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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,045 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 349
Gots: 62 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
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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RWNay

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-18-2013 16:59:00 | More by RWNay
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TargaFlorio

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-18-2013 00:19:55 | More by TargaFlorio
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JeltMaaj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-04-2012 02:42:40 | More by JeltMaaj
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-08-2013 20:24:22 | More by davemathews68
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-07-2013 20:10:10 | More by mjohnson17
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BRD14

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-14-2013 23:55:12 | More by BRD14
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SeanBond

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-26-2014 02:00:37 | More by SeanBond
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Stoshua

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-16-2013 23:49:41 | More by Stoshua
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-16-2013 18:43:08 | More by Westuh
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mds1101

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-08-2013 03:45:51 | More by mds1101
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RievyRW

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-15-2011 05:43:28 | More by RievyRW
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-28-2011 05:16:01 | More by barnzy78
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-13-2012 20:13:43 | More by imperialking
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-10-2013 19:09:00 | More by ahbithwabm
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-16-2013 19:44:38 | More by Ragnarok88
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to biernutz for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Harpoon pilsner glass.

A: Gentle pour yields a 1.5 finger frothy white head with very good retention. Beer is a cloudy, muddy orange. Lacing is stringy and spotty but with little cling.

S: Outrageously aromatic and pungent. Orange rind, wheat, coriander, and other spices. Very sweet and robust and probably one of the most appetizing I've ever come across.

T: Opens with an orange rind tartness and big, in your face spices. Wheat in the middle with a slightly floral and accented spicy finish. Aftertaste is watery and wheaty.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, lively but subtley deep and robust at the same time. This one is definitely bubbly but it has a noticeably big body to it. Finish is sharp and aftertaste lingers.

D: For a 7.2% abv. wheat beer, I can barely taste the alcohol. Supremely drinkable although the flavor does seem a bit watered down at points. Feel is great with a nice, well-rounded body. Definitely a great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 02:50:24 | More by SpeedwayJim
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to dickinsonbeer for this...
Appears a hazy gold with a 2 finger white head that fades into a soapy head of batter. Tons of spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of banana, toasted bread, spices, clvoes, pepper, and tart wheat.
Taste is of the aforementioned aromas with an estery tastiness that keeps this Hefe nice and interesting.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, citrusy, spritzy up front, with a nice balance of sweetness and tartness that come together for a well done brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2007 13:43:32 | More by weeare138
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A- Bad idea to pour it in the middle, nothing but... head. I guess that's why people use wheat to give homebrew head retention. So insanely creamy, it looks like melting ice cream, retains infinitely. Hazy golden yellow color. Insane coat of thick lace.

S- Extremely estery, smells like Wyeast Witbier yeast. Tons of banana, clove and buuubbble gum. The grainy malt/wheat stands strong behind this. So strong, over the top I would say.

T- A lot like the aroma but with a ton of citrus/fruit (apple, canteloupe, orange, lemon) and bread. Just a lot of everything, except hops. Lots of grainy malt. Tons of clove and yeast spice. Esters. Cinnamon.

MF- Very nice. Feels as creamy as the head looks, well almost. The carbonation is amazingly smooth. Slightly bitter.

DB- An interesting Hefeweizen. It has a lot of nice aspects and flavors but they are all so strong, the yeast went nuts here. I like it but I don't love it. I would have to say that this is one of the better American Hefeweizens but still nothing to die for. The apperance and mouthfeel carry the score here.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 01:57:26 | More by cbutova
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking wheat beer, orange-tan and cloudy with nice rising bubbles along the sides of my glass, great lasting white head with lots of staying power, and good lacing.

Great yeast, spices and cloves in both smell and taste. Wheat is nicely represented. There's some citrus in there too, along with a little sweetness. It's a very fine tasting hefe.

Body is smooth and rich with plenty of tingly carbonation. Slightly dry, very yeasty aftertaste.

Another hit from New Glarus. Great job once again.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 19:23:29 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one came to me in my recent trade with Masterski. Thanks for the beer.

Dancing Man has a hazy yellow body with tons of streams of small, fast moving carbonation bubbles. Two fingers of bone white head rise up above the body and settles down into a thick ring on top of the body. Great retention here. Thick sheets of lacing are also left behind on the glass.

The aroma carries large amounts of banana and clove. There is also a spiciness in the background that due to the description on the label I would guess is cinnamon.

It is is not a surpised that the tastes follows the aroma closely. First up is a big, sweet banana flavor that tastes more like banana yogurt than an actual banana. Next the spicy hefe flavors kick in with some clove and a touch of cinnamon. The finish is full of wheat flavors with a touch of bubble gum.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied for the style, and the carbonation is moderate.

A pretty drinkable beer, and overall a solid hefe. Another solid New Glarus brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 22:27:40 | More by Hojaminbag
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very cool to see a Hefeweizen that is higher up there in ABV. Dancing Man Wheat's color is a stunning golden orange, with just a touch of haze, and a quick to fade white head. Juicy fruits such as nectarines and clementines kick things off in the nose, followed by some clove and spice. The wheat shines through quite nicely as well. Lively carbonation accents the intense citrus flavors well, with a bit of chalky yeast towards the end. The body is medium overall, which works well with the amount of alcohol inside this beer. This one blurs the lines between Hefeweizen and pale Weizenbock. It is highly drinkable, but packed with flavor, and higher up there on the ABV scale. A completely unique beer we have here from the guys at New Glarus.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 06:00:52 | More by jamie2dope
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Just what you want in a hefeweizen. Cloudy, light orange body with some wheat in it. Head is larger and pretty white - just slight orange.

S - A little bit of artificial pez like sugar aroma. Some wheat in it. Simple.

T - Great flavor. Orange, clove, and some cinnamon. Also simple and it fits the smell. Sweet.

M - Strong carbonation which holds up a lighter body. A little buttery on the tongue. Refreshing and nice.

O - This is not a crazy beer, but a real nice hefeweizen. Simple and sweet. Amazing how it is all the way up at 7.2%.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 00:10:26 | More by RuckusDu
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow-brown shade. Full white head, but retention is somewhat poor.

S: The banana and cloves really jump out of this one as well as any hefe I've smelled previously. Also a little sweetness with the malt and spice. Not sure how old this beer is, but it definitely smells fresh.

T: Lots of lemon and tartness up front, along with a heftly dose of cloves. Banana and yeast are there but less apparent. The citrus and spice flavors seem to dominate a little too much for my liking. Finish is long and carries the tartness through, ending with a slight alcohol burn.

M: Medium body is enjoyable, while the heavy carbonation adds an unwanted frothyness.

A good hefeweizen and a good beer, but not in the top tier of its style for me. I find this one a little heavy on the citrus and the alcohol and prefer Crack'd Wheat as NG's best hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 23:37:16 | More by GeezLynn
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a cloud yellow with a two finger white head that fades quickly, and leaves minimal lacing. Looks like a solid hefe should.

S- banana, bubblegum, yeast....yummy

T- banana flavor, bubblegum finish, yeasty throughout....very subdued, but that's not necessarily a bad thing

M- mouthfeel is actually relatively thick, but not syrupy...a little offputting to be honest

O- solid beer, not my favorite style. The 7% is hidden quite well

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 02:20:09 | More by bigfnjoe
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

This was a very enjoyable and easy drinking summer beer. It was nicely carbonated and had a slightly sweet taste. I got some notes of raspberries and a lot of wheat. The nose was pretty much what you'd expect from a hefe with lots of wheat and a little sweet fruits. Overall I thought this was a very drinkable and tasty beer, especially in the warmer summer months.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 01:30:11 | More by glazeman
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.