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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

595 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 595
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 95
Gots: 44 | FT: 5
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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NoLiberty

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was wonderfully acquired while on a visit to Wisconsin. Every time I'm in this interesting state New Glarus is a must. Big cheers to them for in-state sales only.

I've been resting this beer for several months, not necessarily for aging purposes just waiting for the right moment to drink. I had a few bottles more recently to when it was released and didn't expect this bottle to live up to the same quality that it's fresh bottle brothers had. But damn, it's just as good if not better.

Pours a frothy, chunky thick beer that sloshes down into my half-pint sampling glass. A massive white meringue head bursts up cresting the edge of the glass and slowly oozes down the outside. Wonderful. After playtime ends the head settles into a sticky thick cap that quietly dissipates into a spotty cap for the rest of the drink. High thick lacing sticks the edges reminding the drinker of what goodness lies therein.

A wonderful nose of honey, spice, pepper, slight funk, pear and candied yam. Really nice. You know there's exceptional sweetness but it's balanced by a fresh aroma, slight citrusy spice.

Starts with strong honey flavors, not necessarily sweet, but just a good naturally herbaceous, floral flavor. Moves quickly into a slightly yeasty earthiness that blends into peppery spice followed by alcohol sweetness, subtle wheat notes. Finishes warm with a lingering lemon and yeast flavor. Nice.

Mouthfeel is very soft, nice carbonation that moves the beer fluidly around the mouth. Light to medium bodied. Definitely drinkable. Really drinkable. Flavorful, good alcohol, balanced, refreshing and interesting. Back to Wisco soon!

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 00:40:34 | More by NoLiberty
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Thumbprint Imperial Weizen from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.