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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,125 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,125
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 293
Gots: 137 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Kirk, Jan 01, 2014
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4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a pale, cloudy straw yellow, with 1 finger of white head and modest carbonation.

Smell: Pineapple, cherries, citrus, sparkling champagne, mild funk.

Taste: Splash of pineapple gives way to some cherry sweetness with a bit of an oak barrel element in the backdrop. Dry white whine grapes in the middle with some lemon juice fade out and almost reset the palate. The finish is VERY dry. Definitely not a one-dimensional beer by any means. Very unique for the style.

Mouthfeel: Above average carbonation and a light bodied beer make for some easy drinking.

Overall: This is as complex a Berliner Weisse as you'll find. This, along with every other New Glarus beer I try lately, is nothing short of outstanding.

PsilohsaiBiN, Dec 28, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very light, slightly hazy, straw color with a fizzy, large, bone white head that slowly fizzed away into a bubbly collar. Patchy lace was left down the glass.
S: Crackery wheat, dry and slightly musty smelling. Very faint white wine and gritty barrel notes as well.
T: Wheat is creamy and crackery and slightly drying with barrel tannins and slight spice coming through in the finish. The aftertaste is slightly vinous and minerally.
M: Creamy mouthfeel, medium body with sharp carbonation. Lightly tart.
O: A refreshing example of the style. Creamier and more vinous than others I've tried. Would be excellent with a splash of syrup. Very very good.

scottfrie, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kbuzz, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

JSBILK, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Boston_Steve, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DerekMorgan, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Coozie, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

valdieu2, Dec 16, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 10.24.13

A - Pours a hazy dark yellow with a fizzy off-white head that is gone fast.

S - Subtle tart lemon and wheat.

T - Tart lemon, sweet wheat.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - A very nice Berliner. Tart, then some sweet wheat. Crisp and refreshing.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

OhioBobcat, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

DustinSWB, Dec 15, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

big thanks to richardflyr for the excellent extra! enjoyed from a New Glarus flute.

a - brew poured a transparent straw, almost even neon yellow with a thin fizzy head.

s - nose is soft cheesy eggs...in a good way...highlighted with some lemon juice.

t - taste is like the nose, but a bit more rounded on the edges. really nice berliner. lemon over honey with a hint of sour eggs. very well balanced.

m - fizzy, just like you want a berliner to be.

o - while snow may be falling outside my window, this beer is a crisp refreshing reminder of how much i love the warm weather. a soft, easy drinking berliner (what berliners aren't?) with everything in the right place. extremely well done. i hope this one continues and i hope to have a case in my fridge for when the snow clears.

cosmicevan, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing with a little funk that was just right. A great summertime beer. Honey and citrusy notes. Great color. Head was a nice color and held well for the style. Some lacing but just right for the style. Aroma was a little weak. Mouthfeel was crisp with just the right amount of carbonation.

tomciu, Dec 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Hans_Muecke, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Golden pour with a very active white head that holds throughout. Lots of bubbles on this one. Looks spot on for the style.

S- Lemon grass and metallic. Lots of good soft funk. Not to potent but great for the style. Small amount of honey, wheat and lime at the end.

T- Well this is the best tasting Berliner Weiss I've ever had. So crisp and refreshing. Lots of lemon grass and sweet funk. It's not the most complex beer but I feel this style isn't very complex in itself. I get lime, honey, sour patch kids, salt, and mineral water. I love this taste.

M- Perfect for the style. Light. refreshing, crisp and clean. Its races though your mouth and leaves a pleasant trail.

O- The best Berliner Weiss I've ever had. Love the style love this beer.

NCalement, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,125 ratings.