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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Ratings: 1,445 |  Reviews: 395
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

A: Poured a cloudy light yellow color with a nice white cap, good head retention, light lacving

S: Some white grapes, red apples, smells tart with light funky must, wheat and light citrus. Pretty nice so far....

T: Immediately I get some lemons and white grapes with a nice sting, acidic, not booze. A little bit of green apples and some light funk. The finsih is nice, clean and dry

M: Lighter on body, crisp, well carbonated

D: Nice xample of the style. Clean, refreshing, dry and firing on all cylinders

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Photo of lunarbrew
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Photo of stephensinner
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of standardcherry
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Almost clear yellow pour. The fluffy white head is the only thing that distinguishes it from a common lager.
S: Clean acidity, tiny bits of wheat. Some grassiness and a bit of corn. Smells almost like a soured American lager.
T: Now this is better. Very bright taste, first thing I caught was grapes and apples. Fruity, wheat, tart. Not overpowering tartness, just right refreshing, light sourness. A dry, lemony finish.
M: Light bodied, a bit overcarbonated I think but it's extremely crisp and refreshing. I could drink this all day.
O: Not my favorite berliner, but it's a great one. Could drink this one all day, every day.

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Photo of Treebs
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a Westbrook snifter. Enjoyed on 7/20/13.

A: Pours a semi-clear yellow with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to an airy cap that leaves sticky sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Lemony with a lot of white grape. Solid oak profile with a sweet wheat in the back. A nice sour mash going on in this guy.

T: Very smooth flavors, slightly tart with a nice fresh, white grape taste to it. Sweet wheat with a sour mash. Slightly lemony as well.

M: Light bodied with a bubbly, medium high carbonation. Nice lingering tartness.

O: Deliciously refreshing and drinkable. Very balanced with a nice, subtle fruitiness. Definitely enjoyed more of this guy.

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Photo of Rope
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice pale color like a weiss should be, fluffy head that dissipates quick.

Fruity (apple), slight spice, and a slight sauerkraut smell.

Sour apple, ending with a malty butter that transitions greatly.

Light and carbonated, great for summer.

Oh the New Glarus one shots... good and then gone.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Thanks to jbaker67 for the bottle! No mentiond of ABV. Poured into a Tallgrass cervoise glass straight from the fridge. Really excited about this one.

Appearance: A gentle pour revealed a thick and fluffy white head. I'm used to the head on a Berliner Weiss to fizz away within a minute into nothing but this one stuck around for a couple and then left a nice cap while I drank it. An improvement in the style, I'd say. Left some really nice thin clumps of lacing on the glass as well. Beautiful, very light straw body.

Smell: Acidic lemon, bit of mustiness, some lactic tartness, grape skin and cereal grain malts.

Taste: A wave of acidic lemon hits you right off the bat. Prepare to pucker. Riding the end is some lactic tangyness. Tart white grapes. Lingering wheatiness. No sign of the barrel.

Mouthfeel: Light refreshing body. Very fizzy. Finishes dry.

Overall: An outstanding interpretation of the style. Beautiful looking beer with an awesome tart punch. The grapes added a nice layer of complexity to the nose and taste. The label mentioned barrel fermentation but I got no barrel notes whatsoever. Overall, a great summer beer that is highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Chaney
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Split this one at a tasting with Huzuhbendah courtesy of the ever awesome BeerFMAndy. Andy is the man!!!

Served in a Crooked Stave tulip.

A: Poured a soft peach color with a good bit of visible carbonation and a nice soft white head that was but a mere bubble formation.

S: Hmmmm... the nose was definitely more yeasty than sour but still good. Think bread dough.

T: You'd need a taste bud version of an electron microscope to detect any sourness on this, but it was still fresh, tasty, but nothing to write home about.

M: Nothing wrong here: It was fluffy and well carbonation and about right for this style.

O: I guess I was a bit underwhelmed by this compared to most peeps here. Still, it was a good drinker, just not the Berliner I thought it was going to be.

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3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared by Chaney. Thank you Brandon.

The beer is light golden and transparent with a thin, pure white head. The aroma offers grain, pilsner malt, fruity esters. The flavor is ok. Cereal grains with a hint of sourdough bread. A bit underwhelming. Zesty carbonation with fruity hop notes. This was ok, but I don't see myself returning to this beer again.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a wedding snifter.

I remember thoroughly enjoying this stuff at Barrington Brew Fest 2013, so I was pleased to get another shot at it at tonight's tasting. It pours a mostly clear sunrise straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises tart lemon zest backed by a mildly-sweet twinge of cracked wheat. I think I get some coriander in there, but it might just be a figment of my imagination. The taste brings in more of the same, the sourness really shining through without becoming o'erwhelming. The body is a rather hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a damn solid Berliner, one that makes me wish we had easier access to New Glarus down here. Good times.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden yellow, very pale. A bit of haze, but pretty clear. Nice white head. Retains better than most berliners. Thin collar and some surface wisps.

Smell - Grainy and a bit of acidity. Hay and straw grain aroma. Not a terribly sharp acidity.

Taste - Bright tartness up front, not really sour though. Grain and gritty. That same hay and straw flavor and a lactic tang builds throughout.

Mouthfeel - It's almost watery. Very drinkable. Maintains just enough body until the very end when it drops off.

Overall - Solid base berliner. Something I could drink a lot of.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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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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