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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Berliner Weisse style sour ale brewed with lemongrass and ginger
Its name honoring our Somerville homebrewing roots, Somer Weisse began as our answer to a hot July without air conditioning. A few twists on the classic Berliner Weisse style led us to this quencher of thirst. Refreshing and tart, it sprinkles the tongue with the zesty flavors of lemongrass, ginger, and, most importantly, summertime. ABV 4.9%-6.2%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1337) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to Brandon - bottled on 8/25/14. Pour is clear yellow with a quickly dissipating small white head. Aroma is funky, winey, tart, musty, and a touch of grape. Flavor has a lot going on. It starts with a burst of tartness followed by funky, musty wine notes and bit of butter in the finish. Lots going on here - seems quite a bit more funky than expected. I do not get much lemongrass or ginger but it’s really nice. Does wear on me as I drink more - good in small doses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (291) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
A very gingery and lemongrassy sour aroma with a touch of sage like hay. Appears hazy gold. Tastes sour and tart, of lemon, with a hint of savory sage and bitter hay. Palate is a bit watery. Overall, great; I could drink this all day, goes great with BBQ.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
firstsip (525) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy dark straw gold. Very foamy on pour. Very sour nose. Bright body of amazing tart sourness, yeast. The perfect example of a berlinerweisse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (912) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. grassy and citrusy, some ginger character. Lightly hazy pale yellow color. Grassy and tons of lemon, ginger. Quite tart with some acidity. Minor soap like character overall, might be the combo of ingredients. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (792) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottleshare thanks to homer. Pours a golden yellow. Aroma of tart, acid, grass. Taste is tart, lemongrass, lots of lemon, my mouth needs a tart break.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnokk (73) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft, brewery APPEARANCE – golden yellow, with very finely bubbled head. NOSE - Slightly tart scents, with a ginger ale backdrop. The nose confirms this is a sour, not something mass produced by the big 3. FLAVOR – Packs a sour punch right off the start. Ends with the slightest hint of almost (but not quite) sweetness. NOTES - excellent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (853) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bomber. Thanks to ModeEngage! Hazy orange-yellow with a foamy, white head that leaves quickly and lasts thinly in spots. Aromas of tangy and tart lemon, yeast and light musty notes. Flavor is tart lemon, orange, vinegar, yeast, light ginger and funky must on the end. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, high acidity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (5292) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2014
750ml bottle pours a hazy gold with some thin, white head. Nose has a lot of hibiscus, peppercorn, ginger, lime... but honestly quite a bit of butyric acid in the form of a vomit like character. Flavor has a lot more butyric acid, real bile character, peppercorn, heavy lime, blood orange. Acetic finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 75cl ][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Snifter ][ 9.24.14 ]
Hazy gold-amber, large white head fizzes out in seconds, tepid after. Husky spice aroma dominates, more spice than Berliner, the ginger dominates with light citric, soap bucket after a car wash. Front palate is chalky, mineral, lemongrass acidity burns through mid, lime emerging with serious burn, dominating until the dusty end, faint dough, lactic replaced by solvent, fizzy full body fills unpleasantly.

[ 9.24 Tasting Ranking ]
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cpetrone84 (1564) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Pour is a deeper yellow with a good bit of white head. Nose is huge musky sweat ginger with a hint of lemon and spicy tang. Taste is very sweet, tons of sweaty ginger, tangy, citrus, chlorine like mineral in the back. Bigger body, a bit juicy, softer carbonation. The spice is so strong I just can’t handle it.

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