Thumbprint Berliner Weiss | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
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1,439 Ratings
Thumbprint Berliner WeissThumbprint Berliner Weiss
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by badbeer on 06-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,439
Reviews:
393
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
320
Gots:
157
For Trade:
17
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Photo of GDawgs34
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.89/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zkoehn
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear straw yellow. Short, foamy, white head that fades quickly.

Smells yeast funk, light tart apple, citrus and wheat hints.

Tastes lemon, tart apple, musty yeast funk and light wheat. Finish is dry with a light funk and acidic linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hinemk76
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdubz94
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 bottle-- no exact date.

Pours a crystal clear light straw color. Very fizzy, champagne-like 2.5 finger head. Head doesn't stay for too long. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is barley, wheat, lemon, tart, slightly funky, and apples.

Taste is crisp and light. Lots of apples and lemon. Definite tartness.

Feel is light, and highly carbonated. Great aftertaste.

Tart and crisp are the best adjectives for this beer. Oh, and tasty. More complex that I was expecting.

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Photo of KnappStout
2.87/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MurphDog14
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevBot89
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gorgeous light straw golden yellow and slightly hazy with a two finger head of straight white foam and active champagne like carbonation.

Musty funk, toast, lemon zest, lemongrass, and a noticeable acidity.

Flavor almost identical to aroma, there is a strong lemony flavor without much else but a nice tart acidity to complement the citrusy aroma and flavor character.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, light, crisp, tart, highly refreshing.

Overall, this is certainly a nuanced beer with not much in terms of complexity, but it's superbly light, refreshing, and remarkably balanced.

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Photo of woemad
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle courtesy of the largesse of @Ri0. Different label than the one featured here, and no mention of "Thumbprint." No freshness date on the bottle, or much info in general. Going by what’s posted on BA, this may have the lowest alcohol of any beer I’ve ever had.

Poured into a St. Bernardus glass, this was a hazy, lemony gold color, with a very long lasting, pillowy, bone-white head that left lots of lace on the sides of the glass. Gorgeous beer!

Tart, earthy, and with a sharp lemony scent, this hits the style buttons in the aroma department.

While much like what was promised to the nose, it’s not quite as sour as I was expecting, but more “soft.” The tart sourness is certainly present, but it's restrained enough to allow the earthy wheat notes to be appreciated. Finished on a lemony dry note.

Light, dry, body, with a mouthfeel a bit like a sprightly, thin lemonade.

This would be a great summer thirst quencher. While it delivers the sour, tart flavors one can expect from the style, it remains approachable to someone who might not be expecting such things. I wish there were more beers of this style brewed locally. The closest I can come is Huckleberry Pucker. While that’s a great beer, with the whole huckleberry thing it’s a completely different animal than this. Thanks, Ri0!

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Photo of THoffner
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FBarber
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Thumbprint Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 1,439 ratings.
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