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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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94
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1,235 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,235
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 387
Gots: 95 | FT: 3
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Atron67 on 07-07-2007

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Photo of Tilley4
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this awesome extra from gungorr in our recent trade...

Pours a cloudy hazy golden orange with a huge thick fluffy head... The most beautiful looking hefe I've ever seen...

Surprisingly pungent aromas of spices and banana and wheaty yeast... Definite cloves and cinnamon with a big dose of wheat goodness... I'm actually surprised at how pungent this is... Amazing aromas...

Delicate wheat flavors are accented by the spiciness from the clove and cinnamon here... There's a wonderful tartness here that nakes this one suprebly refreshing... Man, it just tastes fresh and its definitely something I'd love to drink during the summer months... There's a citrusy aspect to this one as well that sets this one well apart from others in its class.. Amazingly crafted brew...

I'm wishing I could get this where I live... Its without a doubt the best hefe I've ever had and has me wishing I had another several bottles... Its amazing....

Photo of dbossman
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy and dark golden with a huge, frothy head; lacing is okay

S: Lots of banana, some cloves, some apple, and a touch of nutmeg all on top of a grainy and bready base; mmm does this smell like some good banana bread

T: A bit of clove and pepper spice up front followed by a bit of alcohol; then the loads of banana with a touch of apple; also at the end a grainy, grassy, and slightly bready malt presence shines through

F: Pretty darn good mouth feel for the style; light to medium with a healthy amount sticking to the roof of the mouth

O: What an amazing hefe; simply one of the best of the style--though it sure borders on a weizen bock

Photo of Dohdaman
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a pint glass from a 12oz bottle

A: Hazy,orangy gold color. Pours a finger size head that disapated but lasted the entire glass.

S: Smells of cloves, spices, maybe bananas. Nice fragrance.

T: Clove, wheat and some citrus. Great taste.

M: Creamy feel, but not overdone. Mild carbonation.

O: This is a good hefe, one of my favorites. Very happy that Wisco is only 45 minutes away.

Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist. Extra special thanks to neubernie for the hook-up!

A: Pours a hazy, lemony-gold with a creamy, two-finger, bright white layer of head on the top. Oddly enough, not much lace was left behind.

S: Aromas of clove, banana, toasted wheat crackers, lemon peel, bubblegum, and orange. Awesome Hefe yeast aromas!

T: The taste follows the aroma pretty much lock step here. Clove, banana, orange/lemon zest, fresh baked wheat bread, and spices.

M: Citrus sharpness and soft toasty wheat plus a lingering dry spiciness keep things very interesting.

D: What a fantastic Hefe! New Glarus continues to churn out one excellent weizen after another!

Photo of cosmicevan
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to seeswo for helping me out with the no rules farm team BIF while also adding some beers to my own on-deck circle, such as this one.

a - opened the bottle and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. beer poured a fairly murky yellow stream which settled as a dense almost light orange with a very generous frothy bubbly head. easy over 2 fingers and didn't even pour half the bottle out. what you'd expect from a hefe.

s - wonderful citric notes married with fresh orange. some clove, almost saison without any of the grassiness you'd associate with a classic saison. nice sweetness, very appetizing. oodles of orange peel. little banana.

t - this is a damn tasty beer. possibly one of the better summer beers i've had. good balls on a citric/orange peel brew. an easy one for anyone to enjoy, weather male, female, or used to macros.

m - smooth, crisp...well carbonated.

o - what a great beer. i do get the praise that this one receives. however, this is not the kind of beer that i could have over and over again in a night, but it is a beer that is a welcome one off no matter what i've been drinking. very impressive. really tasty for a hefe. nice, hidden abv taboot!

Photo of stxSS07
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Killian's pint

A- Pours a cloudy golden-orange. A careful pour yields just over 2 fingers of a fluffy, white, and rocky head.

S- Huge notes of fruity esters, wheat, cinnamon, clove, and some lemon. I love it.

T- This might be my personal heaven. A wave of wheat off the bat followed by the sweet fruity banana esters. Finishes with some spice and a touch of tart lemon. This is a 7.2% beer?! What?!

M- Medium bodied and creamy as all hell. Perfect amount of carbonation. Never mind hefe's, this is one of the best feeling beers I've had period.

O- Easily the best hefe I've had and easily breaks into my top-5 beers. Seriously considering heading to WI to buy multiple cases of this brew for summer.

Photo of Slynger
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah Dancing man. Best American version of the German style that rivals even the originals.

The pour is golden lemon colored with a tinge of orange and a slight haze. A nice large and fuzzy-creamy white lid which leaves good lacing.

Oh buddy! This beer hits all the marks in the nose that a great hefe should. Sweet and zesty lemon and banana esters, clove and bubblegum, with a slightly spicy wheaty, yeasty overtone. All there and readily accessible at each sniff of the glass.

Solidly medium, chewy, full, big fuzzy-creamy carbonation with an oily smoothness. The taste doesn't let down a bit. Sweet vanilla-lemon, mild and fresh wheat and yeast, and bubblegum with a peppery clove spiciness. Simply delicious.

This is a truly great hefeweizen. Second, maybe, only to Weihenstephaner's, but I can't make that decision till I get em side by side. An absolute must try if you like the style and have the opportunity.

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Nice, airy, snowy-white head greeted this beer wonderfully and left decent lacing on the glass. A slightly hazy, bright copper body laid beneath the foam.

S-Awesome, raw yeast aroma. This one almost has an oaky, farmhouse funk to it. A sweet citrusy smell leads to a spicy linger.

T&M-A heavy yeast spice is immediately followed by a full-mouthed wheat body. The malts a perfectly blended with the explosion of yeast flavor. Obvious Banana and Juicy Fruit characteristics shine brightly. Their is almost a chamomile hint in this. Hops are hard to detect at all, but nicely ignored. A rich, nutty, grainy, finish balances well with the dryness that is produced from the yeast.

D-If this is truly 7.2%, this is leathal! A hefe of this caliber can be consumed so easily in the hot Wisconsin summer, that it is almost a crime.

This could easily be one of the best NGs to surface in quite a while. I still miss the Black Wheat, but I will drown my sorrows in the Dancing Man.

Photo of msubulldog25
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz. bottle with a pry-off cap, its labeled illustrated with -surprise- a 'dancing man'. A lederhosen-clad, stein-hoisting man, in fact. Prost

Thanks (I believe) go to mnwags for this one. If I'm wrong, then thanks to whoever the kind soul was who sent this.

A: Into the pint glass goes a pale orange pour, mostly clear until the last yeast-laden ounces are swirled and dumped in. A tornadic-swirl of sediment then a misty haze. Nice 2-fingers of crackly white froth, dropping to a thin and slightly lumpy creamy. Vigorous and steady carbonation streams through the glass. Lace sticks randomly in flecks and patches.

S: Wow! Big aroma of cloves, spices and ripe banana. A hint of lemon zest and plenty of baked bread. Rich and hearty aroma, detectable from a couple feet away.

T: Terrific flavor: bold spices (cloves, cinnamon, a little nutmeg), a mild citrus (lemon butter, orange peel?) and a load of wheaty goodness. So full of spice and zest, at times I'd wince a little. A deep, intoxicating version of the style.

M: Crisp feel, luscious medium body, excellent carbonation that's active without being overbearing. I noted the ABV tops the 7% threshold, so the fuller body and traces of alcohol warmth are expected (and welcomed!). Slight yeasty film.

D: Awesome flavor and aroma, a hefeweizen I'd LOVE to have again. The less-sessionable ABV prevents a perfect score on this, but not by much. Very highly recommended.

Photo of joe1510
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Coffee Grounds, Eau Claire

Not one of my favorite styles but I noticed this getting rave reviews and I always look forward to trying New Glarus's new offerings so I picked some Dancing Man up. Pours a glowing hazy orange with huge amounts of carbonation exploding to the surface. A two finger eggshell head formed on the pour that became creamy as it sat without losing any size. This is really a great looking hefe.

Pretty standard aromas come from this hefe but what makes it special is it just seems more pronounced than other hefeweizens I've had in the past. Good dose of wheat twang with a nice sprinkling of freshly squeezed orange juice. Warm banana bread and there's some mild clove in the background but the yeast adds another layer of spiciness. Begs to be drank.

Flavor is along the lines of the aroma but more subdued and seamless. Wheat is much bolder in the flavor easing into the mild clove and yeast spiciness with a solid sampling of ripe banana. Finishes with a nice touch of juicy orange on the swallow.

The mouthfeel is as good as I can imagine coming from a hefe. Medium bodied with an incredible smooth creaminess on the palate. It's like velvet draping my tongue.

This is a refreshing supremely enjoyable hefe that I could drink the day away.

This Is the best hefeweizen I've drank to date and one I will continue to pick up when in season. There's is in no way an overpowering clove presence like I've run into with many others. New Glarus hits another homerun.

Reviewed: 9/19/07

Photo of aerozeppl
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mikesgroove for the bottle

A: Slightly hazy golden straw color with two fingers of billowy white head. Excellent head retention.

S: The banana and clove hit you right off the bat. You do get some sweetness from the wheat as well.The smell is kind of one dimensional but it is a perfect one for the style.

T: Not quite up there with Live Oak but close. The esters are running the show but there is a nice milkiness that the best examples of the style have IMO. Nice sweetness. The finish lingers leaving you wanting more.

M: Slightly sticky. Medium body. Well carbonated.

D: A super enjoyable and easy drinking beer. One of the better examples of the style I have ever had. Excellent beer.

Photo of ffejherb
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle into special DFH glass on 9/26/11. Thanks to brewslut for grabbing one of these for me on a recent trip to WI.

A - Vigorous pour revealed a hazy golden wheat-colored liquid with a mammoth four-finger crown of rocky foam that eventually diminished to a thin veil of retention and decorated the sides of the glass with a splash of lace.

S - Bold spicy nose with plenty of clove and coriander, as well as a hint of cinnamon. Juicy citrus fruit mingles with a bready, wheaty malt base, creating a really inviting aroma.

T - Everything you could want in a Hefe is here: the clove spiciness, ripe banana, tangy citrus fruit and fresh baked wheat bread. Finishes spicy but with a hint of grassy hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with a chewy texture and moderate carbonation. Finishes spicy with mild bitterness on the palate.

D - This is a spot-on German-style Hefe and one of the best examples of an American-brewed Hefe I've ever had. I typically need to be in the mood to drink a Hefe, but if this beer was available in PA, I'd likely keep a case on-hand during the summer months. Dancing Man is a delicious, thirst-quenching beer that is an authentic nod to its German predecessors.

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlindPig
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Really thick white head one a really cloudy darker yellow body. Great head retention and leaves a really nice thick lacing.
S- Big banana and clove aroma. Wheat is nice a present, some grass hops, hints of bubble gum, and some caramel malt.
T- Follows the aroma. Very nice blend of all the flavors and nothing is over whelming. The wheat makes itself present with a nice light bitterness from the grass hops.
M- Medium body with low/medium carbonation yet really nice and smooth.
D- I think this may be the best Hefe Weizen I have had. Just a great beer. Thanks to Initiative for this as a extra.

Photo of emerge077
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Four fingers of foam billow up to the rim of the weizen glass. Color is a murky, translucent orange, with lazy streams of carbonation idling upwards. Foam settles, creating a soufflé like effect. Irregular webs of lace cling to the sides of the glass.

Immediately there's a big banana aroma, very fresh and ripe. On par with Weihenstephaner in my opinion. Fresh wheat and yeast esters are large in the equation.

On the palate, it's very smooth, almost buttery. Wheat slickness, with bursting banana, clove, & nutmeg. Some residual orange sweetness accompanies the yeast in the aftertaste. Very satisfying, drink it by the liter in the summertime!

Everything about this Hefe says traditional Bavaria. In a blind tasting it would be very difficult to identify this a domestic Hefeweizen.

Photo of Wisconsinality
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into hefe glass.

A- Pours a hazy burnt orange with a big two and a half finger's worth of head and tons of streaming bubbles coming up the side of the glass. The heads recedes slowly leaves great lacing and a very nice cap on the beer.

S- Big amounts of clove, yeast and bubble gum. Some nice malt and a little bit of a grassy undertone. A little bit of a breadiness at the end of it. Purely intoxicating.

T- Nice smooth wheat, yeast and clove. A nice breadiness, good amounts of malt and bubble gum. Very well balanced with no flavor really dominating.

M- Very smooth on the first sip, just glides over the tongue. Medium bodied that is a little bit chewy. The carbonation only becomes apparent on the back of the throat.

D- I would like to know where the 7.2% is hidden in this beer. I have never had a hefe this big and hidden the ABV so well. If you aren't careful, this one will sneek up on you, God knows it has happened to me.

Photo of portia99
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle received as a great extra in a trade with levifunk. Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a very cloudy orangey golden color with 3 fingers of dense, tight bubbled head that just doesn't want to die. Leaves nice lines of foamy lacing displaying the beer levels after the previous sips.

S - Very spicy aroma with tons of cloves up front, strong wheaty graininess, a bit of sweetness, a good hit of phenols, some cinnamon, a hint of bubblegum, some light wintergreen. Pretty complex wheat beer.

T - Cooling cloves and phenols up front in the flavor with nice wheaty flavors to back them up. Lightly sweet, a bit of alcohol flavor and warmth, bubblegum. This is right up there with some of the best hefe's I've had, complex and flavorful.

M - Spicy flavors fill the mouth and give a mild cooling sensation on the inhale. Carbonation is appropriately on the high side and complements the mid level body of this hefe. The alcohol level causes a mild warmth on the swallow...interesting cool to warm sensation on every sip.

D - Hefeweizen is one of those styles that I truly enjoy, but have to be in the right mood for. Tonight on this warm evening, it is working quite well for me. One of those where I'm disappointed that it is only a 12oz bottle...and my only one. This is one I was wanting to try for a while, and I guess, I'm looking to try again...and soon.

Photo of crewfan16
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle into a stella chalice

a-poured straight down the glass and so much huge thick foam I could only fit about 3/4 of the bottle. tight bubbles let the head sit thickly on top of the beer for several minutes before i could finish pouring the bottle. color is a hazy straw yellow/orange - right on for the style

s- huge clove and banana immediately on the nose. bubblegum is there as well with a little yeast spice. quite a strong nose for a hefeweissen and i really like it.

t- follows the nose pretty well. banana and clove as well as some yeast and wheat. finishes with a little bit of citrus, then more banana/bubble gum flavor. very nice complexity

m- fairly high carbonation, but typical for the style. actually has a bit of creaminess. just slightly heavy and thick for the style, but i like that about it. ABV is not noticable at all and I find it highly drinkable

this is one of the best hefeweissens I have had in a very long time. i would love to try this next to their newer laughing fox kristalweisse. In typical fashion, New Glarus takes a german style, brings it to the states and knocks it out of the park. A really, really good beer.

Photo of Thickfreakness
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Maudite tulip glass...

A- Gorgeous cloudy, straw yellow brew... three finger pillowy white head sits proudly atop this little glass of sunshine. Sweet & sticky drips of lacing that slide gently away.

S- Clove, cinnamon, orange peel, honey baked wheat bread and ripe banana's. It's making me crave a peanut butter and banana sandwich on honey wheat bread!!! Spicy and sweet with a really nice depth. Not a one trick pony by any means!

T- Sweet malted wheat, ripe banana, pie spice with a touch of carmelized honey. Really fresh and palete cleansing! The banana and sweet wheat really stick around after each sip, and that's when the spices latch on. Cinnamon, clove, black pepper, nutmeg, candied orange peel, and honey... it's all there, and oh so delicious!!!

M- A bit on the thin side as it should be. Very refreshing! Decent carbonation on the tongue. The banana cream pie flavors really envelope your sences! A perfect beer for getting the grill going!

O- This has to be in my top 5 all time Hefe-Weizen's!!! Brilliantly done as expected from New Glarus! I only wish I could get this in NY!!! Pair this with honey-glazed grilled banana's, topped with toasted pie-spiced pecans!!!

Photo of Lukafer
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks a bunch to MilwaukeeCrusher for this!

Pours a hazy, light golden with 3 fingers of glorious white head that clings to the sides of the glass and slowly fades.  Smells yeasty, some banana and spices, slight lemon, smells really good.  From the first sip I was a fan, I taste banana, some yeast, slight spices and a nice, quick peppery finish.  Delicious!  Mouthfeel is great and drinkability is out of this world.  Another New Glarus hit for me, I really wish they'd distribute to Indiana.

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Sean for sending me a 6pk of a favorite of mine from NG !

I had already cracked a couple of these, but the one I just opened now started gushing when I opened it... hm... Well once it found its way into the glass, it was a hazy orangey-gold color with a firm 1 finger head in the tulip, filmy retention with some lace.

Just a huge powerful banana yeasty aroma as it poured and when I went in for the initial whiff. It's like a tangy spiced banana bread. Just great, with some of the typical herbal-clove as well.

The taste just as great, with nice tangy wheat character, crisp carbonation rolling over the tongue with some spritzy lemon zest, and great bready malt character throughout. Some sweeter fruitiness, and excellent potent yeastiness all the way through.

Even with all the times I've had this, I had forgotten it was 7.5% until I went to enter this review. It clearly has a bit more body and malting than your typical hefeweizen, but it is still on the same level of drinkability. A really great brew, though it is filling. Though, now that I think back, the first time I had this beer I also had the crack'd wheat within the same day or two span. I'm thinking I might've like the crack'd better but I will need to revisit that one as well for the final verdict. This is still an excellent brew all around and there aren't many american examples of this style that can match up.

Photo of BedetheVenerable
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top with really nice label with some info about the beer; no freshness date to be seen

Appearance: Medium-hazy dark gold/burnt orange beer capped with a beautiful, dense white cap which fades to a thick, quite persistent film. Tiny-bubbled carbonation rises steadily.

Smell: Wonderful banana bread and spice greet the nose immediately; as this warms slightly, tarter, yeasty and slightly funky notes emerge as well. This is dead on for the style and smells absolutely delicious.

Taste: Fulfills my expectations from the aromas, and that was not easy to do. Tart banana, snappy wheat, mild sweet baking spice, crisp, tart finish. And all bright and vibrant to the max. This is pretty friggin close to being the perfect hefeweizen. By far the best American version I've ever had.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, and refreshing, with just a bit of substance.

Drinkability: Massive; both the wife and I agreed that the 7.2% abv is absolutely undetectable in this. You could go through a six pack and suddenly wonder why you can't stand up straight.

Conclusion: Damn. Good. Hefeweizen. Period.

Photo of yourefragile
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Devil's Backbone weizen.

Pours a chilled golden orange with a massive foamy white head that has excellent retention and leaves abundant lacing. Rich banana aroma with mild clove and pepper with hints of orange throughout. Sweet bubblegum malt body with rich banana yeast and a soft clove finish. Slightly thicker than expected body, well cabonated and a soft, clean finish. A little high in ABV, but my favorite American Hefe regardless.

Photo of everetends
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle thrown in as an extra by TPatuto. Thanks a ton, man. This has been a big time, quiet want of mine. Served this one up in my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass because it seems appropriate.

A: Well its in the Weihenstephaner glass and I have to say it deserves to be there. Damn this is a good looking hefe. Has that murky orangish yellow color that you expect from a Hefe. Held to the light, you get a bit more of golden yellow color. This beer is HAZY. I mean hazy. Has a huge cloud to it and it is beautiful, the way it should be. Nice, full on carbonation moving constantly up the glass. The head was a creamy white two fingers. It falls to a good and lasting half finger that throws a bit of lace on the glass but most falls back into the top cap. Every time you take a swig, the body settles with a great carbonation cloud that is rustled up. Damn nice and this is very much a great representation of the style.

S: This was amazing and damned good. The clove is huge in here and is just oh so appetizing. Behind that is the big wheat presence along with some freshly peeled banana. Little bit of spice coming through with just a touch of pepper. Getting just a bit of cinnamon coming out. Very nice earthy hops presence is light, and the malts and just damned near perfect with a nice a bready quality. Slightly sweet but very earthy and oh so traditionally German. Bordered close to getting a five here.

T: Yet again, amazing. Banana takes a slight lead in the flavor. Slightly sweet and ripe but a can't miss banana greatness in here. The clove is close behind bring a touch of that spiciness, mingling with a touch of pepper and cinnamon (incredibly small amount of cinnamon, just enough to get an idea). Light sugar presence from the malts and are slightly caramel but there is a nice bready quality as well. And this has that distinctive German yeast strain and tasty goodness. Wheat is all over the flavor profile and oh so good. Earthy goodness abounds. Finally at the very back there is just a touch of lemon goodness to nicely round things out.

M: Well it rest a bit closer to light than medium. Sadly and happily, this is my only gripe. Sure it is a touch thin but it is refreshing. Carbonation is big and crisp. Very quenching for sure. Alcohol is not an issue, just as it should be in a hefe. Aftertaste is a touch of wheat and banana left for you to savor.

D: Wow is all I can say. The previous reviews have this ranked high, but I still doubted. Now that I have had it, all I can say is that the praise is spot on. This is a traditional hefe for sure and damned fine one at that for sure. A blind taste test would be sure to get responses that this would have to be straight out of Germany. Just so tasty and aromatic. It doesn't get much bettter than this ( *cough* Weihenstephaner *cough*), but this will absolutely do. I am jealous as all hell of all of you that have easy access to this. Lucky SOBs.

Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Globe glass.

A. Poured 3 finger head. Great retention. Good lacing. Color is a very nice cloudy golden yellow.

S. Yeast, citrus, banana, clove, sweet malt, has some sour notes going on. Has a bit of mustiness. Very great smelling wheat beer. Has a refreshing smell to it.

T. Citrus, clove, banana, pale malt, sweet and sour citrus at the same time. A lot of flavor going on with this one. The malt backbone holds up to it though.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Lingering malty sweetness.

O. A 7.2 hefeweizen that goes down so easy. This really is a great summer beer, that I wish was year round. Extremely drinkable and very flavorful. Stands up to some of the best hefes in not only the U.S. but also Germany. Great beers at a very reasonable price makes New Glarus an awesome brewery.

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,235 ratings.