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Thumbprint Imperial Weizen - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Thumbprint Imperial WeizenThumbprint Imperial Weizen

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

599 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 599
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 97
Gots: 45 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Do not waste time attempting to box this brew into some esoteric guide to styles. This is Dan's bold creation. His passion for unfiltered Weiss collides with Cascade Hops inventing our Imperial Hefe-Weizen. Dry hopping boldly rules over Wisconsin red wheat and our special strain of Bavarian yeast. At almost 20 O.P. this is the super mac daddy of Weiss beers. Decoction mashing was followed by excessive dry hopping to create a fierce onslaught of clove, cinnamon and citrus all in this living beer. Don't bother waiting to enjoy - the time is now.

(Beer added by: EliteDigger on 02-11-2008)
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Imperial Weizen pours a mildly hazy pale straw color with a very large fluffy white head that leaves a sheet of lace down the side of the glass.

There is a ton of coriander and banana in the nose, with milder wheat and tangy citrus notes.

The flavor is full and bold, at least by Hefe standards. The requisite wheat, coriander, and banana are present up front. Although it starts sweet, a tangy grapefruit citrus note starts building and creates a slight hoppy presence toward the end of the sip. The finish is pleasantly clean.

Considering this is a 9.6% Hefeweizen, this is impressively balanced and actually a little bit dry. The start of the sip is fairly sweet, but by the end it is barely noticeable. The carbonation is creamy and crisp at the same time, and it works with the beer’s flavor.

I was impressed that this did not get syrupy or cloying given the high ABV, but Hefes definitely have a ceiling in my book.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 01:51:45 | More by KickInTheChalice
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S - I smell bread, spices, and a little citrus, orange.

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Thumbprint Imperial Weizen from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.