Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
Thanks go out to my beerboyfriend Mike on this one. I've been a little bit upset that despite all the creativity we've got in the beer brewing US of A, I still hadn't tasted a hefeweizen that could match up with that pesky German one that's been around for hundreds of years: Weinstephaner.
New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat can. Toe-to-toe. Or at least toe-to-toe-ish.
The appearance is downright lovely. Orange with a fluffy white head in my snifter and touches of lacing all over the glass. The head provides a thick smell to match the medium body of the beer itself. Feint notch of alcohol, but mostly citrus peel, cloves, and spices. It almost trends towards a Belgian saison, but there's no funk and less pepper. The taste is as smooth as it is complex. It begins with a bit of hops, and some pepper on the front of the tongue, continues with some citrus zesty pops, and finishes yeasty and unfiltered. Not totally clean or crisp, but certainly sweet and lively. The cloves and cinnamon on the label present themselves throughout, although the cinnamon isn't prominent.
This isn't a pound as you dance to the music beer. This is a 7.2% alcohol by volume sip on the porch beer so you can have your mid-afternoon buzz while doing yardwork. Just as filling as a big hefeweizen should be, it might even benefit from being a little smaller in a few senses of the word. But that said, I'm darn impressed. I've got 3 more of these, and they are going to be savored. Every last drop.
A's. And high-fives all around.
07-13-2011 03:23:34 | More by afksports
4.43/5 rDev +5%
Yet another beer my man GDBEERMAN hooked up in our trade! Thanks Rob!
Poured from brown 12oz bottle to NBB globe as I have no weizen glasses.
A - The bee pours a hazy gold color with a huge 2.5 bubbly white head. Excellent retention and lacing.
S - Hefeweizen! Lots of nice aroma: the nice hefeweizen yeast character in your nose immediately: clove, banana, fruit. Light malt character in the sweetness.
T - Very fruity and sweet immediately. Nice hints of banana, apples, citrus meld well with the toasted malt sweetness. A hint of honey. The yeast flavor isn't as pronounced as I expected which is nice. Mild bitterness. Finishes fruity and crisp. Very good.
M - Good carbonation and medium bodied.
O - While Hefeweizens aren't my favorite this is an excellent beer! Top Hefeweizen I've had so it's a nice treat. Not too overpowering on the flavors and very well balanced. Extremely refreshing! Thanks Rob!
Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-19-2011 20:24:15
01-26-2012 22:44:57 | More by hopfacebrew
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
A: Cloudy light orange color with 3-4 finger frothy head.
S: Clove, banana, peppery, lemon.
T: Banana, wheat, clove with lots of spice (maybe too spicy for a Hefe?) Lemon, Orange, pepper.
M: Medium thickness, good amount of carbonation.
O: Excellent. I actually prefer this one over Live Oak. I have never had a bad beer from New Glarus yet. Another excellent brew! World class.
06-18-2012 00:56:47 | More by sukwonee
3.5/5 rDev -17.1%
12oz bottle poured into my long neglected weizen glass.
A: Pours out a crystal clear (for a hefeweizen) golden straw. There is initally a gigantic head but it fades into nothing more than a skinny cap, which I am thinking is a result of the ABV on this beer. As it stands now this beer does not really look like a hefeweizen.
S: Really something wonderful going on here. Delicious bubble gum, soft, almost sweet lemon, wild flowers, that kind of sweetness that comes in the middle of a summer afternoon where the heat seems to do something to make to flowers go crazy all over the outdoors.
T/MF: Taking a sip I almost choked on the boozy fumes eminating from this beast of a hefeweizen. Thick mouthfeel, almost sticky. Taste is banana, but like fermented banana, banana brandy something like that. Taste may be a bit one dimensional booze may be a little to apparent but it still tastes pretty damn tasty, a nice spicy and sweet mix.
D: Pretty good, one of the better beers I've had from this brewery. Little too inbetween and uneven in places to make this a standard in the fridge. Little too boozy for my tastes, oddly clear for some reason and not much lacing. Sort of detracts from the overall experience.
08-05-2009 03:09:03 | More by bluemoonswoon
3.85/5 rDev -8.8%
12oz bottle poured into a New Glarus 20th Anniversary Pilsner Glass.
The beer pours a hazy golden copper color, visible bubbles rising from the bottom to the top of the glass with a big fluffy, white head that vanishes quickly and leaves no lacing behind. The aroma is a nice balance of banana and clovey yeast, pale wheat and sweet grain and a bit of cracked peppercorn. The flavors are right in line, lots of banana, wheat, sweetcorn, clove and lemon with some sweet pale bready grain and an earthy pepper presence and a bit of saltiness. The body is nice, carbonation is a bit lower than anticipated, but it coats the mouth well and finishes with a nice creamy touch and just a touch of prickly bubbles.
Verdict: A decent Hefeweizen from New Glarus, and honestly, a bit of a letdown from this brewery. This still hits the mark as a refreshing seasonal but compared to some of the other lagers that New Glarus makes, this one just seems to fall short.
06-30-2013 20:42:50 | More by kevanb
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Pours a cloudy gold with a huge white head. Head falls slow. Big sticky lace.
It has a big lemony wheat aroma. A tad sweet.
Citrus and wheat taste. Quite tangy and tart. Orange flavor in the finish.
Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
I really like this one, a fine brew that you can have a few of. Very drinkable wheat.
02-01-2010 18:21:04 | More by dstc
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
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