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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,130 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,130
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 294
Gots: 135 | FT: 17
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

cultclassic89, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

OnWisconsin, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

DerekQXQX, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Hopheadhiker, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of macrosmatic
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

macrosmatic, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

hopkrid, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

nollie77, Apr 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

MarshallBirdhouse, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

threedaggers, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mroberts1204, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of d5001986
3.76/5  rDev -10%
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.

d5001986, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

NewGlarusFan, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

markgugs, Apr 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

taospowder, Apr 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

PeakedInHighSchool, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

gmendez1122, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Jordy777, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

KCBeerNerd, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Thishops4u, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

SportsandJorts, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

OutKast, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

PhatAtUT, Mar 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

MaximumYuks, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

teledeluxe, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

dunix, Mar 19, 2014
Thumbprint Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,130 ratings.