Thumbprint Berliner Weiss - New Glarus Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +19.6%
This is my first experience with a Berliner Weiss and if this is a true example of the style it may be my last. Wow! This is some sour, sour stuff. It is clearly a well crafted beer with it's fine carbonation, beautiful light body, champagne like mouthfeel, and dryness, but I cant get past the sour taste enough to really enjoy the complexities of this beer. Dan Carey is a great brewer and I am a big fan of many of his creations, but I don't think I'll be going for this one again. Although, I might.
05-30-2013 18:59:39 | More by smogfood
4.39/5 rDev +5%
Acquired via trade
Fairly clear straw and yellow. Moderately-sized, somewhat persistent, large-bubbled white head. Leaves irregular sheets of white stick. Pretty.
Aroma of lemon and grain (wheat) along with a bit of lactic sour character, but not much. Very appropriate for the style. Not an incredibly expressive aroma, but everything is very nice and exceptionally appropriate.
Where the aroma might lack just a bit of expression, the flavor is wonderful. Initial lactic sour character, wheat, lemon, and biscuit combine marvelously well together. Perhaps a touch of a white wine or green grape character emerges as well, as the beer warms. Very, very nice.
Highly carbonated. Dry. Near medium bodied. Very appropriate. Crushable.
An incredible American-brewed berliner. I am in love.
05-28-2013 23:56:24 | More by ehammond1
4.09/5 rDev -2.2%
From 05/27/13 notes. Huge thanks to MaltyLareau for sending me out several bottles of this; sounds good and always interested in a new New Glarus beer. 12 oz. bottle poured into my New Glarus champagne flute.
a - Pours a somewhat hazy pale yellow color with two fingers plus of fluffy bright white head and high carbonation evident. Glass has lots of lacing on it and a lot of retention; looks great, what you'd expect it to look like.
s - Smells of funk, feet, sour grapes and sour light fruits, white wine, yeast, earthy notes, and light barnyard notes. Not overly funky or sour, but both are there and compliment each other nicely.
t - Tastes of sour grapes, sour citrus and fruits, light funk, yeast, spice, floral notes, earthy malts, oak, and white wine. Taste has a little more of the sour grapes and is not as funky as the nose, but I like it on par with the nose.
m - Light to medium body and high carbonation; very nice mouthfeel and what you'd expect. Crisp and refreshing.
o - Overall a very nice, easy drinking berliner. Not overly sour or funky, but has notes of both, and is very easy to drink. Nothing mind blowing but considering it is not hard to trade for and they sell it for about $11/4 pack, well worth the investment to me. A good summer beer, glad to have another few bottles of it.
05-28-2013 17:22:31 | More by mdfb79
4.69/5 rDev +12.2%
This beer reminds me of a carbonated dry Reisling. It is a key summer brew. It really hit the spot after a day of mowing. Very light lemon color with a fluffy white head. You can smell the tartness on the nose and it invites you in like a cold lemonade. The taste is bright and effervescent. Highly recommend.
05-28-2013 14:01:40 | More by PHBoiler
4/5 rDev -4.3%
What a lively little beer... pale pear gold body with a healthy paper white head that leaves tons of lace... loads of beading beneath.
The nose doesn't do the palate justice. Creamed corn, sweet grains, mild tartness, a bit of wheat... nothing to write home about in this regard.
Tastes fantastic though. Beautiful, crisp and tart on the palate... pushing sour. Nice fermented wheat flavors... a little white grape and lemongrass. NIce.
05-27-2013 22:46:39 | More by yamar68
Thumbprint Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company
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