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

Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share)Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share)
BA SCORE
32.3%
Liked This Beer
3.43 w/ 161 ratings
Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share)Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
9 IBU

First released in June 2012

Added by Halcyondays on 06-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
161
Liked:
52
Avg:
3.43/5
pDev:
14.29%
Alströms:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of IllNate
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale straw with good amount of white head and good retention. Sour nose with wheat malt and hint of apple. Taste follows with sourness and apple flavor, apple is less appealing than in the nose. Mouthfeel is light and smooth, sour is welcome on this hot summer night. Overall a good attempt at a Berliner Weiss.

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Photo of ginemesis
2.66/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Slightly cloudy with a quickly disappearing head, although there is nice lacing.

S- Smells like un-malted wheat

T- The taste makes up for the smell with it's acidic, tart taste. Slightly like a cider. Quite sour.

M- Very coating feel, slightly oily

O- Something quite interesting. I would drink it on occasion, not a session beer or one i would seek out.

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Photo of Docer
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (3.5)

- Pours a light clear straw yellow brew with a very light finger of white head that has quickly settled to a medium sized sticky ring of lace, and a light dusting sitting over the brew. Overall a bit average. Not cloudy at all.

Smell: (3.0)

- This brew has a big Full Sail signature grainy brew aroma. Very bready, light cinnamon, biscuit, light grassy hop, and overall smells kind of like their pale ale. Perhaps brewed with the house yeast?

Taste: (4.0)

- At least the taste makes up for the aroma. This is actually a nice light drinking, light bittered, and rather perfectly 'tarted' Berliner Weisse. The aroma is reminiscent of their pale ale, but the flavor kind of turns the other way. A nice drinker for sure, and a nice hit for the summer. Wish I could get a 12-pack of cans like this for about $12. That's me just dreaming though.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)

- It's a bubbly light bodied drinker, and perhaps just a touch too bubbly for my taste and for my favorites of this style. It's a tiny bit drying because it seems to be a little more hopped than the like, and a little chewy even. Not bad.

Overall: (3.5)

- It's a solid beer for sure, and I like the tartness to it. It's not soured by any means, but contains that nice lemon-like zingy flare with a nice grainy wheat edge. Good representation of the style, though I would love to see it unfiltered and ready for a dash of syrup perhaps?

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Photo of pmarlowe
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mdfb79 for this. Pint glass.

A: Pours crystal clear gold/straw with large bubbles. Looks like a lager. Half finger of pure white head which fizzles away pretty quickly, leaving a still head and ring and then just a still head.

S: Very mild apple and pear, some earthy funk, and wheat.

T: Wheaty, mild green apple tartness.

M: Palate-cleansing, medium carbonation and body.

O: Flavors are pretty good, though light, making this very drinkable. I'm not getting any citrus. I easily went through the entire 22oz myself. Pairs well with food, too (Indian in my case).

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Photo of jeanphony
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

consumed on 7/18, while I was "on Hiatus." picked up locally. enjoyed from my better half goblet. something seemed right about having this beer in the afternoon on Wednesday when i took off work to hang with my wife for her bday. maybe it was the 90+ degree day? either way, been dying to try this since i have been very into the style lately and at less than $5 a bomber how can ya go wrong?

a - brew poured a hazy orange. if i really tried i could see through it, but it was hazy. decent 2 fingers worth of bubbly head that fizzled away rasonably quickly leaving a thin skin of bubbles on the surface of the beer. lacing was chunky but sparse, kind of looked like little bursts of chunks. i could even see some visible carbonation creeping from the bottom of the glass to the top.

s - lemon peels and pilsner malts. wheat and some orange peel grassiness.

t - calm and serene. soft lemon juice and grass. not really tart at all, but there are some subtleties of tartness on the finish.

m - crisp and brisk. extremely refreshing.

o - overall, a rather tame and timid berliner. extremely refreshing and laid back. built for the warm weather and daytime drinking. pretty impressive.

bottle

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of fehrminator
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle $4.49. Bright yellow with a couple bubbles. Smell is a mix of cardboard and wheat. Flavor is the most subtle tarness, wheat, hint of lacto? Surely not. Extremely easy to drink but as far as the style this is disappointing overall. Oh well, at least it was cheap.

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Photo of iwantsomerocks
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of the very-affordable 22oz bomber into a dogfish head pint glass.

After pouring, I get a single finger head that lingers all of about a minute or two. Color is an odd yellowish brown. Definitely darker than usual for Berliner Weisses.

Smell reminds me a lot of Budweiser. Very wheaty/malty smell. A tiny bit of a lemonish scent as well.

Tastes pretty solid actually. I'm digging the tartness on this. It's not very tart, but just enough to be refreshing. Even though the body itself isn't exactly balanced, I still like it. So there. My house, my rules.

Mouthfeel is OK. The carbonation isn't excessive, and it goes down smooth.

Overall, I like this. It's not as good as other berliner weisses out there, but at least it's a good prologue to the Anchorage Galaxy White IPA I'm about to indulge in. This is quite sessionable, and it's the only Full Sail I find myself liking. Cheers!

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Photo of John_M
2.43/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Wow, what a dud of a beer from Full Sail. On tap at beermongers last night.

The beer pours a bright gold color with decent head retention and light lacing. Alas, this was to be as good as things would get for this beer. On the nose I get very little, just some wheat and very light sour. On the palate, this beer is a complete train wreck. The beer tastes like a bland, standard american wheat, with some barely noticeable underlying sour. Also, the sour flavor seemed to be almost completely separate from the wheat flavor, as if this was meant to be a wheat beer, with the brewer adding a cup of lemon juice to the mix as an afterthought. Mouthfeel is similarly unimpressive, with the beer coming across as dull and almost flat.

The bartender confirmed that the beer has not sold well at beermongers and has not been a popular beer with his customers. I can see why. I've been a big fan of FS beers over the years, especially the brewmaster reserve series. This is easily the worst beer I can ever recall having from FS.

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very hazy to cloudy deep golden yellow to copper in color with some glowing pale yellow when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to a thick film evenly covering the entire surface of the beer. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat with lighter aromas of malts, lemon citrus, and a very light amount of sourness.

T: There is a stronger malt body than I was expecting for the style. Moderate amounts of tartness with hints of lemon and wheat.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly from the tartness.

O: The appearance of this beer is quite dark for the style when compared with other offerings. Doesn't really taste authentic to the style - a little too full bodied and malty. Enjoyable but not as light and refreshing as others in the style (and expectation). Easy to drink and definitely sessionable.

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Photo of fishguyac
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, unlike most of the beers in this style.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sourness in the nose from the lactic acids.
T: Like the smell, the taste has a light amount of sourness—although this stands out given the light bodied nature—and also has notes of wheat and hints of lemon.
M: The beer is light-bodied and rather tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I could easy drink this beer all day long. It is a nice sessionable beer for the summer months. This beer is quite refreshing but the lemony flavors almost make it seem like fruit syrup has already been added to the beer.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark yellow, with a bone-white finger of head. It's very hazy.

The aroma was wheaty, with biscuits, a faint acidic tone and very mild fruit-like tart aromas.

The taste was, as similar in the aroma, faintly tart and acidic, with a wheat taste and a rather biscuit/bread crust finish.

It's like, medium carbonation, with a fairly dry feel to it.

Easy drinking, fairly refreshing. However, it's average for the style and rather boring.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jag21
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber into a Sam Adams sensory glass. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger white head that collapses quickly. Beer is a crystal clear pale copper. Spotty lace with no stick. Average for the style.

Skunky with a slight metallic tartness. Clean.

Opens slightly yeasty. Some lactic tartness. Wheat towards the end. Filmy, tart, dry finish. Real simple. Super refreshing.

Light bodied with high carbonation. Prickly and bubbly in the mouth and refreshing, dry, and tart going down. Clean finish with a slightly lingering, foamy aftertaste. So drinkable!

Super easy-to-drink offering that offers a simple flavor profile with a very refreshing, crisp mouthfeel. I could drink this all the time.

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Photo of poiuytr
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of SFC21
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of iKrystin
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light orange straw amber. Minimal head, but a ring around the glass with slight slippery lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, light citrus and a lactic hint. Flavor starts with tart lemony wheat and develops into a light biscuit malt, wheat and lemon. The tartness is dominant, and other flavors are subdued. Light bodied, but nice mouth feel with sharp active carbonation. A refreshing, understated weissbier with a balanced amount of lactic tartness.

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Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 32.3% out of 100 with 161 ratings
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