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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,131 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 356
Gots: 78 | FT: 2
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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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours straw in color with a 2 finger white head that has decent retention. Slight hazyness to it typical to hefes

Nose has all the normal players, banana clove esters with a hint of spice and tartness similar to that of lemon zest. Subtle wheat throughout the brew.

Wheat and lemon zest are first to hit the palate and fade into a large profile of the yeasty esters. A big banana flavor with hints of clove and spices in the finish. Super tastey and bold hefe.

Nice big carbonation leaves this brew really drinkable and give the light feel a nice body.

Overall great hefe

05-17-2013 00:48:56 | More by Fcolle2
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-16-2013 18:43:08 | More by Westuh
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Hoolie5

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-16-2013 16:48:50 | More by Hoolie5
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +7.8%

The last brew from my New Glarus 12 pack sampler! need to make a run up to WI soon.

Poured from 12oz bottled into Weizen glass with a huge 3 inch head that took it's time to settle down. Lot's of noticeable carbonation here! Color is a golden yellow

Aroma is of cloves and banana, and wheat.

The taste is great, and very refreshing. Banana, little citrus/zest to go with the wheat flavor and a bit of spice.

Mouthfeel - very carbonated and a medium body with a nice crisp finish.

Overall this is a great hefe and awesome summer beer. I need to buy this more regularly.

05-15-2013 19:57:47 | More by maxcoinage
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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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josephwa

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -23%

05-11-2013 22:01:43 | More by josephwa
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-11-2013 16:22:19 | More by Eaglefan344
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Mandark

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-10-2013 05:46:52 | More by Mandark
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-10-2013 03:16:15 | More by cwxc818
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GoBlue12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-08-2013 14:39:45 | More by GoBlue12
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-08-2013 00:03:54 | More by cadaugherty
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-07-2013 16:20:20 | More by Drucifer
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-06-2013 02:56:28 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%

Thanks to maximum12 for this awesome extra - I'm always excited to get more New Glarus stuff, they haven't let me down yet. Dancing Man Wheat pours hazy and translucent; a brilliant shade of golden-amber with an absolutely enormous, pillowing, fluffy white head. Very volatile - even a modest pour yields a cap thicker than the amount of beer in the glass. Little lacing is left behind, but the foam shows great retention.

DMW is an American take on a traditionally German style, so it's no surprise when I bring my nose to the glass and am immediately reminded of beers like Weihenstephaner and Franziskaner Hefe. Fantastically sweet bouts of malt, colliding gracefully with an equal mix of lovely esters; clove, bubblegum, and some other light spices. Lots of delicate sweetness up front, borderline Candi sugar-like, with beautiful overtones of soft fruit; overripe banana, orange zest, and pear.

The more this warms up, the more heavy the wheat and malt gets - backed with waves of soft wheaty aromas, grains, bread, butter, and a bunch of underlying sugary goodness. Fresh yeast aromas linger in the finish, both fruity and a little spicy all at once. Very well done; even from just the aroma, I can tell that this is going to be a tasty hefeweizen... but will it be enough to dethrone some of the original classics?

Much like the aroma, the taste starts off soft and sweet with some light sugar tones up front; malty to the core with a hammering of esters hitting your palate from every which way. A wonderful collage of flavors engorges the senses and sends me into hefe-nirvana; banana, pear, Bavarian yeast, wheat, plum, clove, kitchen spice, stale bread. Sickeningly delicious.

The middle portion shows an extremely mild hop addition, adding a slight musky and leafy flavor. At 7.2% ABV, this is a little more alcoholic than most hefeweizens, but you'd never be able to guess that from just smelling or tasting it. The alcohol is hidden extremely well, allowing for only a small dose of phenol flavor as the beer warms up, but never giving enough to reveal it's true nature as a 7+% ABV brew. Medium bodied, soft on the palate, mildly creamy with lots of carbonation.

Wow, incredible. Fantastic hefeweizen; drinkable like you wouldn't believe, especially at 7.2% ABV. Beautiful mix of aromas and flavors that make for an amazingly enjoyable experience. Definitely one of the best hefeweizens out there, second only to Weihenstephaner - and what a complement that is.

05-03-2013 11:48:50 | More by tectactoe
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-28-2013 04:43:42 | More by HopsMatt
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Devilman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-27-2013 22:39:48 | More by Devilman
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-26-2013 13:17:44 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-24-2013 17:53:49 | More by Mike
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Benish

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-23-2013 01:36:40 | More by Benish
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +10%

Appearance: Pours a bright pale, semi-hazy yellow with over three fingers of creamy off-white foam. Looks amazingly fresh.

Smell: Being a hefeweizen I expected banana in the aroma but this is just ridiculous. In a good way, of course. Smells almost exactly like banana Laffy Taffy. I also picked up on some clove, bubblegum, and a light whiff of vinegar.

Taste: Lemon, white pepper, clove, and lots of delicious banana. Spicy and sweet. Finishes with a soft kiss of sugary alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Nice, tingly carbonation. Refreshing and creamy.

Overall, this might very well be the best hefeweizen I've ever had. True to style, beautifully crafted, and bursting with flavor. New Glarus has perfected yet another classic German beer. Prost!

04-22-2013 22:55:59 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-21-2013 22:09:38 | More by Bowers-Brew
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kaydee

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-21-2013 18:22:51 | More by kaydee
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dflatau

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-21-2013 02:11:35 | More by dflatau
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-21-2013 00:01:35 | More by BrownAleMale
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-20-2013 23:32:13 | More by chippo33
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.