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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,126 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 356
Gots: 75 | FT: 2
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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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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Received this 12oz bottle as an extra from Alcstradamus in a recent trade, thanks!

Appearance- Pours a hazy golden yellow with a huge three finger or more puffy white head. Retention is really good and the head sticks around quick a while. Some minimal lacing left as I drink as well. Very refreshing looking, and I needed some refreshment after spending the day building a new furnace in our glass shop (glassblowing is a good profession if you like to drink summer beers year-round...).

Smell- Huge notes of banana, bubble gum, fresh sourdough bread, yeast, and fruity esters in the nose. Very complex in the nose with all of the great smells you would expect from a hefeweissen.

Taste- Fresh bread and banana come through strong on the palate, followed closely by some spice, cloves, esters, and yeast. Very refreshing and a big, genuine taste. One of the best, if not the best, American hefe's that I've ever had.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Carbonation is spot on and mouthfeel is thick for the style while not overbearing. Very easy to drink and very nice.

Overall, have this one if you get a chance. A great example.

10-31-2009 18:59:57 | More by boatshoes
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mjl21

California

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

Acquired via trade...thanks Mikey. 12 ounce bottle poured into a SA perfect pint glass. No abv info or bottling info is given. Has a code of 0999 15:13 on the bottle.

A-Pours a hazy straw yellow that becomes clearer as the yeast settles. It has a one finger off white head. It has lots of bubbles that constantly sputter in the middle of the beer. The head does not last too long. There is really no lacing.

S-Smells of banana and clove. The wheat is only noticeable if you stick your nose extremely close to the glass.

T-The clove is upfront. It has a nice sweet fruit flavor that starts out tasting like apples and eventually transforms into lemon and orange flavors. It has some noticeable spice midsip. The wheat is more pronounced as it goes down and in the aftertaste.

M-The body falls on the lower end of the medium spectrum. It has a nice spritzy level of carbonation.

D-An extremely tasty warm weather beer.

Like the other NG beers I have tried, this one is extremely well made. It is very refreshing and I would gladly have more of this one.

10-30-2009 03:12:48 | More by mjl21
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Tone

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a hazy, golden color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus (banana), yeast, sweet malt, and hops. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and thick with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus (banana), yeast, hops, and slight spice. Overall a very good beer; good blend, body, mouthfeel, and aroma.

10-27-2009 02:56:27 | More by Tone
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waltonc

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Thanks to dug for throwing this in as an extra in our recent trade. Everything I have by New Glarus is great and this is no exception. Pours hazy gold with an inch of white head. Smells and tastes of banana peel, cloves, and really really strong bubblegum. The most bubblegum I've ever found in a beer. Body is great - light to medium with lots of refreshing carbonation. A highly drinkable brew.

10-18-2009 01:47:29 | More by waltonc
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dfillius

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

Enjoyed in a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour with yeast rousal yields 3 fingers off-white pillowy head with super head retention. Hazy straw-gold liquid.
S: Strong clove and banana, Mmm! Smells very authentic. It says cinnamon can be smelled. Now I smell it - ah, the power of suggestion.
T: Mild and well balanced hefeweizen. Stands up to imports I'd say. A little less complex than Schneider, but equal to or better than Franziskaner. Great wheat flavor sits in between citrus and banana flavors.
M: Creamy, smooth, hearty
D: Superb! Refreshing, delicious, sessionable. I want more.

10-18-2009 01:02:49 | More by dfillius
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.63/5  rDev +9.7%

Got this one from Schmittymack, cheers Dan!

Pours a semi-turbid apricot/bronze with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Not much head retention or lacing

S: Apple peels, bubble gum, nose fades a bit as it warms

T: Band Aids, juicy fruit, banana & apple peels up front. Bananas, pears, pineapple & a touch of honey malt as this warms, some lemony hops, plus cloves once warm. finishes with a touch of juicy fruit, cloves to balance it out, & pineapple sweetness

MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, bit of a grainy feel to this one

Talk about drinkability, this is one of the best hefes I've in or outside of Germany. NG sure know how to make a hefe (plus a ton of other styles!)

10-16-2009 02:27:13 | More by russpowell
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RJUGA03

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +11.8%

A-Extremely cloudy grain colored body with an unremarkable, but attractive head holding slight lacing. ( I had to fight the grains out of the bottle.)

S-Citrusy sour and malty.

T-Hearty up front with notes of clove detected flowing into a sweet and increasingly tart finish. This one leaves you with that tart sensation quite a while after the sip has made it's decent.

M-Carbonated tingling and refreshing at first then a malty syruplike sensation.

D- This is a very drinkable beer, but the quality put into this beer leads me to enjoy it as if I paid way too much for it. Keep up the good work Dan & Deb. I live in Chicagoland and am contemplating moving to WI so I wouldn't be without NG for any period of time.

10-13-2009 09:42:30 | More by RJUGA03
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heliosphann

Indiana

4.72/5  rDev +11.8%

12oz bottle. Received in trade from alcstradamus. Thanks Adam! Served in a Weizen glass.

A: Massive, four finger of creamy white head that fades slowly. Pours a hazy orange yellow. Crazy active carbonation. Good lacing.

S: Wheat esters. Orange peel, banana and other faint spices like clove. Almost somewhat Belgian like? A small amount of light hops.

T: The wheat, spices and yeast all come together perfectly. Very rich flavors for a Hefe. Great orange, lemon and light fruity notes. Banana flavor is there, but not overpowering. I also tasted some toffee and bready malts. Some faint hops on the finish, but their very subdued.

M: Light bodied. Very smooth. Carbonation is near perfect.

D: Where did my glass go? I was just full! Insanely drinkable. The higher than normal 7.2% ABV doesn't even come into play. Incredibly light, flavorful and refreshing.

Another amazing offering from NG. This is one of, if not the best American Hefewizen's that you can buy. I'm not the biggest Hefe fan, but I could drink this all the time.

10-11-2009 19:35:33 | More by heliosphann
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minnunderground

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Had this 4 weeks ago, putting down what my notes are

Heard only good things bout' this hefe so I gave er' a go.

A- Nice hazy yellow-gold color with white head

S- smells great I give this beer that! Gum clove lemon!

T- Found this beer very tasty buttt the taste at the end/aftertaste was kind of crazy intense to me like a reallly wheaty clove taste.

M- seemed light not too shabby don't seem like a 7.2%

D- It's drinkable but really I only want one of these at a crack the end notes are bit too much for my palate

10-11-2009 05:25:38 | More by minnunderground
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gmfessen

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

Picked up a sampler 12 pack while in WI recently, this is the first out of the case... poured from the bottle into a weizen glass, beer is a cloudy yellow color with a nice white creamy cap that crackles like rice krispies. Nice big gobs of lacing form on the glass. The smell is definitely that of a hefe; spicy phenols reminiscent of banana and clove with a hint of acidic citrus tartness. The smooth banana yeast characteristic is even more apparent in the taste followed by a wheaty body and clove/spice finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied and chewy, like a meal in a glass. Drinking this, I would never guess this beer has 7.2% - very well masked and excellently done. I would go as far to say that this beer is just as good as any Bavarian Hefeweizen that you might find.

10-03-2009 02:09:49 | More by gmfessen
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

Hazy orange-tinted golden.

Smells delicious! Clove, banana, and bubblegum come through strongly.

Big time clove and bubblegum in the taste, along with the slightest hint of a spice, reminiscent of something by Unibroue.

A little bit thinner than I'd like, and I could sense this is higher ABV than a typical hefe, but it isn't drastically obvious.

This doesn't beat out some of the phenomenal German ones, but it's definitely a nice beer I'd gladly have again.

10-02-2009 02:35:06 | More by Strix
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mikey711

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%

Received this as an extra from both Beersis81 and maximum12.

A: golden and cloudy with a big frothy head almost three fingers thick on top. As it disappates some big bottles form in the middle of the head, but the lacing is very good.

S: Alot of bubble gummy esters that make me feel like i have stuff my face in a box of bazooka joe, with maybe a hint of banana.

T: Banana esters that finish rather sweet and bubble gummy. I hate bananas but like this beer.

M: Only the slightest bit of harshness otherwise it it very full bodied and creamy.

D: For me one is enough because of the banana taste, but objectively, i think this one is really easy to drink and many people would enjoy it.

09-24-2009 00:15:24 | More by mikey711
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woosterbill

Kentucky

4.65/5  rDev +10.2%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy, luminous orange-gold body presided over by a voluminous, creamy, statuesque head of fine white foam that exhibits impeccable retention and leaves some dense lace (though not quite as much as I would like). All around, a breathtaking beer.

S: Huge, assertive hefe nose: lots of cloves and banana, but this is a standout in the bubblegum category - which just happens to be my favorite of the classic hefe scents. This brew shows a great mix of spice and sweetness, and it manages to display an authentic hefe aroma but with more intensity than I've ever encountered. Awesome.

T: Starts out with the clove spice, but quickly transitions into a medley of rich malt flavors: bread, fruit (not banana, interestingly - a little darker, like raisins or plums), and finally a finish redolent of bubblegum. Complex and tasty.

M: Nice soft carbonation, but a little thinner of body than I might like.

D: As drinkable as any hefe I've ever had, but significantly higher ABV. Unbelievable.

Notes: This tastes like the Platonic ideal of a hefe: every image, every aroma, every flavor is here, and intensified beyond all expectations. Definitely my favorite hefe of all time. Excellent work, NG - as always!

09-19-2009 02:23:15 | More by woosterbill
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oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

12 ounce bottle- pours a hazy dark straw. One finger thick creamy white head with bubbly lacing. Nose- lemon, clove, bubblegum. Taste- has the classic hefe taste, but toned down so that there is a wheat zing to the flavour profile. Really adds to the refreshing nature rather than an overly sweet hefe. The body is spot on with appropriate high carbonation. Finish- dries out with a grainy aftertaste. Great stuff.

09-09-2009 18:41:02 | More by oakbluff
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storksonm

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

In a pint glass.

Very nice head didn't really keep but nice initially. Nice golden yellow in color. Smells kind of like a beligain. Tastes very nice with some more fruitier esters in it. A mild mouthfeel to it with flowery notes. Its a very nice hefe I enjoy it on a once and a while kind of basis. I will def be pickin this one up again though. Drinkin local.

09-06-2009 06:00:16 | More by storksonm
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blackearth

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -9.2%

Purchased from the Hilltop brewery in New Glarus, WI. Poured into a weiss glass this beer showed a bright golden body with a white head. Aroma of fruity esters most notably cloves and a faint bubble gum character. Mouthfeel was light bodied with crisp carbonation. The malt and wheat flavors were good, but not outstanding. Good drinkability, but I wasn't reaching for a second one.

09-01-2009 14:29:07 | More by blackearth
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Fluffy/Fizzy two finger light head tops a cloudy orange amber beer. Head vanishes quite quickly. No lacing to speak of. Some nice sparkling carbonation rising to the top.

Very Light aroma that actually fades quickly. Light grains, slight citrus, slight spice.

Spice and yeast tones are more pronounced in the flavor vs. the aroma. White pepper here vs. the assertive black pepper of the Crack'd version. Light banana flavor combined with a nice bread tones. A touch more hop assertiveness at the end vs. what I expected. Nice. Lemon/citrus

Delicate and very light body. Sparking and bright.

Very drinkable and quite refreshing. Clearly a great summer session option.

Another nice beer by New Glarus.

08-30-2009 20:54:53 | More by Reagan1984
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Deep foggy amber color with extremely tight eggshell white head of suds.

Wheaty with clove and banana and a hint of lemon zest.

Like the nose. Heavy on the wheat! This is the best Hefe I've had.

Medium bodied. Big and rich. Two words I never thought I would say for a Hefeweizen. Slight sharpness from the carbonation activates a lot of flavor.

I can't even believe the ABV in this. This goes down so easy. Easily the best wheat beer I've had. Breaks a lot of stereotypes for this style. Outstanding beer!

08-30-2009 04:59:05 | More by jera1350
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +11.8%

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a clear golden orange color that produced a beautiful fluffy white head with awesome retention and is clinging to the sides of the glass.

(S)- Evident clove with bananna and lemon biscuits. Has a slight hint of flowery/vanilla bouquet with a dash of honey sweetness. Beautiful creamy banana in this.

(T)- Lush ripe banannas and bubblegum. light clove with a light biscuit-like lemon.

(M)- Plenty of carbonation with a great smooth flavor. Balanced well for the style with a creamy banana front and a lightly dry wheat end.

(D)- A fantastic Hefe beer that fits perfectly with this time of the year. Wonderfully balanced and easy drinking. New Glarus keeps surprising me again and again.

08-29-2009 00:44:17 | More by sweemzander
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ahalloin

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a light golden cloudy color with effervescent white head of about two finger width. Head is retained lightly atop the beer all the way to the bottom of the glass.

Smell is spot on for a Hefeweizen. Clove, cinnamon, and tangy yeast are all present with a fruity background. Smells fresh and clean for a Hefe.

Taste also fits the bill perfectly. A nice fruity sweet front gives way to a very tangy, spicy finish with a slight hint of alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel is full for a wheat beer with an expansive quality that seems to find every taste bud in my mouth and excite the nerves to dance with flavor. Carbonation is medium-high and feels right for the style.

Drinkability is outstanding. This totally refreshing session beer could be enjoyed by my grandmother!

08-26-2009 00:38:45 | More by ahalloin
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +10.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Taken from the NGBC sampler 12 pack.

Pours cloudy golden yellow with 2-3 finger of thick white foam. Long lasting retention and lacing everywhere.

Smell is akin to sticking ones nose into a banana bunch.

Taste is slight citrus, full of whaet, with mild spices at the finish. Some cinammon. Good lively carbonation in the mouthfeel. Slight tart finish.

Excellent beer, very drinkable. Top notch.

08-23-2009 20:30:47 | More by KTCamm
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.88/5  rDev -8.1%

Tried inverted pour from 12 oz bottle into a 22 oz glass....got some very minor overflow.

A: The head at first was 5 or 6 fingers, but then down to a normal three or so. It's white, with bubbles of all sizes and decent active carbonation. The color is fairly orange/golden on not the dull color I would want from a hefe. It's hazy, but not really from the yeast it appears to me. The head shrinks fast.

S: I get wheaty, but I also smell some bland fruity hops and almost a Belgian yeast funk. Some candy sweetness. Something I really link to a sour smell. Not bready or wheaty enough at all.

T: Still fruity and not wheaty. It also isn't boozy, which impresses me with the flavors being what they are the ABV being what it is. I don't taste banana or clove or anything like what I would expect here. Though I don't totally dislike it. Hmm, I take that back, I get a very VERY mild banana aftertaste like what you'd get in a smoothie that was banana AND something.

M: Smooth, but a little flat to be honest, which is a nice change of pace from most hefes that blow you up like a balloon. It's not thin or sharp, nor is it chewy, it's a good, almost milky middle ground.

D: Very drinkable. Interesting flavor, interesting mouthfeel. I will be happy to finish up what I have, but not sure if i want more.

08-20-2009 18:01:06 | More by mdwalsh
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

12 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

Pours a hazy gold, with several poofy fingers of brite-white foamy head. This settles down fairly quickly in a thin creamy layer, that leaves a moderate amount of sticky lacing back. The aroma is orange zest, wiht a thick tang of sweet wheat behind it. Floral hops, some spicy clove, and yeasty ripe banana round things out, giving this some extra pop and presence in the nose.

The taste is silky with orange, lemon, and wheat. A musty banana yeastiness glides through in a more subtle manner. Clove pulls up the back of this, really drying the back out. This is very tangy overall though, with an additional bit of smokiness to it as well. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, with a mellow carbonation and silky smoothness to it. Quite drinkable overall and very hard to tell that it's over 7%!

All around good Hefe here from New Glarus. They know how to do a Wheat beer or two and this is a shining example of that. A full flavored refreshing summertime quaff!

08-19-2009 16:35:01 | More by Kegatron
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

A nice pale golden smoggy unfiltered glow with a few slow streams of bubbles within. Tall, foamy capping of stark white froth laps up quickly to a thick setting top. Resides down softly to a thick skim and the lacing is mostly drippy with a few thick spots and globs sticking closer the edge of the liquid.

Solidly balanced nose with this one as the 'Dancing Man' performs well on the stage of the nose with slathered in banana muted paleness with a sweet wheat bready backing and a nice touch of hefe yeast, floral-essence, and tamer clove.

The taste has some good dance moves as well. Well established meatyness of malts; tangy, hearty, darkly deepened wheaty sweet bread, banana mushyness, very brief lemon candy stint, and a perfect snap tone in the mid range as it sinks in well with a heavy but balanced finish of hefe yeasty spices. Great tone and length.

Soft, smooth, chewy, malty, yet snappy with wheat that's all wrapped up in a solid medium body. There's just a touch of zip in spices to it that sparks extra flavor in each sip. The balancing act is quite excellent between the pale sweet flavors and the snappy tone of tangy wheat and breezy spice additions.

This stuff takes the stage and performs a top notch performance all around.

08-17-2009 18:30:59 | More by tavernjef
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srandycarter

California

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%

A - Light honey, 2 inch white head hangs out for awhile. Very sudsy lace.

S - Banana clove and pepper dominate the smell.

T - Smells transfer to taste, surrounded by pretty evident sweet malt. Spicy finish.

M - Medium body that feels thicker than it is. Very coating, good carb.

D - Pretty nice, easy to drink.

08-15-2009 22:25:03 | More by srandycarter
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.