Thumbprint Berliner Weiss | New Glarus Brewing Company

1,445 Ratings
Thumbprint Berliner WeissThumbprint Berliner Weiss

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to BA Beeryurt for tossing this bottle in on a recent trade. It's always a pleasure to get hands on a NG beer, especially one I've not had before. Enjoyed out of a brown 12 oz bottle with no discernible dating for bottling or freshness. Poured into a 16 oz nonic style tumbler.

Appearance - Pours a sunny yellow body with a slight haze wafting through the otherwise translucent liquid. A pinstripe of a shadow rests just below a towering pillowy three-finger ivory head. Large bubbles slowly begin to burst, leaving a swiss cheese of foam. Eventually, the head settles with thick drifts, like snow around the sides of the glass, with a little portion in the center where only a film rests, revealing the golden liquid underneath. Just an outstanding looking beer--like drinking a liquid lemon meringue pie.

Smell - Light and faint, with components of light wheat and crisp grains. A bit of lemon zest and herbal grassiness also seems to poke through. However, it's not an aroma with a great amount of depth. Light and fresh and to the point.

Taste - Really picks up where the fleeting smell left off and kicks it up a notch or two. The lemon zest has now become fresh lemon juice that has been tamed by some water, like lemonade without sugar. It's fresh and bright and so tasty. A pleasant tartness hits and provides that satisfying twinge of sourness on the tongue. In some ways, it reminds me of a carbonated pinot grigio.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and fully carbonated, with a mostly dry finish. Extremely drinkable.

Overall, a wonderfull beer and one that I may have to make a point of acquiring for next summer. There really is nothing beer than tipping back a nice, tart and refreshing BW in warm weather.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 3/10/13, big thanks MasterSki and Sean9689

A cloudy bright straw yellow with tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere, large dense foam has great retention slowly falling to an island just caking my glass with thick lace right to the bottom

S lots of sweet desert wine, musty yeast, lemon honey tea, more sweet vinous notes, green apple, and wheat

T more of the same really but with a little less sweet vinous notes and more lemon, I get some hay I didn't smell, interesting to say the least

M tart and makes your mouth pucker but far from turning my mouth inside out, on the edge between foam and cream, very well carbonated and a little prickly, sweet lemon honey with some cereal on the finish

O very drinkable and well rounded, I haven't had many from the style so my personal preference is playing a pretty big part here and I like what I'm drinking

I'd really like to know what the Alc% is for this one so I'll need to do a little research I suppose. I don't feel the booze affect so if they jammed all this flavor in a session brew I'm even more impressed

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a DFH shaped pint glass

A - Pale golden color with some haziness. Hefty white head with strong staying power. Sparkling lacing generously coats the glass.

S - Chalky wheat, earthy dusty hay, but in a clean way, lactic tartness with lemons, dry yeasty bread, floral,

T - Moderate tartness upfront, acidic lemon twang, with a soft dry wheat background, white pepper, dry woodiness, vinous white grapes, hints of dried bananas,

M - Soft light body, moderate lush carbonation lifts it up quite a bit. tart and dry finish.

Very well done! Hits all the marks with flying colors. Great lactic aroma with plenty of tartness on the palate. This one has enough acidity to burn he teeth a bit. Worth seeking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Rutager
3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another thank you to Steasy66 for this treat!

Appearance. Pours a yellow straw-gold with a little bit of haze and topped with over a finger of white head that leaves some decent lace.

Smell. Dry yeast funk, a little bit of grainy light malt and a little bit of sweet wheat, and maybe a touch of lemon underneath. Not the best smelling Berliner.

Taste. Okay, back on track. Nice lemony sourness, a little bit of sweet wheat and just a touch of graininess, maybe a trace of that yeast I smell but thankfully very little.

Mouthfeel. Light(ish) body, medium-strong carbonation. Pretty good feeling for the style.

Overall. Not sure whats going on with the smell, but a good enough tasting (and looking) beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Thumbprint Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 1,445 ratings.
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