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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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Do not waste time attempting to box this brew into some esoteric guide to styles. This is Dan’s bold creation. His passion for unfiltered Weiss collides with Cascade Hops inventing our Imperial Hefe-Weizen. Dry hopping boldly rules over Wisconsin red wheat and our special strain of Bavarian yeast. At almost 20 O.P. this is the super mac daddy of Weiss beers. Decoction mashing was followed by excessive dry hopping to create a fierce onslaught of clove, cinnamon and citrus all in this living beer. Don’t bother waiting to enjoy - the time is now.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aolson (2) - , Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008 does not count
This is simply one AMAZING brew. I have purchased as many bottles of this as i could find while it was still being brewed. Unlike any beer i’ve tasted. The complexity of flavors, the impressive head, the utterly unique aroma and silky, creamy feel in the mouth is unmatched. This is a bold and amazing creation from New Glarus and i hope to see this brewed again in the future. This is perhaps their best so far.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2008 Pours a cloudy golden yellow with big thick frothy white head. This is a Weizen on steroids. Huge banana, clove, citrus. Perfect balance between all elements. High alcohol content is balanced by thick body. Crisp, refreshing, smooth. Everything a weizen should be. This is one of Dan Carrey’s finest achievements. It is rare to find a weizen of this quality in the states.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2295) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Nuzzling up to perfection. What an uber hop weizen a la American style. Absolutely slammed the Belgians here. Poured with a huge foamy, frothy, off white head and great lace. Aroma is banana, yeast, bubblegum, malt, hop, Flavor is largely like nose, plus yeast bitterness leaps out along with sweetness of the malts and propelled by the alcohol. Body is outstanding and ditto carbonation- couldn’t be exceeded. Finish is like flavor and lingers with diminishing presence to a point where I can’t find the point only that I want another point. The occurance of excellence.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
hazy gold with a dense white head. clingy full body with high carbonation.

aroma: bright tart wheat, bitter orange, citrusy hops, green banana, apple, alcohol, and some spicy yeast notes. somewhere between Vitus, Orval, and an imperial wit.

taste: tart wheat and bitter orange dominate; backed by notes of banana, apple, citrusy hop bitterness, pale malt sweetness, nutmeg, and alcohol warmth. there are occasional, subtle hints of plastic, common in hefe-weizen, but none of the smokey or rubbery phenols.

very complex and intriguing; combining the best qualities of Orval with the best qualities of weizenbock, with a little panache of its own.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2008
pours a cloudy dark yellow-almost orange with a slight head. Has a nice yeast , hop and citrus aroma. Thick and very smooth on the palate. Starts out with a mild citrus taste followed by a nice yeasty flavor typical of good weizen beers. Ends nicely with a blend the hops and yeast flavor. Brings back memories of my weekends at the Essen House in Madision WI....ahh the good old days!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ssinger1485 (23) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2012
Right after I poured the beer, I got a waft into my nose that made my mouth start to water. The smells you get from this beer are ridiculous. Top that with it’s amazing taste and I would recommend anyone to try it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkotramathorn (41) - Eau Claire, USA - APR 21, 2012
From bottle. Pours 24k gold with fluffy white head. Extremely powerful smell of banana bread. First taste of bananas and slight yeastiness, quickly turns to a crisp hoppy wheat. A nice level of spiciness and boozy flavor through the entire tasting. This is one of the best things I’ve ever drank.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
col_kilgore (7) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013 does not count
This fantastic bold beer has great color and smell. A first class Weizen. The taste is completely unique though. It starts off like a first class hefeweizen and then finishes like an APA. A truly unique and great beer! Probst!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1355) - Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Fresh. 2013 release. Pours a cloudy, straw yellow/orange. Huge, fluffy, creamy white head, lasting with some drapes of lace. Aroma is complex and bursting with character; hops, citrus, lemon, grapefruit, wheat, banana, clove. Flavor follows. Medium to full body. Creamy. A little oily. Sweet. Fruity. A fair amount of spices. Alcohol content? What alcohol content? Hardly any there. Hop character really makes an impression and complements the hefe qualities nicely. Great balance. Pleasant finish. Smooth, absurdly drinkable, and absolutely delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alassio (73) - USA - APR 28, 2011
The search for that rare but somehow always not-quite-right thing that is the promise of a magnificent weizenbock ends here. Schneider Aventinus is archetypal, but has these off-elements. The Paulaner version is assertive, but not all flowers and rainbows. I’ve had interesting domestic attempts, but they all ultimately skew off in awkward flavor directions. This new Imperial Weizen from New Glarus is the bomb. It is florid, complex, soaring. Incredible, incredible mouthfeel and richness. Hops perfectly balance the elaborate, potent, but still fine fruitiness. This is an incredible beer. It leaves the rest of weizendom and even weizenbockdom in the dust - - so fresh, lush, and alive - -and it even puts the entire sordid aggregation of Belgian TRIPELdom to shame. This is, like, what tripels SHOULD be. Even the Piraats will be doffing their caps as they bow. Boffo.


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