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New Glarus Solstice Weiss

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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Solstice Weiss is gently brewed, in the time honored tradition, using 60% malted wheat and a triple fermentation. This is a true Bavarian style Weiss bier. “Weiss” means white in Bavaria, which refers to the yeast that remains in our unfiltered bier. Note the brilliant white froth and subdued golden hue. Expect this bier to have a soft champagne like quality, complemented by a wheat character that sparkles with fruity tones.


StewardofGondor's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2004
I really liked this wheat. When poured, the smell of banannas and cloves were really strong. The beer looked semi-cloudy and amber. After making its way into my mouth, the beer was yeasty, sweet and mildly spiced, and it also had a sweet finish. Very pleasant experience.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head. Smells citrussy and dry with some nice tarte splashes. Tastes of wheat, some pale malt, pepper, light spice, lactic. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/18/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Noog I

opaque light orange, whispy head, huge sweet banana aroma, creamy body, lots of banana flavor, clean finish,

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Score: **4
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
I really liked this Hefe. Spicy, fruity nose and interesting flavor, with clove and coriander (???) and some more citrus fruit. Bright white head with dull golden color.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Reddish orange in color with a white head. Had a great fruity/spicy aroma. Flavor had some clove to it and a great finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Sampled at Dutch 70’s "Tasting in the Woods; Part Deux". Pours only slightly hazy golden with a white head. Wheat and light caramel/fruitiness in the nose - not much banana/clove though. Flavor has notes of herbal/grassy noble hops, some caramel, wheat, a little lemon and some light fruitiness. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Somewhere in between an American Wheat and a German Hefe.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
TITW Part Deux - 12oz bottle, courtesy of growler. Thanks, Scott!! Light yellow orange; pleasant white head. Beautiful aroma: bananas, cloves, and spice; overflowing. Chewy mouthfeel: plenty of sugar, bananas, vanilla, cloves and spice; slightly watery. Minimal oxidation; crisp, sweet finish. An excellent German Hefe.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle... TITW Part Deux... Cloudy golden ale with a small, frothy, white head. Fruity, beefy aroma with apricot esters; smoke and light clove phenols. The flavor is very sweet, fruity and gently tangy. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Sweet, fruity finish. How many wheat beers does New Glarus brew? Not a favorite style of mine. Thanks go out to growler for providing the bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2006
12 oz bottle

This was shared with hezron and malachi at a Friday night tasting of several New Glarus beers. For a two year old hefeweizen it has held up well, though I would love to try it fresh to see how much better it is. I can understand why it is one of the highest rated hefeweizens on the site.

Aroma / Appearance - A thin half-finger head bubbled up out of my sampler glass. The body was a cloudy copper color with lively carbonation. It looked as good as a hefeweizen can get. The nose was bananas, wheat, Laffy Taffy, Honeycomb cereal and almonds. I could smell this for a long time.

Flavor / Palate - Creamy vanilla and butterscotch open the flavor profile of this beer. A fruity mouthfeel of bananas and some other tastes please the palate before the wheat, bread and malt come through. For a two year old beer it has held up remarkably well. The finish is sweet and dry, teasing the throat. I would love for New Glarus to rerelease this so I could try it fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2494) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2006
I’ve had this beer a couple times although it’s been a while. I found a spoiled bottle in my crisper yesterday. Cloudy amber color avg sized fluffy white head w/ decent lacing. Aroma of wheat light bread dough a touch of banannas and some spices maybe nuts. Palate was nice & full. Flavor was shot.. I remember this being a much better beer...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle shared by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>beerhugger, thanks Steve. Light copper in colour, thin white head circle, some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet, some apples and bananas, light spice and yeast. The flavour is much the same as the aroma, turning tart and spicy. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes spicy, some light cloves and lots of lingering bananas. Not to bad.


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