Devineichler (1) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is amazing. New glarus knows exactly what they are doing. I am so fortunate to get this whenever I want.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy hell this is good. Sparkling gold pour, white head. White wine grapes, funk, lemons, spritzy carbonations. Awesome. Need more ASAP.
scones (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my very favorite beers, and perfect for the late spring/early summer. Even with the very gentlest a pours, a massive pillowy head pushes out of the glass. If your glass has one of those little laser-etched bubble-generator things (whatís the actual name for those?) in the bottom, donít be surprised if the thick, foamy head continues to billow out into a cone of froth towering over the glass.
The beer itself is golden-straw colored, almost with an extremely faint tinge of emerald green. It smells tart, very lightly grassy. The taste is crisp and clean, slightly tart and a bit sweet, maybe a bit lemony. Mouthfeel is light and lively with carbonation, coupled with acidic sourness. Overall, you could almost liken it to drinking a Mountain Dew in its palate and tartness, but obviously it is quite different in its flavor. Very drinkable, very refreshing, delicious, and sessionable.
JonnyMadison (28) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A shocker in so many ways! Tart, crisp, springy, fizzy -- just an absolute delight. The sparkling Riesling grapes really sing over the smooth wheat flavor. I served with an alfredo pasta with tomatoes -- delicious!
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like this style and this one is fantastic. Perfect tartness with out being overly sour. Very enjoyable.
pepsican (1438) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold pour with a spritzy white head. Aroma lifts all over the damn place. Lemon, funk, bit o lacto offered. Delicate, yet extremely aromatic brew. Flavor lifts all over the damn place with a medium sour, and a touch of salt. Lively brew, prickly carbonation. Finish is quick, thirst quenching, extremely light and clean. This is the kind of beer I could drink a four pack of in an hour without much thought.
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 [Bottle] Pours pale gold with a good sized white head that quickly fades. Aroma is dominated by wheat, but nice. Taste has just the right amount of tartness, with lots of wheat, and some not quite ripe plum and grape. Fairly thin mouthfeel, smooth, good length finish with a lot of wheat. Overall, this is a fantastic summer session beer that I wish I had a lot more of and I hope becomes an annual summer offering. Not surprising given this was made by the master of wheat beers. Old rating: 7/3/9/4/19 = 4.2.
Re-rate: A few bottles later, and Iím liking this more and more. A perfect summer beer. Bumping this a couple of tenths.
Slats (6) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is the color of pale straw, translucent, and highly effervescent. Even when poured carefully a massive, yet delicate looking white head fills at least half of my tulip glass. After a couple of minutes the head settles down leaving behind respectable lacing on the walls of the glass, and a few millimeters of pure white foam that floats on the pale yellow liquid. Itís an attractive beer.
The nose is a combination of overripe lemons, mild Belgian yeast funkiness, and cider-like tartness (notes of sour green apples). The taste is lemony, crisp and tart, but not overly sour. The mouthfeel is light and bubbly from the high level of carbonation. The finish is dry, crisp and clean. Not many flavors linger in on your palate, but the carbonation and acidity leave a slight tingling sensation on your tongue.
Dan Carey and New Glarus have put out a gem here. I love the interplay between the lemons and the Belgian yeast notes in the aroma. The taste is fruity, crisp and refreshing. Iíd describe the smell/taste as being akin to lemon yogurt crossed with apple cider, with the effervescence of champagne. If you want something with mouth puckering sourness, you might find this beer a little tame, but for those testing the waters of sour beers this would be a good entry point. At 3% abv the effects of the alcohol are unnoticeable to me. Without question Iíve found a new favorite Berliner Weiss! I just wish I would have brought home more than a four pack. If anyone happens to be passing through Wisconsin in the near future I strongly recommend you give this beer a try.
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly clear yellow-gold pour with a huge, pillowy white head that lasts forever and leaves nice sheets of thick lacing. Aroma starts with delicate sour mash tartness, sour floral notes, toasty and floury wheat, lemongrass, a hint of peppery spice, a dry hayfield right after a short rain and some tough to describe fruity notes. Flavor is big on toast, cereal and whole grain wheat flour right away, then comes a flood of delicate, yet fairly intense fruity and acidic floral notes, sort of like rosehips and hibiscus, and some light, untoasted oak notes, toward the finish the acidity grows a bit and the floral and cereal/wheat notes right up to the finish which is mostly clean, but leaves a pleasant floral, tart and mineral aftertaste that remains very inviting. leaving me dying for another sip. Light body, neutral to slightly creamy entry, light, blanketing and sharp carbonation, moderate acidity and crisp, slightly floury finish. A+freaking+mazing. I could drink this stuff all day, at 3%ABV, why not? Surprisingly it remains delicious at any temperature from the fridge right up to room temp, where the flavor opens up and it becomes fairly sweet, though it seems best around 45-50F.
Lemke10 (752) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With the 20th Anniversary of New Glarus Brewery taking place in 2013, they have been bringing back some of the past favorites as part of their celebration. First came Edel Pils and now itís time for some Berliner Weiss. Berliner Weiss last debuted about 4 years ago and I never got a chance to try it as I was just entering the craft beer world so Iím very excited to try this one.
It pours a pale yellow color with a frothy white head. The aroma is a combination of wheat, yeast, and tart fruits. It certainly has a Belgian style feel going for it. Overall itís very inviting with hints of banana as well.
It take a little while to get used to the tartness of the beer although itís no where near as tart as a sour/wild ale. The texture is smooth and creamy with a balanced mixture of wheat and yeast. This is definitely something different from New Glarusí other offerings. I canít say Iíve had anything else quite like it.
A unique tasty brew from New Glarus is always a hit! Iím glad to see them bring back older brews so I have something to try I havenít had before. Iím always a fan of them bringing beer back they said didnít sell well before so a new group a beer lovers can try it for themselves. I hear that next up on their list is a new 20th Anniversary Strong Ale due out in late May 2013. Iím getting thirsty thinking about it already.
-Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com