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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Photo of cpetrone84
3.2/5  rDev -23.3%

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.

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Photo of meson13
3.23/5  rDev -22.5%
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.
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.41/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 7, bottled 7/2/13.

Appearance - Bright pinkish red. Beautiful color. Pink head. Settles out quickly.

Smell - Very lactic. Kinda funky. A little fruity. Harsh acidic aroma. Strawberry comes out a little, but not super distinct.

Taste - Much fruitier. Strawberry comes into play more, but I think I'd peg it as a raspberry without the aroma. Again, it's got a harsh sourness. Musty.

Mouthfeel - Very tart. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I don't love the sourness in this. Kinda weird. Decent fruit though.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.43/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Mike I believe...thanks so much buddy. 750 ml bottle, batch 4, bottled 5/6/13. Shared with the wife.

Pours a murky orange akin to nectar into my tiny little Night Shift Brewing glass....damn, thanks for that too Mike!

Strawberry is large on the nose along with biting sourness. I guess I could pull Kiwi, but it's likely just based on being told so. Smells of an aggressively sour strawberry.

The aggressive sourness explodes on the tongue. Again the seedy strawberry is most prevalent but it hangs on for dear life as the sour tsunami crashes and pummels into my tasting places. A sweet tart sugary finish lies shipwrecked and exhausted.

Snappy, light, and sour as hell.

A pretty good beer that could be better. The sourness becomes fatiguing and doesn't allow the fruits to showcase themselves nearly enough. I enjoyed this but I think it has the opportunity to be a pretty great beer...it's just not there now.

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Photo of corby112
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shout out to callmemickey for sharing!

Pours a very hazy grapefruit cocktail color with a one finger, off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Musty, funky aroma with some faint light fruit sweetness nicely integrated into the Berliner notes. Dank and sweaty with plenty of funky lactic cheesiness complimented by a subtle floral presence, some sourdough bread and sweet, slightly vinous light fruit notes. Strong musty bug/wild yeast character along with some strawberry and cream, raspberry, currant and other sweet berries. Floral notes comes on stronger as it warms. Complex with nice balance in the nose.

Medium body with a lot of harsh acidity and slight acetone/solvent character. Very sour with lots of funky bugs, citric acidity and lactic funk along with some dry toothpick-y oak and light fruit sweetness. Hints of strawbery and cream with some cherry and other sweet berries. Well integrated sweetness and a decent amount of sourness but this beer is a bit harsh with too sting of a solvent presence for my preference.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
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?

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Photo of stakem
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked and caged bottle into a matching Night Shift stemmed glass. The brew appears a clear ruby red to pink grapefruit juice color with a matching slight pink stained head. A full wall of stringy to patchy lace coats the glass.

The aroma is fruity like kiwi and strawberry. It is seedy and earthen with a little vinegar note to break things up. The fruity component of this smells wonderful. The way the kiwi and strawberry is captured is fantastic however the funk is strange and slightly off-putting.

The taste is lemony tart to almost acedic and seedy with both the advertised strawberry and kiwi inclusion. A little earthen with a strong greek yogurt sharpness to it underneath the fruitiness.

This is light bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. It is unique and quite tart but almost too bitey to the point where it hinders the overall drinkability. I think these guys are on the verge of greatness with their berliners. The fruit combinations are fantastic. It's just a little too sharp and the wild character doesnt always work.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
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!

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Photo of gcamparone
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Redbones
Comes to the table a light pink/amber color with an almost no existent head. The aroma is a little funky and a bit lactic with lots of strawberry dripping through my nose hairs. The flavor is lightly fruity with strawberries and hints of sour cherries poking through. Lightly sweet brown sugar and a whole lot of lactic flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart puckering mouthfeel. I typically don't enjoy a Berliner but gussied up with strawberry and kiwi and it works for me, I enjoyed this with some brisket and a vinegar sauce.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into stemmed Night Shift glass. Thanks AutumnBeerLove! Bottled 7/2/13.

A: Pours a beautiful clear pink punch color with two fingers of bubbly, very light pink, head that faded into a very faint collar. Minimal spotty lace.
S: Tart acidic notes of clean lactic acid and sweet fruits. I get hints of strawberry, lemon and faint hibiscus. Tart and bright nose overall.
T: Follows the nose with a dominating Berliner base of tart acid beneath sweet flavors of strawberry syrup, fuzzy kiwi, and hibiscus. Lemon zest, cranberry and tart berries come through as well. The finish is full of acid, but the aftertaste brings some sweet strawberry jam and fruit juice.
M: Fuzzy and fizzy active carbonation, light body, tart and very dry mouthfeel. Acid is tart but not biting. Mild kiss of balancing sweetness helps it out.
O: Bright and easy to drink. Kiwi is subtle but strawberry adds a nice sweetness. Delicious, thanks again Kevin.

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Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch #5, 5.3% ABV, bottled 5.6.13 (less than a month ago).

A: Pours a cloudy koolaid-pink with a big light fluffy white head (with pink hues). Head fizzes away pretty quickly, leaving only the most moderate of lacing. I gave it an extra .25 for the hot pink coloring.

S: Tart strawberry and kiwi. No noticeable floral notes from the hibiscus.

T: Tart strawberry and kiwi and lots of it. Not super sour, there is a lot of sweetness that helps balance it (but not totally, it's still quite tart). Nice transition of tart to sweet, reminds me of New Glarus' fruit beers. Like drinking liquid sour patch kids. Surprisingly nice for a berliner.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: Huh, not what I was expecting. A great berliner. It's tart and funky but not horrifying. Has enough sweetness to balance it out somewhat but not completely. Strawberry and kiwi are great fruits for such a concoction I think. Great job Night Shift.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a large Duvel glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a 2 finger pink hear that reduced to a thin layer. It Isa hazy pink color with vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Barnyard aromas, rubber tires, fruity strawberries, and bready notes.

Taste: tart, rubber tires, acidic, and quite the sour tasty one.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium to high carbonation, tart, light bodied, and puckery.

Overall: Pretty nice twist on a Berliner weisse. The fruit addition and hibiscus is coil as it gets. Will look more for this in the future.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to John11486 for sharing this one at my tasting.

Bottled 9/5/12.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some berry and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and super easy to drink.

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Photo of Florida9
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: sort of pinkish yellow in color. Cloudy. Forms a light white fizzy head that goes as quickly as it comes. No lacing.

S: well ther is a bit of a dual nature to the aroma. When I jam my nose in the bee, it is wonderful. Berries, strawberry, lychee, wonderful fruit flavors. But when I hold my nose about an inch from the glass, there is a quite distinct plastic aroma.

T: taste is quite pleasant. There is a nice balanced between fruity berry sweetness and fruity tartness. Berries, tart fruit, strawberry, kiwi. Quite nice.

M: lighter bodied. Tart. Lower than expected carbonation.

O: I quite liked this one. A nicely down fruited BW.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at their release party titled "Ever Local". Hand-written on bottle says 5.1% abv, Batch #1, Bottled on 9/5/12. Poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours a hazy slightly translucent pinkish color with a slight yellowish orange hue to it, about a finger of white fizzy head that recedes fairly fast to leave a perfectly flat top, nice carbonation of consistently rising bubbles.

S- Wow the smell hits you right when you uncork the bottle. Smells of strawberries mixed with kiwis and a hint of a floral smell lingering in the background from the hibiscus leaves. There is a considerable amount of tangy tartness mixed with the sweet fruit that makes it's presence known right away, but does subside a little bit.

T- Kiwis and strawberries add a nice upfront fruitiness, the hibiscus lends a little bit of a floral finish that balances well with the fruit, and a pleasant level of tanginess that stays throughout the beer adds a nice component to the sweet fruit flavors. An aftertaste of kiwis and hibiscus lingers for awhile. Hibiscus dominates a little bit more once it warms. Flavors all balance well for a fairly tasty beer.

M- A little bit on the thin side but a nice body for a berliner, nice carbonation, easy to drink.

O- This was a nice surprise from a local brewery that's still fairly new to the craft beer scene. In my opinion this is definitely the best beer they've brewed yet and a nice Berliner. I definitely recommend checking it out if you like sours.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.13/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 750ml C&C bottle into a Crooked Stave Tulip. Batch #6.

Appearance- Clear pinkish/redwith quick bubbly white head. No lacing remains, but such a nice color.

Smell- Olives, kiwi, lemon, vinegar, something floral. Don't really get much fruit on this one and the smell is nothing to write home about.

Taste- Wheat, light hibiscus, mild strawberry, tons of fresh lemon, and a light vinegaryness to it. It might take on more fruit flavor as it warms up.

Mouthfeel- Super light and effervescent. Well carbonated. Nicely sour.

Overall- A nice beer, and close to home to boot. Nicely wheaty like a Berliner Weiss should be, but I don't get much of the fruit. Solid overall.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap at the brewery on September 8th, 2012.

A very rich, hazy, blood-orange colour with minimal head. The smell was very refreshing and sweet with notes of kiwis, strawberries, and flowers. The taste is right in-line with the aromas. Very refreshing kiwi and strawberry, that isn't as sweet as the nose, with a nice floral aftertaste. Slightly tart, but very well balanced with the sweetness and overall very good.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 7/2/13
In a snifter the beer was a beautiful clear ruby red color. There was a small pink head that dissipated quickly.

Mostly a strawberry aroma, as well as a floral/perfumey aroma. Sweet.

Strawberry and kiwi taste. Tart.

This was a great summer beer. Pleasantly tangy, sweet. I could drink a few of these.

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Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
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

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Photo of 2ellas
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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Photo of More_betterness
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Night Shift offering! Batch 6 bottled on 6/19/13.

A: Hazy burnt orange with maybe a touch of pink. Either way much darker than your typical Berliner, can only assume it's from the strawberries/hibiscus. Small white head fades quickly.

S: Tart lemon flesh, lactic acid, and slightly sweet strawberry. Potentially a hint of kiwi but probably wouldn't have picked it out if I wasn't looking for it. Reminiscent of overly tart strawberry lemonade. Smells like this is going to be a winner.

T: Bright lactic acidity dominates with hints of muddled strawberry flesh. A floral note emerges as the palate adjusts to the acidity, hibiscus maybe? Flavor is rounded out with a touch of sweet wheat.

M: Thin bodied, crisp, and refreshing. High carbonation.

O: Interesting take on a Berliner. Fruit was much more apparent in the nose than the taste, but was a welcome addition. Thinking that cellaring this one for almost a year maybe wasn't the best idea, was probably a bit more balanced when the fruit was a little more potent. Having said that, very good take on the style. Nice work Night Shift.

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