Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.73/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Picked this up at my local Wisconsin shop, just across the border. First 90-degree day of the year seemed like the perfect time to break it out.
Pours a cloudy bright golden yellow. Very nice color. Two finger white head, but it's pretty bubbly, rather than foamy, and it fades fast, leaving little lacing. Looks good, but not in the upper tier of hefes on appearance.
Smell is outstanding. It's the perfect balance of banana sweetness and clove spice, but that description doesn't do it justice. Robust and fruity, but delicately complex at the same time. Wow.
Taste is, likewise, very impressive. Less fruity than in the nose, with a lot more wheat presence. Some delightful herbal hops in the back-end, providing just a shade, a very light touch, of bitterness that balances out the rich sweetness so well. Gentle spice rides the wave all the way through. Again, wow.
Mouthfeel is perfect. Medium-bodied, but deliciously mouth-filling. Carbonation flares up, tickling the mouth and bringing all kinds of depth out of the flavors. And right when I want it to, it drops off, leaving a crisp dry finish. Awesome.
This beer is simply fantastic. About the only way I could imagine improving it is in the appearance. Definitely the best American hefeweizen I've ever had, and I actually like it better than the Weihenstephaner I had just a week ago. Absolutely delicious, and very worth seeking out. I may go back and buy a case of this (and I never, ever, buy that much of a single beer).
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2012 01:50:18 | More by zeledonia
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Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
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