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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,152 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,152
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 358
Gots: 79 | FT: 2
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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3.25/5  rDev -23%

CityofBals, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

NickThePyro, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

antoines15, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Evan, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of daledeee
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%

I never thought I would say this: An American wheat that is as good as or beats the Germans!!

This one pours a nice clear dark yellow and some nice wheat head. I am not sure I should discount it for no cloudiness. The nose is quite good: fresh, spicy, tart, banana

Taste; oh what a taste. Very nice tart apple and spice. Some hops and malt character. It is not one specific facet of this drink but the overall result that is so good. The mouth feel is also nice with good body and plenty of carbonation. Alcohol is so well hidden it is dangerous. This beer rivals if not surpasses other wheat I like.

daledeee, Dec 02, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

PHBoiler, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of BeerTruth
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

Thanks to my NG hook up flyingbison for this one.

12 oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a super foggy sunset gold with an enourmous three finger white head that falls to a thin creamy layer of bubbles that lasts throughout. Some lacing is left behind clinging to the sides of the glass as well. Smell is a powerful clove, spice, and banana. Some orange peel and bubblegum in the nose as well, lots of sweet aromas with this one. Flavor is quite similar, but with a bit less kick than the smell. Lemongrass and banana with some hoppy goodness to begin with. Some honey and pepper midway with a hay like dryness. Aftertaste is sweet with a bready kick and some cinnamon and clove. Light and soft body with a creamy feel, wonderful texture. Carbonation is light, crisp, and refreshing. I was amazed to see this beer was a 7.2% hefe, I love the drinkability of this one. I've said it before and I'll say it again, New Glarus has easily become one of my favorite breweries, keep up the good work Dan! A few more of these and I'll be a dancing machine bitches.

BeerTruth, Sep 06, 2008
Photo of doughanson78
4/5  rDev -5.2%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to storminspank for this. My first New Glarus beer.

A: Straw yellow with a decent haze. Two finger white head with great retention and decent lacing.

S: Big clove and banana. Good Hefe aromas.

T: Clove and banana. A bit over on the clove.

M: Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry.

O: A good Hefe. Typical but solid.

doughanson78, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of u2carew
4/5  rDev -5.2%

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a big active white head. Unfiltered with a yellow-orange color.
S) Light notes of coriander, sweet orange peel, and hints of clove.
T) Pleasant wheat flavor - sweet citrus and earthy spice. Some citrus sour in the finish.
M) Chewy. On the lighter side of medium body.
O) A well craft beer. Easy drinking and pleasant tasting.

u2carew, Jul 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Norseman, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of KeefD
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a clear yellow color (did not pour the sediment in as I wasn't in the mood.) Big fluffy white head and lots of carbonation bubbles. Lacing is chunky and thick. Very nice floral aroma, bananas and clove are there, plus the nice wheat sour twang. Taste is right on with the nose. Fruitness, bananas, and underlying sweetness, light clove. This is one heck of a Hefe. At 7.2%, the alocohol is completely masked. Darn good, and right up there with Franziskaner Hefeweissbier for me.

KeefD, Dec 29, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

sammyg832, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

scotv, Jul 12, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -0.9%

Thanks to Heliosphann for the free hookup once again!

Cloudy, turbid brass with blonde highlights when backlit and a creamy ivory head that leaves pretty lace on the glass. Wow, the nose is pure banana and clove with a touch of maple syrup. This is the best Hefe aroma ever from an American version of the style I've encountered. Juicy banana, lemon and circus peanut candy with a nice dash of "Belgian" spice flavors. Medium light heft with a bright, scrubbing carbonation. Dancing Man is a hell of an American Hefe.

biggred1, Oct 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

stortore, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of zrab11
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

A- Pours a nice hazy orange color with a nice 2 finger head

S- has the smell of yeast and cloves and spices

T- has a nice spicey clove taste up front then has some citrus and wheat in the middle and ends with a nice tingley carbonation

M-Light bodied with good carboantion

D-overall after figuring out that this was not a wheat beer as i thought it would be by the name. I was very pleased. As Hefe's are not usally my fav style but i enjoyed this one very much and would like to purchase it again next time im in WI. give this beer a try!

zrab11, Jul 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

12 oz bottle courtesy of mtrutlin. It was poured into my petite Duvel tulip.

Dancing Man Wheat pours a dull orange, with zero visibility through the glass thanks to some haze. About three fingers of frothy white foam rise up to crown the beer. Head retention is just a bit brief, and there's not much lacing left behind at all. The nose has a ton of banana fruitiness to it, along with a bready aroma that's reminiscent of sourdough. The flavor is still centered around banana esters. There's a bit of clove present here though, providing a nice counterpoint. Wheaty- bread notes fill out the potent flavor profile. The mouthfeel is definitely the weak point here. The body is too full and chewy, and the carbonation is too dull by far. I guess that's the danger of making a hefeweizen that gets all the way up to over 7% ABV. Despite that, Dancing Man Wheat is one of the more flavorful, enjoyable weizens I've had from an American brewer.

axeman9182, Jul 23, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

I bought a 6-pack of this at Woodman's in Janesville, WI in mid Summer 2010 for about $7.00.

This seasonal wheat beer from New Glarus brewery is superb. Pours a golden amber color with a thick head of foam that sticks around. Drinks very smooth and has a slight spice after taste. Dancing Man Wheat is far far from a whimpy tasting beer.

Lemke10, Aug 31, 2010
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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%

Thanks joe1510 just got this one today threw it in the fridge and couldn't wait for it to get cold
Bottle poured into my Weizen Glass and dam it looked pretty. Big white fluffy head on top of a hazy golden yellow body

Aromas of bubblegum bananas and clove exactly what I expected to find in a Hefe

Good Hefe flavors nice wheat (grains) along with the banana, citrus flavor. Nice clean and crisp mouthfeel good carbonation.

This is a dam good American Hefe. 7% alcohol was a shock to see, you could not tell it at all. Thanks Joe glad I tried this one. Oh yes its drinkable I finished this one off with no problems at all

joepais, Oct 04, 2008
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4.18/5  rDev -0.9%

$7.00 / Six Pack
County Market
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Appearance - Hazy orange with a 2 inch head that fades soon to about 1/8 inch and then holds on for a few more minutes. A good looking pour with the sound of carbonation as its captured by the pint glass. There is a nice white place along the glass.

Smell - A deep malty scent with a citrus overtone. The aroma is inviting and sweet.

Taste - The rich wheat flavor really shines through with a hint of clove. The label also reads there is some cinnamon but apparently my palette isn't refined enough to pick it up. Regardless this is once again a good tasting brew from New Glarus.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and well rounded in my mouth this beer goes down like a lovely dream.

~ I can certainly enjoy one or two of these Dancing Men while hanging with friends but that's about it.

"Slow and easy goes, the Dancing Man as he taps his toes.
A lovely brew, that in the heart rings true.
This wheat, is one that all brewers will find hard to beat."

(Apparently the beer not only makes you dance but it can make you sing too.)

cdkrenz, Sep 05, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

sgoro, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

millelacsmark, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

HumanParaquat, Jul 27, 2012
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
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