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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

598 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 97
Gots: 46 | 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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nppeders

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - hazy orange even after months in my fridge.

smell - beautiful balance of banana, bubblegum, and clove. The dry hops have faded now as this is a few months old.

taste - alcohol when it hits the lips, sweet sweet wheat in the middle. alcohol banana and bubblegum and spicy hops in the finish.

mouthfeel - creamy, medium mouthfeel.

overall - I must say this is a very fine beverage and extremely enjoyable. I for one can't stand banana in my beer and this has so much else going on that I almost forget it's there. Absolutely amazing craftsmanship to bring so many flavors together in balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 02:13:12 | More by nppeders
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S - I smell bread, spices, and a little citrus, orange.

T - The taste has some clove, lemon, orange, and a bitter finish. I get alcohol as it warms and bread.

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Thumbprint Imperial Weizen from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.