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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,082 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,082
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 355
Gots: 71 | FT: 3
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Atron67 on 07-07-2007)
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to maximum12 for this awesome extra - I'm always excited to get more New Glarus stuff, they haven't let me down yet. Dancing Man Wheat pours hazy and translucent; a brilliant shade of golden-amber with an absolutely enormous, pillowing, fluffy white head. Very volatile - even a modest pour yields a cap thicker than the amount of beer in the glass. Little lacing is left behind, but the foam shows great retention.

DMW is an American take on a traditionally German style, so it's no surprise when I bring my nose to the glass and am immediately reminded of beers like Weihenstephaner and Franziskaner Hefe. Fantastically sweet bouts of malt, colliding gracefully with an equal mix of lovely esters; clove, bubblegum, and some other light spices. Lots of delicate sweetness up front, borderline Candi sugar-like, with beautiful overtones of soft fruit; overripe banana, orange zest, and pear.

The more this warms up, the more heavy the wheat and malt gets - backed with waves of soft wheaty aromas, grains, bread, butter, and a bunch of underlying sugary goodness. Fresh yeast aromas linger in the finish, both fruity and a little spicy all at once. Very well done; even from just the aroma, I can tell that this is going to be a tasty hefeweizen... but will it be enough to dethrone some of the original classics?

Much like the aroma, the taste starts off soft and sweet with some light sugar tones up front; malty to the core with a hammering of esters hitting your palate from every which way. A wonderful collage of flavors engorges the senses and sends me into hefe-nirvana; banana, pear, Bavarian yeast, wheat, plum, clove, kitchen spice, stale bread. Sickeningly delicious.

The middle portion shows an extremely mild hop addition, adding a slight musky and leafy flavor. At 7.2% ABV, this is a little more alcoholic than most hefeweizens, but you'd never be able to guess that from just smelling or tasting it. The alcohol is hidden extremely well, allowing for only a small dose of phenol flavor as the beer warms up, but never giving enough to reveal it's true nature as a 7+% ABV brew. Medium bodied, soft on the palate, mildly creamy with lots of carbonation.

Wow, incredible. Fantastic hefeweizen; drinkable like you wouldn't believe, especially at 7.2% ABV. Beautiful mix of aromas and flavors that make for an amazingly enjoyable experience. Definitely one of the best hefeweizens out there, second only to Weihenstephaner - and what a complement that is.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 11:48:50 | More by tectactoe
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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
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Florida9

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Slightly hazy light golden in color. Forms a moderate sized bright white head. Little retention. Little lacing. Oddly clear for a hefe.

S: Aroma is purely banana and Juicy Fruit gum. There is nothing else, but there doesn't need to be.

T: Taste is a bit more complex. Light bready notes. Wheat. Banana, clove, very light spice, juicy fruit, mild yeast, bubble gum, and a slight herbal grassiness.

M: Lighter bodied. Very light creaminess. Medium carbonation comes through rather appreciably. Mild, virtually non-existent bitterness.

O: A damn fine beer. Cleaner than most hefe's, but that's hardly a flaw.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 02:19:06 | More by Florida9
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jayhass

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Color is a pale golden straw color with a big white head that keeps a light cover over the top of the beer from the high carbonation.
Aroma- big bready malt balanced with esters and cloves. Smell like a good breakfast in a glass. Taste- Sweet pilsner malt with a good amount of bread. Banana and cloves are balanced perfectly with the malt neither dominates. Some more sweetness probably from the alcohol that is a hidden 7.2%. Finishes semi dry with a slight noble bitterness. One of my favorite beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 03:53:00 | More by jayhass
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle courtesy of a74gent...served in a tall flute/hefe glass

A - gentle pour yields over an inch of very creamy, tight and puffy white foam. the beer is hazy, bright gold in color. sticky spotty lacing left behind, as the head remains through most of the drink.

S - banana, apples, some bubblegum for sweetness, slightly spicy clove and cinnamon. almost a bit vinegary and acidic towards the end. other notes of honeyed biscuits and ginger.

T - starts off on the sweet side, heavy on the banana and apple skins. bits of lemon and orange peel creep in, paired with some clove and cinnamon. finishes with just a slightly sour lemon twang. great balance, just about at that sweet spot for the style.

M - medium body with tight, punchy, effervescent carbonation - very active in the mouth. slightly sticky, yet creamy at the same time, coating the mouth with both sweet and spice.

D - this is a +7% beer? not detectable at all. enjoyable from first look to the final swallow. great balance between fresh fruit, spice, and yeasty flavors. going down as one of my favorite Hefe's comparable to any of the more authentic German offerings.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 22:50:50 | More by Stigs
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brewmudgeon

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

as of 1/11, is drinking exceptionally well, with creamy mouthfeel.

based on bottles consumed july 2010:

dancing man wheat
4-4.5 deep cloudy apricot. big head as expected, nice.

4-4.5 soft clove, banana, lemon. fresh wheat bread and crackers.

4-4.5 flavors are soft as well and well blended. wheat flavors are there, some clove, not a lot of banana. finish is a little lemony but well restrained and balanced. the sweet wheats are offset by a touch of tart, which is complemented by the clove. very approachable yet sophisticated. if there's a fault it may be a tendency toward baking soda.

3.5-4 mouthfeel is perhaps a slight letdown, but still acceptable. tends to the watery side of things, but there is at least a touch of velvet and slickocity. carbonation is just about right and does add creaminess. very easy texture to down.

4-4.5 not sure how this could be 7.2 abv. there must be some mistake. (seriously). seems like maybe 5 to 5.5 abv at most, and would be sort of a shame if this friendly summer quencher is really a hammer. but by the end of the bottle, i say the abv is justified.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 18:02:26 | More by brewmudgeon
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dfillius

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed in a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour with yeast rousal yields 3 fingers off-white pillowy head with super head retention. Hazy straw-gold liquid.
S: Strong clove and banana, Mmm! Smells very authentic. It says cinnamon can be smelled. Now I smell it - ah, the power of suggestion.
T: Mild and well balanced hefeweizen. Stands up to imports I'd say. A little less complex than Schneider, but equal to or better than Franziskaner. Great wheat flavor sits in between citrus and banana flavors.
M: Creamy, smooth, hearty
D: Superb! Refreshing, delicious, sessionable. I want more.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 01:02:49 | More by dfillius
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a 12oz bottle as an extra from nflmvp. Thanks, Steve! Into my weizen glass

A: Hazy orange with a massive fist-sized almost-white head that slowly recedes, leaving patchy foam. Quite stellar.

S: Smells wheaty upfront with some banana, bubblegum, clove and cinnamon sugar. I am very impressed here.

T: Prominent amounts of wheat up front with lemon, banana, clove, a hint of cinnamon and some phenolic funk. There's a hint of bubblegum sweetness in the back

M: This beer plays the balancing act beautifully. Light enough to be refreshing with enough wheat to prevent it from being watery, crisp with great carbonation and a wonderful, mild, dry finish with some fruit and spice.

D: This is remarkably drinkable, I do wish it wasn't 7.2% ABV, though

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 19:51:09 | More by DefenCorps
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great looking brew. Orange tinted straw coloured, with a big bad ass 4 finger off white head, from a fairly vigorous pour that included swirling the contents at the end to get the yeast in my glass. Nice heard retention, and thick sheets of almost clingy lacings grace the glass.

A nice nose as well on ths hefe. A touch more cinnamon than clove, then a nice rich ripe bananna aroma appears. Pale and bready malts with solid wheat accents also evident.

Wow, this is bananna cream pie in a bottle! Creamy, slightly sweet bananna, yeasty spice of cinnamon and clove, then the crusty flavours appear from the pale malts and wheat, with a mild huskiness also present. Nicely and mildly hopped with mild hints of lemon and green grass.

A very creamy medium bodied hefe. A nice balance is struck between the grains, yeast phenolics, and the hops. Tasty spice notes and big creamy bananna nicely compliment the other flavours without being too assertive.

Very refreshing and drinkable. The only thing that keeps this from being sessionable is its unnoticed 7.2% ABV. Should appeal to anyone who likes hefes and or bananna bread. Hear its almost all been distributed, if you cant get it this year better look for it next year. I know ill be looking forward to its release again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2007 17:30:27 | More by demcorhip
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mikul93

California

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Poured a beautiful murky deep gold with a very large 2 finger head. Bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass.

S I'm getting bananas, spices, wheat

T Sweet fruit, spices and wheat are all very well balanced.

M Tons of carbonation. Taste of fruit is left on your tongue. Very nice.

O Very surprised with this beer as I was not expecting much. Enjoyed it very much. To bad it was an extra in a trade and I don't have anymore, but if it were in my area I would def keep it stocked in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 20:42:53 | More by mikul93
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold with big head and great retention. Smells of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and banana, all aromas I want in a Hefe. Mouthfeel is light with perfect carbonation levels. Dangerously drinkable. Taste is banana, clove and cinnamon with aa funky, earthy aftertaste on the end. Tastes exactly like a German-made version. Masterfully done. Overall, one of the finest (if not the finest) American made Hefes I've had. Not as good as it warms up but this should really be a year round offering.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 22:51:04 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Props to crossovert for the trade! 12oz bottle into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint glass.

Gorgeous pour--bright orange-creamsicle body with a healthy haze. A towering tuft of manila head holds court up top, dropping slowly to a thick cap of foam. Good lacing to boot. The smell knocks me back (in a very, very good way)--rich creamy wheat, vanilla and clove spices, and lots of juicy tropical fruits. Gives Live Oak's Hefe a run for its money in the aroma department.

Speaking of Live Oak Hefeweizen, Dancing Man Wheat is nearly identical in flavor, with a touch more clove and vanilla leading the way. More hops, too, with a green, floral finish that blends well with the wheatiness. Mouthfeel is the only spot where this beer loses points--I prefer my hefe's a bit creamier. But still the light, effervescent body is appreciable. New Glarus masters nearly every beer style they touch (especially the lighter ABV ones, although at ~7% this one tips the scales). Dancing Man Wheat is no exception. Top notch.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 03:50:33 | More by wagenvolks
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mynie

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very heavy hefe pour. Thick, deep yellow gold that glubglubs out of the bottle and leaves a giant head.

Smells of very, very strong wheatmalt and a surprising kick of yeast. These are very nice, but the spice is off, there's a strange, almost medicinal node where you usually would find nanners and white pepper.

The medicinal node is highly subdued in the taste, with the yeast picking up most of the slack. The result is uneven but still pleasant. Not exactly what I'm looking for a in a hefe but not bad in an of itself.

I'll have to try this one again to see whether or not I got a bad bottle. Until then, this one is decent but a little off.

EDIT:
Many years later. I have tried it again, and the original bottle must've been stale. This is boffo.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2008 02:43:11 | More by mynie
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As lively looking as they come - slightly hazed pale straw gold body stuffed with beading from start to finish. A fit pillow of creamy white stuff manages to fill the hefe glass, followed by some consistent lace.

Mmmm... cereal and clove, soft honey notes, a little spicy and a little sweet. More aggressive than its imported brothers and sisters but it seems to work. A bit reminiscent of Bare Tree in this regard.

Tastefully sweet... bright yeast flavors with creamed corn, honey and wheat. The alcohol character is as integrated as you would expect from any great hefeweizen, which surprised me. Unique and thirst quenching at 7.2%abv.

Another winner from New Glarus.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:32:18 | More by yamar68
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellowish golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge five finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A sweet and fruity wheat driven aroma with some good spice hints. Lots of wheat with some clove, pepper, and cinnamon spices. Huge aroma of bananas all around. Bready pale malts with hints of biscuit, cereal grains, straw, and yeast. Subtle citrus orange and lemon hints. Also some bubblegum hints and honey sweetness. Earthy and floral hints of hops in the background. A really nice Hefeweizen aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a big wheat and spice driven taste with lots of banana esters. Big taste of wheat upfront. Good mix of clove, pepper, and cinnamon spices. Big taste of bananas throughout as well as some bubblegum. Also some fruit notes of citrus orange and lemon. Bready pale malts with notes of biscuit, cereal grains, yeast, and straw. Some sweet honey like notes. Decent backing of earthy and floral hops towards the finish. Very wheat and banana forward. Pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and pretty smooth. Starts sweet and finishes fairly dry.

Overall: A very good American take on the Hefeweizen style. Very good banana fruit flavors and spice. One of the better non- German versions.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 06:56:54 | More by MattyG85
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this one in my buddy's fridge last weekend. Poured a hazy golden color with quite a bit of white head on it. Nice wheat aroma with some banana, spice and a bit of citrus thrown in. Taste was very good. A strong flavor but very balanced. Nice medium bodied wheat beer. This went down very easy. I was very surprised to see this was over 7% abv because it is very smooth. A great beer overall that I'll definitely look for again.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 21:08:14 | More by richkrull
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meegs

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: After giving the bottle a good roll on the table to release the yeast which had settled on the bottom of the bottle, this beer poured a beautiful, yeast-filled hazy straw color into my pint glass. Just as I would hope and expect. A beautiful, well sustained 2 inch head slowly dissipates, leaving a nice lace on the glass as this beauty goes down.

S: The spicy clove scent and smooth banana aroma smack you right in the nose as you lean in for a good whiff of this baby. Ahh...heaven.

T: Ohhhh so good. This one's got what you want in a Hefe-Weizen. A delicious spiciness with a full flavored yeast backing this one hits you where you like it. Right in the Boo Boo.

M: A nice malty, yeasty, chewy mouthfeel that you want in a classic German style Wheat beer. Nice carbonation and smooth finish.

D: I could drink this baby all night long if the situation called for it. Very drinkable and extremely delicious. New Glarus and Dan have done it again.

I can't say enough good things about this beer. If you enjoy a classic German Hefe-Weizen, you're certain to love this beer. From the moment it hits the glass, til the last drop hits your lips, this baby does a body good!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2009 03:09:44 | More by meegs
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a great BA for the hook-up! Poured in to a pint glass. Pale yellow/orange, nice medium head. The taste is great here, we all know the banana, bubble gum and cloves but I get some orange zest which fades into a slight alchohl burn at the end (which belies the 7.2%). This is a very good beer to drink and since I just got into the style I really lucked in to a nice acquisition!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 01:42:32 | More by jimmy82063
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nghab

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Spicy clove/phenol up front, some banana in background, elegant fruitiness, classic hefeweizen nose

Appearance: Pours with a beautiful head, gradually subsiding leaving a bit of lace, deep golden colour, hazy (as appropriate to style)

Flavour: Spicy weizen flavour, liquid bread, a touch of citrus (lemon and a touch of orange), fruity, estery. Very elegantly done, everything that should be there is there without being overwhelming.

Mouthfeel: Mediun-full body, perhaps fuller than the typical hefeweizen, moderate carbonation. At 7+% alcohol, you'd expect it to be warming, but the alcohol is not really a predominant characteristic. A bit deceptive

Overall drinkability: This has everything a classic hefeweizen should have, and apparently more alcohol, too, but it's not overdone, wonderfully balanced.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 03:52:38 | More by nghab
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lightindarkness

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks yet again boilerbeer, for your generosity in picking up beer for me on vacation with your family.

This one pours with a nicely attractive body, golden, just hazy enough to believe there's some real solid beer in there, just shiny and deep enough to be intriguing. White foamy head crests on top with some aggressive climb up the walls of the glass, then submits and sinks back down to a soft ring and wispy film.

Nose is bubblegummy with sweetness over coriander and some banana estery goodness. A little earthiness holds down the sweetness, but a very sugary smelling wheat overall.

Taste is nicely satisfying, with plenty of sweetness, though nowhere near too much. Banana, hints of mild clove, and bubblegum prevail. Some true wheat grainy flavors come out in the middle and soften to a mild round doughy finish.

Smooth and on the lighter side of medium bodied, this one leaves a pleasant coating over the mouth of mildly sweet and estery film. Carbonation is very soft spoken, yet notable in contributing to the overall feel.

Seems like a high abv for a wheat, but it goes down so smooth and tasty that it hardly hinders drinkability. A little sweeter than I would normally prefer for the style, though I find it very satisfying and hard to put down. It stays pretty nicely balanced and overall quite appealing.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 23:40:56 | More by lightindarkness
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natasharai

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with a large off white foamy head composed of large bubbles, which dissipated quickly leaving almost no lacing. The beer is slightly hazy with a orange/yellow golden color.

Smell: Strong ripe banana, ripe pear, sweet fruity carmel malt, lightly toasted malt, very small hint of spicy clove or nutmeg.

Taste: sweet banana, pear, apple up front. Then sweet honey, and sweet toasted malt, and tangy wheat. Followed by a spicy clove and light peppery flavor. Ends with a sweet honey and spicy bite.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, a lot of carbonation, spicy tingle/bite, leaves mouth with a slightly sticky but mostly clean feel.

Overall: Very fruity and sweet in the smell. Pretty fruity flavor but also a spicy bite that helps balance it out. Quite a bit of carbonation, which helps give this beer a refreshing feel. The flavors in this hefe are a bit larger than in other hefes, but nothing overwhelming. The bolder character of this beer keeps me interested.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 01:02:44 | More by natasharai
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Spider889

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Clint for this sixer in our trade at JO's. This is a style is usually avoid, but this proved to be a really amazing beer.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Produced a tall dense white meringue of head, with excellent staying power. The beer appears appropriately unfiltered, though not overly cloudy either.

The aroma is everything you'd expect out of a good hefeweizen: clove and ripe banana, moderate sweetness tempered by light doughy wheat malt.

The flavor is surprisingly clean and smooth. Normally the estery quality of wheat beers turns me off quickly, but Dancing Man just keeps cruising, and I keep drinking.

Coating mouthfeel, full bodied for the style. This brew's a mouthful in the best ways possible.

Overall this is just one more example of how solid a brewery New Glarus is.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 05:38:38 | More by Spider889
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sjccmd

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep golden with large creamy white head. Bubbles rush to the top in constant stream. Surprisingly pretty clear even with the yeast added.

Clove and cinnamon in the aroma. Floral and pretty fruity. Banana and bubble gum. Some grassy and spicy hops in the background.

Banana comes full out on the palate. Which then makes me notice it more in the nose. Citrussy and very refreshing. Very floral and slightly sweet. Biscuity malt in the finish. Fruity and spicy noble hop character.

Super creamy mouthfeel without feeling thick. Still very bubbly on the tongue. Finish is fairly dry.

New Glarus seems to have mastered light drinkable beers with tons of flavor. This one is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 20:37:25 | More by sjccmd
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badmoonrison

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Someone earlier accurately described this one as a "clovebomb," and I think they're right. This might be the best wheat I've ever had. Cinnamon and clove hit you right away, and the flavor evolves as you enjoy the bottle. Truly worth picking up if visiting Wisconsin or trading with a local.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 03:30:01 | More by badmoonrison
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a slightly hazy straw color with a generous 2 finger head, great retention and lacing. The nose is full of ripe banana, candied fruit, bubblegum, a touch of clove spice, and a bit of wheat. The taste is similar to the nose with things leaning heavily to the ripe banana character. The finish features spiciness. The mouthfeel is relatively light with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is exactly what a Hefeweizen should be. Heavy in the way of banana esters and a great balance make this is a great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 03:09:49 | More by homebrew311
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,082 ratings.