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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Excellent Berliner Weisse. Fizzy carbonation on a yellow pour. Aroma is lemon, citrus, light crackers. Very effervescent and refreshing. Flavor is similar with a nicely balanced tartness. Great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a hazy, bright pineapple juice color with a one finger white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Slight solvent/chemical-like aroma with strong spices. Lots of ginger, white pepper and lemon grass with some citric acidity and sourdough bread. The solvent chemical notes are really overbearing though overtaking the other notes. Wow, this beer has a crazy amount of harsh acetic acid! So much so, it destroys almost all of the other flavors. Very strong acetone/solvent chemical flavor completely overpowering everything else. Thereís some sour lemon acidity and bready yeast as well but they are hard to pick up underneath all of the solvent/vinegar. Complete acetone bomb with harsh, rough solvency. Impossible to finish. All but one person at our tasting poured this down the drain(AKA Ryanís stomach).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4995) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2015
750 bottle traded to me by Willrunforbeer, bottle date of 9-30-3013. Thanks for the chance. No head on a hazy, gold/ yellow color. Aroma is light lactic acid, tart lemons, ginger root and musty basement yeast hints.

Tart lemon and musty yeast are dominant in the flavor. The mouthfeel is mellow with a low carbonation level. Lactic acid is also very mild with a slightly tart aftertaste. Iím glad the acid and ginger has mellowed with time. Wow, after two years this held up well and is rather highly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
(750ml bottle, Batch #12, bottled 7.8.13) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of lemongrass, tea, ginger, wheat, and yogurt. Flavor of lemongrass, wheat, lacto, and ginger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1368) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Poured from a bottle dated 08/22/14. Aroma is dominated by the adjuncts. Lots of lemongrass and lighter ginger notes. Lemongrass adds nice citrus notes including lime. Medium light acidity and faint wheat. Pours a Slightly cloudy, pale yellow gold with a medium sized, medium thick, white head that recedes quickly to the edges and disappears. No lacing and faint legs. Flavor is fairly acidic with a strong citrus note including lots of orange, lemon and lime. Medium light lemongrass notes with a light ginger character. Low wheat notes and faint bitterness. Slight sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty tasty beer but you have to like lemongrass. Lots of citrus and the ginger notes are light and very much in the background. A bit too acidic. Better than I was expecting and I am liking these Night Shift Berliners more than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2326) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle..Pour is light yellow with a thin head..Nose is fresh, lemongrass, ginger, funk, fizzy, funk..Taste is nice funk, ginger, spice, lemongrass, nice wheat base..One of my favorite from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is ginger, funk, dough, lemon zest. Thin mouth, tart, ginger, lemon, crisp, crushable, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
Draft during EBF weekend. Poured a thinner looking hazed yellow with a bubbly white head. Aroma of lemon pledge, woody, rotting fruit, cherry skins. Flavor is better than the aroma, fresh lemons, tonic, lemon pledge, wood notes. Medium to thinner body with softer carbonation. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (519) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap at the brewery: Pours hazy straw with a thin head. Aroma of citrus, light spice, and funk. Taste is very tart with some citrus, grass, and funk. Light to medium body, light carbonation, very soft on the palate. I like this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5183) - 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 (4615) - 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.

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