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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,231 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,231
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 381
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%

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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.

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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.

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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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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- Pours a hazy medium honey amber with two fingers of creamy beige head.

Smell -- Banana, bubblegum, faint clove, and hefe earthiness dominate, along with honey malt and cracked wheat.

Taste -- Banana, clove, toasted honey malt, yeast, bright lemon, apple must, coriander, spicy wheat. Clove and spice become more prominent as the beer warms, with bubblegum and, to an extent, banana fading out for the most part.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with ample fluffy carbonation. Mildly drying finish.

Drinkability -- Quite a unique hefe. I can see the appeal definitely, but I guess I was expecting a little more. Still, a quality beer and a must try for hefe devotees.

Photo of Winter
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden orange with a thick white head.

S - Aroma consists of banana, spicy clove, a touch of vanilla, yeast and wheat malt.

T - A hearty wheat malt front exhibits flavors of clove and banana. The flavor seems a little phenolic in the middle where there's a strong yeast presence that follows. A little odd, but non-the-less it doesn't detract too much from the overall enjoyable of the beer.

MF - Full-bodied mouthfeel.

D - This is as close as it comes to a classic example of the style. Straightforward and enjoyable. If you're a fan of hefe weizens then this is a must try. Nice summer offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Finally got my hands on 2 of these from the generous soul Beerwolf77.

A. Chilled, cracked and poured into my trusty SA pint. Dancing Man is an achingly beautiful wheat, with a huge, rocky, moussy dirty white head that hangs out on top of an unfiltered pale yellow-orange brew. The head dies softly leaving very little lace, and I wish it stuck around more.

S. Intense clove-banana-lemon rises up to tease my nose. This is very, very solid and is not restrained in the least. Bold and brash, with lots of mouth-watering spice and that sour-malt banana that you know and love. Lots of lemon here, and some booze or something like it is hitting my nose. In a Hefe. Huh.

T. Well first of all, Dan Carey knows his stuff. This is a wonderful wheat, but it's not Weihenstephaner - it's something different. The most immediate difference is the massive amount of lemon, it's actually bit distracting from the heavy banana-clove and tasty wheat. The sourness sticks around into the finish, too, a bit more than I'd like. It sounds like I'm being harsh, but this is the best American Hefe I've ever had... by a wide margin.

M. Glorious. Full, airy carbonation teases your mouth gently as the wet beer slides down your throat. This is a perfect 10. If it sounds erotic, it just may be. I wouldn't change a thing.

D. Frankly, the advertised 7.2% is concerning to me, mostly because it's very hard to detect and also because I don't wanna get drunk drinking Hefeweizen. Not sure why the ABV is pumped up so high, but drinking this by the half-liter might be disastrous before you know it.

New Glarus isn't one of the top 10 breweries in the US today -- they're one of the top 5. This is an exceptional, if American-ized, German Hefe and one you should absolutely try. A delight!

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,231 ratings.