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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3974) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle - thanks Brian! Pours hazy pale golden, large creamy white head, dissipates fairly quickly leaving not much really. Aroma is sour mash, wheat, lemon and ginger. Flavor is medium plus tart, lemon and ginger. Light body, high carbonation, almost a bit salty. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3929) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Draught at the brewery, February 2015
Mostly clear, brilliant golden with some burnished copper tints and a small white head with low retention.
Very acidic nose has challenging lacto notes, touches of oakiness and a moderate ginger presence. Very sniffable and quite strong with no alcohol or other flaws peaking through.
Damned sour up front! Phew, kind of takes you by surprise. But itís delicious and melds both lactic and brett notes; very barrel-derived. As the flavors wash over the palate, the lemongrass emerges more prominently than the ginger. Itís interesting and well-done, Iím just not sure how much I enjoy lemongrass in a full-on sour beer (this is much, much more of a sour/wood-derived wild ale than it is a classic berliner). The carbonation is spot-on, helping to keep the beer light and drinkable, while no wateriness or thinning occurs on the finish. Excellent, though I wish it was either lacking the lemongrass or had a brighter, lighter fruit note to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3188) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
750ml bottle, hazy cloudy white hue, with a small white head, good strange sour, acidic, funky lactobacillus yeast, fruity lemon juice, tart green apple nose, with a sour mash, subtle ashy, wet wheat, pale, pilsener malt, zesty squeezed lemon, grapefruit, lime rind, light spicy ginger, subtle lemongrass accent, and a kind of acidic lemonade, lemon vinegar, sour white berry note in the aroma follows through on a light-bodied sour palate, with a harsh sour, acidic, kind of washing dishes water, acidic lemon juice, tart green apple, ashy, spicy ginger, lemongrass character, with a wheat, pale, pilsener malt sour mash, funky sour lactobacillus yeast, lemon vinegar, sour white berry, lactic plain yogurt, acidic grapefruit, lime rind flavour, leading towards a spicy, green apple, rhubarb fruity tartness, zesty acidic lemon, grapefruit, lime juiciness, lingering funky lacto sour yeastiness, wheat malt sourish mash finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2403) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Pale yellow pour with a 1 finger frothy head that fades away normally. Aroma is strong lemongrass, moderate lemon juice, and hay. Taste brings lots of lemongrass and lemons too. Some wheat and light oak. Very tart. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1357) - 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 itís 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 (308) - 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 (552) - 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 (936) - 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 (814) - 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.

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