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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,218 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,218
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 368
Gots: 95 | 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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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Stigs
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of sgoro
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of laxer8811
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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 Tballz420
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dancing Man Wheat is a gold colored brew, fairly cloudy with a shitload of rising carbonation bubbles which support a monstrous pillowy white head.

The nose is what you want from Hefeweizens, but cranked up to volume 11. Loads of clove, banana, with some bubblegum and other spice layered over a wheat grain foundation.

The taste is very nice as well. Starts with sweet and grainy malt, transitions into some fruit and citrus elements, and finishes spicy with the other Hefeweizen tones as well. The high alcohol contributes to the spiciness just a tad, but it is very well blended considering how light of a beer Hefes traditionally are. The mouth is highly carbonated and finishes nice and crisp.

Photo of botham
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. pours a golden amber color with a sizable, creamy, off white head that dissipates in a couple minutes, leaving light, pillowy lacings.

aroma is fruity and malty, with wheat malt mainly, and light notes of citrusy hops and sweet undertones. the aroma is very rich for a hefe.

taste is full of banana, lemon, and orange flavors, along with wheat malt as a base and a bit of citrusy hops upon finishing. finishes quite smooth and mellow, with residual wheat malt and citrus in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a lightly tart and sweet character, along with a candy-like finish with a residual sugary feel.

drinkability is decent. this is a rich hefe, with a rather sweet profile and sugary finish. the citrus and banana flavors are quite strong, without much malt to back them up. not well balanced, but worth a try.

Photo of scootny
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A superb brew here. A hazy gold with a decent head that leaves a little bit on the glass here and there. Goodly amount of carbonation.

A deep rich banana nose with plenty of clove and spicy peppery bits. A touch of bubble gum. Sweet and twangin' wheat malt lays a bed of goodness.

Taste is just great, much like the nose. A firm wheat malt backbone serves up big banana and clove. Green apples, white grapes, and light sourdough. A touch of warm alcohol toward the finish. Feel is light and sweet with a refreshing carbonation.

Highly drinkable with the alcohol not slowing you down at all...till it hits. I really like this one. One of the best American Hefes you can find in a bottle anywhere. Thanks to Pudge43 for the three you sent. The only problem now is I need more.

Photo of ChugginOil
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up while vacationing in Northern WI.

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a light murky straw color and settles a yellowish orange that is very foggy, almost making it opaque. A fingers worth of white head sits for quite a while. The nose is very aromatic tons of clove and spice is noticed. The taste a blast of spicy yeast and banana flavors. The cloves are contributing to this resemblance and stand out very boldly. The mouthfeel is pretty full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. This brew is packed with well crafted flavors, making this my favorite New Glarus brew yet.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of scottwurst
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of GPHarris
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a - poured a four-fingers thick fluffy off-white head that settles to a thick sheet and good lacing throughout. the body was a bubbly and hazy straw gold color.
s - lemons, clove, bread, wheat, some sweet spices. this is such a complex hefe.
t - wheat, lemon, spices.
m - bubbly carbonation yet smooth.
d - highly drinkable. this beer is almost impeccable.

Photo of psmith161
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.