Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
09-03-2007 03:02:17 | More by seaoflament
4.9/5 rDev +16.1%
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!
06-29-2009 05:33:56 | More by Mistofminn
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
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