Art #5 | Night Shift Brewing

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Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner Weisse with fresh raspberries and mint leaves.

Added by Maxwell on 09-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by Maxwell:
Photo of Maxwell
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours an amber gold with lots of orange going on in the color and a slight red tint, presumably from the raspberries. A light white head forms and fades to a scrim. The body is properly hazy and a little dark. This beer smells of sweet raspberry flesh with a nice, herbal mint flourish. Tart, lemon lacto with a touch of chalkiness and some light wheat flake also touches the nose. The beer feels medium in body with a little bit of syrupiness to it and a light prickle from carbonation. The mouth is left slick with saliva. In the mouth the beer tastes tartly acidic with a nice herbal sweetness, some fresh fruit, and a light minty bitter taste. In flavor, the beer begins as tart, syrupy lemon that explodes into light raspberry tart with beautiful minty flourishes that give the beer a fresh herbal flavor, like chewing on wild spearmint leaves. Light grassiness and wheat can also be tasted, but the mint and raspberry are definitely the big players in the flavor. Overall the beer delivers exactly what it says it will and is nicely fresh in flavor and tasty to drink. I don’t know how much of it I would drink seeing as how it is a thicker flavor profile, more in line with Everweisse with big fruity flavor on the tongue than with Somerweirsse. The mint adds a new dimension that I am intrigued with, I just don’t think I could drink a lot of it. I like this beer and hope they brew it again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In a Night Shift teku, the beer was a slightly hazy rose gold color. An appealing color. There was a small white head which was gone quickly.

Aroma of sweet fruit and oak. There was a tiny bit of mint. Faintly vinous.

The taste was raspberry and tannins, with some late mint.

Sweet/sour mouthfeel. Crisp.

I enjoyed this beer a lot. The mint was a nice touch.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slight haze on a pale peach/rose/gold. Tiny off-white head drops to absolutely nothing in short order.

Smell: Oak and some wine barrel. Slight hint of raspberry. White wine and some grape skin. A touch of apple skin. A bit musty with some cork. A touch of citric tartness with some lactic built in to the back. Hyper fresh mint leaves. Almost a hint of vanilla bean.

Taste: A ton of oak and wood tannins. Fresh raspberry runs through the back and jumps a bit as it warms. Mint runs through the back of everything. A hint of almost strawberry. Some white wine. Biting citric tart up front with a solid punch of lactic through the back. Very faint hint of yeast and crackery malt. Hints of lemon and apple skin. Melds a bit more as it warms

Mouthfeel: A bit slick light to medium body with minimal carbonation. Surprisingly clean with a mildly dry finish.

Overall: Time for some nudes!

Night Shift makes some damn good weisses. This is no exception. Drink it while you can.

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Photo of stakem
2.96/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to Don for the hookup on this and the matching glassware. 1-liter poured into a night shift stemmed glass. The brew pours a clear color of light peach juice. More akin to golden raspberries than your typical red. A white froth of foam fades back to nothing.

The aroma is strong of vinegar but diving in deeper reveals a pungent and bright raspberry character that is juicy and fresh. It boasts a little seedy aspect typical of those natural raspberries.

The flavor of this is just irresponsibly sour. Downright brutal acedity that showcases some natural seedy raspberry with a light cracker-like grain aspect thats a little dusty. There is also an unmistakeable minty flavor that just doesnt fit. It gives the brew a sort of menthol feel that while unique just doesnt work.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is brutally sour with some brine and vinegar that is also present in other night shift berliners that im not crazy about. The inclusion of mint is really a strange twist but really, anything to distract from the vinegar and acedic character is welcomed. This has the potential to be amazing if the brine and vinegar was removed. Instead of being clean, tart and super easy drinking, this is just too harsh, funky, slightly off and not enjoyable like I expect of a good berliner. It took me 2 hours to finish a single glass. Now what to do with the rest of the growler? Salad dressing maybe.

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Art #5 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 29 ratings