red it could very well be mistaken for a strawberry-kwiwi mixed drink. It has little to no carbonation or head but it does leave a white lacing outside of the top of the glass. It is completely opaque which really rounds out a unique appearance.

S: Well the first smell that you get is very clearly, strawberries and they are quite pungent and distinguishable. There is some more fruitiness in there but my nose isn't good enough to define kiwi or hibiscus. There is definitely a little bit of funk in there that seems like it would come out more over time.

T: Initially it again has the distinctive taste of liquid strawberries but this is not as strong as the smell and is more subtile and very sweet. There is also come kiwi juiciness in there that clear adds to the strong sour flavor that is very vinegary and acidic but in a good way not like soy sauce though I am defiantly curious to see how this beer develops over time. The hibiscus flowers are actually present in the after taste and do seem to cut the heavy sour acidity.

M: There is a decent amount of light carbonation that helps cut into the sour. it is very light, crisp, tart and sweet all at the same time which makes it pretty drinkable even for its very strong sour taste. It goes down smooth with a very slimy vicious feel down the throat.

O: This is my first beer from Night Shift and I am really impressed I will definitely be back at this brewery as for their beer itself it does live up to my expections but it does not blow me away. The strawberry and kiwi flavors are there but I wish it was not so harsh and vinegary. With that being said I would definitely recommend this beer.

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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