Lemke10 (540) - Janesville, 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
HighWine (836) - Whalesbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
May 2013 bottle labeled as Thumbprint Series served in a straight sided Odonata glass. Pours a bright yellow with a sticky white head. Decent lacing. Unexpectedly sweet wheat malt aroma at first with a little funkiness upon further assessment. Very light and effervescent in the mouth but also very light in the flavor department, even for the style. Light, lemon citrus tartness with relatively big wheat flavor mid palate through the finish. Very clean.
Doghair (122) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow with white foam. Sort of a tasty wheat aroma. Taste is sour up front but finishes with yeast wheat flavor. Great beer. Easy to drink and grows on you. I could drink a few.
dlbeer (383) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pale yellow pour with white head and a lot of lacing. Smells like win. Tastes like a very light smooth wine. Good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
arkurzynski (1190) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thank you to Dan Carey for bringing this back! Straw gold with tons of rocky, frothy head. Lightly tart nose with lemon citrus, some white grape, a bit of spice, oak, and faint vanilla. Actually light notes similar to the tail end of Cranbic. Flavor is moderately tart lemon, light berry, and white grape with more of the spice and light oak. Finishes clean with mild wet wheat malt andlemon. Very light and refeshing.
Steve_0 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!! Pour is hazy orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated; good lacing. Fruity, citrusy, light cardboard, caramel, light oxidation, tangy, and biscuity aroma, Taste is grapefruity, somewhat bitter, sour fruits, orange peel, cardboard, bread, and dough with a light sour finish. Not bad, a bit past its prime.
queenholly (1851) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of changeup45. Sour fruity lemon/apple aroma. Cloudy light amber with a small off-white head. Tart lemon iced tea, and wheat flavor. Light body, lively carbonation. Very nice .. tart, light and refreshing.
MaltOne (145) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with tint of amber; effervescent. An ample white head that recedes quickly leaving slight lacing. Aroma is light, not unlike a yeasty champagne. Flavor is pleasingly like a slightly dry, tart hard cider or an older champagne. Dry, mixed with a faintly sweet note of residual fruit. Overall, a different experience. Try it on a wine drinker who typically avoids beer. Great food paring opportunities. I love these New Glarus Unplugged adventures. Some are better then others, but every one has been worth the try.
tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Gold pour, big white head. Good retention/some lace. Aroma is tart, peach, white grape. Taste is tart peach, lemon, barrel, white wine. Palate is soft, creamy, light sour finish. Not particularly sour for a BW.
craftycarl21 (2025) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy straw colored pour, thanks to CaptainCougar. Sour peach, a touch of soap, and lemon seltzer. Nice tartness, but a big underattenuated on the finish, not quite there.