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

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79
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161 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
161
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of kojevergas
2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with cool label and branded pry-off cap acquired at me local HEB Grocery and served into Cantillon stemware in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery and this beer's current 79 rating. 9 IBU. 4% ABV confirmed. Enjoy by: 12 2013.

Served cold, straight from me fridge, and allowed to warm slightly over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of dull white colour. Okay creaminess and thickness. Nice even consistency. Great even consistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is above average - about 3 minutes.

Body colour is a clear translucent yellow of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Appears well-carbonated.

A clean appearance. Within style conventions, but not unique or special. There are no obvious flaws. Pretty average, but I'm optimistic.

Sm: Lightly tart. Berries, lychee, wheat, clean barley, crystal malts, lemon citrus, crackery malts, a hint of green apple, maybe white wine. Any sourness is quite slight. I suspect just a bit of lactobacillus was used. Any hop presence is generic/floral. Not the most fragrant or developed aroma, but generally appealing. Light in strength.

No alcohol is detectable.

T: A kiss of lemon gets overwhelmed by unwelcome green apple. The body is comprised of wheat, crackery malts, and clean barley. Hop profile is muted, but I do get some vague floral character. A dash of lychee. Has a light tartness, but there's no real sourness. It's painfully simple for a berliner weisse, and some might even call it boring and/or bland. There's no real subtlety. It has a general uniform cohesion, but it's not gestalt. I wouldn't say it has a masterful balance, but there's nothing egregiously wrong. I'd like more of a fresh wheat body as well as more lemon. They really need to play up the tartness/sourness as well.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Shallow depth of flavour. Low intensity of flavour. Below average duration of flavour.

Pretty disappointing for a berliner weisse, but inoffensive.

Mf: Crisp and sharp from overcarbonation. Has a light bite to it. Smooth and wet. A bit too thick for the style. Too full-bodied as well. Suits the flavour profile decently, but doesn't seem custom-tailored specifically to it.

Not oily, harsh, astringent, buttery, gushed, hot, or boozy.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but very forgettable for the style. It's decently priced, but its painful simplicity and lack of anything remotely interesting make it a beer I wouldn't consider purchasing again. A very uninspired berliner weisse with little to offer fans of the style. Hard to hate, hard to love. Might be an okay introduction to the style.

C-

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of ssteakley
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Fruity smell, fizzy, tart finish, pretty crisp for sure. Not sure what occasion this seasonal Beer is for. A wedding? New Years? I am sure this one has a cult following but I am far away for sure. Think Champagne gone bad or some incomplete cider. I would pour it for friends just for fun to see their reaction.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A large white foam-up in the narrow Peroni glass with a golden color and plenty of spritz in the mouth. Very light body. Not too much aroma, just a hint of malt and Distinctly lemony but not overly sour. More of a citrus club soda taste than anything.

Tart and slightly woody. Plenty of suds as you sip. Quite drinkable, but not much complexity. I have to admit that it does seem to suggest adding something fruity and flavorful, or maybe mix it 50/50 with a Saison that needs some spritz, or a Hefeweizen that's on the sweet side. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in San Diego.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of allengarvin
4.17/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Well, a rare style for microbrewers to try. Not even sure we're drinking it right to drink it straight up. A friend's father from Berlin insists on putting syrup in it (and for years, he's bought hefeweizen, because it's the closest thing you can usually find in the US). Even when you can get real weisse from Berlin, it doesn't travel well.

Well, it pours a slightly hazy gold, with very little head. The aroma is very good, offering lots of nice fruitiness, together with a nice underplay of malt. Flavor is right on, with a mild lactic sourness. Nowhere near Belgian sour beers, certainly. Bitterness is low. Nice yeasty fruitiness, and a plain maltiness.

Nice carbonation level, giving a spritzy mouthfeel. Could be a little more carbonated.

And, typical of the style, it's not all that good a beer to drink straight. It's not sour enough to be interesting, and doesn't offer much else. Would like to try this with woodruff syrup, though.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear medium golden body, with just a hint of haze, surmounted by a coarse, rocky head, which soon fades to scattered archipelagos of foam. The lacing is in patchy clumps.

Aroma: Rather tangy with lemon juice and vinegar notes, although far milder than a typical sour beer. Aside from the sourness, there is a sturdy wheat malt background

Taste: Opens with a brief wave of wheat malt, soon followed by a strong lemon juice and vinegar presence. As the taste progresses, the tartness maintains its dominance, all the way to the close. The hop presence of nine IBUs is not detectible to my palate.

Mouth feel: A touch thin, with a bit of zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant and refreshing example well-suited to summer , and an opportunity to sample a very rare style. I wish I had some raspberry and woodruff syrup.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas for $4.19 plus tax for a twenty-two ounce bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out with a sudsy white head that falls down quickly. The body is a slightly hazy gold.

The nose is wheat, pilsner like malt, touch of earth, and herb. Slight bright citric quality.

The taste follows the nose almost to a t just with some added tartness and a little more mustiness.

The body is light with moderate carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.

Amazing price point for a bomber and comes through with some nice character.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Berliner Weiss (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.43 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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