Mainer Weisse | Night Shift Brewing

Mainer WeisseMainer Weisse
BA SCORE
4.01/5
320 Ratings
Mainer WeisseMainer Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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
Ranking:
#3,983
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
320
pDev:
9.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
47
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of TaborTime
2/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of cpetrone84
2.2/5  rDev -45.1%

Pour is faintly hazed pure orange with no head. Nose has a ton of plastic, very off aromas, odd spice, def not cinnamon. No blueberry in the nose whatsoever, tons of acetic. Taste is root beer that burns, faint cinnamon, plastic, sweet sugars and citric acid, high carb, heavier body. Extremely sour and burning around the outside of the mouth.

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Photo of Ladgaga
2.6/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AlexFields
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of beergorrilla
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sour, sour, sour. A little plasticy

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Photo of Lucoli
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LopeJuice
3.11/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a lot of vinegar and cinnamon

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Photo of Jwale73
3.17/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Pours the color and clarity of cranberry juice with a loose head that dissipates into a tight band around the shoulders. The nose pretty much smells like potpourri. The taste on this beer is weird - I feel like I'm drinking one of those spiced candle tart warmers. Mouthfeel is light in body with an even carbonation and a slight astringency. Overall, I love the style because of its subtleties; however, this beer lacked those aspects. Hopefully it was just an off-batch.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MVBINTANG
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Beautiful matte magenta look with minimal head and appropriate carbonation.
Not a huge nose but pleasant and fresh
Lack the dimension of some of the other Weisse put out by Night Shift, a little on the "juicy juice" side

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.25/5  rDev -19%
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 TWStandley
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Vinegar, not great. Slightly watery.

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Photo of Hugonaut13
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Celtics76
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of FutureOBrew
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mchengcit
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kristougher
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Most Beautiful beer ive seen in a while! Something was a tiny bit off in the nose though sadly.

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Photo of jtk21351
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drift
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johnct
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 750ml bottle from Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge MA. Didn't have a price tag but it was around 12ish dollars.

Look: Bright pinky red. Not a beer. Bubbles fizz super fast and die down super fast. Like soda bubbles.

Smell: Smells like a Rosé. That's all I get. Pink Boxed Wine.

Taste: Sour cherry berry tartness. Just berries and sourness all the way through. I can't necessarily pick out blueberries. The aftertaste is bizarre for the first several sips. Like Fritos, dusty cardboard, and bark. I assume that's the cinnamon talking, though it tastes nothing like cinnamon. The taste mellows out as it goes. Now there's subtle hints of vanilla sweetness to it.

Mouthfeel: For one that looked and smelled like a cheap bubbly wine, it has a lot more mellower of a mouthfeel. Drinks just like cranberry juice. Smooth feel but a little sting from the tartness.

Overall: Eh. I bought it because I got it mixed up with the Ever Weisse (which I've always wanted to try) and didn't have any data left at the time to do a quick lookup. Not as pleased as I wanted to be.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Mainer Weisse from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 320 ratings
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