Dancing Man Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Reviews: 443
Hads: 1,258
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 4.65%
Wants: 433
Gots: 104 | FT: 2
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New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Atron67 on 07-07-2007

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Photo of svraines
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From bottle pours to a nice head, which releases some of the most intense Bavarian wheat-style aromas from this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Has all the good flavor that the aroma promises, right up there with the other top hefe's. It is a pleasure to have in your mouth, but if you drink a few you could imagine that it would start to be a little thick and the punch it packs at 7.2% abv would go straight to your dancing shoes. (428 characters)

Photo of scones
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Great fluffy head. Opaque golden orange color - looks the part.

S - Banana and clove, spicyness. Lacks that lemon/orange peel crap that ruins most of the American "hefeweizens" I've tried.

T - Like the smell; tastes like a true hefe. Probably would have been a 5 for this if I liked the style more.

M - Medium-bodied and very smooth. Love it.

O - While it's not my favorite beer, I think it nails the style. Wish I did love hefes more, because this beer is awesome. (473 characters)

Photo of petroos
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The perfect brew for a 95 degree, garbage scented day in New York City. While everything around me smells like hot piss, this snifter serves as an oasis of cloves, cinnamon, banana cream, and yeasty bread. The drink is beautifully balanced and pleasant with more cloves and bananas, spices and an underlying roasty sour dough type breadiness on the backend. There is the perfect amount of tartness and a subtle but stern bitterness from the hops. Top notch by all measures. I could drink this thing for hours on a porch, no matter what the temperature. (552 characters)

Photo of beeronesse
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice hazy gold color. I rolled it on the counter before opening to get the sediment in the pour. I like sediment

Nose is bananas and spice, some malt.

Mouthfeel is creamy, nice carbonation. Good weight, rich but not too heavy.

Taste is Bavarian Weizen on steroids! Big banana, balanced by some floral hops and subtle but apparent clove/coriander notes. Absolutely delicious from the first cold sip to the 50 degree sip. While not necessarily a pounder, it's very, very easy drinking.

Delightful! (508 characters)

Photo of jerskine
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: hazy, cloudy, golden yellow hue

S: smells like a ripe banana with cinnamon

T: this is a unique tasting hef; very sweet wheat flavor with tons of spices to compliment; lots of clove flavor with some lemon zest

M: you really can't tell that this one is 7.2% abv at all; it really gives you a "mouth full of wheat" feeling and goes down very smooth afterwards

O: Yet another exceptional beer by New Glarus. Ranks in my top 3 for Hefeweizens. (445 characters)

Photo of Dohdaman
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a pint glass from a 12oz bottle

A: Hazy,orangy gold color. Pours a finger size head that disapated but lasted the entire glass.

S: Smells of cloves, spices, maybe bananas. Nice fragrance.

T: Clove, wheat and some citrus. Great taste.

M: Creamy feel, but not overdone. Mild carbonation.

O: This is a good hefe, one of my favorites. Very happy that Wisco is only 45 minutes away. (395 characters)

Photo of nghab
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Spicy clove/phenol up front, some banana in background, elegant fruitiness, classic hefeweizen nose

Appearance: Pours with a beautiful head, gradually subsiding leaving a bit of lace, deep golden colour, hazy (as appropriate to style)

Flavour: Spicy weizen flavour, liquid bread, a touch of citrus (lemon and a touch of orange), fruity, estery. Very elegantly done, everything that should be there is there without being overwhelming.

Mouthfeel: Mediun-full body, perhaps fuller than the typical hefeweizen, moderate carbonation. At 7+% alcohol, you'd expect it to be warming, but the alcohol is not really a predominant characteristic. A bit deceptive

Overall drinkability: This has everything a classic hefeweizen should have, and apparently more alcohol, too, but it's not overdone, wonderfully balanced. (818 characters)

Photo of wkcyr4
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 OZ. Bottle poured into a pint glass:

A: Pours golden and hazy with a nice thick white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising to the top.

S: Bananas, cloves and wheat, a great trifecta of aromas. Bananas less subtle than the clove but tied in nicely with the wheat.

T: Crisp and clean. Clove flavor really comes to the front more than any thing else, IMO. Bananas and cinnamon meld together to round out a very balanced beer. Simple yet complex in that it makes my mouth believe it is tasting more than there is in there.

M: Light and bubbly. Slightly sticky retention on my lips and tongue leeaves a nice residual effect for the next sip to wash over.

D: I could drink this beer easily everyday, if only I could get my hands on more. I would make it point to stock up on this and maybe make it my go to beer, alas not available in our great state of Illinois without a road trip!!

Overall, this is a fantastic beer from a great brewing co. Hefeweizen made the way it should be, simple and very drinkable yet interesting enough to keep you coming back for more. Highly reccommended. (1,095 characters)

Photo of HistoricalMan
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured down the center of a Left Hand balloon glass from a 12oz bottle. I know it should be a weizen glass but I don't have one on hand at the moment.

Appearance: A slightly hazy golden body with a huge three finger highly-carbonated head. The head slowly recedes and leaves a halo of foam. A moderate amount of lacing.

Smell: An aroma of creamed sweetcorn dominates with hints of wheat, banana, bubblegum, citrus, and spice.

Taste: A taste that matches the flavor; creamed sweetcorn and wheat give way to a burst of mouthwatering banana, orange, and citrus. Plenty of spice and pepper on the finish. Delicious.

Mouth: Medium body with quite a fair amount of carbonation. A slight prickliness from the carbonation compliments the pepper and spice finish.

The aroma, the variety of flavors, the mouthfeel... I love this beer. New Glarus hit a homerun with this one. (870 characters)

Photo of HopHeadHurls
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a very cloudy deep yellow/light orange color with about 2.5 fingers of head and moderate carbonation.

S - Banana and cloves are big on the nose here; this beer smells GREAT. You get a wheat aroma of course, and I'm picking up something else in the background, maybe star anise?

T - The taste matches the smell, with banana, cloves, and wheat dominating. That little spiciness in the back is still present and tastes wonderful. This is a very bold beer and leaves almost no trace of alcohol taste behind; the 7.2% ABV is very well disguised.

M - well-carbonated, and it tickles your whole mouth as you're drinking it. It's probably a light-medium body, but more to the light end of the spectrum. Very drinkable based on the lighter body but you get the bold flavor, which is great.

O - This is one of my favorite hefes, it gives you bold flavor without being too heavy, as some hefes can get with the unfiltered quality. I would definitely recommend this to any hefe fan - great summer beer for throwing them back while boating, grilling, or just hanging out on the deck. (1,084 characters)

Photo of cubsfan2004
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A murky orange with a towering white head. Excellent lacing.

S - Banana and wheat with a slight booze smell.

T - Crisp and refreshing. Solid banana, lemon and wheat taste with a little booze taste in the background.

M - Smooth and creamy. Well carbonated.

D - Goes down quickly but the higher than normal ABV for a hefe keeps one from drinking more than a couple.

Another solid beer from New Glarus. Very refreshing and I will definitely turn to again. (461 characters)

Photo of glenviewjeff
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably the best wheat I've ever tasted, and I've tasted many. Notes of cinnamon/clove, and banana/apple next. My wife thinks it tastes "hoppy," though I don't get it. There is no reason whatsoever to ruin this beer with a lemon. It stands well on its own and its flavor is strong.

It's very cloudy even for an unfiltered wheat beer. It's a shame that we have such lame beer laws in our country that you can't buy it outside of Wisconsin. I'm lucky enough to live about 35 minutes' drive from the Wisconsin border, and it's well worth the trip. (546 characters)

Photo of catalysis
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Color is hazy goldenrod with a fluffy, off-white head that recedes to finger width and sticks around for a while. The head leaves some nice trails of belgian lace around the glass.

S- Banana and wheat are the primary fragrances, followed by a little bit of clovy spice. Malty and sweet with little citrus or fruit.

T- Honey and banana creamsicles with notes of cinnamon and clove. Finishes with just a faint bitterness and alcohol flavor. Overall a very well-balanced and delightful brew.

M- This is a nice medium bodied, creamy beer. Carbonation is higher than average, which gives this beer a crisp bite.

D- Drikibility is high, I could drink this all night and probably most of the next day. (709 characters)

Photo of mjwoolley33
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hands down the best hefe....no...the best beer I've had in a very very long time.

Poured in to a very frosty mug circa 1970. Sits in the glass very colorful tan/orange with about an inch of head.

First impressions are bananas, cloves, citrus, and some pepper. Swallows very smoothly -- no over carbonation here. Very impressed by the balancing of flavors in this beer. I will not be adding a lemon/orange slice as it would be criminal to the quality of the beer.

This brew does not disappoint. I will be driving up to Wisconsin and pilfering every beer selling establishment of their stock, ripping off my shirt, jumping on the cashier's counter, and demanding MORE! (669 characters)

Photo of lookitsmp
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance: Pours a transparent golden yellow color with a beautiful two finger rocky head that leaves no lacing. This is a very nice looking Hefeweizen with probably one of the coolest looking head's I've ever seen.

smell: Amazing! A great mixture of banana, wheat, yeast, and some clove. Hefeweizens usually are very subtle smelling, and this one is no exception. However, Dancing Man is slightly more pronounced than others of the style and is the best smelling Hefe that I've ever had the privilege to smell.

taste: Bananas, wheat, yeast, clove, and a kiss of some baking spices (could be nutmeg or cinnamon). This beer tastes amazing. All of the elements work so well together. Hands down the best Hefeweizen I've ever had.

mouth: Very light bodied with some slight carbonation. Very very smooth. Goes down very easily. I could drink this all day (or at least try...)

overall: Wow. I don't want to over-hype this beer, but for a person who has been severely unimpressed with many Hefeweizens in the past this beer changed my mind. It looks, smells and tastes amazing. I just wish I had more of it. (1,106 characters)

Photo of meegs
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: After giving the bottle a good roll on the table to release the yeast which had settled on the bottom of the bottle, this beer poured a beautiful, yeast-filled hazy straw color into my pint glass. Just as I would hope and expect. A beautiful, well sustained 2 inch head slowly dissipates, leaving a nice lace on the glass as this beauty goes down.

S: The spicy clove scent and smooth banana aroma smack you right in the nose as you lean in for a good whiff of this baby. Ahh...heaven.

T: Ohhhh so good. This one's got what you want in a Hefe-Weizen. A delicious spiciness with a full flavored yeast backing this one hits you where you like it. Right in the Boo Boo.

M: A nice malty, yeasty, chewy mouthfeel that you want in a classic German style Wheat beer. Nice carbonation and smooth finish.

D: I could drink this baby all night long if the situation called for it. Very drinkable and extremely delicious. New Glarus and Dan have done it again.

I can't say enough good things about this beer. If you enjoy a classic German Hefe-Weizen, you're certain to love this beer. From the moment it hits the glass, til the last drop hits your lips, this baby does a body good! (1,177 characters)

Photo of badmoonrison
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Someone earlier accurately described this one as a "clovebomb," and I think they're right. This might be the best wheat I've ever had. Cinnamon and clove hit you right away, and the flavor evolves as you enjoy the bottle. Truly worth picking up if visiting Wisconsin or trading with a local. (296 characters)

Photo of renren13
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this bottled beer into a pint glass. A nice, solid white foam formed, and a thin head remained for quite some time. The dancing man wheat has nice foggy golden color. The beer is very, very tasty with a fair amount of spice. This also makes the beer very good smelling. (278 characters)

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Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.