And here is a look at the other bottle I brought home with me following my last trip to Night Shift.
Beer Name: Aloha Weisse
Brewer: Night Shift Brewing Company
Style: Sour Ale
Description: Similar in concept to my previous review, this was a mixed fermentation sour ale brewed with pineapple. You can take a closer look at the label here. The 750 ml bottle cost $12, which seems like the going rate for this series. I was once again compelled to break out the 2014 teku glass.
Appearance: The body was a surprisingly clear light straw yellow. A foamy white head formed with the pour, fed by little bubbles running up the glass.
Smell: Lightly sweet with a pretty noticeable layer of funk on top.
Taste: Tart and sweet upfront, tangy pineapple clearly stood out as the dominant flavor. For the finish the beer took on a moderate hay-like funk in comparable strength to the remaining pineapple. The two aspects mingled nicely into one funky, fruity whole.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with that usual syrupy finish. The carbonation level was actually relatively low considering all the bubbles I saw on the pour, it really only showed itself at the end.
Hype: Mostly curiosity on my part. As I mentioned in my last post, I was really interested to see where Night Shift was going to take their Berliner Weisse lineup and how it would grow with the brewery.
Overall: I liked this a lot, though it certainly helped that I am a fan of pineapples. I thought the beer showcased both the fruit and sour aspects quite nicely. Light and refreshing, my only wish for this beer was that I was drinking in much warmer weather.