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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,082 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,082
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 355
Gots: 71 | 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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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-20-2013 23:32:13 | More by chippo33
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-20-2013 03:03:32 | More by ystazi
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a MASSIVE, dense, white head that collapses to a perfect, soft, whipped, two-finger head. A wonderful bouquet of bananas and clove in the nose. Perfect, hazy, straw-gold color. Starts with notes of clove, banana, sweet malt, and floral hops. Builds in banana sweetness after the hops peak at a very low bitterness. The finish melts the hops floral characteristics perfectly off bready malt and sweet banana, with a lingering touch of clove.

Perfect.
How is this not my go-to Hefeweizen?
Beats most of the Germans at their own game!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 01:40:42 | More by TheSSG
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loose5682

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-18-2013 04:27:22 | More by loose5682
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d5001986

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-16-2013 22:36:45 | More by d5001986
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drop6301

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-14-2013 16:05:45 | More by drop6301
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:32:18 | More by yamar68
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, probably about a month old, poured into a German hefeweizen glass (obtained visiting Burg Eltz on the Rhine years ago) and quaffed today, 5/4/2013.

Aroma: It smells like a hefeweizen, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Banana, spicy clove and bubble gum- the esters and characterstic WY3068 yeast that basically define hefeweizen taste and smell. Some sweet malt up front and in the back. Smells fantastic, reminds me of the Bavarian hefeweizens and transports me back to the Hirschgarten. (4.5)

Colour: Hazy straw coloured body that pours with a massive >4cm head, typical of hefeweizens, with the thick haziness that occurs in spades once I swirl the yeast sediment and pour it in. Beautiful looking hefeweizen, great in a hefeweizen glass. (4)

Flavour: Love it. Following the nose- there is a good bit of sweet malt, like straight up spicy sugar cane, that persists throughout a nice cavalcade of the esters- banana, spicy clove, pears, bubble gum. It's like an assembly line of malt with the esters being dumped on it every few seconds. Very tasty and reminds me of my time in Munich. Absolutely fantastic although the malt is a little stronger than some of the other German imports. (4.5)

Mouthfeel: Light bodied yet full of flavour. Drinks smoothly, crisp and refreshing with a clean yeasty finish. No heat at all- I think this is a higher ABV hefeweizen which I really don't notice here even when it gets rather warm. The aftertaste is basically all WY3068, which is why I'm drinking hefeweizens in the first place! (4)

Overall: The malt sweetness is a bit strong in this one, which would probably explain the higher ABV. Typically Hefeweizens are all yeast, and everything else is there as a supporting cast. This is a pretty good take on the German style, though I would prefer even more spices, banana, cloves in my Hefeweizens. That being said, this is easier for me to get fresh than the 6-9 month old imported Weihenstephaners or Paulaners- so I'm definitely appreciative of Dan's work with the German styles I used to imbibe in the good ol' Deutschland. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 17:04:55 | More by Stevedore
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nlmartin

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-06-2013 11:47:53 | More by nlmartin
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-05-2013 07:03:24 | More by HumphreyLee
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-04-2013 20:11:50 | More by Evan
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Sudsday

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-02-2013 03:27:22 | More by Sudsday
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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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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -23%

03-23-2013 02:48:31 | More by CasanovaCummins
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schoon

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-17-2013 02:05:47 | More by schoon
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soze47

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-16-2013 14:12:26 | More by soze47
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-13-2013 20:29:14 | More by wmobley
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-12-2013 20:35:46 | More by MarkFy
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-12-2013 05:21:08 | More by Zachtheporter
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fishkab

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2013 04:25:02 | More by fishkab
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freemanj

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-03-2013 04:42:07 | More by freemanj
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-28-2013 15:35:06 | More by DeutschesBier
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

02-28-2013 10:01:04 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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JackOGreen

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-25-2013 07:30:39 | More by JackOGreen
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Azrael


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-21-2013 04:29:38 | More by Azrael
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,082 ratings.