Ever Weisse | Night Shift Brewing

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Ever WeisseEver Weisse

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 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 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 jlindros
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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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 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 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 MasterSki
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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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 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 VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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 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 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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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 cosmicevan
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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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 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 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 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 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 JakerLou
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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Photo of srandycarter
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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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml capped bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a foamy 1 finger light pink colored head with little retention. Beer is a clear orange tomato. No lacing. Average.

Nose is outstanding! Hints of kiwi, strawberry, foam, straw, yeast and a sprinkle of tartness. Very aromatic. I could smell it as I was pouring!

Opens tart strawberry, funk and yeast. Lemon zest mixed with floral notes and some kiwi appear in the middle. Intensely tart throughout. Finishes with an accented tartness. Clean, fruity aftertaste with a touch of sweetness. Really good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down foamy and aggressive. Crisp, puckering finish with a filmy, dry aftertaste that lingers. Real refreshing!

Really an outstanding beer that is top notch all the way through. Decent complexity and as drinkable as the style should be. Definitely worth seeking out!

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Photo of Jas45678
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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Photo of jvillefan
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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