Mainer Weisse | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner weisse style beer aged on wild Maine blueberries and cinnamon sticks.

Added by rowingbrewer on 12-23-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
292
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
30.26%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
39
For Trade:
8
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 292
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Ricky for sharing.

Light fizzy head fades quickly to nothing, super hazy pink purple like color.

Nose lots of vinegar, acetic acid, blueberry skin and stem, little gym sick funk generic berry like, little juicy fruit, very light sour malt and plenty of sour fruit, some light funk almost grain and wheat but not completely.

Taste is super sour, like mouth watering and tongue buckling acetic acid super vinegar sour, some gym sock funk, acid burn, some fruit, tart berry stem tannic fruit, sour green blueberry and some light blueberry flavor. Finish is dry and very flemmy, sour tart fruit, more acidic bite, tongue buckling sour and acid burn, more tart berry fruit.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, super sour tart and funky, acidic bite, lighter but decent carb.

Overall it's hard to drink, it has so much sour and acidic bite, nice tartness and funk, a bit too much on the gym sock funk too, nice tart fruit but not a lot of blueberry, just so hard to really like this despite how good it could be.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think Night Shift has found its niche. They brew some beautiful Berliner weissbiers.

This one was poured into a snifter and had the color of a slightly rose wine. There was no head or lace, but the color was striking.

Sweet, fruity aroma. A little spice. Funky oak.

Blueberry taste. Cinnamon, but not a lot of spice to it. Tannins.

Sweet and tart. To me, one of their tartest. I thought the cinnamon worked well.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, grape-purple in color, with minimal head. Taste is light vanilla, and blueberry pie. Lots of mouth puckering blueberry sour mix in here. Nice, tart, and flavorful. I prefer the Ever Weisse, but this one is a treat.

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Photo of mwobal
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is probably my favorite version of a Berliner Weiss. The blueberries and cinnamon both really come out. Despite the sour, this is a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of ccurrid
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of roostor07
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zjay14
4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of schinebd
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theantihero
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Pours a 1 finger foamy dark pink colored head with low retention. Beer is a stunning, dark clear purple. Lacing is very spotty with no stick and thin legs. Average but the color is amazing.

Nose is sweet and tart blue and blackberry. Seedy with blueberry syrup overtones. A nice spiciness tickles the nose. Very aromatic and enticing.

Opens tart and seedy blueberry sweetness. A bit of plastic and cardboard in the beginning is a little awkward. Tart fruit pulp and skin in the middle with a spicy sweet finish. Puckeringly dry fruit-forward aftertaste. Solid but the cinnamon is completely missing.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and aggressive in the mouth and goes down sparkling, crisp and dry. Finishes filmy with a dry, tart aftertaste. Excellent.

I love the Night Shift berliner series and this beer is a great representative of it. Fruit forward, good balance and very drinkable. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RAlmeida77
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. A little hazy. Small white head.

Smell - Vinegary acidity. Very sharp. A little fruity, but not what I'd called blueberries. Faint cinnamon.

Taste - Very sharp sourness. Vinegar. Again a faint berry flavor that isn't overtly blueberry. Cinnamon is strong in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very sour. Unpleasant at points. I don't love the Night Shift berliner profiles.

Overall - Too intense in the wrong areas for me.

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Photo of WalkerHater
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of beergorrilla
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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Mainer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.
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