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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,229 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,229
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 380
Gots: 95 | 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:
Beer added by: Atron67 on 07-07-2007

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of biggred1
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of GuttaMane138
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of axeman9182
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of joepais
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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 cdkrenz
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$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.)

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.38/5  rDev +4%
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 Stigs
4.38/5  rDev +4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of psmith161
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Jordy777
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kushlash23
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of laxer8811
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Hallertau
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
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 Mike
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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 ChugginOil
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
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%

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,229 ratings.