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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

878 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 878
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%


Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: badbeer on 06-30-2008)
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle from 2013 Thumbprint series, poured into a New Glarus pilsner glass and quaffed today, 5/7/2013.

Aroma: Yeasty spices that I describe as very earthy, a little bit of clove and banana like a hefeweizen mixed with tart grape sweetness. Smells thick and thin the same time. Smelling this, I feel refreshed already. (4.25)

Colour: Pours a hazy straw colour with a massive head that fills up the rest of my pilsner glass, which is no mean feat as that's a full 3 fingers' worth. It very, very slowly recedes into a thick film that I hesitate to even call a film because this film is what a lot of other beers' heads look like. It's very impressive. The lacing is thick, bubbly and soapy. I don't know if its the glass but its definitely an awesome looking beer overall. (5)

Flavour: Full of tart sweetness up front. Not a dark fruit tartness but rather a sweet, light grape tartness. There is a little bit of biscuit and sweet grape in the back here. For the most part it's a light flavoured and tart beer that isn't too bitter or too sweet. Nicely balanced and a very, very refreshing brew to drink on a 79 degree evening in Wisconsin. (4)

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied with the best carbonation I've had in a beer. It fizzles all over my tongue leaving a nice sweet and tart aftertaste. Finish is incredibly refreshing. Supremely quaffable. I opened up a second one while writing this review- never done that before. (4.5)

Overall: Very refreshing, great summer beer. It's not full of flavour like an DIPA or imperial stout is, but it has an incredibly refreshing, hydrating quality to it. The tartness and sweetness of this beer makes this feel like an actual beer rather than just a watered down hefeweizen. It's more of a champagne than a beer, and I'm looking forward to trying out more beers of this style. (4.25)

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 00:51:02 | More by Stevedore
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Cyclone8 for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Peg's snifter glass.

A: Mildly hazy gold color, with a one-finger white head and lots of visible carbonation.

S: Light lactic tartness, lemony, and a bit of grainy wheat and mild funk.

T: Lactic tartness, lemony citric, wheat with only very mild husk character. Lemon rind tartness in the hang with mild fruity sweetness.

M: Light bubbly body, no alcohol presence to speak of. Very easy to drink.

O: A nice berliner for sure. Not overly sour at all, but still tart enough, with just a bit of funk, to suffice. I don't know that it's spectacular enough to really hunt down, but if this were available on the shelves around me it would be nearly a constant fixture in the refrigerator.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-17-2014 00:42:28 | More by threedaggers
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-16-2014 04:43:25 | More by mroberts1204
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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into teku glass.

A: Pours clear straw yellow with large white head.

S: Pretty faint overall. Tartness, grass and grain.

T: Also pretty mild. Tastes good, mainly it's sour apple. There is slight yeasty, graininess as well. Wish it packed a bit more punch.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation. Refreshing.

O: A very easy drinker. Wish it had a bit more intensity, but overall a positive drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 03:02:00 | More by d5001986
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-14-2014 13:08:36 | More by NewGlarusFan
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-12-2014 02:41:57 | More by markgugs
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New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

04-08-2014 13:46:55 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-07-2014 20:50:02 | More by gmendez1122
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-07-2014 17:25:51 | More by Jordy777
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Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-07-2014 03:56:04 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-04-2014 01:53:56 | More by tnewmark
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Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pale straw yellow color. about a finger of a white head that fades slowly and leaves a sticky lacing on the sides. just a slight haze to it but still able to see through.

Smell: lacto bacteria. faint green apple skins. some wheat. fairly dull and not as fruity as I'd like

Taste: opens up with lacto tartness that opens up into a juicy green apple bite. backend is full of wheat.

Mouthfeel: light, refreshing with a tart twang at the end. I think the carbonation is a little low too

Overall: I think this beer has mellowed just a bit since its been bottled. the smell is a little on the weak end and the taste isn't quite as tart and fruity as i'd like. Glad I got to try it and I wish i got to it sooner but still a good berliner.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Bottleneck says 1093 so it's a little over a year old.

A- Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains very well before slowly fading to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Smells like your classic Berliner with a semi-tart wheat aroma that makes the tongue salivate.

T- Mildly tart flavor brings notes of peach, melon and apple but all very low-key. Wheat is also mild and the tartness makes the palate crave more sips.

M- Slightly dry with a restrained tartness. Medium carbonation and a light body.

O- A nice refreshing Berliner with subtle flavors and a well-controlled tartness. The only thing that might make it better is a bit more carbonation. Would be interested in trying a fresher bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company
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