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Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,183 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 366
Gots: 87 | 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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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to biernutz for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Harpoon pilsner glass.

A: Gentle pour yields a 1.5 finger frothy white head with very good retention. Beer is a cloudy, muddy orange. Lacing is stringy and spotty but with little cling.

S: Outrageously aromatic and pungent. Orange rind, wheat, coriander, and other spices. Very sweet and robust and probably one of the most appetizing I've ever come across.

T: Opens with an orange rind tartness and big, in your face spices. Wheat in the middle with a slightly floral and accented spicy finish. Aftertaste is watery and wheaty.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, lively but subtley deep and robust at the same time. This one is definitely bubbly but it has a noticeably big body to it. Finish is sharp and aftertaste lingers.

D: For a 7.2% abv. wheat beer, I can barely taste the alcohol. Supremely drinkable although the flavor does seem a bit watered down at points. Feel is great with a nice, well-rounded body. Definitely a great example of the style.

SpeedwayJim, Sep 18, 2010
Photo of weeare138
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

weeare138, Oct 30, 2007
Photo of cbutova
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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.

cbutova, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

AlCaponeJunior, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Hojaminbag, Jun 26, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

jamie2dope, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of RuckusDu
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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%.

RuckusDu, Sep 18, 2012
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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

Halfbrother83, Sep 23, 2014
Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.