Thumbprint Imperial Weizen - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.16/5 rDev +2.7%
12-oz bottle (2013) served to chalice. Drank 6-10-14. Compared this head-to-head with Vitus.
Hazy orange, darker in color than the Vitus, like orange juice with a splash of lemonade. Got an impressive 1.5-finger head, leaving some lovely irregular lacing.
Aroma's less complex than the Vitus. Aside from spice, and very faint banana, there's little here. It's not unpleasant, just muted, relatively speaking.
Yeasty spice, with wheat. Very creamy mouthfeel, more enjoyable in that regard than Vitus. Almost dangerously drinkable.
06-11-2014 01:59:04 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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
Thumbprint Imperial Weizen from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.