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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
Napoleon hailed this tart beer style "the Champagne of the North." A lively and elegant masterpiece this Berliner Weisse is a kaleidoscope of fresh flavor. Barrel fermentation, Riesling grapes and Wisconsin White Wheat are bottle fermented with five proprietary yeast strains. A connoisseurís rare jewel both spirited and subtle, enjoy your sparkling toast under summer stars.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1144) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. The pour is very light with thick head. The aroma is light and crisp. The taste is nice and light, a hint of sourness to it. A very easy drinking refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2307) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle. Didnít catch this one the first time around when it was "unplugged". Boy is the Berliner Weiss style really hot right now! Everywhere you turn somebody else is putting one out. A little difficult to describe the aroma; it conjures up memories of beer ratings of long ago, but when it really gets down to it, it has a slight sour aspect to it. Hazy gold body with cascading carbonation, just like champagne...the champagne of the North. Huge lasting messy white head. My wife was going to take a sip when I first poured it but she wasnít going to get any beer so I suggested she wait. 10 minutes later and thereís still almost an inch of head. Tart initial mouthfeel, but unlike any Berliner Iíve previously had, this one is actually thirst quenching and not so sour as to be difficult to drink. I really have to hand it to Dan on this one. Canít be the easiest style to make, if for no other reason that itís so different from all other styles, but also because it has 3 different yeast strains that you have to get right. But he nailed it. No syrup necessary, although as was suggested by the owner of the Joseph Wolf brewery for their Berliner, UV Grape could make for an outstanding accompaniment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear gold, fine white bubbles. nose of lemon, wheat, light, tiny bit funky, medium tartness, smells refreshing. Taste lives up, lemon, wheat, medium to high tartness, very refreshing, awesome berliner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Tasting of bottles of the New Glarus Thumbprint Series Berliner Weiss (2012) versus the New Glarus Unplugged Berliner Weiss (2009).

First as you can tell by the pic that the Unplugged is quite darker near light amber hue versus the straw hue of the Thumbprint which also has a longer lasting head in the Berliner bowl it is being served in.

The aroma on the Unplugged is stronger acidity and more malty whilest the newer version is slightly flowery, grainy and a tad barnyard.

Taste both are much more similar with the Unplugged again a touch sweeter with a very light earthiness and the Thumbprint a touch more wheaty and funky. Sourness is almost the same but the Thumbprint despite a thinner mouth feel actually has a longer acidic finish.

Of course the 2009 does have a bit of oxidation but nothing alarming... I actually like the depth of palate on the older sibling more. I gave the Unplugged a 3.8 rating back when it was fresh in 2009, I will stick with that. I will give the new kid on the block a 3.7 rating today. I will happily finish both.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3470) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours a clear pale yellow with a thick, foamy white head...decent lacing and lively. Aroma has nice tart notes...lemony with a touch of oats. Flavor has excellent tartness...lemony and crisp with some grass peeking through. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a dry and crisp tart lemony finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle at home with my wife. Pour is hazy yellow with a frothy white head and great lacing. Doughy, citrusy, wheaty, lightly grassy, biscuity, straw, light vallina, and lactic aroma. Taste is lightly sour, wheat, lemon peel, biscuit, a hint of pepper, lacto, and bread with a medium sour finish. Light body with high carbonation. Great balance and easy to drink and I love how the acidity and high carbonation cut through the light sweetness from the malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle from Rayl101. Thanks Kevin! Pours a hazy straw color with a white head and active carbonation. Aroma is tart fruit and wheat. Taste is more robust tart berries and apple. Smooth and so easy to drink. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a pale yellow color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is fruity, lemon, white wine, a little bready. Light on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, tart, lemon, wheat, oak, some white wine, bread, a tough of grassy hops, with a light, tart finish. I know the recipe is just a touch different, but I personally donít think it warrants a separate listing. Anyway, it is a very tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1583) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
bottle Pours a bit hazy with a nice lingering head. Tart nose. Nice lemony and sour flavors but very summery drinkable. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1743) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Still has the white grape quality of the original NG Berliner but with a more sweet, sort of cereal quality in the mid-palate. Very very good.

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