Thumbprint Imperial Weizen | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
639 Ratings
Thumbprint Imperial WeizenThumbprint Imperial Weizen
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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
639
Reviews:
343
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.29%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
49
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 639 |  Reviews: 343
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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottleneck says 2273.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a full inch of off-white head that retains very well before reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam.

S- Musty, hoppy, yeasty, flowery...what is that?

T- Somewhat sweet, rich and yeasty. Would never guess that this is 9.6% ABV as it is incredibly drinkable. There are some spices, wheat and some slight hop bitterness. Also a bit fruity.

M- Tangy, zesty, snappy, vibrant. Medium-high carbonation and a lightish body.

O- This review really brought out all my adjectives. So unique and tasty. Like no other weizenbock I've had. Almost perplexing.

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3.64/5  rDev -10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

From notes on 11/9/13

Spicy clove smell with a hint of cherry. Lots of aroma. Poured cloudy with a lot of head. Very flavorful beer. I don't like clove in my beers, but oddly I do here. This beer is very tart, but I think the clove and hints of cinnamon spice balance it out nicely. I’m very impressed by this beer. Wow!

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Thumbprint Imperial Weizen from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 639 ratings.
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