Thumbprint Berliner Weiss | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by badbeer on 06-30-2008

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A- Pours vigorously and violently after being a small gusher when opened, it is obvious that this beer was bottle conditioned. In the glass the beer is a light and bright yellowish-gold in hue with a big, frothy head. The head lasts forever and laces very well. The body of the beer is slightly hazy, which just adds to the glow of the beer in the glass.

S- Grainy and dry wheat scents hit the nose first and provide an enticing impression. After the initial graininess, there is just a touch of tart that mixes in as well. At the back end of the sniff, the riesling grapes pronounce themselves in a delicate fruity scent reminiscent of the dry rieslings of France and Germany.

T- This beer hits the tongue and largely follows the same flavor arc that its scent did. The beginning is light and dry with a good dose of wheat malt flavor. The tartness ramps up a little in the middle of the drink, but never gets very strong, just enough to know that it is there. The light tart note morphs into the grape fruitiness from the scent and here the riesling component is even more evident than in the scent. The grape flavors are light and dry and intermingle with just a touch of oak dryness before dancing off the tongue and down your throat.

M- The entire time this beer is on the palate it is light in weight and fairly high in carbonation. Despite the relatively thin nature of the beer and light body, the beer drinks very smoothly. As with most all Berliners, the alcohol is nowhere to be found and it is a very quenching drink.

Overall, this is a subtle, delicious, and brilliantly brewed beer. The addition of the riesling grapes mentioned on the label are tremendous and, in my opinion, make this a multi-season beer in a way that others of the style aren't. This is just another beer that proves that the fine people of New Glarus a beer geniuses.

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