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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by badbeer on 06-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,350
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
1,463
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
318
Gots:
162
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,463 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of farrago
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pure white head, rises to over one finger, looks airy and whipped up but the retention is probably as good as it gets for this style of beer, lacing starts off broad but has no stick. Bright golden hued liquid with just the barest visible haze to it, random fat bubbles swirl upwards slowly. Bracing nose of wheat, rye and crackers, lemony and grassy, has a vinous to vinegary bite, Granny Smith apples, not a multitude of elements but they all work in harmony and flow in the same direction. Light-bodied, crisp and borderline acidic, electric presence across the palate. More earthy, herbaceous funk here, however, that lemon citrus washes off most anything in its path. The tartness does not make it all that dry and that green apple, pear and white grape fruit gives it snappy juiciness. The carbonation prickles well and it never tires. There is some corn syrup like sweetness at the finish and a gentle clove like note. The wheat component not as pronounced here, more of a supporting role. You taste it all long after you have swallowed. Immaculate presentation.

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Photo of kitch
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 fl oz bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A hazy straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing. Lots of nice upward streaming bubbles.

Aroma: Lemon, wheat and citrus zest. Lightly tart and lightly funky.

Taste: Tart, lemon, lemon zest, white grapes and green apple with hints of wheat on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: A nice, easy drinking Berliner Weisse with especially nice mouthfeel. A great thirst quencher on a hot day.

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Photo of ffshore545
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A mostly clear blonde-straw haze with a creamy head of 1 finger. It recedes within a couple minutes to a mossy layer on top.

Lots of grain aromas - wheat, barley, cracker; with some watermelon rind and slight citric acid.

Flavor is not as sour or as acidic as the aroma would suggest, and that's great because it's not ripping your face off with a sour gummi worm flavor like many Berliners do. It's actually very refreshing. Notes of watermelon, lemon, grain, corn, and a slight sweet tart finish.

Feel is crispy, light, and airy. Slightly dry finish. I love the feel on this.

Overall, a refreshing Berliner that's not face twisting, but rather enjoyable.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Foggy pale gold with a large white foam settling to a thin off-white blanket and a thick collar.

Smell is white grape, yellow corn, crisp faint wheat, grass and lemon with a slight hint of lactic funk in the background.

Taste is tangy and tart, with sweet corn, light wheat, lemon, and yellow apple.

Light and bouncy with a soft light froth and semi-wet finish.

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Photo of BEER88
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tilley4
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZombPumpkin
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LT630
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of n2pux
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeIquiades
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Onenote81
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZRT
4.84/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nat1975
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captainkrad
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxOhle
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bpopovich
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My boss brought back a bottle of this back from Wisconsin....its the 2017 version. It poured a pale yellow with thin white head and no lace. The scent had hints of tart fruit. The taste leaned tart/sour with cherry hints. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dharmelink
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,463 ratings
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