New Glarus Imperial Weizen

New Glarus Brewing Co


This is from New Glarus' "Unplugged" series, which means you're not likely to see this again anytime soon. It's a Weizen-style that uses Cascade hops, which makes for an interesting beer. One would think the two don't go well, because traditionally Weizens are not hoppy. However, what they've done is use a hop that gives natural citrus flavors, to add to those already in the wheat. I wasn't wild about it at first, but by the time I finished the 4-pack, I had become a fan. Unfortunately, this happened after I had finished the 4-pack. Oh, and the alcohol content was nice too. Don't let the label rope you into categorizing this beer. This did to wheat beers on the positive side what "American wheat ales" did to Weizens on the negative side.

Reviewed: January 03, 2010

Rating: 8/10

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