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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,219 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 370
Gots: 95 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a straw yellow color with a billowing white head that settles to form a creamy layer

S - nose is made up of spicy nutmeg, cloves, an bubblegum

T - starts off with sweet bubblegum flavors which move on to a nice wheat malt base. The bubble gum erupts on the back end and really dominates the finish. A very subtle hop presence in the finish, however the bubblegum yeast flavors really overwhelm everything.

M - full and smooth bodied

D - overall, this is a really nice hefeweizen, especially from this side of the pond. I think the bubblegum was cranked up a bit too much for my liking, but that being said, this is in the same league as the big time German players in the hefe game.

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A: Cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head. Leaves some residual legs.

N: Clove, banana, cinnamon. Plenty of malt sweetness through the nose. Peppercorn spice.

T: Somewhat spicy with a long bitter finish tucked over the malt and grain. Really nice for such a light beer.

M: Somewhat fluffy and filling/bready.

O: Really impressive for the style. I think this would make Weihenstephaner proud.

Photo of kevanb
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a New Glarus 20th Anniversary Pilsner Glass.

The beer pours a hazy golden copper color, visible bubbles rising from the bottom to the top of the glass with a big fluffy, white head that vanishes quickly and leaves no lacing behind. The aroma is a nice balance of banana and clovey yeast, pale wheat and sweet grain and a bit of cracked peppercorn. The flavors are right in line, lots of banana, wheat, sweetcorn, clove and lemon with some sweet pale bready grain and an earthy pepper presence and a bit of saltiness. The body is nice, carbonation is a bit lower than anticipated, but it coats the mouth well and finishes with a nice creamy touch and just a touch of prickly bubbles.

Verdict: A decent Hefeweizen from New Glarus, and honestly, a bit of a letdown from this brewery. This still hits the mark as a refreshing seasonal but compared to some of the other lagers that New Glarus makes, this one just seems to fall short.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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Photo of burns1066
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So floral, so delicious. Hazy, golden, beautiful... this is a phenomenal hefe. This is the perfect summer brew. New Glarus just doesn't seem to miss. I only wish I lived closer to their beautiful brewery! The smell becomes ever more floral as the beer warms. Absolutely world class... easily on par with its German equivalents.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm going to start off by saying I don't normally like Hefeweizens.

This is a good, solid, easy drinking beer. Really nice mouthfeel. Almost creamy. I'm glad it didn't have a big bannana taste like some (like I said, not usually a fan of Hefeweizens). Just a nice kind of spice character. Really good beer. I enjoyed this even as my beloved Blackhawks got their asses handed to them by the bruins. Maybe it was the 7.2 abv that helped it, but its a solid brew.

Get your ass to Wisconsin and enjoy some!
Cheers!

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Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.