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Thumbprint Imperial Weizen - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

595 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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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hopsbreath

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to sweemzander for sending one of these my way. It wasn't on my 'want' list, but it should have been. 12oz red foiled bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Opaque orange juice with a huge voluminous white head. Lots of clumpy lacing is left as the head recedes to a thick cap. Perfect looking Hefe. 5/5

S: A decadent nose. Banana bread, clove, spice, wild flowers, and tangerines take over the senses. As good as they come. 5/5

T: A big banana/orange smoothie in a bottle. Notes of coconut, pineapple, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon taste like dessert. The finish lasts like the pink bunny with the drum. Not your mama's Hefe. 4/5

M: Thick, creamy, and surprisingly non-sticky given the plato. For a beer of this size, it feels great. 4.5/5

O: A very ambitious and interesting beer by Mr. Carey. Yet again he seems set on making only one style of beer... His own. 4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 02:11:59 | More by hopsbreath
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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 595 ratings.