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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,169 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 296
Gots: 131 | FT: 16
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of tectactoe
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mike for tossing me this one. Enjoyed side by side with Bell's Oarsman Ale. The pour is nearly identical - a murky, straw-yellow color; this one is perhaps a bit more clear, but still has a large haze to it. The head is pretty voluptuous, cumulonimbus-like as it rises up and gathers at about two full fingers. It doesn't last forever, but it looks nice while it's there.

A nice amount of light grains, hay, must, lemon zest and and indigenous amount of white grape skins come clashing together to form a very soft, relaxed, yet well-stated aromatic profile. This one is a bit more complex and robust than Oarsman, and it has a bit stronger of a tartness to it which I am absolutely digging. The tart in the aroma is of the lemon-y and lactic persuasion. Refreshing and effervescent.

Again, the flavor follows through with what the nose has paved the way for. The initial taste is a nice lemon zesty and white wine, nearly vinous tartness; a pleasingly perfect amount of sourness and lactic acid. Other flavors that follow include green apple skins, white grapes, a touch of grains and some grassy, spent, musty hops with basically no bitterness left. Very nice, crispy clean finish with a thin and wet mouth feel.

Very nice and refreshing with lovely complexity for a beer that's so light. So easy to drink, the bottle was gone in seconds it seemed, and I could easily crush a six pack of this without even thinking about it. A very nice summer beer to have by your side. Not exactly a traditional Berliner, what with the white grapes and barrel fermenting and all, but it's so damn delicious. ISO a case of this, every time the weather gets warm.

Photo of Lemke10
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

With the 20th Anniversary of New Glarus Brewery taking place in 2013, they have been bringing back some of the past favorites as part of their celebration. First came Edel Pils and now it’s time for some Berliner Weiss. Berliner Weiss last debuted about 4 years ago and I never got a chance to try it as I was just entering the craft beer world so I’m very excited to try this one.

It pours a pale yellow color with a frothy white head. The aroma is a combination of wheat, yeast, and tart fruits. It certainly has a Belgian style feel going for it. Overall it’s very inviting with hints of banana as well.

It take a little while to get used to the tartness of the beer although it’s no where near as tart as a sour/wild ale. The texture is smooth and creamy with a balanced mixture of wheat and yeast. This is definitely something different from New Glarus’ other offerings. I can’t say I've had anything else quite like it.

A unique tasty brew from New Glarus is always a hit! I’m glad to see them bring back older brews so I have something to try I haven’t had before. I’m always a fan of them bringing beer back they said didn't sell well before so a new group a beer lovers can try it for themselves. I hear that next up on their list is a new 20th Anniversary Strong Ale due out in late May 2013. I’m getting thirsty thinking about it already.
-Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com

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4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours nice golden color. Frothy 2 finger head that's settles down rather quickly, decent lacing

S: defiantly getting some grassy notes upfront followed by lemon and finishes with the yeast.

T: you can really taste the grape in this one. It gives it a champagne feel that works great with the lemony yeast characters.

M: lots of carbonation and nice and light. This really adds the the champaign feel of the beer.

O: great beer, very drinkable. I will defiantly be picking more of this up for the summer.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a full two inch white, densely fluffed head. Body is a straw golden yellow color. A multitude of effervescence rising. Head retention is above average with clumpy lacing. No complaints thus far.

First aroma that I get is a funky stank. Straw and lemon zest come through on the nose as well.

A slightly soured/tart presence is tasted throughout each sip. Again, faint lemons come to mind. Extremely clean taste. Drink drink drink.

Smooth, small bubbled carbon teeters on the high end but fits this beer's overall profile nicely.

Perhaps the best lawnmower beer ever? New Glarus Berliner Weiss nails everything you look for in a Berliner, slight funk, cleanliness, and a high drinkability. One of the few Unplugged/Thumbprints I haven't had up until tonight. Thanks for picking this up for me egrace84.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a light golden straw color, with a massive 2 inch frothy white head. Very active carbonation from the bottom of glass.

S: A light funky aroma. Lemon peel, and a little wheat scent.

T: Very sharp and lightly tart. Acidic and lemony, but lightly funky. A slight white wine quality to it. This beer begs for a hot summer day.

M: Sharp, light, and dry. Bubbly but creamy at the same time. Very refreshing.

O: This is a perfect hot summer day beer. Light, crisp, tart, and refreshing.

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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color with 2 fingers of white head, slight haze, lively carbonation from the bottom.

Smell is lemon, grain, white wine

Taste is tart lemons, wheat, green grape, white wine character in there aswell.

really light feel to it, but the heavy carbonation really fills it out nice!

Well this is a summer beer I can get behind! Nice and complex, but clearly in session abv standards, could drink this all day if it were not 9 bucks a 4 pack ( I still might though!)

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Overall this beer reminded me of the old days and drinking Schultheiss Berliner Weisse. It's that good!

A: slight hazy, straw colored, kept creamy head the entire way
S: wheat, grassy, lactic
T: nice and tart but not overly tart, easy drinking, not as tart as Schultheiss but very good
M: refreshing, quenching and well-made

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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Traded for a couple 4 packs of these and was time to drink my first one last night.

A: Pours a hazy straw color, with a lush foamy white head that clings remains for some time and lacing that easily clings to my Deschutes Teku glass. 4.25

S: Dominated by wheat aromas, perhaps a cheesy smell as well, with hints of lemon coming through in the end. 4.00

T: Was happy to see that the sweetish wheat flavor was nowhere to be found but instead just mildly funky, refreshingly tart with a lemonade sweetness. 4.50

M: The mouth-feel is gorgeous on this Berliner Weiss, Light but not thin, highly carbonated and intensely refreshing. On a warm summers day I fear there would be no limit to the amount of these I could drink. 4.75

O: From beginning to end just a really great beer, can't wait to drink the others I have, highly suggest searching this out if you like the style. 4.50

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Thumbprint Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.