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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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With late season access to some Maine wild blueberries, we capture a bit of "the way life should be" in this rich, full-flavored winter sour. Mainer Weisse has a nose of ripe berry and cinnamon spice, warming hints of the holidays. Its sips fruity, tart, and bold, finishing with a sweet and surely-sour bite. It is blue and it is beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ His Great Return Tasting. Cheers to Leighton for providing this! Hazy deep gold pour with a small white head. Big unwashed rhubarb, notes of strawberry. A bit of sea salt and dirty root vegetables. Earthy spiced flavors. Canned plums and a bit of tart strawberry. Mild acid on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4276) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle courtesy of a recent Tampa Tasting. Pours a hazy purple color with an ephemeral white head. Nose is big tart berries, spice, yeast, and berry flesh. Flavor is similar with yeast, berry, berry flesh, and massive tartness. Light to medium in body and a nice berliner overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle split at the Jack is back tasting, thanks once more to Leighton, 06/03/14. Orange amber with small off white edgeing. Nose is tarte fruit, ginger, rhubarb, bitter orange. Taste comprises tangy mixed fruit sherbet, light acid, peach, pithy orange, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, acidic pangs in a semi refreshing close. Ok ’Linner, not top draw but solid enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13336) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
6th March 2014
Jack is back tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Leighton. Very hazy gold beer, residual white head. Palate is dry and light and a little crisp. Floral tart.lemon with a touch of blueberry. Light sherbet - seltzer finish. Better than the Somer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle shred in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours hazy gold with a fine, foamy white head. The nose has some doughy malts, ripe blueberries. Light sweet flavor with assertive tart berries, mild sweat, some funk. Light bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Tart finish, a bit of pale bread, some lightly plastic fruits, sweaty berries. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours hazy orange with a small white heads. The nose is fresh, barnyard, earth, blueberry, floral, potpourri and funk. The taste is crisp, tart finish, berry skin, lemon sherbet, light acidic, wood, tang, vinous and berry skin with a dry, acidic finish. Medium and prickly carbonation. Perhaps a it acidic, but way better than the somer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
750 ml bottle acquired via trade. Opened at our Oscars Sour Lineup. Pours a berry tinged orange amber hue, well hazed and near murky overall. The frothy soapy whitish head atop stays as a decent layer, lively carbonation overall shows some dissipating, laces ok overall. Aromas are seedy blueberries, a bit sweet and tart with some gentle spiciness, funk and yogurt sourness coming on quickly. Potent and fruity, the lactic intensity certainly has me interested. Initial is potently sour, big acidic bite of lemony lactic life, some vinegar and cidery feels make it a bit harsh and fuzzy on the palate quickly. Spritzy and sour, a gentle spiciness, bready quality in the middle. The intense sourness and yogurt, firmer blueberry elements are inviting. But it’s almost too much. Some complexity from cinnamon spiciness and coolness. The backend is harsh in jabs still, acedic and sour, which works and it doesn’t overall. Finish is lingering sourness, acidity and gentle touch of cinnamon. What this beer lacks in complexity or finesse, it offers in it’s blunt strength in the sour department. A bit brash and overdone for a good handful of people, a bit of a mess, but at times it’s quite delicious especially once you get so much further into this. While I enjoyed this, some of the previous ones are just better overall. Intense, brash, and unapologetic. Give it a go if you can handle that acidity. Really enjoying all these Night Shift Berliners.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1660) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours an orange copper with a thin white head. Aroma of cinnamon, berries, and funk. Taste is acidic, berries and cinnamon. Very sour.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
birdmachine (162) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
750ml bottle, poured into a snifter glass. Aroma is crazy lemon forward, with extra gym sock funk, vinegar, sulfer and finally some faint berry. Umm, infected much? Pours a pale hazy orange with purple tint and big soapy white head. Taste follows aroma with an unbearable sour vinegar finish and light citrus. Yeah. Both bottles I opened tasted the same and leads me to believe it was an infected batch. Not as disgusting as the recent Somer Weisse bottles. I hope they get their infections under control because I really loved their Ever Weisse

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (2912) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a pinkish plum with small frothy white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is oak, funk, and berries. Thin mouthfeel with super tart berry and vinegar. Cinnamon coming out in the finish. Something a little off about this one, need another bottle.

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