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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,132 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 355
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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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%

Thanks to dickinsonbeer for this...
Appears a hazy gold with a 2 finger white head that fades into a soapy head of batter. Tons of spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of banana, toasted bread, spices, clvoes, pepper, and tart wheat.
Taste is of the aforementioned aromas with an estery tastiness that keeps this Hefe nice and interesting.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, citrusy, spritzy up front, with a nice balance of sweetness and tartness that come together for a well done brew.

10-30-2007 13:43:32 | More by weeare138
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%

A- Bad idea to pour it in the middle, nothing but... head. I guess that's why people use wheat to give homebrew head retention. So insanely creamy, it looks like melting ice cream, retains infinitely. Hazy golden yellow color. Insane coat of thick lace.

S- Extremely estery, smells like Wyeast Witbier yeast. Tons of banana, clove and buuubbble gum. The grainy malt/wheat stands strong behind this. So strong, over the top I would say.

T- A lot like the aroma but with a ton of citrus/fruit (apple, canteloupe, orange, lemon) and bread. Just a lot of everything, except hops. Lots of grainy malt. Tons of clove and yeast spice. Esters. Cinnamon.

MF- Very nice. Feels as creamy as the head looks, well almost. The carbonation is amazingly smooth. Slightly bitter.

DB- An interesting Hefeweizen. It has a lot of nice aspects and flavors but they are all so strong, the yeast went nuts here. I like it but I don't love it. I would have to say that this is one of the better American Hefeweizens but still nothing to die for. The apperance and mouthfeel carry the score here.

09-23-2010 01:57:26 | More by cbutova
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%

Great looking wheat beer, orange-tan and cloudy with nice rising bubbles along the sides of my glass, great lasting white head with lots of staying power, and good lacing.

Great yeast, spices and cloves in both smell and taste. Wheat is nicely represented. There's some citrus in there too, along with a little sweetness. It's a very fine tasting hefe.

Body is smooth and rich with plenty of tingly carbonation. Slightly dry, very yeasty aftertaste.

Another hit from New Glarus. Great job once again.

08-13-2011 19:23:29 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%

This one came to me in my recent trade with Masterski. Thanks for the beer.

Dancing Man has a hazy yellow body with tons of streams of small, fast moving carbonation bubbles. Two fingers of bone white head rise up above the body and settles down into a thick ring on top of the body. Great retention here. Thick sheets of lacing are also left behind on the glass.

The aroma carries large amounts of banana and clove. There is also a spiciness in the background that due to the description on the label I would guess is cinnamon.

It is is not a surpised that the tastes follows the aroma closely. First up is a big, sweet banana flavor that tastes more like banana yogurt than an actual banana. Next the spicy hefe flavors kick in with some clove and a touch of cinnamon. The finish is full of wheat flavors with a touch of bubble gum.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied for the style, and the carbonation is moderate.

A pretty drinkable beer, and overall a solid hefe. Another solid New Glarus brew.

06-26-2009 22:27:40 | More by Hojaminbag
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%

Very cool to see a Hefeweizen that is higher up there in ABV. Dancing Man Wheat's color is a stunning golden orange, with just a touch of haze, and a quick to fade white head. Juicy fruits such as nectarines and clementines kick things off in the nose, followed by some clove and spice. The wheat shines through quite nicely as well. Lively carbonation accents the intense citrus flavors well, with a bit of chalky yeast towards the end. The body is medium overall, which works well with the amount of alcohol inside this beer. This one blurs the lines between Hefeweizen and pale Weizenbock. It is highly drinkable, but packed with flavor, and higher up there on the ABV scale. A completely unique beer we have here from the guys at New Glarus.

09-27-2010 06:00:52 | More by jamie2dope
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%

A - Just what you want in a hefeweizen. Cloudy, light orange body with some wheat in it. Head is larger and pretty white - just slight orange.

S - A little bit of artificial pez like sugar aroma. Some wheat in it. Simple.

T - Great flavor. Orange, clove, and some cinnamon. Also simple and it fits the smell. Sweet.

M - Strong carbonation which holds up a lighter body. A little buttery on the tongue. Refreshing and nice.

O - This is not a crazy beer, but a real nice hefeweizen. Simple and sweet. Amazing how it is all the way up at 7.2%.

09-18-2012 00:10:26 | More by RuckusDu
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -4%

A: Cloudy yellow-brown shade. Full white head, but retention is somewhat poor.

S: The banana and cloves really jump out of this one as well as any hefe I've smelled previously. Also a little sweetness with the malt and spice. Not sure how old this beer is, but it definitely smells fresh.

T: Lots of lemon and tartness up front, along with a heftly dose of cloves. Banana and yeast are there but less apparent. The citrus and spice flavors seem to dominate a little too much for my liking. Finish is long and carries the tartness through, ending with a slight alcohol burn.

M: Medium body is enjoyable, while the heavy carbonation adds an unwanted frothyness.

A good hefeweizen and a good beer, but not in the top tier of its style for me. I find this one a little heavy on the citrus and the alcohol and prefer Crack'd Wheat as NG's best hefeweizen.

09-15-2010 23:37:16 | More by GeezLynn
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -4%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a cloud yellow with a two finger white head that fades quickly, and leaves minimal lacing. Looks like a solid hefe should.

S- banana, bubblegum, yeast....yummy

T- banana flavor, bubblegum finish, yeasty throughout....very subdued, but that's not necessarily a bad thing

M- mouthfeel is actually relatively thick, but not syrupy...a little offputting to be honest

O- solid beer, not my favorite style. The 7% is hidden quite well

10-08-2011 02:20:09 | More by bigfnjoe
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -4%

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

This was a very enjoyable and easy drinking summer beer. It was nicely carbonated and had a slightly sweet taste. I got some notes of raspberries and a lot of wheat. The nose was pretty much what you'd expect from a hefe with lots of wheat and a little sweet fruits. Overall I thought this was a very drinkable and tasty beer, especially in the warmer summer months.

08-03-2010 01:30:11 | More by glazeman
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Redrover

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4%

12 oz brown longneck. No freshness dating, but a cool label.

The beer pours an apricot color with a large but quickly collapsing off-white head.

Big aroma of clove, smashed banana & all spice. There is something slightly sour in the background. You can smell this beer two feet away and it is very nice.

Big initial blast of clove, white pepper and malts. The banana taste is refined and nicely restrained. Some slightly sour fruit (plum perhaps?) and hay all balanced by malts. Some alcohol sneaks in late.

The mouth could be a bit thicker or the carbonation could be turned down a notch, but that is a minor quibble.

This is an nice beer from the friendly folks at New Glarus.

08-25-2007 00:01:29 | More by Redrover
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mooselvlt

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -4%

12 oz bottle into a stange

A - Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a huge pillowy head of off white foam. Minimal lacing

S - Banana, cloves, yeast, wheat

T - Right along the lines of the nose. Its actually a pretty pleasant tasting hefe. Not overpowering in any aspect.

M - My favorite aspect of this one. Medium bodied and oh so smooth. Has a very crisp finish too. Really enjoy the feel here.

O - I'm not a hefe fan so for me to enjoy one this much it must be a good one. Really enjoyed this one and can see mixing this into the rotation here and there

07-09-2011 03:20:48 | More by mooselvlt
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev -4%

A solid, but not overly aggressive pour gets a bit away from me such that I end up with four-fingers of light tan froth that I have to suck the top off of to keep from over-flowing my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip. The head only subsides slowly, leaves quite a bit lacing on the sides of my glass and never fully dissapears. The beer is a fuller amber color that shows a hazed, gold-amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells amply fruity with notes of banana, sweet accentuating clove, some lime sorbet notes, perhaps some apple like notes, interesting wheat malt notes and a finish that reminds me of concord grape juice some how.

Slightly full bodied up front, but the finish sees a nice tartness become noticeable that helps to lighten up the finish of this beer quite a bit. Up front flavors of banana are coupled with the classic note of clove that lingers in the finish. The tartness in the finish brings out some flavors of apple in the finish, perhaps even a hint of citrus or lime that is more from the yeast and wheat than from hops. Hops actually aren't really a contributor here, which is as it should be, though there is a soft bitterness that is accentuated by a peppy carbonic effervescence and bite. This definitely has the fullness that I like to find in a good Hefeweizen, but it is also quite a bit stronger than a traditional example, so it should be.

I will admit to wanting to be blown away by this beer, so much so that I was quite critical of the first bottle of this that I had. This second bottle has settled in a bit better, but I have still had better examples. This one is quite good though; and this might not be as fresh as the best that I have had. In the end this is a nicely satisfying Hefewiezen; too soon I find my glass empty and I am wanting for more.

10-15-2010 16:35:27 | More by Gueuzedude
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malty

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -4%

Pours a nice n' cloudy orangish yellow with a loose and billowing off-white head. Bought in Madison, WI - so I'm guessing this baby's fresh.

Speaking of fresh, the nose of this beer is ultra fresh spicy clove (the label says cinnamon too) yeah, I kinda get that also. A few brisk swirls evoke more clove and carrot cake. Lemony rind goodness also shows up big with a healthy dose of Madagascar vanilla.

The flavors of this beer follow the scents nicely; clove, vanilla, lemon-citrus, bubblegum, banana and a hearty dollop of yeasty zest. There's an underlying white pepper flavor that hides quietly behind the soft, but just a tad earthy/gritty Wisconsin wheat malt. Great balance and spice, with just enough sweetness to even the playing field.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a playful level of carbonation at the beginning, but sadly diminishes prematurely. Fruity and yeasty finish that ends with a metallic tinge.

Drinkability is great. Pair this with some grilled salmon, parmesan stuffed mushrooms or hot soft pretzels and you're good.

Overall I love the honesty and down-to-earth appeal of this beer. The spice is great, all the while the malt backbone I yearn for in a true Bavarian Hefe was a bit weak and couldn't hold traction to my liking. I say this because wheat beers are my fav, and thus probably hold a higher bar than the next person. All in all this is a beer I wouldn't pass-up if available on tap somewhere, but I don't think I'd choose over a Plank, Ayinger or Weihenstephaner though. A solid wheat beer from a solid brewery.

08-20-2007 00:17:52 | More by malty
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -4%

A: half finger head without much retention, only scattered lacing on a clear bright golden body.

S: rich lemon custard aroma, wheat, tart orange. Minimal peppercorn. No musty or overly grainy notes that overwhelm the sweet notes.

T: very clean, wheat and grain base with some sweet corn and both sweet and tart lemon.

M: light body and moderate carbonation. crisp and clean.

Overall: this may be as good as a hefe gets. The ABV for the style is high but covered well. Complex for the genre, a little too sweet.

06-14-2013 01:07:52 | More by kylehay2004
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -4%

A: Slightly hazy, gold; thick, fluffy head that gradually drops, leaving sparse lacing; continually rising effervescence.

S: Pleasant, pervasive banana with moderate cloves.

T: Clean and fresh, moderately strong banana, slight vanilla taste. Alcohol is low profile.

M: Light bodied, creamy, with brisk carbonation.

O: Light, brisk, tasty and refreshing. Very pleasant and quaffable. The 7.2% ABV is higher than normal, though it is not pronounced at all. According to freshbeeronly.com, the numbers printed on the bottle's shoulder, 0911, indicate a date of April 1st, 2011 (91st day of 2011) and a 07:56am time. New Glarus lists this seasonal hefeweizen for release from May through August. A very refreshing and flavorful brew.

10-09-2011 22:33:47 | More by bierbrauer
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dancinwillie

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

A: poured into a wheat glass, brilliant gold color, huge white head that almost got away from me. It took 3 tries to get it poured. Off white head really sticks around.

S: bread aroma up front, a little spiciness in there too, I'm having a hard time coming up with what it is, but definitely an inviting aroma.

T: A decent amount of spicy clove and cinnamon, with some sweet banana flavor, very balanced. A bready taste as well, good malt flavor coming through. Seems like its got a bit of lemon tartness too. Very tasty, and not too sharp around the edges. My main gripe with many wheat beers, is they have too much of a bite, and it detracts from the flavor. Not this one, very balanced, and although only a summer release, I could see drinking this one on a Autumn afternoon as well. This is comparable, although obviously a bit "smaller" than, N.G.'s Imperial Weizen. If you were lucky enough to enjoy that big boy, give the little brother a go as well.

M: Got to give perfect marks for mouthfeel on this one. Perfect amount of carbonation, just enough to bring out the taste. Not too heavy, nor too light.

D: Overall impression of this is very good interpretation on a classic style. I would love to get this all year long, but alas I'm just a dancin' fool.

07-21-2008 00:24:17 | More by dancinwillie
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Purp1eOne

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

A - The color was a orange/apricot with a little head and some retention.

S - The wheat really stood out to me and kind of over poured everything else.

T - Taste of wheat with a hint a spice

M - I thought the body was very nice, well carbonated and went down really smooth for a hefeweizen

O- Overall this was a pretty decent beer and if your into hefeweizens you would really like this beer.

06-10-2013 23:43:37 | More by Purp1eOne
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

Hazy orange-tinted golden.

Smells delicious! Clove, banana, and bubblegum come through strongly.

Big time clove and bubblegum in the taste, along with the slightest hint of a spice, reminiscent of something by Unibroue.

A little bit thinner than I'd like, and I could sense this is higher ABV than a typical hefe, but it isn't drastically obvious.

This doesn't beat out some of the phenomenal German ones, but it's definitely a nice beer I'd gladly have again.

10-02-2009 02:35:06 | More by Strix
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imagineiii

Vermont

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

poured into my weihenstephaner half liter glass. very ample fluffy head. hazy pale orange.

smells very much like a german hefe. bananas, cloves and lemon. not alcoholic hot, but alcoholic sweet.

taste is spicy and fruity. pepper and cloves hide alcohol well. some pineapple joins the usually banana. alcohol is tangy, can be overwhelming...

mouthfeel is creamy and full. very well done.

drinkability is below average for the style, but thats not taking into consideration the higher alcohol.

very pleasantly surprised by this beer. i expected an american wheat, and i didnt realize how close to the german style it would be. new glarus continues to impress me...

07-26-2009 23:47:25 | More by imagineiii
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Mora2000

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. This is one I have been wanting to try.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is bananas, cloves and wheat. The flavor is more of the same. The banana component of the flavor stands out the most, but the cloves and wheat are also present and keep the beer from being sweet and syrupy. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

An excellent hefeweizen, one of the best I have had.

11-03-2010 03:56:04 | More by Mora2000
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dstc

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a cloudy gold with a huge white head. Head falls slow. Big sticky lace.

It has a big lemony wheat aroma. A tad sweet.

Citrus and wheat taste. Quite tangy and tart. Orange flavor in the finish.

Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

I really like this one, a fine brew that you can have a few of. Very drinkable wheat.

02-01-2010 18:21:04 | More by dstc
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iadler

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Bottle to snifter.

A- Hazy gold with a fluffy two finger head. Minimal lacing.

S- Banana, clove, wheat, vanilla, cinnamon and peppery spice.

T- Follows the aroma with plenty of clove, banana and wheat, with hints of spice, vanilla and lemon.

M- Medium carbonation and body with the abv hidden very well.

O- A very well crafted Hefe. Perfect on a hot summer day.

09-02-2012 06:05:19 | More by iadler
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Another great secret santa 09 beer from maximum12, poured from a bottle into a sam adams perfect pint. This is by far the best looking wheat beer I have ever seen poured into a glass. It is hazy and murky and effervescent. There is an incredible glow at the base of the beer, and the range of oranges and yellows really make this a site. The head is a very thick frothing white foam that slowly resides, leaving an ample amount of bubbly lacing.

After the appearance the smell is definitely a bit of a let down, there are hints of clove, pepper, citrus but they are all a bit subdued behind a heavy biscuit malt.

The taste is a great balance of lemon citrus, light spice, crisp wheat, clove and biscuity malt. None of the flavors overpower any of their counterparts and each of them contribute beautifully to a very nice wheat beer flavor.

The beer is perfectly carbonated and has a nice light body with crisp, well-balanced flavors. The alcohol never shows up, and this is something I think I would appreciate even more in the summer, but it's delicious in January as well.

01-03-2010 19:01:56 | More by rpstevens
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a golden amber color with full plume of dense, bone white bubbles, good retention. Scent and taste are made up of similar traits to other Hefes, most true to style - tangy wheat, banana, clove and spice, white bread, hints of bubblegum and a splash of citrus. What makes this beer special is the way they all blend and balance, not one component is more aggressive than the other. I've had Hefe's that are too bready, too banana-y and too lemony - this one is just right on all fronts. Suprisingly dense body, still smooth and lightly bubbly. Overall, quite the drinkable Hefe with nice layered flavor and scent.

06-25-2012 15:36:52 | More by rfgetz
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shadow1961

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat pours a massive head
over a cloudy orange brew. Carbonation is extremely
brisk- the nose is clove and fruit yeast esters. The flavor
is a spicy echo of the nose, with a bit of sharp peppery
alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is crisp and a little
dry. Again, the good people of Wisconsin are blessed
with a world-class brewer- this is one of the better hefe's
I've had.

09-20-2007 16:55:02 | More by shadow1961
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.