Thumbprint Imperial Weizen | New Glarus Brewing Company

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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:
103
Gots:
49
For Trade:
3
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a beer flute

A - It is golden bodied with about a foot of off-white head that clings to the sides for dear life.

S - I smell bread, spices, and a little citrus, orange.

T - The taste has some clove, lemon, orange, and a bitter finish. I get alcohol as it warms and bread.

M - Foamy. This beer is all head. Once it settles it is medium bodied.

O - It is a hoppy version of a great style. It reminds me of Schneider Hopfenweisse.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle (2013) served to chalice. Drank 6-10-14. Compared this head-to-head with Vitus.

Hazy orange, darker in color than the Vitus, like orange juice with a splash of lemonade. Got an impressive 1.5-finger head, leaving some lovely irregular lacing.

Aroma's less complex than the Vitus. Aside from spice, and very faint banana, there's little here. It's not unpleasant, just muted, relatively speaking.

Yeasty spice, with wheat. Very creamy mouthfeel, more enjoyable in that regard than Vitus. Almost dangerously drinkable.

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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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