Friday, August 3

Beer Review: Full Sail Brewing Berliner Weiss (Brewers Share)


Beer information here: FullSailBrewing.com

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I have learned to really dig this classic and light wheat-style beer in the last couple of years or so. I especially like the really funky and slightly tart ones. Let's see if this Full Sail Brew hit a home run with this one. It took me a while to finally sit down and review this one.

Appearance: (3.5)
- Pours a light clear straw yellow brew with a very light finger of white head that has quickly settled to a medium sized sticky ring of lace, and a light dusting sitting over the brew. Overall a bit average. Not cloudy at all.

Smell: (3.0)
- This brew has a big Full Sail signature grainy brew aroma. Very bready, light cinnamon, biscuit, light grassy hop, and overall smells kind of like their pale ale. Perhaps brewed with the house yeast?

Taste: (4.0)
- At least the taste makes up for the aroma. This is actually a nice light drinking, light bittered, and rather perfectly 'tarted' Berliner Weisse. The aroma is reminiscent of their pale ale, but the flavor kind of turns the other way. A nice drinker for sure, and a nice hit for the summer. Wish I could get a 12-pack of cans like this for about $12. That's me just dreaming though.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- It's a bubbly light bodied drinker, and perhaps just a touch too bubbly for my taste and for my favorites of this style. It's a tiny bit drying because it seems to be a little more hopped than the like, and a little chewy even. Not bad.

Overall: (3.5)
- It's a solid beer for sure, and I like the tartness to it. It's not soured by any means, but contains that nice lemon-like zingy flare with a nice grainy wheat edge. Good representation of the style, though I would love to see it unfiltered and ready for a dash of syrup perhaps?

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
(BeerAdvocate.com Rating Scale)

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