jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pretty cloudy gold with a huge white head that lasts and lasts. Nose is of bubblegum, cloves, coriander, citrus and apricots. Very creamy and smooth on the palate with a rich and creamy viscosity. Flavor is full of many different tastes: spices including cinnamon, coriander, cloves, with fruits including citrus, apricots and bananas, some sweet malt, some yeastiness followed by a suggestion of hops, all warmed by its 9.25% ABV. This beer may be enjoyed as a banquet unto itself and may be enjoyed with a variety of foods but most especially light cheeses or white meats.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly hazy dark yellow with 3 fingers of thick white head that just lasts and lasts. Aroma of clove, dank wheat, citrus. Taste is light sweet and follows aroma. Good beer. Different, and not what I was expecting, but very good.
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big "fizz" when I opened the bottle...Way over-carbonated, waited 5 minutes for the head to dissipate. Although I have to say this pours a beautiful dark rich orange. Sunset in a glass, it is almost glowing. What a rich aroma, cinnamon spice, strawberries, fresh summer fruit, honeydew melon. The flavor is unfortunately not as rich as the aroma. Musty burlap bag and a strong vegetal bitterness paired with some apple tartness. Strangely incohesive. Nice effort but off the mark.
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clove, cinnamon, wheat, and floral notes from the hops are on the aroma. Citrusy and spicy on the palate. Nice mouthfeel to this one, chewy, yet smooth.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks, Ryan! Almost fully opaque, dense golden-orange body; super volatile, long-lasting, chunky eggshell cap rests on top for days & leaves generous lacing behind. You can definitely smell the hops in the aroma; big citrus peel & floral notes all over. Lots of hefe yeast, spiced & heavy with notes of sweet bubblegum, coriander, clove, rotten banana, melon, bread, & a light bit of pears & green apple in the finish. Taste is quite spicy & certainly yeast forward... Coriander, clove, lighter notes of cinnamon & white pepper, toasty malts, baked bread, banana & fruity esters with a semi-sweet back-end resembling salt water taffy. Hops are lighter but still give a floral & herbal flavor in the finish along with a mild note of tart apples. Big, chunky, relatively chewy body, the alcohol is hidden quite well here. Though I prefer Dancing Man, this is really a very nice "imperial hefeweizen".
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks tectactoe. Pours a golden orange color with a big fluffy head. Really good aroma of hops and zesty citrus with candy like smells. Big bubblegum flavor upfront and throughout. Hop tingle left on the tongue. Very carbonated. I liked it.
MacBoost (1744) - Penfield, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2014
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
12oz bottle thanks to some joker. Note: this is the unplugged version, not the thumbprint version. Pours a very murky light amber with almost no head. Aromas of dirty rotten fruit, some spices. Taste is sweet and sticky. Flavors of rotten apple, hot garbage. Finishes on a note of sweet dumpster juice. This is among the worst beers I’ve ever had.
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with head for days. Aroma is a slightly caramel peach with a slight spice profile. Taste is again fruit forward with a lingering sweetness. Slight bubblegum in a good way and no hint of the 9+% alcohol. Great NG beer as usual.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazed deep amber with a tight off white head leaving a thick lace. Nose is interesting, a lightly muddled wheat malt and spicy earthy yeast note give way to lemon and clove with a touch of candied lemon. There is a bit of an herbal back end. Taste has a lot happening, the wheat malt is up front, its earthy and musky. The yeast is quite spicy mingling with the candied lemon and some sweetness through the finish. Well carbonated, spice lingers, peppery. Body is full and creamy, faint dryness and a bit sweet through the finish.
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great entry in the Thumbprint line from New Glarus. Strength is the predominant word here.