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Thumbprint Imperial Weizen - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

610 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 98
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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Photo of hwwty4
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Lordsloth for this one.

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Triple Karmeliet tulip. This beer pours a hazy golden orange with a huge, rocky 4 finger head that leaves really sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is wheat (duh) up front, with bubblegum, banana, clove and what reminds me of possibly smoked wheat malts. The taste is much the same with banana and clove coming through but also contains quite a helping of citrus hops. Also the 9.6% comes through leaving a bit to much burn for my liking. The mouthfeel is a bit hot but goes down creamy, leaving a smooth sensation on the mouth. This is my first New Glarus beer, and if the rest live up to this one, I'll be in for a treat when I crack my second.

hwwty4, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of Damian
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a weizen glass
Thanks to dirtylou for including this as an extra in our trade.

The beer poured a turbulent, yellow ochre color with a four-finger, bubbly, rocky, sea foam head that faded to a thick, resilient cap. Lots of odd-shaped blocks of lacing stuck along the sides of the glass.

The aroma was intense. Super sweet and spicy with a distinct hefeweizen yeast quality. Bubblegum notes came through strong, along with clove, coriander and citrus fruits.

The taste was very similar to the aroma. Sweet and amazingly smooth. Bubblegum, banana, spices (clove and coriander) and doughy malts were noticeable along with a lemony, wheaty smack. Candied orange peel came through as well. The finish was crisp, spicy (clove was very apparent) and citric. Slightly tart and a touch boozy (orange liqueur came to mind). As the beer warmed, the booziness became more pronounced but still remained in check. The lingering aftertaste was citrusy, slightly dry and crisp.

The mouthfeel was amazingly lush, smooth and creamy. Full bodied for the style and somewhat syrupy with a fine, mild carbonation.

Drinkability was outstanding. This beer was not only amazingly quaffable and refreshing, but it also kept me on my toes with an array of complex flavors. Furthermore, I was simply astounded when I discovered that the ABV on this was 9.6%.

Imperial Weizen came through in a huge way. Simply put, this is as intense (and as good) as a hefeweizen gets. Another outstanding product from a brewery that has never failed to impress me.

Damian, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obtained in a trade with shbobdb. "I'm not worthy!"

Moderate pour at 50 degrees into my New Belgium goblet yield a three-finger solid rocky bumpy medium-lasting and clinging white head over a cloudy orange amber body. Head is like meringue. Easily one of the ten prettiest beers I've ever seen. Huge, sticky lacing.

Smell is strong wheaten yeastiness, solid malted wheat backbone, plenty of banana esters, large cracker malt, and hints of bubblegum, orange, and clove. Man, if it tastes this good, I'm in for a treat!

Heavy flavors as described, with a nice floral hop note as well. Depth of malted wheat. Depth of clove. It does, in fact, taste exactly like it smells, and just as good. Fascinating long and juicy citrus finish, dominated by Cascade hops. In this format, the big load of Cascade is actually working quite well, since there is plenty of malted wheat to provide the balance necessary for a brew to be well-crafted.

Mouthfeel is nice and round, though not as thick as might have been indicated by the head.

Drinkability is good, although the alcohol (listed on the website as 9.6%) is evident in the back of the throat.

Overall, quite a beer. Thanks, shbobdb, for the excellence.

ColoradoBobs, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of spointon
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this one from a 12oz brown bottle into an Allagash tulip glass.

A= This ale poured a cloudy orange amber color with a 1.5" soapy white head. The head retained forever...slowly creeping down to a 1/4" cap. Lots of sticky lace down the glass.

S= Not your average hefeweizen that's for sure! There were some familiar aroma notes of bready malts and a bit of spicy clove, but the usual banana/bubblegum was absent. Some citrus in the nose as well as a very Belgian yeasty character followed by an alcohol bite. Nice...

T= Very deep and complex blend of sweet bready malts, lemon and orange citrus, spicy and slightly funky (Belgian?) yeast, and mild cloves. The yeast character lended a dryness and a tartness that set up the warming alcohol finish. Very unique and complex.

MF= Medium body made to feel lighter by lots of soft carbonation release.

D= Style wise, this is a terrible hefeweizen, but I could care less because it is a delicious and complex ale. I can't wait to get more!

spointon, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of bennetj17
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange color, massively thick head holding steadily. Spotty lace. Pungent bouquet in the nose, with ripe citrus, bready yeast, light clove, very inviting. As much as it smells like a Hefe it reminds me more of a Belgian-like yeast, like a Wit or a citrusy Belgian Pale. Solid hop-presence also. Very nice.

The taste is not so much like a Hefe to me either. There is a strong tangy orange/citrus flavor that dominates, with a touch of sharp astringence that takes away from the finish unfortunately. It is also a bit too bready sweet for the style, although it's understandable with the higher malt/ABV. The mouthfeel has the classic foaminess, but is almost too sharp in carbonation than preferred.

An example of an "Imperial" version that doesn't exactly work. The citrus flavors are really brought out here but it hinders the appearance of that nice Hefe clove-like spiciness, plus the sweetness should be milder. Interesting attempt, but overall unnecessary. I can't fault New Glarus for trying, but I would much prefer a Black Wheat, Dancing Man, or Copper Kettle Weiss.

bennetj17, Dec 02, 2008
Photo of ckeegan04
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

A - Orangsih-brown in color and very hazy. Chunky, bubbly head, off-white in color. 2-3 fingers worth. Leaves huge chunks of foamy lace as it recedes.

S - A sugary sweetness first hits the nose before a spiciness of clove comes through. A light funk in the background as well. Fruity esters are also present with hints of banana and a little plum.

T - Very sweet fruit tastes up front with the banana being present much like in the nose. Some citrus hints as well which is a unique taste in hefes from my experience. The clove spice also comes through in the taste.

M/D - Medium bodied and very chewy. Good levels of carbonation and any alcohol is masked rather well. One of the better hefes I have had recently.

ckeegan04, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of RustyDiamond
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the NG Brewery late July of this year. Poured a semi-cloudy peachy yellow in my SA beer glass. Thick, two fingers of white froth...really pretty glass of beer. Supple aromas of lemon/lime pie. Flavors of fruit and banana wheat with a backbone of wheat body with a twinge of noticeable alcohol. Beautiful head retention and webbed lacing in the glass. Somewhat tart but a beautiful drinking big wheat bier. Hops detected in the finish, slightly sticking on the roof of my mouth. Glad I have 1 left.

RustyDiamond, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of Crosling
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sunset orange color with an initially large head that settles into a top coating film. Bold nose hints of banana, clove, spice and caramel, very enticing and memorable. Flavor is very nicely balanced, but doesn't quite have the softness and delicate notes I'd like. Very clove-like with the illusion of cinnamon spicing. Nice finish. Very nice ale.

Crosling, Nov 18, 2008
Photo of Deuane
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Slightly hazy orange kissed golden yellow with a medium white head that fades to a thin cap and leaves behind nice lace.

S-Spicy lemony with a good base of bready wheat. A bit of zippy hops in the background. All of this present but somehow is muddled.

T-Quite spicy and fruity up front with flavors of lemon and clove. This is followed by a substantial bready characteristic. Following this a subtle hit of alcohol burn and a hint of banana. There is a hops presence, but it melds so much with the "spice" component it is hard to tell the hops from the yeast spice. Plenty of flavours here but something about it comes off as harsh to me.

M-Medium body, quite smooth and very crisp. Good lingering flavours and a dry finish.

D-An interesting take on a classic style. Does it work, sort of...but not something I would hunt down. Certainly a well done brew, as all New Glarus beers are, but not something that needs to be revisited.

Deuane, Nov 06, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Acquired via trade from BuckeyeNation, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy orange/gold color with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of yeast, bananas, light malts, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste is spicy and fruity up front with flavors of lemon, banana & clove. Then there's a bite of alcohol followed by bready flavors of yeast and a hearty malt character. There's a decent hops presence, but there doesn't seem to be much balance in this beer. The after-taste is slightly spicy and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style but I think this beer is guilty of losing the essence of the style for the sake of going "imperial", it's not a bad beer but it's not one that I'd choose again.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 05, 2008
Photo of badbeer
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow with a creamy white head that leaves a spotty lacing around the glass and retains itself well. Smell is hoppy with plenty of fresh oranges in there. The aroma also holds some spices and a little cinnamon. Taste is of oranges, clove, lemon, and a little grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation; finish has a little alcohol bite to it. Pretty drinkable beer, though I don't know that I'd have more than two in an evening, if I were so inclined.

badbeer, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded brown hued orange with a frothy off-white head, nose is a lot of bubble gum and perfume. Very minor banana and spices are also present. Flavor goes along the exact same lines as the fragrance. Bubble gum, bananas, and spices. Though the latter two give a bigger show on the tongue than the nose. I do get a bit of alcohol on there as well, but it's not ruining anything. What I get that really sticks with me is apricots and tangerines. Feel is sticky and slick on liquid. Carbonation is just barely slightly below the mid mark on things. Overall, this is definitely a hefe on some juice. Not so much a relaxing flavor profile as it is a slap to the tongue. But bottom line is that it's good, in an imperial sort of way.

Big thanks to grandq. Always happy to be able to try a New Glarus brew.

RblWthACoz, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of brewandbbq
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky gold with an orangy hue. A one inch head of white fluff settled down to a full skim-coat on the surface. Smeared lacing with errant dots remained for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with a blast of bannana skins, lemon zest, orange rinds, and doughy yeast. Clovey phenols, quanine, grapefruit pith, and vanilla bubble gum follow through.

Medium bodied, with a crisp, creamy and lush mouthfeel. Expansive carbonation adds a nice liveliness.

Tart wheat, lemon pulp, light malt, and juniper berries start the palate. Bitter orange pith, spruce bark, cut grass, and grapefruit seeds step forward.

Finishes with a firm and quite drying bitterness, a lingering citric twang, mild alcohol, and an earthy fade.

Wowza, quite a bit going on here, especially after the brew warms up. Pretty well hopped up too. Highly drinkable but far from boring.

Big ups to BA goethean for opportunity.

brewandbbq, Oct 21, 2008
Photo of malty
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this 4-pack up in Madison, WI on The Great Taste of the Midwest weekend.

Pours a cloudy straw orange color with a loose and billowing 3" bright white head. Massive amounts of teeny tiny carbonation bubbles rising upward. Sick amount of thick, globular lace!

The scent right off the bat is very sweet and sour, all at the same time. Vanilla crème, Archway lemon frosted cookies, fresh lemon zest, raw Sourdough bread dough, white pepper, clove and faint rice wine vinegar (very faint).

The flavors are bold and zesty. The white pepper and clove hit first while the vanilla & bubblegum from the hefe yeast give the spice a nice sweet counterbalance. The lemony tartness that usually takes a front seat in a traditional hefeweissen is present, but with all the massive aforementioned flavors, takes the back row (but still sings pretty none-the-less). A bit sugary, the sweet nectar lingers on my lips while the spiciness dances on my tongue.

Mouthfeel is finely carbonated and kinetic with a body that's just past 'medium'. Nice airiness and pillow soft texture.

Drinkability is fantastic on a fall night as it warms the cheeks a bit.

Overall this silent and strong wheat beer won me over. I'm a staunch traditionalist when it comes to hefeweissen, but this one still keeps the faith while bringing on a lot of swagger. Beautifully bold and balanced, Mr. Carey really knows how to dress up a style and make it work. It's almost like someone blended a Weihenstephaner and a Chimay White! It works for me baby!

malty, Oct 20, 2008
Photo of Metalmonk
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A careful pour still produces a huge fluffy head that lasts and lasts. The color is a murky golden-yellow, very peachy, with plenty of bubbles feeding the never-ending, bumpy head. The head continues to amaze, looking more like something on a soda float than a beer. Leaves big sedimentary layers of lace.

Aroma is largely banana, a good bit of sweet cream/butter, but also a kind of lemon-y citric element, plus a twang similar to that imparted by certain Belgian yeast strains. Mellow malts make up the background, but this is largely focused on banana and more exotic aromas not usually found in the style, but it totally works here.

My first sip and I'm thinking "ok, best New Glarus beer ever". This is freaking delicious. There's a creamsicle element that I can't shake, and I don't want to because it works. Banana slickness and flavor come through large, while an ever so slightly tart character works it's way into the finish and lightly puckering texture. I am also reminded of mango, lemonade, bubblegum and buttered popcorn jellybeans, while the soft, velvety caress of the mouthfeel is a pleasure. All the while, the wheat/yeast element is not lost--quite likely it's the artful combination thereof that explains why I'm getting such interesting, colorful flavors.

Dan Carey excels above and beyond when it comes to his wheat-focused beers. This and Dancing Man Wheat are the best New Glarus has to offer--in my humble opinion. It's a damn shame this is a one time only bottling, and a damn shame I didn't pick up more than one. I've finally enjoyed every beer I picked up at the brewery about 5 weeks ago, and this a fantastic note to end this little journey on. Please, Dan--unplug it year 'round!

Metalmonk, Oct 12, 2008
Photo of DefenCorps
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received from joe1510 in the LNBA BIF. Thanks, Joe! I've enjoyed every Unplugged beer i've had and I expect this to be no different. Into my weizen glass

A: A careful pour yields a hazy apricot-orange pour with a massive three-finger off-white head. Tons of carbonation is visible and this is looking quite gorgeous Head retention is spectacular and as i drink this, there's foam all over.

S: Fruity with orange, mango, peach and a hint of apple; spicy with clove and a hint of nutmeg. Mildly phenolic- solid stuff

T/M: Quite unlike any other hefeweizen i've had, I can tell you that much. Starts off with a ton of citrus blended with the spices - cinnamon and clove are prominent. This combination works beautifully, creating an intriguing flavor profile that's decidedly unique, almost like a spiced fruit juice. There's a mild sweetness to this (which is where the wheat comes in) before the spicy and dry finish takes over the beer, leaving a ton of clove on the palate. As far as the mf goes, this starts off a little bit on the full side which results in the carbonation being subdued a bit. The finish, though, is solid

D: This is very very drinkable stuff. Well done, New Glarus!

DefenCorps, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of goethean
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Rodenbach tulip glass. A bit over-carbonated. Aroma has citrus, nice light malt, lots of breadiness --- more than I've ever smelled in a beer --- and some hops. Bursting with rich malt and light fruitiness. It's got the malt backbone. Like a light-colored barleywine, without the heaviness which characterizes that style. Unfortunately, it's also missing some of the complexity, the higher alcohols, and the warm character of the best barleywines. Just enough hops to keep it from being cloying --- leave it to a German-style brewer to avoid the over-hopping which characterizes so many American microbrews. Quite drinkable.

One note: BeerAdvocate says that this is a hefeweizen? It's wheatwine.

goethean, Oct 03, 2008
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the style, thank you Bakerslp for the trade. clove, cinnamon and citrus are claimed and in the mix, though I do not think they contributed to my liking it, (also bannana) but they did to the aroma. Very drinkable,if only I had a bomber to share, above average mouthfeel. Dark colour and good head.

Sammy, Aug 31, 2008
Photo of akorsak
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz foil-wrapped bottle courtesy of SQNfan.

A: The weizenbier is hazy with an amber orange color that really stresses the orange. A finger-plus of head almost overflowed from the glass. What's left is lacing nicely.

S: A brief sniff from the bottle indicated lots of juicy hops amongst the weizen elements. An up-close visit reinforces that. Intense clove aromas battle a soapy hop bitterness for top billing. This nose is amazing.

T: The cascade hop bitterness is strong, but so is the estery, phenolic weizen. The two mix nicely at first, big and bold with little definition. A few seconds in, the flavors separate and each takes on a life of its own. The wheat body relies on the strength of wheat and yeast, tangy and full of clove. The bitter hops soon crash the party with a blinding citrusy bitterness that has orange peel flavors. The orange peel is amplified by a citric flavor in the wheat aspect.

M: Much like the Belgian IPA, this ale combines the best features of a weizen and IPA. The result is a sheer blast of flavor that is crazy good. If you have a bottle squirreled away, open it because the hops make this beer.

D: I don't know that the alcohol level is but it tastes strong. A fantastic creation that, because of the intensity of the hops, may limit you to two or three bottles (if you can score that many).

akorsak, Aug 23, 2008
Photo of hopsleeroy
3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to JDV for this bottle.

A-Cloudy orange caramel color,fluffy white head, lots of cabonation bubbles running up the side. Looks good
S-Spicy/Peppery smell, musty and belgianesque, slight medicinal phenolic smell
T-Alcohol and bananas right away, very hoppy bitter finish, spicy belgian like yeast flavor and rough wheat grain become more apparent as warms
M-Full in mouth especially for the style, creamy but good cabonation
D-Glad to drink one but probably wouldn't reach for too many of these. Alcohol flavor detracts somewhat from drinkability.

hopsleeroy, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mikesgroove for this one.

Pours a deeply cloudy yellow/orange peach with a uberfluff white head that leaves great lacing. Nose is very banana with some orange. Taste follows with a unique mix of german wheat flavor and some citrus notes, along with a fair amount of almost witbier like spice profile. Very interesting flavor. Mouthfeel is quite thick, Im not sure how to rate it for an "imperial weizen" but I would expect it to be thicker. Drinkability is pretty good, but I do feel the alcohol burn as it goes down. Overall a very unique and interesting brew. This is pretty much what I imagined for an imperial weizen, but Im not sure if it is a style i really like. Its good, but doesn't shock me into immeadiate appreciation. Try it. It will be worth it.

AKBelgianBeast, Aug 19, 2008
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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep cloudy yellow, head that overflowed the glass.

S- Typical banana, lemon grass aroma you'd expect from a great weiss, with a barely decetable alchol note.

T- The yeast profile reminiscent of banana rides atop a light slightly malt profile. The slight alcohol note lends way to a, dare I say, citrusy hop finish.

M- Smooth and rich, yet light enough for the style, less carbonation than most.

D- Quite drinkable for being Imperial.

Way to push the envelope Dan!

Pauly2X, Aug 18, 2008
Photo of KarlHungus
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy bright orange color. The head is a massive four inches in height, and recedes very slowly into two inches of foam. The aroma is banana, citrus, and hints of clove. The taste is more lively than the aroma. There is more banana, and less citrus. It is all around more wheaty than the aroma. There is also a mild alcohol burn in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with adequately high carbonation. Overall, this is a nice beer that I would certainly drink again.

KarlHungus, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A fuzzy glowing straw gold colored body hosts a rocky off white head. Lots of lace is left behind. Nose has notes of mellon, crisp wheat and doughy bready tones. Big zesty wheat tones enter the mouth with a bang. Some sharp dry hop notes are mixed onto the back of the palate. Alchol is noticeable but not harsh. This definetly takes a wheat beer to the next level. Mouthfeel is oddly super thick and prickly. This takes points off of the drinkability.

SPLITGRIN, Aug 14, 2008
Photo of paulthebeerguru
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: snifter. opaque yellowish orange color. nice hick white head, light yellow tint. great retention level and nice web-like lacing.

S: huge citrus hop aroma with some citrus from the wheat. almost a brett aroma in there. great yeast aroma.

T: wow! great hoppy flavor, wonderful idea of dry-hopping a hefe. some clove as well. reminds me of brooklyn-schneider hopfen weisse. tons of citrus all over this, both hops and grain.

M: full-bodied brew, with a great palate. huge carbonation level.

D: very drinkable brew and very creative. I enjoyed it alot and would love to get more of it.

paulthebeerguru, Aug 14, 2008
Thumbprint Imperial Weizen from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.