Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
4.7/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
For a hefeweizen, this is about as close to perfect as it gets. Even though this bottle has started to run a little old, the beer still holds up reasonably well. The sweetness and the spiciness still dominate.
Poured into a pint glass from the bottle, the beer was a hazy straw color with a half inch white head tinted slightly golden. The nose on this one is magnificent. The yeast gives hints of banana with straw in the background while a certain spiciness tickles the nose. The initial taste is smooth with sour banana, candy sugar, sweat cookies, and a measured spiciness. A dose of spicy clove is most noticeable with cinnamon waiting in the weeds. The carbonation is a little more intense than I would like, so the outstanding taste does not last as long as I would prefer. The sour notes mellow as the taste develops. Yet in the aftertaste, the sourness is the primary aspect along with a warming spice. Though this is a summer beer, the warming of the aftertaste says otherwise. Similarly this is an easy drinker, but a 7.2%abv says otherwise.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2012 00:31:10 | More by JohnnyHopps
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4.41/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Damn, I think this qualifies as an imperial hefe. At least it does in my book. And to clarify: It's an amplified hefeweizen that stays dry without the heavier body and fruitier flavors of a weizenbock. There's a big spicy clove aroma with hints of earthy, rustic bread and orange peel. The flavor gets fruitier, balancing a milder peppery spice level with touches of banana and berry with a malty edge of toast. The beer continues with little hits of vanilla and milky caramel. Man, what a beer. This is likely the best German wheat I've had and on par with a great Belgian tripel.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 18:47:06 | More by tempest
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.