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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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. Previous batches at 5.9%

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/1/17] Draught at Night Shift Brewing in Everett. Cloudy pink. Cinnamon, yogurt, berries, tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (23612) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle sample at Beer Study bottle share in Durham. Strange when this one poured dark brown. Light roast aroma. Taste is sour coffee, not a good combo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4567) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Pours a hazy purple pink from the bottle with bubbly off-white pink head that leaves light lace. Aroma is funky yeast, a hint of lactic acidity, and overarching blueberry notes. Taste follows, thankfully cinnamon is nowhere to be found, nice balance of funk, fruit, and acidity. Im a fan.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tapefuzz (372) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2016
750mL bottle. Pours a hazy pinkish-red, cranberry juice color with almost no head. Aroma is skunky wheat, yeast, and some light syrupy blueberry. Taste is shallow and underdeveloped with thin, tart blueberry, wheat, yeast, vinegar, and barely a hint of cinnamon on the finish. Fairly harsh and somewhat metallic. Sourness is nearly wiped out by sweetness. Dry finish of lactic acid and acrid yeast. Medium body. Prickly, lively carbonation. Thin but crisp(ish) mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (2977) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2016
750ml. Bright reddish purple. Very acidic. Above average sour. Lots of fruit. Berries. Boysenberries. Bright raspberry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3247) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Backlog from EBF. Pours out a cranberry juice color with a small off white head. Aroma is of berries, tart/sweet, funk, lactose. Taste is solid, tart and sweet blueberries, light cinnamon sugar, some funky tartness, light vinous notes. Nice balance between tart and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (4158) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Sampled at the Societe Party 2016. It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of blueberries, cinnamon, malts and some funk. The taste was similar with more blueberries, cinnamon, fruits, sourness and tarts. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (7182) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Sampled at a fest. A lot going on for a Berliner Weiss. Berries and spices, mildly tart but rich, too. Complex goodness. Not a style I usually get, but I do get this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5815) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Pours ruby-tinged violet into a tulip. White head quickly recedes to hug rim. Sour blueberry and balsamic aromas. Sweet and sour lactic blueberry upfront turning cinnamon and marshmallow before the lasting dry tart skin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Thanks to callmemickey for sharing. Pours a hazy pink grapefruit color with a one finger white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Strong cinnamon component in the nose but Im not picking up much blueberry. Slightly solvent/acetic but not too harsh with some citrus acidity, sourdough bread and wheat character. Truer to style than the other two Ive tried(Somer and Ever). Some darker fruit comes out as it warms but the aroma is still dominated by spice and citrus. Tart and puckering with strong sour acidity and slight acetone character. Not too harsh or solvent like though. Spicy cinnamon adds a nice touch to the bread/yeast, wheat and acidic flavors . Slight mineral quality in the finish but again, Im not picking up much blueberry. A bit one dimensional but the cinnamon is a nice touch and a unique take on the style. Slightly harsh but decently drinkable.

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