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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,112 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,112
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 293
Gots: 136 | 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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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-10-2013 18:31:59 | More by spycow
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Loogs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-02-2013 02:23:55 | More by Loogs
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-17-2012 17:59:16 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-05-2012 03:57:40 | More by Gonzoillini
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-23-2012 00:23:24 | More by t0rin0
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-13-2012 02:27:46 | More by THECPJ
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

06-04-2012 13:45:48 | More by nmann08
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

Thanks to Deuane for cleaning out his basement and letting me try a bottle. It actually has held up with the age.

A - Poured with a glowing, yet dull, golden body...there were visible carbonation bubbles racing to the top...the head was thin and white and actually didn't retain that well...some patchy lacing was left

S - Tart fruitiness all around mixed with a little sour, but a good sour...grapes, apples, pears, lemon...there is a balancing wheat backbone

T - The fruit and tartness do not go away, and it's lovely...all of the tart fruit from the nose can be picked out on the palate...the grapes standing out above the rest, with the lemon providing just a hint of sourness...the yeast and wheat backbone shines in the middle and balances things out...the funk has subsided, but there is a pronounced woodiness that has taken over...there is a slight tartness that sneaks back in the finish to give just enough of a pucker

M - Medium bodied...nicely tart, little sour, a woody flavor has developed

O - This was a nice treat seeing as the age on the bottle was unknown...the grapes did a great job adding and keeping their characteristics

04-25-2012 13:33:34 | More by thain709
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antoines15

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Haven't felt compelled to do a review in quite some time but this beer brought me out of retirement. Absolute perfection in a glass. Berliner's aren't a glamorous style but this one is the best of the lot. Super fluffy head and great lacing as far as looks go. Tart, refreshing, lemony, crisp and clean. Just really delightful. The only downside is that it's ten bucks a four pack but I guess that's not too bad. I only mention it because I'm going to drink the shit out of it this weekend and the entire case will be gone. You won't find a better berliner.

04-15-2012 23:19:27 | More by antoines15
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hopsbreath

Oregon

4.48/5  rDev +7.2%

Thanks to black13 for the bottle! A personal whale of mine that didn't last a single hour in my house when I got home. Split into a pair of New Glarus flutes and shared with TulipSnifter.

A: Pale gold in the glass with a quickly receded white head. Just a few bubbles remain on top and no lacing shows up on the glass. Everything points to a well done Berliner so far. 4/5

S: From the label description comes a reference to champagne, pinot grigio, and reisling grapes. Well this smells about as winey as they come on the nose. Green grapes, green apples, and green mellon (honey dew) dominates here. No way this can be described as a traditional berliner weisse, or even beer at this point, but wow is this interesting. 4.5/5

T: If I was told this was champagne I'd be sold. Heavy on the tart grapes with a good dose of acid. Cucumber and pear compliments the sparkling beverage. As dry as they come. 4.5/5

M: Prickly and tongue bruising. Paired with some fatty cheese, this would scrub the palate and keep it fresh. 4.5/5

O: Can't grade this on a typical metric for the style. That aside, it's really remarkable and very unique. At over three years old it shows no signs of its age and is shining brilliantly. Another Dan Carey success. 4.5/5

03-31-2012 05:25:52 | More by hopsbreath
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grownfool

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

01-27-2012 01:50:06 | More by grownfool
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zenwatts

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

01-19-2012 17:34:29 | More by zenwatts
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-16-2012 05:19:13 | More by ygtbsm94
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-09-2012 20:53:11 | More by djrn2
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OddNotion

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-19-2011 00:25:57 | More by OddNotion
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TasteTester

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-17-2011 02:24:31 | More by TasteTester
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-16-2011 19:44:49 | More by Beertracker
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Gtreid

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-10-2011 23:37:18 | More by Gtreid
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cmsimeur

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-03-2011 16:46:31 | More by cmsimeur
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-01-2011 20:30:02 | More by imperialking
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-30-2011 03:21:06 | More by brandoman63
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-25-2011 19:43:15 | More by Exiled
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-20-2011 07:15:33 | More by Diomede
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-18-2011 20:12:54 | More by I2uss
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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-17-2011 01:17:34 | More by Photekut
Thumbprint Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,112 ratings.