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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. No freshness date or ABV visible. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright straw yellow color with 1+ finger of a white soapy had that dissipates to a thin ring. Body is lightly hazy with a general unfiltered look to it. Some light visible carbonation streaming throughout the glass. Not much in the way of lacing.

Smell: Wheat, sweet white grape, cereal grain, apple, light spicy yeast character. Has a bit of a champagne like aroma.

Taste: Light sourness upfront followed white grape, orchard fruits like green apple and pear, wheat and a light grain character. Sourness is low and is balanced by some light residual sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp but with a slightly creamy soft mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium. Incredibly refreshing and zero alcohol detectable.

Overall: Another great beer from New Glarus. Incredibly tasty and refreshing. If this were more easily available, it would be the perfect beer to have on had at all times during the summer. Worth seeking out for fans of the style and also a great intro beer to those new to sours.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of rudzud
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear straw hue with a good fat almost two finger white head that faded to leave thick side lacing and a nice creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of well...applesauce, skins, pear, light lemon/wheat and nice tartness.

T - Taste is quite tart with very, very nice apple skin and flesh. Faint lemons, bit of wheat, tangy, lightly vinous and lacto. Tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated, crisp, super drinkable.

O - Overall this was a delicious berliner. Tastes like they berlinered up their Apple ale. They have either used Riesling grapes in this, or, barrels, because there is that unmistakeable taste. Well done.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of siege06nd
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bertram, you are a generous fella!

A. Very pale straw color. About a finger of eggshell white head that dissolves to a quarter finger ring but sticks around for the full session. Light-moderate lacing.

S. Apple skin, pear, white grape, some barnyard funk, grain, biscuit, mild hop. Very good.

T. Starts with big lemon, grape, and sour apple notes up front until shifting into a slightly hoppy and grainy finish with sour notes riding throughout. A little one note but nonetheless very good.

M. Slight nit that this is overcarbed. Very bubbly finish that covers a little of the flavor in the finish.

O. A very nice Berliner. As stated, carb is a bit high which makes this a little less easy drinking and masks some of the complexity a bit. But it does have a nice sour pucker to go along with the grainy wheat notes. Thumbs up.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Poured into a proper NG pokal, a golden color with hardly any haze at all, topped with an unexpectedly long-lasting cap of bubbly white head; Champagne-like carbonation blipping up from the bottom of the glass. Aroma promised some tartness, notes of lemon and toasted wheat. The flavor reflected the nose, lemony with a nice tang to it, sour white grapes, toasted wheat, crackery malts, and some hay-like funk underneath. This is pretty much what berliners are all about! Body was light to light-medium, very easily drinkable, and smooth enough in the mouthfeel that even if you don't like sour beers I'd venture to say you'd be able to handle this one. Very nice overall, and a good example of the style.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hendrick24
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a pale, cloudy straw yellow, with 1 finger of white head and modest carbonation.

Smell: Pineapple, cherries, citrus, sparkling champagne, mild funk.

Taste: Splash of pineapple gives way to some cherry sweetness with a bit of an oak barrel element in the backdrop. Dry white whine grapes in the middle with some lemon juice fade out and almost reset the palate. The finish is VERY dry. Definitely not a one-dimensional beer by any means. Very unique for the style.

Mouthfeel: Above average carbonation and a light bodied beer make for some easy drinking.

Overall: This is as complex a Berliner Weisse as you'll find. This, along with every other New Glarus beer I try lately, is nothing short of outstanding.

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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very light, slightly hazy, straw color with a fizzy, large, bone white head that slowly fizzed away into a bubbly collar. Patchy lace was left down the glass.
S: Crackery wheat, dry and slightly musty smelling. Very faint white wine and gritty barrel notes as well.
T: Wheat is creamy and crackery and slightly drying with barrel tannins and slight spice coming through in the finish. The aftertaste is slightly vinous and minerally.
M: Creamy mouthfeel, medium body with sharp carbonation. Lightly tart.
O: A refreshing example of the style. Creamier and more vinous than others I've tried. Would be excellent with a splash of syrup. Very very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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