Beer Review: NEW GLARUS UNPLUGGED IMPERIAL WEIZEN

Beer Review: NEW GLARUS UNPLUGGED IMPERIAL WEIZEN

The liquid rebellion from New Glarus doesn’t bother with fitting into predefined beer categories. The Imperial Hefe-Weizen, a brainchild of Dan’s audacious imagination, defies attempts to be neatly categorized. Pouring into an imperial pint glass, this brew presents itself as a cloudy amber orange, crowned with a dense, creamy white head.

Aroma

The olfactory experience of this rebellious concoction is a peculiar blend of bubble gum, banana bread, and a hint of vanilla. It’s an aromatic journey that prepares the senses for the unconventional ride ahead.

Taste

In the realm of flavor, the Imperial Hefe-Weizen showcases a dominance of spicy clove-infused yeast, complemented by notes of bubble gum and banana. The clash of these bold elements creates a taste profile that demands attention.

Mouthfeel

As the liquid rebellion makes its way through the palate, the mouthfeel is undeniably thick, accompanied by a modest carbonation that adds a layer of complexity to the overall drinking experience.

Overall

Despite its undeniable boldness and flavor explosion, the Imperial Hefe-Weizen leaves a slightly cloying impression. The sweetness is a tad excessive for my personal taste, making it a brew I’d appreciate in small doses—perhaps no more than 6 ounces at a time. While undeniably big and flavorful, it doesn’t quite align with my preferred beer preferences.