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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,073 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 351
Gots: 66 | 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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egrace84

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-15-2013 03:04:59 | More by egrace84
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defenestrate

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-17-2013 05:50:59 | More by defenestrate
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Bauman1535

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-21-2012 03:45:23 | More by Bauman1535
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-24-2013 01:59:41 | More by Sparky44
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lovethebelgians

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-07-2013 17:53:09 | More by lovethebelgians
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-05-2014 04:08:18 | More by SkinniePost
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CummingsK21

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-15-2011 01:32:28 | More by CummingsK21
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Newglarusguy

Wisconsin

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

At first, nothing unusual: it pours a semi-cloudy, dark gold, with a towering cream-colored head of pillowy foam. Although the thin residue of yeast coating the bottom of the bottle is proof that this beer is indeed bottle-conditioned, it isn't nearly as cloudy as a lot of unfiltered wheats you'll come across. The nose is borderline mind-blowing: ultra-intense Belgian-like spiciness over top a bed of traditional Bavarian-wheat bananas and cloves. Wow.

It'd be a tall order for the taste to live up to the aroma--and it doesn't--but it's still pretty damn fantastic. The spiciness is toned down from the nose and, although still awful lively for a wheat, it's complemented almost perfectly with a mix of bananas and yeast. There isn't a huge banana/clove presence like you'd find in traditional Bavarian wheats, but there's enough to balance out that spice. Some lemony, citrus notes come out as the beer warms, furthering the complexity. All underneath a soft, clean palate that you've come to expect from a well-made wheat.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2008 02:16:36 | More by Newglarusguy
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Hazy golden straw with a slight tint of orange. Big pillowy 2-3 finger white head that only leaves a thin ring with some lacing. Myriad of bubbles stream from bottom of glass to the top.

S - It smells like a clover field with banana trees. Nice bright wheat smell, with some bread and honey. Hints of lemon and cinnamon, pepper.

T - Clover bomb with wheat, bread and honey, some banana. Finish has some spice and lemon.

M - Light body as one would expect from a Hefeweizen. Plenty of carbonation, pour slowly!

O - This is my go to Hefeweizen during the summer months as it is so refreshing and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 16:41:27 | More by Ri0
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joe1510

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Coffee Grounds, Eau Claire

Not one of my favorite styles but I noticed this getting rave reviews and I always look forward to trying New Glarus's new offerings so I picked some Dancing Man up. Pours a glowing hazy orange with huge amounts of carbonation exploding to the surface. A two finger eggshell head formed on the pour that became creamy as it sat without losing any size. This is really a great looking hefe.

Pretty standard aromas come from this hefe but what makes it special is it just seems more pronounced than other hefeweizens I've had in the past. Good dose of wheat twang with a nice sprinkling of freshly squeezed orange juice. Warm banana bread and there's some mild clove in the background but the yeast adds another layer of spiciness. Begs to be drank.

Flavor is along the lines of the aroma but more subdued and seamless. Wheat is much bolder in the flavor easing into the mild clove and yeast spiciness with a solid sampling of ripe banana. Finishes with a nice touch of juicy orange on the swallow.

The mouthfeel is as good as I can imagine coming from a hefe. Medium bodied with an incredible smooth creaminess on the palate. It's like velvet draping my tongue.

This is a refreshing supremely enjoyable hefe that I could drink the day away.

This Is the best hefeweizen I've drank to date and one I will continue to pick up when in season. There's is in no way an overpowering clove presence like I've run into with many others. New Glarus hits another homerun.

Reviewed: 9/19/07

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 20:30:33 | More by joe1510
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UGADawgGuy

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to the lovely and talented natasharai for this Wisconsin-only masterpiece!

Appearance: A weizen pour yields a golden-orange, almost honey-colored body with a creamy white head. This stuff is slightly less murky than many hefeweizens, but still nice and cloudy with suspended yeast. Effervescence produces a lingering cap of tiny bubbles, and ample lacing.

Smell: Mmm...sweet, sweet hefeweizen. Smells like Live Oak, with marginally more overt wheatiness. Honeysuckle, powdered sugar, wheat, and a dry, yeasty backbone. I'd better taste this stuff, FAST.

Taste: WHEAT! Not as overly sweet as I expected, based on the nose, but still good. Of all the hefeweizens I've had -- and I've had a lot of them -- I think this one does the best job of featuring the wheat without overwhelming the palate with twangy funk. The funk is certainly there, but it's relatively mild (albeit more prominent as the brew warms up). Backing all that wheat is an abiding, but never cloying, sweetness. Dancing Man is a bit fruitier than most hefeweizens -- not banana fruity, but apples-and-citrus fruity. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel: A LITTLE less creamy and lighter than I'd ideally like, but still great. Borders on sticky, but has enough carbonation and water to escort the stuff down my throat without difficulty. I believe the goal here is refreshment, and that's accomplished in spades.

Drinkability: Stellar. Just stellar. A truly great summer beer -- I'd love to try some of this after a long day outside in the 90-degree Georgia heat. It's noteworthy that the 7.2% ABV is TOTALLY hidden. Seriously, I did a double-take when I saw that. While I was drinking it, Dancing Man seemed like a 5% ABV (or lower) beer.

If you like hefeweizens, it is imperative that you seek out some Dancing Man. It belongs up there with the best examples of the style -- American or otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 06:42:50 | More by UGADawgGuy
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy and dark golden with a huge, frothy head; lacing is okay

S: Lots of banana, some cloves, some apple, and a touch of nutmeg all on top of a grainy and bready base; mmm does this smell like some good banana bread

T: A bit of clove and pepper spice up front followed by a bit of alcohol; then the loads of banana with a touch of apple; also at the end a grainy, grassy, and slightly bready malt presence shines through

F: Pretty darn good mouth feel for the style; light to medium with a healthy amount sticking to the roof of the mouth

O: What an amazing hefe; simply one of the best of the style--though it sure borders on a weizen bock

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 00:29:33 | More by dbossman
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12zo bottle. Thanks to SuperNova777 for this beer as I have been wanting to try this one forever!

A- Pours a nice hazy golden orange color. Two finger white head shows crazy good retention. Thick streaks of lace and collar left on my beer. This beer looks so good!

S- A nice wheat undertone through the entire aroma profile. Banana and clove in the front mixes well with it. Hints of cinnamon toward the middle along with something else I can't quite put my finger on. Ending shows a nice lemongrass quality along with some very light grassy hops. The yeast they use really tends to stick around the front and ending of the aroma.

T- Wheat in the front with a ton of banana and light sprinkles of clove. This sounds like it could taste like banana bread but it doesn't. Toward the middle of the beer the flavors blend into a nice almost nutmeg and cinnamon like flavor. This adds to the yeast flavor that is staying with this beer from the start to finish. The ending has more of the wheat once again showing with some hints of lemon and faded grassy hops in the very back. Alcohol is crisp and leaves the beer tasting clean overall.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Wheat, clove, banana are left on the palate. Aftertaste is a mix of crisp alcohol, wheat, and a variety of spices. Flavors were very well balanced for the style leaving no dominate flavors at all. No off flavors on this beer at all while drinking it. Light alcohol drying on the palate. My only complaint is this beer is a little heavy I thought for the style.

O- This beer was crisp and refreshing to drink. The flavors are very well placed with each other making you want to drink more. I personally thought the abv was very nice overall and made this drink way too easy. Glad to have tried this beer and would love to get my hands on more of it.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 02:42:35 | More by alleykatking
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brandoneast

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was the most incredible smelling Hefeweiezn I've ever had, no doubt see this out. HUGE thanks to Gonzoillini to throw this in as an EXTRA, thanks Tony.

Notes in the aroma and flavor profiles: Banana, sweetened coconut, piña colada, bazooka bubbleum, banana laffy taffy, tropical fruit snow cone.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 03:56:05 | More by brandoneast
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blackie

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: Fluffy dirty white head slowly falls back. The beer is a super cloudy amber-golden in color. Okay retention and I'd really like some lacing, but I love the color.

s: Great balance of sweet wheat and barley notes with the load of smelly yeast that is quite visibly within. Nice clove and smashed overripe banana, and even a light smoky note. Dripping with fresh malt and yeast, really nice. Not so much on the citrus end, which is much appreciated.

m: medium-high carbonation and a medium body...a little heavy for a hefe, but I like that

t: Generous chalky, yeasty flavors and a load of Wisconsin grains giving a well balanced sweetness. Notes of clove and banana bread stand out but are well integrated. Lightly hopped with a gentle bitterness and clean, flavorful finish that lasts and lasts. Really, ummm, hearty in flavor for a hefeweizen (good thing).

d: Easy, as expected...even on the high end of the average hefeweizen ABV. Would be a staple if available.

bottle smuggled back from Wisco, poured into my newly acquired weizen glass

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 03:32:33 | More by blackie
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Dohdaman

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a pint glass from a 12oz bottle

A: Hazy,orangy gold color. Pours a finger size head that disapated but lasted the entire glass.

S: Smells of cloves, spices, maybe bananas. Nice fragrance.

T: Clove, wheat and some citrus. Great taste.

M: Creamy feel, but not overdone. Mild carbonation.

O: This is a good hefe, one of my favorites. Very happy that Wisco is only 45 minutes away.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 00:29:00 | More by Dohdaman
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist. Extra special thanks to neubernie for the hook-up!

A: Pours a hazy, lemony-gold with a creamy, two-finger, bright white layer of head on the top. Oddly enough, not much lace was left behind.

S: Aromas of clove, banana, toasted wheat crackers, lemon peel, bubblegum, and orange. Awesome Hefe yeast aromas!

T: The taste follows the aroma pretty much lock step here. Clove, banana, orange/lemon zest, fresh baked wheat bread, and spices.

M: Citrus sharpness and soft toasty wheat plus a lingering dry spiciness keep things very interesting.

D: What a fantastic Hefe! New Glarus continues to churn out one excellent weizen after another!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 23:04:04 | More by GbVDave
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cosmicevan

New York

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to seeswo for helping me out with the no rules farm team BIF while also adding some beers to my own on-deck circle, such as this one.

a - opened the bottle and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. beer poured a fairly murky yellow stream which settled as a dense almost light orange with a very generous frothy bubbly head. easy over 2 fingers and didn't even pour half the bottle out. what you'd expect from a hefe.

s - wonderful citric notes married with fresh orange. some clove, almost saison without any of the grassiness you'd associate with a classic saison. nice sweetness, very appetizing. oodles of orange peel. little banana.

t - this is a damn tasty beer. possibly one of the better summer beers i've had. good balls on a citric/orange peel brew. an easy one for anyone to enjoy, weather male, female, or used to macros.

m - smooth, crisp...well carbonated.

o - what a great beer. i do get the praise that this one receives. however, this is not the kind of beer that i could have over and over again in a night, but it is a beer that is a welcome one off no matter what i've been drinking. very impressive. really tasty for a hefe. nice, hidden abv taboot!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 02:22:22 | More by cosmicevan
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stxSS07

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Killian's pint

A- Pours a cloudy golden-orange. A careful pour yields just over 2 fingers of a fluffy, white, and rocky head.

S- Huge notes of fruity esters, wheat, cinnamon, clove, and some lemon. I love it.

T- This might be my personal heaven. A wave of wheat off the bat followed by the sweet fruity banana esters. Finishes with some spice and a touch of tart lemon. This is a 7.2% beer?! What?!

M- Medium bodied and creamy as all hell. Perfect amount of carbonation. Never mind hefe's, this is one of the best feeling beers I've had period.

O- Easily the best hefe I've had and easily breaks into my top-5 beers. Seriously considering heading to WI to buy multiple cases of this brew for summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 05:33:28 | More by stxSS07
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Slynger

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah Dancing man. Best American version of the German style that rivals even the originals.

The pour is golden lemon colored with a tinge of orange and a slight haze. A nice large and fuzzy-creamy white lid which leaves good lacing.

Oh buddy! This beer hits all the marks in the nose that a great hefe should. Sweet and zesty lemon and banana esters, clove and bubblegum, with a slightly spicy wheaty, yeasty overtone. All there and readily accessible at each sniff of the glass.

Solidly medium, chewy, full, big fuzzy-creamy carbonation with an oily smoothness. The taste doesn't let down a bit. Sweet vanilla-lemon, mild and fresh wheat and yeast, and bubblegum with a peppery clove spiciness. Simply delicious.

This is a truly great hefeweizen. Second, maybe, only to Weihenstephaner's, but I can't make that decision till I get em side by side. An absolute must try if you like the style and have the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2008 05:28:08 | More by Slynger
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Lukafer

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks a bunch to MilwaukeeCrusher for this!

Pours a hazy, light golden with 3 fingers of glorious white head that clings to the sides of the glass and slowly fades.  Smells yeasty, some banana and spices, slight lemon, smells really good.  From the first sip I was a fan, I taste banana, some yeast, slight spices and a nice, quick peppery finish.  Delicious!  Mouthfeel is great and drinkability is out of this world.  Another New Glarus hit for me, I really wish they'd distribute to Indiana.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 01:14:16 | More by Lukafer
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Sean for sending me a 6pk of a favorite of mine from NG !

I had already cracked a couple of these, but the one I just opened now started gushing when I opened it... hm... Well once it found its way into the glass, it was a hazy orangey-gold color with a firm 1 finger head in the tulip, filmy retention with some lace.

Just a huge powerful banana yeasty aroma as it poured and when I went in for the initial whiff. It's like a tangy spiced banana bread. Just great, with some of the typical herbal-clove as well.

The taste just as great, with nice tangy wheat character, crisp carbonation rolling over the tongue with some spritzy lemon zest, and great bready malt character throughout. Some sweeter fruitiness, and excellent potent yeastiness all the way through.

Even with all the times I've had this, I had forgotten it was 7.5% until I went to enter this review. It clearly has a bit more body and malting than your typical hefeweizen, but it is still on the same level of drinkability. A really great brew, though it is filling. Though, now that I think back, the first time I had this beer I also had the crack'd wheat within the same day or two span. I'm thinking I might've like the crack'd better but I will need to revisit that one as well for the final verdict. This is still an excellent brew all around and there aren't many american examples of this style that can match up.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 03:05:46 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Nice, airy, snowy-white head greeted this beer wonderfully and left decent lacing on the glass. A slightly hazy, bright copper body laid beneath the foam.

S-Awesome, raw yeast aroma. This one almost has an oaky, farmhouse funk to it. A sweet citrusy smell leads to a spicy linger.

T&M-A heavy yeast spice is immediately followed by a full-mouthed wheat body. The malts a perfectly blended with the explosion of yeast flavor. Obvious Banana and Juicy Fruit characteristics shine brightly. Their is almost a chamomile hint in this. Hops are hard to detect at all, but nicely ignored. A rich, nutty, grainy, finish balances well with the dryness that is produced from the yeast.

D-If this is truly 7.2%, this is leathal! A hefe of this caliber can be consumed so easily in the hot Wisconsin summer, that it is almost a crime.

This could easily be one of the best NGs to surface in quite a while. I still miss the Black Wheat, but I will drown my sorrows in the Dancing Man.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2007 00:17:11 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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BlindPig

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Really thick white head one a really cloudy darker yellow body. Great head retention and leaves a really nice thick lacing.
S- Big banana and clove aroma. Wheat is nice a present, some grass hops, hints of bubble gum, and some caramel malt.
T- Follows the aroma. Very nice blend of all the flavors and nothing is over whelming. The wheat makes itself present with a nice light bitterness from the grass hops.
M- Medium body with low/medium carbonation yet really nice and smooth.
D- I think this may be the best Hefe Weizen I have had. Just a great beer. Thanks to Initiative for this as a extra.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 03:18:34 | More by BlindPig
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz. bottle with a pry-off cap, its labeled illustrated with -surprise- a 'dancing man'. A lederhosen-clad, stein-hoisting man, in fact. Prost

Thanks (I believe) go to mnwags for this one. If I'm wrong, then thanks to whoever the kind soul was who sent this.

A: Into the pint glass goes a pale orange pour, mostly clear until the last yeast-laden ounces are swirled and dumped in. A tornadic-swirl of sediment then a misty haze. Nice 2-fingers of crackly white froth, dropping to a thin and slightly lumpy creamy. Vigorous and steady carbonation streams through the glass. Lace sticks randomly in flecks and patches.

S: Wow! Big aroma of cloves, spices and ripe banana. A hint of lemon zest and plenty of baked bread. Rich and hearty aroma, detectable from a couple feet away.

T: Terrific flavor: bold spices (cloves, cinnamon, a little nutmeg), a mild citrus (lemon butter, orange peel?) and a load of wheaty goodness. So full of spice and zest, at times I'd wince a little. A deep, intoxicating version of the style.

M: Crisp feel, luscious medium body, excellent carbonation that's active without being overbearing. I noted the ABV tops the 7% threshold, so the fuller body and traces of alcohol warmth are expected (and welcomed!). Slight yeasty film.

D: Awesome flavor and aroma, a hefeweizen I'd LOVE to have again. The less-sessionable ABV prevents a perfect score on this, but not by much. Very highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 01:56:49 | More by msubulldog25
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.