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Thumbprint Imperial Weizen - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

603 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 97
Gots: 44 | 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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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-26-2014 21:24:52 | More by Dave_Treat
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-25-2014 02:22:58 | More by DangerDawg
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robear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-24-2014 19:57:31 | More by robear
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-22-2014 19:51:02 | More by afsdan
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kansascobleigh

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-21-2014 19:31:38 | More by kansascobleigh
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-20-2014 19:17:17 | More by JJWIGHT
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

05-17-2014 03:28:56 | More by Lehighace06
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Alex_Weinard

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-16-2014 03:54:48 | More by Alex_Weinard
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dkw0063

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-14-2014 19:41:29 | More by dkw0063
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-04-2014 20:42:22 | More by Sarge3130
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jadler16

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-02-2014 18:34:25 | More by jadler16
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

04-29-2014 01:07:45 | More by OnWisconsin
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-22-2014 06:54:05 | More by MarkyMOD
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-21-2014 12:52:44 | More by cnbrown313
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mtpHokie

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-19-2014 03:40:48 | More by mtpHokie
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

04-19-2014 03:39:39 | More by hansenm72
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billhelm

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-18-2014 17:32:20 | More by billhelm
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-17-2014 01:56:15 | More by jkball01
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +10.1%

Appearance: a straw yellow color that tends toward orange. completely opaque and full of a wheaty haze. Huge 3-4 finger, in a skinny weizen glass, head of a white color. sticks around the entire time and leaves a huge lacing on the side of the whole glass.

Smell: I am immediately hit with huge bubblegum aroma, like no beer i have ever smelled before. lots of yeast qualities come as i get a closer smell, its full of cloves and a slight spiciness.

Taste: opens up with a bubblegum sweetness. quickly makes way to a drier clove taste. some light citrus taste. the wheat used tastes unlike anything in a beer i have tasted before, its sweeter and has more character. a slight but indistinct spice comes in the end.

Mouthfeel: extremely drinkable. fairly dry. slight bitterness.

Overall: New Glarus certainly has a way with yeast. between this, their dark belgians and sours, you can't find many breweries who do so well with yeast. also possibly the most unique twist on a weizen I have had. I really like the wheat they use in this beer, and the yeast qualities are killer. really wished I could have tasted this when it was fresher.

04-12-2014 03:26:17 | More by SportsandJorts
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-07-2014 11:41:11 | More by DerekQXQX
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-05-2014 04:09:55 | More by SkinniePost
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fishkab

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-02-2014 18:33:17 | More by fishkab
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pknyc

New York

3.46/5  rDev -14.6%

Received this one as an extra in a trade. Bottle dated 08/15/2013, opened 03/31/2014. Bottle says to drink fresh, but I'm still giving it a whirl.

A: With an aggressive pour there was a 3 finger white head of dense bubbles that took quite a while to simmer down. Really mountainous with tons of lacing everywhere. Fine cloudy pale amber color. It looks good.

S: Very interesting. Lemon zest and cut grass. Bready malt behind the lemon, citrus aromas. Not sure if the citrus is from the yeast or the hops (due to the age of the bottle). Nicely crisp and clean smelling with clove and spices. Faint pepper.

T: Wheat. Alcohol sneaks in the back. Band-aid? I've never tasted clorophenol before in beer but it seems like there is a little band-aid flavor that sticks with you after the swallow. I feel that something isn't exactly right. Mostly citrus and bready malt. Very different than the nose, but this could be due to the age.

M: A bit effervescent like those expressed in weisse beers, but it ends with a moderately heavy and coating swallow.

O: A slow sipper for sure. I'm happy I tried it, as I've really enjoyed everything else that I've tried from New Glarus, but this may have been tripped up by the age.

04-01-2014 00:16:47 | More by pknyc
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Zuidman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.9%

03-29-2014 00:43:29 | More by Zuidman
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sirsteve42

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-26-2014 23:23:15 | More by sirsteve42
Thumbprint Imperial Weizen from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.