Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share)Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share)

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

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First released in June 2012

Added by Halcyondays on 06-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 64
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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of vkv822
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz : tulip

Clear golden with a thick, foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Not much tartness in the nose. More of a clean, crisp maltiness. The tartness does come through in the taste.

Medium body with low, prickly carbonation.

A decent beer, but very one dimensional overall, a bit disappointing.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a tulip glass

A- Poured a very clear light golden color with tons of streaming carbonation, pretty big fluffy/soapy head that stuck around but left no lace

S- Big white grape, peach, apricot, lemon, and some white wine flavors make a very aromatic and sweet aroma

T- Lots of white grape, peach, and apricot flavors, some lemon. A nice tartness to it, but not as sour as many others I have had in the style

M- Super light mouthfeel, lots of prickly carbonation. This really goes down like water, it is refreshing, but not really much body at all

O- Great blend of fruit flavors in this beer with a really nice tartness. This would be a great introductory sour beer. The body of this beer is super light, great on a really hot day, but on any other day the body could be underwhelming.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $4.79. Clear golden brew with a weird yet nice sort of peach color tinge to it ( might be my eyes), large thick,frothy white head. Yeasty aromas.. mainly dough slight barnyard and malts...mostly bread-like. Taste is slightly acetic/tart....then fades off with some bready malt in the back..aftertaste is rice vinegar. Mouthfeel is OK its highly drinkable when its hot and muggy like right now. I wonder if this would go good with some cordial/syrups? As it is its acceptable

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, pale golden yellow color with a small, fizzy, egg shell white head. It left very little lacing on the glass.

S - It smelled yeasty and tart with green apple notes. Some wheat-like aromas, too.

T - Good tart green apple flavor. A slight yeasty spiciness with some cracked wheat flavors. A touch of caramel sweetness.

M - Very crisp and sharp with just a slight pucker factor. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This is a refreshing and tasty Berliner Weiss. I really enjoyed this brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of tlazaroff
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Slightly tart on the nose. Summer fruits: peaches, apricots, sour cherries. Very fresh and light on the nose, quite inviting.

Dark straw in color with a crisp white head. slightly hazy but clear enough to see carbonation streaming to the top of the glass. No speakable lacing at all.

Sour slightly in the flavor. Lemon, peach, apricot, and other summer fruits. It's crisp, refreshing, a great lawnmower beer. Lots of carbonation dances and clears the palate and finishes very dry. Overall it's not bad, but it's not blowing up my skirt.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, delicate golden-hued body with an inch-plus head of white foam.

Smell: Cereal grains and wheat soaked leisurely in sour lemon juices with a yogurt-esque lactic hint enveloping it.

Taste: A touch of sweetened grains, then a lemony, citrusy twang pops on the tongue. Light vegetal tones. The lactic quality is there, but it's pretty mild not quite allowing for a full-on pucker (or even a near-pucker grimace). Some minerals and more of the mild lactic character on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: I found it to be both pleasant and quite refreshing, which was what I was looking for in this beer.

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Photo of beergoot
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The body appears pale yellow and slightly hazy with a a decent, lasting white head. There is a bread-like aroma to the beer along with a slight tang. A powerful citrus tang and sourness dominates the taste. The body comes across as light, sharp, clean with a very soft effervescence from the carbonation.

I can't positively say how close this is to the Berliner Kindl that I used to drink back in the mid-80s when living in Berlin, but it's seems like a faithful stab at the style to the best of my recollection. Perhaps about more sour than the Kindl, but definitely hitting the style description as listed in BA. A nice alternative to a traditional German hefeweizen.

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Photo of guajolote
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

OK, this is a little too clean for a Berliner weiss, but it's a tasty summer beer nevertheless. The aroma is soft and bready with a toasted edge. Light caramel and more fresh-baked bread malts fill the flavor. There's a mild sour tang and it's pleasant enough, but this beer is too clean to be a true example of the style. Of course, you can just call it the American wheat version of a Berliner weiss and enjoy it for what it is.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of brystmar
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jon starts the day off right!

Straw-colored body holds up finely-bubbled white head. Doesn't smell like much, save some underlying citrus and remains of dry yeast. Taste is similarly faint: hints of lime peel peek at my taste buds amidst the lacto base. Barely tart because it barely has any flavor. Very light, eminently quaffable; the epitome of a session beer.

Decent overall, though I'm a firm believer that Berliners should be fruited. Funky Buddha has spoiled me.

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3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is clear gold with a big white head made by a steady spritz of bubbles. Rocky, foamy lace.

Smell is fruity and a little tart.

Taste is pretty mild, just a lactic tartness, which is quite refreshing, but very simple. There's a hint of graininess to remind me it's beer, but it's really a simple, water, tarty drink. Not as estery as it smell, which is a bit of a bummer, as it would have added a second note of flavor.

Mouthfeel is very light, spritzy.

Drinkability is fine, it's a guzzler, very refreshing, just not one to instill much reflection.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of zeledonia
2.61/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted 15 July 2012, reviewed from notes. Not many berliner weisses available around here, and I love them as a summer beer. So I couldn't pass up this inexpensive bottle.

Pours a medium golden yellow, clear, with 1 finger of white head. Good retention and lacing, and tons of visible carbonation.

Smell is pretty funky, with a faint corny grain smell.

Taste is pretty flat - watery with a bit of funky tart. Not really what I look for from a Berliner weiss. Want more substance, more fill, not just that mini sour kick.

Mouthfeel is good. Tingly carbonation, light body, fairly water, with a quick dry finish.

I really like this style, but this one didn't do it for me. Not bad, but not great. Taste is flat and empty compared to others I've had.

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Photo of Naugled
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle for $5, not a bad price.

Hazy weisse dark straw color as expected. Very quick head, but well carbonated. Hard to tell this is a Berliner by the aroma, very light tart note. Same with the flavor, very mild for a Berliner, it's hard to even describe it as sour or tart, maybe a bit tangy, but that's it. I did notice some unusual salty and sweet notes as it warmed up, which were interesting. Overall a drinkable beer but a disappointed Berliner for me.

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Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 161 ratings
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