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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,073 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 351
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
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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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-24-2013 17:53:49 | More by Mike
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-10-2013 03:11:28 | More by BColton1
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-13-2013 15:23:39 | More by Kyrojack
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-13-2012 05:05:35 | More by fuzzcherry
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-10-2012 16:29:06 | More by MattSharpless
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sukwonee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 00:56:47 | More by sukwonee
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dsauter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-05-2012 23:42:15 | More by dsauter
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 03:09:03 | More by bluemoonswoon
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-07-2014 00:24:21 | More by OldhouseRecs
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dstc

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2010 18:21:04 | More by dstc
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seaoflament

California

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to KingG for giving me have a bottle of this one.

Pours a golden color with about a finger of foam which quickly falls to a thin layer. The aroma is of wheat malt and fruits like apple, pear, banana, orange and a little lemon and spice. Taste is similar to the aroma, quite good. Mouthfeel and carbonation are right on with what a good wheat beer should have, clean and refreshing. Great beer for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 03:02:17 | More by seaoflament
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kevanb

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 20:42:50 | More by kevanb
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-09-2014 00:31:54 | More by Houser
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23%

09-09-2013 16:14:27 | More by JellyJacket
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-22-2013 16:33:17 | More by HopsHopenstein
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-26-2013 21:37:48 | More by amishbooze
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Gtreid

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-19-2013 23:46:09 | More by Gtreid
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another treat in my Hudson trip. Very affordable. Was priced at something like $2.09 a bottle at Casanova's.

Poured into my Surly tulip (the Weizen glasses where all dirty). This one is a hazy orange-gold with a nice creamy off white head. The look is great so far. Lively carbonation and great retention and lacing from the head.

The nose is great! Lots of clove and coriander, and bananas! The perfect balance between the true German Hefeweizen and the american "Hopweizen" (thats what I call them at least). There is a little bit of hops in there, but not enough to turn you off at all.

Wow. One word? Spectacular. This one will give Weihenstephaner a run for it's money any day of the week. This is near perfection. It's much closer to a 5 than a 4.5. I get clove and coriander and lots and lots of Bananas. Maybe the most Banana tasting Hefeweizen I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. Just great. But for god sakes, where is the 7+% ABV?!?!?!?

Mouthfeel is amazing as well. Creamy and smooth, and no sign of the alcohol. Drinkability is perfect, but possibly dangerously so. There is no sign of the 7.2% ABV and this one will knock you on your ass if you take it too far.

Great brew. Just great. Climbed to the top of my domestic beer list for sure. Probably my second favorite Hefeweizen in the world, next to Weihenstephaner of course. Stands up with the best in the world and doesn't blink. Kudos New Glarus!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 05:33:56 | More by Mistofminn
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Fargrow

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

06-11-2013 03:10:27 | More by Fargrow
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Murchmac

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to LJarsenal for this extra in a trade.

Big Silky smooth white head with a Michael Jackson like dancing of carbonation inside the bottle. You know, the spin around grab crotch into moonwalk routine and destroy cars like Dirty Diana. It's alive. Beautiful pale lemon yellow with golden honey highlights

Classic hefe smell of banana, yeast, cloves. This has the funk of forty thousand years!

Very good taste. Refreshing hefe, with a little more malt and slight acid taste, some bubble gum even. Annie are you Ok? Are you ok Annie? You've been struck by, You've been hit by... a smooth dancin man..

Creamy silky aftertaste that trickles down your throat. If this beer were a Michael Jackson song it would be P.Y.T. If it were a video, probably black and white, because each sip morphs into a different celebrity. Fortunately no Rap in the middle of this by Home Alone boy.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 04:03:16 | More by Murchmac
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a duvel tulip glass.

A: A cloudy hazy dark gold color with a one finger white fluffy head. Nice glass lacing.

S: Yeasty with light fruit smells and some bready malts.

T: Fruit flavors pop with banana and citrus and some drying wheat. The yeasty clove flavor comes right behind to mix with the fruit along with some bready malt. A bit of sweetness is detected, but not overly so. Finish is yeasty with some sweetness. Nice beer.

M: Medium, smooth and no hints of alcohol.

D: High, really good beer that one can have a few of. Be careful though, abv will hit you hard.

Overall a real nice German style Hefe that I really enjoyed. Good beer, wish I could get it here in PA as I got this one as an extra in a trade.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 14:04:08 | More by Kadonny
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-02-2014 20:22:32 | More by Hendrick24
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. poured into a weizen-esque glass on 07/21/2011. Bottle code 1531 = about month and a half old.

Pours golden with a big, creamy white colored head. Appropriately hazy. The head retention is average for the head size, but the lacing looks good. Smells very good --- complex, but refreshing. Bready sweet with notes of clove spice and perhaps lemon? Unmistakable cinnamon pops up soon enough. Very nice!

Refreshingly sweet, with ample fruitiness but unfortunately not a hint of tartness :/ Oddly, I find this beer more bitter at the back than I'd like a hefeweizen to be, and yet the finish is borderline cloying. Fault on two counts in my opinion. Yet, nothing is offensive about it and I will certainly deem it above average.

I am digging the feel of this beer. Although it seems to be on the heavier side of hefes, that's the way I like most of my beers. Carbonation is present but is not enough to tackle the residual sweetness.

Overall, a good hefeweizen and especially so when fresh. However, if I had to choose between US brewed hefes, I will take Kellerweiss over this one.

Note: Originally I had given this beer a 4/5 on the Overall; however, having checked the ABV, I have to slash it down to 2.5 (slightly below average). 7.2% ABV! Seriously?! Why? And yes, I WILL take Kellerweiss any day.

Appearance 4/5; Aroma 4/5; Taste 3.5/5; Mouthfeel 4.5/5; Overall 2.5/5

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 08:25:54 | More by tewaris
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everetends

Alabama

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle thrown in as an extra by TPatuto. Thanks a ton, man. This has been a big time, quiet want of mine. Served this one up in my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass because it seems appropriate.

A: Well its in the Weihenstephaner glass and I have to say it deserves to be there. Damn this is a good looking hefe. Has that murky orangish yellow color that you expect from a Hefe. Held to the light, you get a bit more of golden yellow color. This beer is HAZY. I mean hazy. Has a huge cloud to it and it is beautiful, the way it should be. Nice, full on carbonation moving constantly up the glass. The head was a creamy white two fingers. It falls to a good and lasting half finger that throws a bit of lace on the glass but most falls back into the top cap. Every time you take a swig, the body settles with a great carbonation cloud that is rustled up. Damn nice and this is very much a great representation of the style.

S: This was amazing and damned good. The clove is huge in here and is just oh so appetizing. Behind that is the big wheat presence along with some freshly peeled banana. Little bit of spice coming through with just a touch of pepper. Getting just a bit of cinnamon coming out. Very nice earthy hops presence is light, and the malts and just damned near perfect with a nice a bready quality. Slightly sweet but very earthy and oh so traditionally German. Bordered close to getting a five here.

T: Yet again, amazing. Banana takes a slight lead in the flavor. Slightly sweet and ripe but a can't miss banana greatness in here. The clove is close behind bring a touch of that spiciness, mingling with a touch of pepper and cinnamon (incredibly small amount of cinnamon, just enough to get an idea). Light sugar presence from the malts and are slightly caramel but there is a nice bready quality as well. And this has that distinctive German yeast strain and tasty goodness. Wheat is all over the flavor profile and oh so good. Earthy goodness abounds. Finally at the very back there is just a touch of lemon goodness to nicely round things out.

M: Well it rest a bit closer to light than medium. Sadly and happily, this is my only gripe. Sure it is a touch thin but it is refreshing. Carbonation is big and crisp. Very quenching for sure. Alcohol is not an issue, just as it should be in a hefe. Aftertaste is a touch of wheat and banana left for you to savor.

D: Wow is all I can say. The previous reviews have this ranked high, but I still doubted. Now that I have had it, all I can say is that the praise is spot on. This is a traditional hefe for sure and damned fine one at that for sure. A blind taste test would be sure to get responses that this would have to be straight out of Germany. Just so tasty and aromatic. It doesn't get much bettter than this ( *cough* Weihenstephaner *cough*), but this will absolutely do. I am jealous as all hell of all of you that have easy access to this. Lucky SOBs.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 04:59:16 | More by everetends
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denimdemon

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-20-2011 14:37:25 | More by denimdemon
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
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