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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,219 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 372
Gots: 96 | FT: 3
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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Photo of Mike
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kkipple
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
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!

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

Picked up this single in a mix in match going through Prescott. There is a date on the bottle, not clear if its freshness or bottle, but its 7/28.

Off the pour the head is a billowing monster up to nearly 3 inches and I havnt poured the whole bottle.
Head settles rather quickly leaving a solid cap of retention. Color is a light copper golden. A small amount of haze in there.

Aroma is brilliant, caramel forward, grainy sweetness, plenty of lemon and a clove likeness.

Some sweet flavors upfront, drying out quick and dry on the finish. Floral hops, clove/ belgiany funk coming forward strong, as well as a bit of sourdough breadyness and a touch of malt.
Mild warmth through the swallow. Finishing tart with some lemon, warmth and banana.
Light and crisp mouthfeel.

A terrific brew for the style, although not somthing I'd seek out as its not my type of styled beer. However still a solid beer and excellent for the style.

Photo of alcstradamus
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A--Murky golden/yellow color with two full fingers of head in my 16 oz. snifter

S--Powerful, classic hefeweizen smell. Big bubble gum, clove, spices. Some white grapes and apple peel. Very "bright"

T--A bit of waxiness on the palate is the only detractor, everything else is near perfect for the style. The spices are really muted (a positive for me) making way for a nice bubble gum and banana flavor. There seems to be a bit of 7up like flavor in the finish

M--Medium bodied and oily with a slight carbonation sting

D--Definitely in the running for the top American Hefeweizens

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Into my curvy DFH pint glass, pours a semi cloudy golden straw color with a nice two inch head to begin with, off white, till it settles to a thin film. Leaves lacing in wide streaks. The aroma is finely toned in clove and pepper spices, some nice subtle banana and wheat, an exceptional nose for this hefe.

Taste comes off much the same as the nose, a nice balance between the cloves and pepper, wheat malt, and subtle banana, with a twinge of lemon citrus, just slight. The mouth is solid, crisply carbonated and finishes nicely. A very easy to drink beer, well crafted, very tasty. Put it this way, I kept raising its score the more I drank it.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BedetheVenerable
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top with really nice label with some info about the beer; no freshness date to be seen

Appearance: Medium-hazy dark gold/burnt orange beer capped with a beautiful, dense white cap which fades to a thick, quite persistent film. Tiny-bubbled carbonation rises steadily.

Smell: Wonderful banana bread and spice greet the nose immediately; as this warms slightly, tarter, yeasty and slightly funky notes emerge as well. This is dead on for the style and smells absolutely delicious.

Taste: Fulfills my expectations from the aromas, and that was not easy to do. Tart banana, snappy wheat, mild sweet baking spice, crisp, tart finish. And all bright and vibrant to the max. This is pretty friggin close to being the perfect hefeweizen. By far the best American version I've ever had.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, and refreshing, with just a bit of substance.

Drinkability: Massive; both the wife and I agreed that the 7.2% abv is absolutely undetectable in this. You could go through a six pack and suddenly wonder why you can't stand up straight.

Conclusion: Damn. Good. Hefeweizen. Period.

Photo of yamar68
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As lively looking as they come - slightly hazed pale straw gold body stuffed with beading from start to finish. A fit pillow of creamy white stuff manages to fill the hefe glass, followed by some consistent lace.

Mmmm... cereal and clove, soft honey notes, a little spicy and a little sweet. More aggressive than its imported brothers and sisters but it seems to work. A bit reminiscent of Bare Tree in this regard.

Tastefully sweet... bright yeast flavors with creamed corn, honey and wheat. The alcohol character is as integrated as you would expect from any great hefeweizen, which surprised me. Unique and thirst quenching at 7.2%abv.

Another winner from New Glarus.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.