Thumbprint Imperial Weizen | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Do not waste time attempting to box this brew into some esoteric guide to styles. This is Dan's bold creation. His passion for unfiltered Weiss collides with Cascade Hops inventing our Imperial Hefe-Weizen. Dry hopping boldly rules over Wisconsin red wheat and our special strain of Bavarian yeast. At almost 20 O.P. this is the super mac daddy of Weiss beers. Decoction mashing was followed by excessive dry hopping to create a fierce onslaught of clove, cinnamon and citrus all in this living beer. Don't bother waiting to enjoy - the time is now.

Added by EliteDigger on 02-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,477
Reviews:
344
Ratings:
661
pDev:
12.35%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
54
Trade:
3
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5/5  rDev +23.5%
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3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
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3/5  rDev -25.9%
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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
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3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
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4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
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Had first in its 2014 release, I appear to be the first review in its summer 2018 release.

Of course... I cannot remember the 2014 rendition, particularly since I have no tasting notes. So, I will not guess about the improvements.

But, I will offer advice to drinkers: drink this cold as the alcohol gets in-your-face as Imperial Weizen warms.

It must be tough to work with this much wheat, so I will not criticize Imperial Weizen...... But, the yeast makes the hefe in my book. And this imperial's alcohol seems to overpower its yeast. Not as much fruit as I like and... where is my banana?

I like New Glarus and their Dancing Man wins my award as the best American hefe. But let me ask: Is this what happens if you adapt Dancing Man's yeast for twice as much wheat?

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Thumbprint Imperial Weizen from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 661 ratings