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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,122 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 292
Gots: 136 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.6%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

cmsimeur, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

imperialking, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Diomede, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photekut, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Desaparecido, Nov 14, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Bubble and frothy pour, bright straw golden color. A long dusty pulling presence of wood in the nose, vinous on top of that with some dry cracker maltiness. Tartness explodes from the first sip and nearly every sip after, dry pull from the barrel aging and well attenuated sugars make this brew bone dry. Blue cheese? Lemony tartness, clean graininess has a nice cracker tone even though it is so damn dry.

Obviously not you typical Berliner Weiss, grapes with barrel aging. Once in a while I run into a beer that wows me ... this is one of them.

Jason, Aug 02, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: This pours just a touch hazy, but mostly a golden straw yellow color all the way through. Some light bubbles slowly rise from the bottom of the glass, but there is not enough to help with head retention. A 2 cm white head exists initially, then fades

Smell: The aroma is fairly grassy and sweet. Grass and wheat are the primary contributors to the aroma, with some citrus zest, white grape, and other light fruits on the edge.

Taste: Wow, surprisingly tart up front. After letting my palate adjust, I get some light wheat flavors, and lots of lemony citrus and white grapes. After the tartness fades a bit, some grass comes through as well. The finish is still tart, but a little less than it was up front.

Mouthfeel: Even with a low ABV, the body actually holds up reasonably well. There are enough unfermentables to keep this drinking bigger bodied than it is. The carbonation is medium, mostly creamy but with a crispness as well. Slightly acidic.

Overall: This was definitely a fun experiment - my first venture into Berliners. The tartness really won me over; this is something I could drink for a while.

KickInTheChalice, Jul 20, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%

A big thanks to macdeko for this great extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into my Bell’s tulip with a tangerine color. About a finger of tiny bubbled head is achieved with an average pour that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell – Tart citrus fruits such as lemon and granny smith apple skins, with a hint of oranges and cherries. Wheat, grains, and a hint of malt.

Taste – Wow, much more fruity than I expected! Definitely get the granny smith apples up front with a nice puckering from the lemon also. Nice tart funk that leads to wheat and an ever so slight malt backbone.

Mouthfeel – Medium to lighter bodied, great carbonation, finishes decently dry.

Overall – Damn, trying not to quaff this. A very good beer and one that I wish I could get my hands on again. Very glad I was able to try this and if they ever make it again (doubtful) I will pick up many for sure. I’m not sure how old this is but from the looks of it a couple years old. Hot damn I’m enjoying this.

SpdKilz, Jun 08, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -15.6%

From a bottle, pours light gold with a large eggshell head. Not as spritzy as some examples of this style. Nose is quite grainy with a touch of lightly sweet stone fruit. Quite tart in the mouth, oddly sweet in the middle, with a bit of yeast in the finish. Very sour. Kind of sulfuric at times, quite a bit of wet stone and mineral in there as well. The mineral aspect of this is not entirely pleasant, and it's a touch too sour for me. Flavor profile is just kind of off, but I'm naturally comparing it to Southampton's, which just destroys this. A decent, but not great example of this style.

JAXSON, Apr 08, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

This beer looks the part of tart. It is just a shade darker then Lemon and hazy as all get out. Only a thin collar is left around the edge. Aroma took some deep nosing for me to really get into. A faint vinegar and funky grape aroma. However the Flavors really hit hard in the Green Granny Smith Apple department, refined lemon tartness that finishes with a dry grape note. Superb. Daniel makes so many beers that need to be brewed regularly, Please. I'd buy cases of this in 750s. Enigma too.

ChadQuest, Mar 15, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours a light hazy blonde. The head is pretty with big bubbles but goes away and leaves a champagne like carbonation. Aromas are lightly funky and fruity. The grapes add to the flavor of this very nicely and the overall flavor is dry with a nice sourness.

BieresDesMoines, Feb 21, 2011
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4.65/5  rDev +11.2%

Much thanks to FrankenBrew for this one. 12 oz bottle pours a hazed gold color with a creamy, off-white head. Fades slow to a nice coating.

Nose is classroom chalkboard, lemons and grainy malt. Mild sourness pervades the brew and even smells a bit like old tomato skins. Yum!

Taste is nicely tart, light and airy. Refreshing is an understatement. Mildly sour, but mostly tart unmalted grains. Creamy mouthfeel and carbonation is insanely fine. I could easily drink a whole 12-pack of this at a summer party - right up there with the best of the style. My full-bottle serving was gone before I could even write a proper review. Muy delicioso!

twiggamortis420, Feb 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a lighter golden color with a coastered white head. Nice lace already. Wheat bread aroma with a light toast. Some sourness in the nose as well. The flavor is light and refreshing, starts with a sweet tart apple flavor with an underlying wheat flavor. Light mouthfeel. Some lemon notes as well. Very nice.

kbutler1, Jan 29, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev -21.5%

From notes:

Pours a milky golden yellowish brown color with a two finger frothy white head. Decent retention, slowly fading into a thin ring that leaves minimal spots of lacing.

Slightly funky aroma with subtle barnyard notes as well as some oak, lemon zest, clove, banana, citrus peel and bread.

Slightly tart/funky, earthy flavor with a good bit of citrus sweetness for balance. Hints of grapefruit, lemon peel and pepper/clove spice. Medium bodies with soft carbonation and a dry finish. There is very subtle earthy oak and a tartness providing balance to the sweeter flavors. Refrshing and easy to drink but a bit bland for my liking.

corby112, Jan 19, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

Body pours a brilliant gold with a finger of white, fluffy head that doesn't linger for too long. Interesting lacing, thick and slow at first but then it spreads like a wildfire.

A crisp and fruity nose with notes of green apples, pears an just a touch of funk.

More of the funk comes out in the flavor. A nice mouthpickering tart that doesn't overdo it. Sour fruits that follow the initial shock up front.

Dry finish. Refreshing. Light body and very bubbly.

Easily my favorite from the Unplugged series so far.

nerdrocker101, Nov 29, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

Thanks to paulv for the bottle.

Pours a hazy light peach with a thin white head on top. Some lacing left behind.

Sweet malts and lightly soured wheat on the nose. Faint citrus and some subtle milk aroma as well. Sweet with grassy hay.

On the tongue there is a nice lactic bite with white grapes and soured wheat. Malty, sweet and tart. I'm really liking the Riesling grapes in this one. Little bit oak and vanilla. Great flavor.

The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Some good lactic sourness at this point and still has plenty of spritzy carbonation, but not overdone. Malty, yet still light.

Drinkability is very good. This is one tasty beer. With a little more than 2 years of age the sourness has developed quite nicely and the beer itself could probably still go for another year or two. The nose could be a little stronger, but the overall experience is still very enjoyable. Definitely worth seeking out if you like berliners.

sisuspeed, Oct 31, 2010
Thumbprint Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.