Thumbprint Imperial Weizen - New Glarus Brewing Company

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90
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624 Ratings
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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 98
Gots: 48 | FT: 4
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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 ChainGangGuy
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, golden body with a small, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Aroma very nearly stinking of coriander with lesser notes of toasted banana chips, tangy-smelling wheat, and grapefruit juice.

Taste: Tangy wheatiness with a dash of citric grapefruit juice hot on its heels. Then, it's back to wheat with a subdued sweetness, though it builds upon warming. Flavors of banana and a big hit of coriander. Medium-high bitterness. Some floral hints prior to the tangy, bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty exciting for wheat!

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Monsone for this brew.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger white foamy head, lots and lots of nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, yeasty, nice touch of banannas, cloves, some caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, yeasty, with some banannas/cloves tones, with caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew, another nice one from NG.

Photo of thickerfreakness
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this out of a 12oz. bottle into my Saint Arnold's glass.

This beer looks pretty typical for a hefeweizen. It pours a nice hazy orange and has a very nice off white head that lasts for quite a while. The smell is pretty expected except for that amazing citrusy hop coming through past the banana and clove. Wow the taste of this is something else. It hits with banana and clove flavors and then the most amazing hop bitterness I've ever had in a wheat beer. This is one hell of a beer. Highly recommended.

Photo of dogger6253
4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out into the haziest orange-to-yellow gradient you've ever seen. Huge, lasting head just hangs on the glass forever. This is hot.

I could smell banana the instant I popped the cap off, huge floral hops bouquette with pine and grapefruit taking over. The smell is very unique, entirely unexpected, but welcome. Great nose.

A little hops in the back of the flavor, not as dominating as the smell led me to believe. The flavor is mostly typical - banana, coriander, cloves, lots of citrus under the surface too, making way into more subtle spices, grapes and apples with a touch of cinnamon.

The body is thick and heavy, sticks to your mouth, there is a little carbonation going on too. Great warmth can be found as well.

Oh man, the Unplugged series of beers keep knocking my socks off time and time again. High quality and affordable, accessible and original. I'd drink this all of the time.

Photo of ohmybock
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Now *this* is an interesting wheat beer which I just picked up in Madison, WI. From reading the label, I could tell I was in for something a bit unique...

This one pours with a cloudy, light-ish, golden color. There's a thin head which persists, but it's not as thick as many German weizens. The aroma is a very good indicator of what is to come. There's definitely some German wheat beer character in there, but something else too. Upon tasting, the unusual mix of characters becomes much more apparent. There's a citrusy character infused with the expected "normal" German character along with something else..."minty" perhaps? The label mentions Cascade hops and "excessive dry hopping". That explains a lot of what is going on here. The bitterness is not overwhelming, but it might be a little aggressive. I can't stop sipping this brew and pondering the odd mix of flavors in it. With that being said, I'm still not overly-enthusiastic about the end product's mix of flavors as a whole. This is a very interesting brew which I'm very happy I bought, but one 12oz bottle is probably more than enough for me.

This NG brew probably fits into the same style as the Schneider-Brooklyner Weiss. Both weizens are heavily dry-hopped and are new interpretations of the style. Kudos to New Glarus for trying new things with the Unplugged series. I wish more breweries would do the same!

Photo of blackie
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a: cellarfridge temperature into my Piraat snifter, nice off white head with very good retention, beautifully hazy golden-orange beer...a gorgeous looking ale

s: stunningly complex with supremely delicate aromas of spicy wheat, doughy yeast, sweet and creamy fruit esters (banana, apricot, peach), coriander, sweet orange peel, white pepper and a touch of clove, perfectly aged hops, floral perfumes (magnolia, gardenia), hot and fresh sugar cookies, barely detectable ethanol adds only a sweet-spicy note

m: ridiculously smooth carbonation given the high level, body just over the line that separates light from medium...creamy

t: clean wheats with doughy yeast flavors, essentially the same florals and fruits found on the nose that I'm not gonna get into as I'd rather just enjoy it, moderate sweetness, papery hop flavors with a mild bitterness

d: another winner from a brewery I've become no less than infatuated with [no bias], but likely limited to one or two as this one is pretty challenging and seems to be a creeper...as is typical of the Unplugged line, this fine beer is best consumed with no concern for adherence to style guidelines

yes, the North Carolina beer scene is quite saturated with excellent locals, but it's nice to have a gem from New Glarus shipped down from time to time via the filth factor

12.13.2013 - two bottles generously wedding-gifted by Kyle, and as fantastic as I ever remembered. lovely appearance with a glowing orange body and a rocky off-white head that doesn't quit and laces heavily. the combination of Cascade dry hop and lusciously spicy weizen yeast is just too much. lovely banana, peach, and alcohol undertones. silky smooth on the palate with a lively but delicate carbonation. kiwi and lime. i just, i just don't know.

old scores 4.5, 5, 45, 5, 45

Photo of joe1510
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Received this in a recent trade with Mully, thanks again Matt for the great trade! Imperial Weizen pours a beautiful hazed golden. After I swirled the bottle and finished the pour a fog like haziness slowly overtook the polished golden. A soft pour produced an off-white two + finger meringue like head that only fell a half finger and left some really great webbed lacing on its way. A great looking brew!

Wow! There is an intense spiciness in the nose. Big bold clove, banana, orange peel, and lemon greet the nose right away and pretty much dominate. There is white pepper spiciness in there as well. Whatever strain of yeast they used....damn, did it create some big aromas. This beer is just a little too big on the spiciness for my liking.

There's a hint of banana on the finish but it's not nearly as strong as the nose suggested. The wheat base is evident with a twang upfront before it cools down and lets the fruit come through. Big orange peel and clove mid-palate eventually die down and the wheat twang shows itself again on the swallow. A kind of dusty/chalky yeastiness comes through every now and then. A big weizen without a doubt!

The body is a hefty medium with a little stick in the back of the throat. A healthy massaging carbonation produces a silky smooth body.

The spiciness in here is so big that one bottle in a sitting is enough for me. With that being said, it's still an enjoyable brew.

New Glarus does a great job with everything, but especially their wheat beers. Although hefes aren't my favorite style this is another good one although maybe a touch over the top. I've fallen in love with their Unplugged Series!

Photo of ZAP
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this in the family room downstairs and perhaps due to my excitement, perhaps due to a higher carbonation level, I stared deeply at this hazy golden color beer with a big 1 inch layer of white head.

First smell...bubblegum...more bubblegum than I've smelled in this style before....now I bring it up stairs to review and my nose is next met by a blitzkrieg of cloves....a huge clove presence as well as the bubble gum....next is some banana but this is a secondary player....finally some mild grapefruit like hop notes in the distance.

Time to drink this...as I wrote this the head subsided to about a 1/4 inch now.

Taste is not a typical weizen taste...more of a pale ale feel....grapefruit is upfront, also some lemons..where did the bubble gum go? Cloves are also present and finally some mild banana notes enter. Pretty complex and pretty hoppy.

Carbonation is about right...has a creamy feel but also some citrus notes that lend a little acidity...booze is pretty hidden for 9.6%

Overall I love the nose on this...and the taste is pretty unique if not particularly memorable. I like it but I wanted to like it more. I prefer the Dancing Man wheat immensely over this but this is definitely a "must try" and efforts like this are one of the reasons I feel NG is Wisconsin's best brewery.

Photo of dancinwillie
4.9/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served in a weizen glass

appearance darkish orange hued brew, with a creamy white head that just won't quit! absolutely lovely. gorgeous lacing as froth finally starts subsiding.

smells just like apricots. a bit of spiciness, and a hint of alcohol comes through too.

This one tastes incredible. I know the style should have a banana/clove taste, but I just taste an apricot or peachy flavor. it's strong, and delicious. a bit of bready yeast comes through. Spicy bitterness comes on towards the end, a product of the hops I assume, and a clean dry finish that leaves me wanting another drink.

Mouthfeel full and somewhat creamy, with a slightly dry puckering finish.

Overall drinkability is pretty high, although the obvious high ABV is the only thing keeping me from rating this as my first 5.0 review. It's just too strong to drink much of, but still, one of the best beers I've had in a long time. And definitely the best hefeweizen I've ever had. Believe the hype on this one, and get some before it's gone!

Photo of Sconnie
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was a really nice beer, another good addition to the always interesting, sometimes great "Unplugged" collection from New Glarus. Traditional hefe flavors of clove and banana with a bit more warming alcohol and much stronger hop presence, with a lot of Cascade hop flavor in the beer. I wouldn't have guessed a strong hefe with more hops would make such a tasty beer, but I've been proven wrong. Only set back is the higher alcohol than normal for the style (abv not listed, but i'd guess it's above 7) becomes a bit more noticeable as you drink it, and is a little too much. I wouldn't have more than one in a sitting, but the one is quite nice. And since it comes in a four pack, that's just fine!

Photo of botham
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. pours a hazy yellowish amber color with a few fingers os light golden head that takes a few minutes to subside.

aroma is fruity and yeasty, with fruit notes of banana, citrus, and a light spiced quality from hops or cloves. a wheat base holds together the fruit aromas, creating a solid profile.

taste is of wheat malt up front, with a more subtle fruit character of the same banana and citrus. the spiced quality is present upon finishing, lending to hops. finishes on a note of banana and leaves a tart mouthfeel.

mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a tart mouthfeel and a smooth texture. light CO2 give it a bit of life, with a mellow finish and a distant note of alcohol.

drinkablilty is good. this is a standard hefe in profile, with the alcohol bumped up a bit. the fruit is a bit more pronounced in the aroma and the wheat malt shows a bit more on the palate, yes, but this is still a normal hefe.

Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to neubernie for the hook up!

A: Pours an absolutely lovely looking, cloudy, glowing, bright-orange color. This is capped by a rich and creamy light-orange colored head that's fed by some relatively active carbonation. Great rings and sheets of lace all up in the glass! The head lasts until the very last sip.

S: Great hefe-yeast aromas: banana, clove, bubblegum, and cardamom. Also picked up some grassy green hops and black pepper.

T: Huge spicy yeastiness! Clove/cardamom, bubblegum, and banana, followed closely by sweet juicy pear, black pepper, ginger, toasted malt, pineapple, and that awesome hoppiness that was hinted on in the smell.

M: When the sip first crosses the tongue, it seems very juicy and sweet. That sensation is very quickly changed over to spicy and prickly, in the middle, and the finish is perfectly peppery.

D: Non-obtrusive alcohol and a surplus of incredible smells and flavors make for a wonderful beer!

Photo of dfried
4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep orangish straw color, not see through, but not quite solid either, large head that pushes out of the top of the glass, rocky and creamy. The aroma has citrusy hops right up front, oranges and grapefruit, some piney/resinous notes. Big hefe aromas are there though too, banana, cloves, lemony zest, some spicy cinnemon/nutmeg like notes. The taste reflects the aroma well. There is some noticable spicy alcohol, but that gets smoothed out quickly by the velvety malt that provides a substancial mouthfeel. The hops are amazing in this beer, citrusy and quite bitter, just a bit over the top, enough to balance the just a bit over the top malt, so it all works out in the end. There are some great flavors put together with the hefe yeast byproducts along with the citrusy hops.

Overall: allow me to gush about this beer and I will. I love hefes, and most wheat beers in general. I like hops, a lot. I like most "extreme" beers. This is all of those and I absolutely love it. One of my favorite, most memorable beers of all time. New Glarus, damn you for not having a year round wheat beer. You are like the kids on the playground who have the coolest toy but only share for like 5 minutes at a time.

Photo of tpd975
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow what a beer. The funny thing is that I had to go to someone from Canada to send me this gem. Thanks biegaman. You are a trading GOD!

A: Pours a nice light cloudy straw yellow color. The head is beyond huge. A quick pour had this one bubbling over. The head died down nicely but a huge pad of Hershey kiss shaped foam lingered in the middle for quite sometime. Sheet after sheet of lacing is left behind as I drink this one.

S: Ah, this one smells of summer. Tons of fresh cracked clove, over ripe bannana, and yeasty rolls. Beneath the typical weizen aromas hints you find grapefruit, corriander, and cinnamon.

T: Unplugged no doubt. They swug for the fences with this one and it went upper deck out of the yard my friend. Wow I have never had such a rush of flavors in a wheat beer. Big bold banana flavors married with clove. Hints of citrus and pineapple poke thru along with cinnamon. The ABV is high, but the alcohol taste is very muted. This is the best tasting wheat beer ever made. I dare you to find something better.

M: As light as they come for this ABV. Nice and bubbly, creamy almost.

D: Steller. If I could get a case of this beer I would fly to Wisconsin today to pick it up. Absolutely wonderful.

Overall: New Glarus knows how to brew no doubt about it. I have been in love with their fruit beers since the first taste. Then this one comes in the mail via trade. Holy shit!!! I have never had a wheat beer soooo complex with soooo much aroma and flavor. It is off the charts. It's well...unplugged! This is the measuring stick for all weizens I drink from here on out. This beer is absolutely wonderful.

It was an honor to try it. biegaman I am indebted to you for this one.

Photo of wardough
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oh wow. This is great.

A: Pours a murky, yeasty light amber/brown. Has a good head on it. Carbonation is screaming to the surface.
S: Bananas, pears, a slight hint of alcohol. Awesome.
T: Yeasty esters of wheat, banana, pears, then the alcohol lingers and cleans the palate.
M: Feels good on the palate. Medium carbonation.
D: High drinkability.

This is definitely one that I would buy again. I like it. A sipper.

Photo of westweasel
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Schneid for this "imported" beer.

The aroma is filled with clove, pepper, white bread, and a bit of a band-aid like smell that passed after a short time.

The appearance is a cloudy golden color with a large white head. The taste contains a saltine-like malt sweetness, and pepper, with some clove, and noticeable bitterness - and a very dry finish.

The mouthfeel is medium/full with fairly high carbonation. This is a very drinkable and interesting beer for a large hefeweizen.

Photo of Baileyuk
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of TheBlackMallard

Opened with a rush of malt sensation that was all malt. It was hard to smell past the malt and yeast although a slight citrus smell was present.

Poured a hazy orange with a great head, retention and lacing. Looking through the bottle their was a ton of thick yeasty extract coating the bottom of the bottle.

Taste is the traditional banana and clove taste although it definately seems a little more yeasty giving it a slightly overpowering taste and a more alcoholic taste.

As the Alabama senator says "It drinks good don't it". My review may seem negative but this is a great beer. Unfortunately there are some exceptional beers to try and I feel that it was a little behind Big Rocks verison (although evidently this is hard to come by).

Photo of JDV
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle courtesy of mully. Thanks!
In a word, Wow.

Pours a gorgeous cloudy glowing light orange do deep burnt orange with an everlasting meringue like white head. Smell is fantastic. Best smelling hefeweizen ever...Huge fruity, banana notes, mild clove, and a big burst of citrusy fruits and orange with a blast of hops behind that. Taste is rich and wheaty with noticeable and uncharacteristic hop presence that works so well with this adding a really unique dimension to it. Nice citrusy bitter orange rind hoppy flavor in the middle followed by a clovey flavor in the finish. Really complex for the style and unbelievable good and drinkable. I would never have expected to like a hefeweizen this much. A must try!!

Photo of cdkrenz
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - This is a cloudy orange body with a huge head. The head is a perfect white and is nice and frothy. It appears the head will take a few days to recede it's so firm. The lacing left after each take from the pint is a very nice compliment.

Smell - I can immediately smell the sweet scent of malt as I crack the top of the bottle. The aroma is unbelievable. It has a perfect citrus aroma.

Taste - The flavor is bitter consisting of clove, tangerine and hops. There is a hint of alcohol but it doesn't overwhelm the brew.

Mouthfeel - The texture is soft and soothing. It touches all parts of my tongue, which really adds to its complexity.

~ The Imperial Weizen actually gets better and better as you drink it. At first take it's a bit abrupt but as the beer is slowly sipped it becomes far more complex. I will certainly recommend this beer to anyone looking for a full-bodied complex and interesting sud.

Photo of Tilley4
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge THANKS to Lordsloth for including this awesome brew in the Virgin BIF!!

Beautiful hazy golden pour with a huge foamy head that seemingly lasts forever...great looking brew!!

Loads of cloves and spices and bananas in the aroma of this... I have a feeling that I'm about to indulge in a masterpiece...

And I'm right.. Although its not a traditional one, this is the best Hefe that I've ever had... Its like drinking clove/ cinnamon laced banana bread that's been laced with rum.. Its amazing all the way around. As this warms, it gets even better although I didn't think it could. The alcohol is present so I'm sure the ABV is around 10 or so but its still scary drinkable. This is the only bottle that I have and I'm missing it already. You Wisconsiners are a lucky bunch!!!

Kudos to New Glarus for the best Hefe I've ever had!

Photo of BoitSansSoif
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a rich orange haze w/massive head and beautiful lacing.
S-Had to wait a while for the foam to go down so I could get my nose in. Aromas of spice, primarily clove, and banana w/light citrus notes. There is also a faint scent of hops.
T-A rich, sweet bouquet of strong fruit (banana, ripe apricot, light citrus) balanced by rich spices that are strong without being overpowering, and a nice bitter hop bite that cleanses the pallet. M-The overall mouthfeel is great, featuring magnificent balance between sweet, spicy, and dry. The body is richer than what I would expect (to my great satisfaction), the carbonation is bold, and the overall sensation is agreeable.
D-Drinks disturbingly easy. There is some warming alcohol in the finish, so I wouldn't doubt this stuff's potency to be higher than what I originally thought.

Photo of Newglarusguy
4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So here I am with a New Glarus Unplugged Series brew. I felt pretty shafted that night not being able to taste this interesting concept beer, but upon opening the bottle I felt much better. When pouring this beer into the glass I noticed excessive foaming, caused by high carbon dioxide, which is actually preferred in a weiss beer. This beer has the usual banana/clove characteristics found in weisses, but interestingly enough there is a noticeable hop aroma to it, albeit faint. I guess dry hopping weisse beers with Cascade hops makes for a great balance of smell. I was truly impressed with how just a little hop aroma influenced this beer. The taste was not what I expected coming from an imperial-style beer. I was expecting a little bite from this, but would not be surprised if this was a sleeper. (Definition of a sleeper beer: a beer that will knock you on your ass because the brewer cleverly hides the alcohol with the perfect mix of brewing ingredients.) What did stick out the most with the taste was the sweetness of this brew and how the carbon dioxide affected it. This imperial weiss tickled my tongue with effervescence and left it coated with a malty sweetness. I know now why they say these styles of beer are preferred with high carbon dioxide.

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.95/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dan and Deb Carey are officially WI Beer Gods! They continue to push the envelope and just when they get you thinking they are in a niche, they come out with something new and unexplored. New Glarus is a textbook U.S. craft brewery that puts out knockout beers of all styles. I had heard rumors of this beer back in January and couldn't wait to score some. This pours out a beautiful, murky orange with a super sticky snow white head. The lacing was impressive to say the least. In terms of appearance, this could stand up to any Hefe. The aroma holds a powerhouse of hops accented with the typical clove-like banana hefe roots. These hops are not subtle in any way and fill your nose with a resinous, fruity, cascade punch. I am very surprised how well the hops interact with the strong bavarian yeast. The taste is just as fantastic as the aroma and body. An explosion of piney hops open up for a big chewy malt body with a spicy-yeast finish. This combination of flavors is so powerful, yet extremely balanced. If the hops rounded out a bit more to bring through the malt, this would be damn near perfect. The apparently high ABV is nowhere to be found and this beer could definitely be a staple in my fridge. This beer tricks your beer tastebuds; one second you are drinking an IIPA, the next a Hefe. I have not had a hoppy beer that has gotten me this excited since Chouffe Houblon. I hope this beer sticks around until summer!

Photo of TheBlackMallard
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mully for the trade.

Bottle opened with a hiss, odd shrieking noise escaped from the foil. Poured into my trusty Dollartree Weizen glass with a giant head leaving behind plenty of lacing. Looks wonderful with my desk lamp shining behind it and all it's Weizeny goodness.

Smells of Lemon, Banana, Clove, Grass and Black Pepper.

I'm mostly tasting the citrus from the Cascades with a bit of Banana and Clove in the finish, they show up a bit more as it warms.

Awesome body and soft, lively carbonation.

Alright, who poured an SNPA in my Hefe? I wouldn't mind at all if the Cascades faded a bit. I'd probably like it a bit more. Cascades aren't my hop of choice. It's hard to tell that this is 8-9% ABV.

Photo of TomBottos
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour- 2 fingers thick with thousands of bubbles with slight off white color lots of froth.
Color- Opaque with straw yellow light orange body
Smell- citrus and orange with a slight yeasty aroma
Taste- Slight hops in the initial taste more abundant on the finish.

Probably one of the best Unplugs I have had from New Glarus

Thumbprint Imperial Weizen from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.