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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

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Added by badbeer on 06-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,345
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
1,463
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
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319
Gots:
163
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,463 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of Beginner2
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One reason I often think of New Glarus as my favorite brewery is that it defies a pet theory of mine: that most American craft brewers can create world-class additions to only one of the three great traditions (Belgian, German, British) and only a few brewers can create consistently world-class additions to two traditions.

New Glarus brews world-class additions in all three traditions.

Of course, their achievement in the German tradition is well-appreciated. Taking on this hugely difficult weiss-style and making one of the best examples only boosts my appreciation. Controlling the sourness is what makes this style so difficult and doing that makes New Glarus' offering succeed so well. (Maybe the grapes are the secret ingredient).

Served in Berlin in 2001, I received a raspberry syrup in the bottom of the glass. I'm guessing it turned sourness into tartness. When I lived in San Francisco in the 1970s, I remember having an imported Berliner Weiss that had the syrup in the bottle's bottom. I'm wondering if that can be done again.

2017 version: still fine, champagne-like, dry and the best in the U.S. But others with fruit syrups are catching up. I sure would like NG to try a raspberry or some other tart syrup.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a beer flute
2013 vintage

This beer pours yellow in color with a slight haze. It is topped with a couple inches of eggshell head that disappears quickly leaving minimal lacing.

The aroma is tart and lemony.

The taste is tart with a musty flavor like that of a dank basement. I get light lemon flavor with a dry finish.

Moderate mouthfeel. Highly effervescent

I was worried that I kept this bottle for too long, but it tastes great. It is refreshing and well done.

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Photo of Dan_K
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow appearance, heaps of clarity. One of the mustier smelling berliners I've come across, especially in America. Perhaps its that white grape thing they do, but there's also plenty of lemony aroma.

Taste, more lemon brightness. Comes across traditional except for the grapes, otherwise, it isn't a mouth raper like some of the more sour ones coming out these days. Very refreshing, one of my fave summer beers. Super dry too.

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

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3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold, tall white fizzy head, leaves rings of lace as it fades. Tart wheat aroma. Very light fruity tart taste. Nice crisp wheaty finish. Crushable, fresh, not too tart, liked it.

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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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