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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Photo of Bookseeb
3.07/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is golden light supporting a thin crisp head that dissipates quickly leaving no lace. Smell is light on the nose with malt, wheat and lemon citrus. Taste has the malt, wheat and a sour lemon that chases to the end. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. certainly wakes the mouth up with that punch of tart.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. Bomber
Enjoy By: 9.17.12

Pours a nice clean/clear golden light yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger foamy white head, not much sticky lacing left behind at all. The nose is mostly malty, slight hop note, citrusy. The taste is pretty tart, malty, with a slight hoppiness. Medium body. Overall, considering it is over 2 months old (Thanks Fucking SLS) I believe it is not fair to really judge this one, but I would not buy it again, and I have to get in the fucking business to start checking out fuckn' labels in the State Liquor Stores, their such FUCKING ASSHOLES!

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Photo of 1234Jack
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is going to be difficult to review because I am not very familiar with the Weissbier style.

Obviously, this is sour, which may be the goal.

Feel is crispy with a slight zing at the back of the throat.

Head is minimal but apparently not expected of the style.

Flavors are definitely lemony. I wonder how this pares with the syrups as described in the treatment of Weissbiers in Berlin.

I like the smell. Seems clean, lemony.

Even though it's supposed to be sour, I can't say the taste of this beer by itself is something I shoot for in a beer.

Perhaps this is a true connoisseur's beer. I won't know till later. ;)

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Photo of BAS
2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a footed highball glass.

Appearance: It poured with good head, nice white, fluffy, stuck around long enough to enjoy. Not much lacing. Nice golden yellow color, not much opacity, it looks like a light weissbier.

Smell: On the sweet side with low hops and nice wheat notes. Nothing extraordinary.

Taste: Light sweetness with light honey, wheat taste, some spice notes. Light tartness. Medium sourness is pronounced with swishing. Balance between sweet and sour is missing.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Works for me.

Overall, not a great weissbier, just okay.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a touch of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam without much retention at all. Nothing special.

Smell: aroma of damp, spent grain and a little hint of tartness. There's a hint of floral character here as well. I like Berliner weissbiers a lot, but this doesn't entice me at all.

Taste: more interesting than the aroma. Right off the bat is a piquant tartness, followed by a grainy malt flavor and a little bit of a sticky sweet finish. A cereal-like character finishes out the experience. Perhaps not the best in the world, but I like the tartness level.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and a good, mouth-filling effervescence. Quite good.

Overall: this beer has some flaws, but it has a good tartness and a decent feel.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours clear light gold with a medium fizzy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet honey malts with a little fruit and spice.

The flavor is sweet honey malts with a slight dry sour twang in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it's an OK berliner weisse - a little on the sweet side.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a translucent honey color. Head is quite thin. It doesn't even span the entire body of the beer. Head leaves random lines of lacing.

S-Light tartness. Green apples and wheat. Light spice. Overall aroma is faint. But there definitely is a nice tart aspect.

T-The tartness isn't intense but it is noticeable, and dare I say quite attractive. A bunch of unripened green apples. Wheaty and lightly spiced. They actually did a really good job here. I wasn't expecting the tartness to be as noticeable as it was.

M-Light but there is some respectable body. Lively carbonation. A bit sticky. Quite drinkable.

O/D-Couldn't pass up on a cheap Berliner. Full Sail did a great job on this unique style. At under $5 a bomber, this was a decent deal too. I thought this was pretty awesome. Underrated.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a surprisingly clear golden honey color. Two fingers worth of Bubbly, frothy white foam on top quickly dissipates to a ring around the rim.

S - the nose is full of sweet banana peel, and strong yeasty, bready notes. A light peppery spice character hangs in the background along with a touch of lemon zest.

T - Light flavors up front. Flakey crackers mostly. Racy acidity enters shortly after. The center is round with a more bready, yeasty character. Hints of sweet banana fruit character balance the mouthwatering acid. Long and strong  lemon pith finish.

M - smooth and round. Lighter side of medium bodied. High carbonation with tight scrubbing bubbles.

O - a refreshing summer beer. I could drink this all day long.

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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Photo of ccrida
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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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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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 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.


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