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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,157
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 360
Gots: 80 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of hu5om
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

now it feels like summer in WI...
a- cloudy, cloudy pale golden yellow. nice fluffy white head on top. decent lacing
s- sweet orange, wheat grain, yeast, corriander or cloves?
t- yeast, wheat grain, the sweet orange lightly, the corriander/cloves i can't seem to figure out. delicate, light spiciness. how is this 7.2%?
m- creamy, sumptuously smooth, a bit of healthy thickness to it
d- i want to buy a case. i'm going to drink this all summer. avenitus who?

hu5om, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of ffejherb
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle into special DFH glass on 9/26/11. Thanks to brewslut for grabbing one of these for me on a recent trip to WI.

A - Vigorous pour revealed a hazy golden wheat-colored liquid with a mammoth four-finger crown of rocky foam that eventually diminished to a thin veil of retention and decorated the sides of the glass with a splash of lace.

S - Bold spicy nose with plenty of clove and coriander, as well as a hint of cinnamon. Juicy citrus fruit mingles with a bready, wheaty malt base, creating a really inviting aroma.

T - Everything you could want in a Hefe is here: the clove spiciness, ripe banana, tangy citrus fruit and fresh baked wheat bread. Finishes spicy but with a hint of grassy hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with a chewy texture and moderate carbonation. Finishes spicy with mild bitterness on the palate.

D - This is a spot-on German-style Hefe and one of the best examples of an American-brewed Hefe I've ever had. I typically need to be in the mood to drink a Hefe, but if this beer was available in PA, I'd likely keep a case on-hand during the summer months. Dancing Man is a delicious, thirst-quenching beer that is an authentic nod to its German predecessors.

ffejherb, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of scootny
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A superb brew here. A hazy gold with a decent head that leaves a little bit on the glass here and there. Goodly amount of carbonation.

A deep rich banana nose with plenty of clove and spicy peppery bits. A touch of bubble gum. Sweet and twangin' wheat malt lays a bed of goodness.

Taste is just great, much like the nose. A firm wheat malt backbone serves up big banana and clove. Green apples, white grapes, and light sourdough. A touch of warm alcohol toward the finish. Feel is light and sweet with a refreshing carbonation.

Highly drinkable with the alcohol not slowing you down at all...till it hits. I really like this one. One of the best American Hefes you can find in a bottle anywhere. Thanks to Pudge43 for the three you sent. The only problem now is I need more.

scootny, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of emerge077
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Four fingers of foam billow up to the rim of the weizen glass. Color is a murky, translucent orange, with lazy streams of carbonation idling upwards. Foam settles, creating a soufflé like effect. Irregular webs of lace cling to the sides of the glass.

Immediately there's a big banana aroma, very fresh and ripe. On par with Weihenstephaner in my opinion. Fresh wheat and yeast esters are large in the equation.

On the palate, it's very smooth, almost buttery. Wheat slickness, with bursting banana, clove, & nutmeg. Some residual orange sweetness accompanies the yeast in the aftertaste. Very satisfying, drink it by the liter in the summertime!

Everything about this Hefe says traditional Bavaria. In a blind tasting it would be very difficult to identify this a domestic Hefeweizen.

emerge077, Jul 16, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Another gem from New Glarus that I was privy to trying. I am always thrilled when I run across another of their beers. This one in particular I was anxious to try, Served chilled and poured into a pint glass. Consumed on 11/02/2008.

The pour was very nice with a rich and very bright yellow color coming through right away. A very hazy and cloudy look to this one I have to admit, as I was waiting to find some sediment, but none came forward. Nice three inches of white then topped out over the glass and settled down lightly into a nice little pillow of white, which was reinforced but lots of carbonation.

The aroma was light and very pleasing. Nice touches of grain, light wheat and a touch of a banana like aroma all coming through rather nicely. Some almost light grass like hops bouncing around in there as well. The flavor was very crisp, very clean with a well rounded profile that was very pleasing. Nice light rush of grass and grain, light bready malts and a touch of banana again coming through quite cleanly and clearly. Very easy to put down, it seemed to get lighter, and easier to drink as time went by.

Overall I have to give this one some pretty darn high marks. A very solid hefe here, with a nice and very tight profile and rich carbonation that really just pulled it all together. I would go for another one of these any day!

mikesgroove, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of Wisconsinality
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into hefe glass.

A- Pours a hazy burnt orange with a big two and a half finger's worth of head and tons of streaming bubbles coming up the side of the glass. The heads recedes slowly leaves great lacing and a very nice cap on the beer.

S- Big amounts of clove, yeast and bubble gum. Some nice malt and a little bit of a grassy undertone. A little bit of a breadiness at the end of it. Purely intoxicating.

T- Nice smooth wheat, yeast and clove. A nice breadiness, good amounts of malt and bubble gum. Very well balanced with no flavor really dominating.

M- Very smooth on the first sip, just glides over the tongue. Medium bodied that is a little bit chewy. The carbonation only becomes apparent on the back of the throat.

D- I would like to know where the 7.2% is hidden in this beer. I have never had a hefe this big and hidden the ABV so well. If you aren't careful, this one will sneek up on you, God knows it has happened to me.

Wisconsinality, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of portia99
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle received as a great extra in a trade with levifunk. Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a very cloudy orangey golden color with 3 fingers of dense, tight bubbled head that just doesn't want to die. Leaves nice lines of foamy lacing displaying the beer levels after the previous sips.

S - Very spicy aroma with tons of cloves up front, strong wheaty graininess, a bit of sweetness, a good hit of phenols, some cinnamon, a hint of bubblegum, some light wintergreen. Pretty complex wheat beer.

T - Cooling cloves and phenols up front in the flavor with nice wheaty flavors to back them up. Lightly sweet, a bit of alcohol flavor and warmth, bubblegum. This is right up there with some of the best hefe's I've had, complex and flavorful.

M - Spicy flavors fill the mouth and give a mild cooling sensation on the inhale. Carbonation is appropriately on the high side and complements the mid level body of this hefe. The alcohol level causes a mild warmth on the swallow...interesting cool to warm sensation on every sip.

D - Hefeweizen is one of those styles that I truly enjoy, but have to be in the right mood for. Tonight on this warm evening, it is working quite well for me. One of those where I'm disappointed that it is only a 12oz bottle...and my only one. This is one I was wanting to try for a while, and I guess, I'm looking to try again...and soon.

portia99, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of robwestcott
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to BanditBrewingCo for this one.

poured cold from the bottle a cloudy sunlight honey gold to a sun king shaped pint with a huge 2+ finger frothy long lasting white head with serious retention.

spicy aroma of clove, citrus peel and ripe banana.

yeasty, sweet with a subtle tangy bite. banana, butterscotch candy sweet. unexpectedly hot after.

full bodied, highly carbonated, sweet.

drinkable - yes indeed.

robwestcott, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of BEERchitect
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A delicious display of bananna esters, peppery clove, and bubblegum flavors. Banannas are acompanied by apples, pineapples, mangos, papayas, apricots along with a whole plethera of fruitiness. Spicy white pepper, cumin, and orange peel work well in conjunction with the white pepper and warming alcohols. All this on a strong malt base that never favors wheat or barley. Confectionate powdered sugars, wrapped in Juicy Fruit bubblegum adds richness and sweeetness to the shortbread textures and flavors. Remaining creamy and semi-full, the beer slowly fades into a complex dry, spict sweetness. A brilliant juggling act done by New Glarus with complexity and balance.

Thanks Maximim12

BEERchitect, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of Lemke10
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a 6-pack of this at Woodman's in Janesville, WI in mid Summer 2010 for about $7.00.

This seasonal wheat beer from New Glarus brewery is superb. Pours a golden amber color with a thick head of foam that sticks around. Drinks very smooth and has a slight spice after taste. Dancing Man Wheat is far far from a whimpy tasting beer.

Lemke10, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of crewfan16
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle into a stella chalice

a-poured straight down the glass and so much huge thick foam I could only fit about 3/4 of the bottle. tight bubbles let the head sit thickly on top of the beer for several minutes before i could finish pouring the bottle. color is a hazy straw yellow/orange - right on for the style

s- huge clove and banana immediately on the nose. bubblegum is there as well with a little yeast spice. quite a strong nose for a hefeweissen and i really like it.

t- follows the nose pretty well. banana and clove as well as some yeast and wheat. finishes with a little bit of citrus, then more banana/bubble gum flavor. very nice complexity

m- fairly high carbonation, but typical for the style. actually has a bit of creaminess. just slightly heavy and thick for the style, but i like that about it. ABV is not noticable at all and I find it highly drinkable

this is one of the best hefeweissens I have had in a very long time. i would love to try this next to their newer laughing fox kristalweisse. In typical fashion, New Glarus takes a german style, brings it to the states and knocks it out of the park. A really, really good beer.

crewfan16, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of Thickfreakness
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Maudite tulip glass...

A- Gorgeous cloudy, straw yellow brew... three finger pillowy white head sits proudly atop this little glass of sunshine. Sweet & sticky drips of lacing that slide gently away.

S- Clove, cinnamon, orange peel, honey baked wheat bread and ripe banana's. It's making me crave a peanut butter and banana sandwich on honey wheat bread!!! Spicy and sweet with a really nice depth. Not a one trick pony by any means!

T- Sweet malted wheat, ripe banana, pie spice with a touch of carmelized honey. Really fresh and palete cleansing! The banana and sweet wheat really stick around after each sip, and that's when the spices latch on. Cinnamon, clove, black pepper, nutmeg, candied orange peel, and honey... it's all there, and oh so delicious!!!

M- A bit on the thin side as it should be. Very refreshing! Decent carbonation on the tongue. The banana cream pie flavors really envelope your sences! A perfect beer for getting the grill going!

O- This has to be in my top 5 all time Hefe-Weizen's!!! Brilliantly done as expected from New Glarus! I only wish I could get this in NY!!! Pair this with honey-glazed grilled banana's, topped with toasted pie-spiced pecans!!!

Thickfreakness, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of BedetheVenerable
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

BedetheVenerable, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of gmfessen
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

gmfessen, Oct 03, 2009
Photo of yourefragile
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Devil's Backbone weizen.

Pours a chilled golden orange with a massive foamy white head that has excellent retention and leaves abundant lacing. Rich banana aroma with mild clove and pepper with hints of orange throughout. Sweet bubblegum malt body with rich banana yeast and a soft clove finish. Slightly thicker than expected body, well cabonated and a soft, clean finish. A little high in ABV, but my favorite American Hefe regardless.

yourefragile, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of scones
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Great fluffy head. Opaque golden orange color - looks the part.

S - Banana and clove, spicyness. Lacks that lemon/orange peel crap that ruins most of the American "hefeweizens" I've tried.

T - Like the smell; tastes like a true hefe. Probably would have been a 5 for this if I liked the style more.

M - Medium-bodied and very smooth. Love it.

O - While it's not my favorite beer, I think it nails the style. Wish I did love hefes more, because this beer is awesome.

scones, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of everetends
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.

everetends, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Globe glass.

A. Poured 3 finger head. Great retention. Good lacing. Color is a very nice cloudy golden yellow.

S. Yeast, citrus, banana, clove, sweet malt, has some sour notes going on. Has a bit of mustiness. Very great smelling wheat beer. Has a refreshing smell to it.

T. Citrus, clove, banana, pale malt, sweet and sour citrus at the same time. A lot of flavor going on with this one. The malt backbone holds up to it though.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Lingering malty sweetness.

O. A 7.2 hefeweizen that goes down so easy. This really is a great summer beer, that I wish was year round. Extremely drinkable and very flavorful. Stands up to some of the best hefes in not only the U.S. but also Germany. Great beers at a very reasonable price makes New Glarus an awesome brewery.

siradmiralnelson, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of CrellMoset
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at the Sexual Chocolate release at Foothills Brewing Company, Winston Salem, NC. Poured into a sampling glass.

Appearance: Pours an incredibly dirty, hazy, golden brown bodied beer. Perhaps the color of a bruised pear, or a pear that you've bitten into and then let oxidize in the noon day sun for a good twenty, twenty-five minutes. The head fades quickly, probably a result of the alcohol level (which I only see now that I'm reviewing this one - whoa!), and the lacing is similarly retarded. It's an intense color, but not a particularly pleasant one.

Aroma: Can I have some beer with my freshly-baked loaf of banana bread, please? Intensely pungent and rich banana bread with all the right notes - soft, subtle sweetness, nuttiness - pecans, walnuts perhaps - and other gentle, clove- and cinnamon-esque spicy notes. Notes of banana rum, as well, which again is explainable by the relatively high abv%. A really strong nose, and an incredibly pleasant one.

Taste: More of the same. Light and fruity, with tons of bready malts, bananas again, nuts again, plenty of sweet malts - though this time with a light kiss of roast, not quite caramelly, but definitely slightly caramel-ized. The other major difference is that the yeasty earthiness imparted by, well, my bottom of the bottle pour, I suppose. Adds quite an interesting dynamics.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a slight alcohol prickle, above average carbonation, and above-average evenness, which definitely improves with warmth.

Drinkability: Wow. This one was really very impressive, probably more in the realm of an Imperial Hefe (does such a thing exist?), but that's alright. It hits every typical hefe note, adds a dose of nuttiness, and amps everything up to 11. The presence of the alcohol, though ever so slight, also adds an interesting dynamic to the nose. Another huge, huge win from New Glarus, fast becoming one of my favorite breweries.

CrellMoset, Feb 07, 2009
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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%

Rborre321, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of tigg924
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a hefe glass

Appearance: moderate carbonation, bright yellow-gold in color, 2 inch head with a rocky top, hazy

Smell: wheat, bananas, cardamom, and coriander

Taste: follows the nose wheat, bananas, cardamom, and coriander with bready, earthy malt

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate-highcarbonation, slightly sweet

Overall: One of the best domestics hefes I have had. This one compares very favorably to the German classics I have had. Best small bottle offering I have had from New Glarus. Would be a fridge staple if I could obtain it easily.

tigg924, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of umustdrink
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy yellowish orange color with some visible carbonation bubbles. Head is bright white and fades to a good eighth inch.

S - Awesome smell of sweet bubblegum, maybe more than I've ever smelled in a beer. Also some peppery spices and some earthy wheat.

T/M - A good amount of carbonation here, with a dull burn. Immediately the nice yeasty flavors come in, sweet and peppery. An almost syrupy consistency with no noticeable alcohol.

D - Excellent Hefe, highly recommended. I wish this stuff was available back in July!

umustdrink, Oct 11, 2007
Photo of ne0m00re
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Live review of a 12 oz bottle (marked 1690 11:16) thanks to a generous trader.
A: Cloudy golden amber... like apple juice, with a steady white head.
S: Oranges and apple juice, yeasty bread, bright and fruity, angel food cake and bananas. It is welcoming.
T: Wow. Slightly tart, apple juice and grape juice, very refreshing, very light green hops comes off like green apples, creamy with a lingering sweet apple juice finish.
M: Frothy and creamy smooth to an acidic finish, perfectly balancing the beer.
O: Great hefeweizen. Rivals Oberon for American versions of the style.

ne0m00re, May 20, 2011
Photo of HopHeadHurls
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a very cloudy deep yellow/light orange color with about 2.5 fingers of head and moderate carbonation.

S - Banana and cloves are big on the nose here; this beer smells GREAT. You get a wheat aroma of course, and I'm picking up something else in the background, maybe star anise?

T - The taste matches the smell, with banana, cloves, and wheat dominating. That little spiciness in the back is still present and tastes wonderful. This is a very bold beer and leaves almost no trace of alcohol taste behind; the 7.2% ABV is very well disguised.

M - well-carbonated, and it tickles your whole mouth as you're drinking it. It's probably a light-medium body, but more to the light end of the spectrum. Very drinkable based on the lighter body but you get the bold flavor, which is great.

O - This is one of my favorite hefes, it gives you bold flavor without being too heavy, as some hefes can get with the unfiltered quality. I would definitely recommend this to any hefe fan - great summer beer for throwing them back while boating, grilling, or just hanging out on the deck.

HopHeadHurls, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of cvstrickland
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a large weizen glass held before direct late-morning sunshine, Dancing Man glows creamy gold and pretty hazy. A huge rush of bubbles from multiple streamers of internal carbonation feeds a billowing, grainy, eggshell-colored head with good retention but only moderate lace-sticking power.

The smell is malty-wheat-tangy with a load of gooey ripe banana puree. An even-handed pinch of cinnamon and a ham-handed punch of clove sparkle in the sweetly succulent perfume of nutty, tangy grain and spicy yeast.

The taste is rich and deep with a substantial, nutty, toasted wheat backbone. The quaffable brew is gently spiced and sweetly laden with malty-banana fruitiness. A dusting of cinnamon and dark brown toast complement one another in a crisp finish that is near-perfectly balanced by a touch of raw wheaty tang.

The drink is medium in body and almost... almost... just a smidge too well-carbonated, but is nonetheless a true delight to enjoy on a warm and sunny pre-Spring day. Like everything else I've enjoyed from New Glarus, the beer is well-made, truly delicious, and makes me wish I could get it here full time. Failing that, I'll just have to rely on the local brew-god-understudy to keep the Wisconsin-born beer-goodness coming southward! Thanks Matt!

cvstrickland, Feb 21, 2009
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.