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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

316 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 42
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wisconsinality on 08-23-2011)
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-24-2011 03:54:17 | More by sjstraub
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jjfancybeers

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-22-2011 21:08:39 | More by jjfancybeers
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bretsky07

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.5%

03-05-2012 19:08:41 | More by bretsky07
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mychalg9

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-08-2011 18:53:07 | More by mychalg9
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Calculat0r

Japan

5/5  rDev +29.5%

05-09-2012 15:41:22 | More by Calculat0r
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largemouthdmb


5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-10-2012 22:02:30 | More by largemouthdmb
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mpdrago

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

02-18-2012 17:51:36 | More by mpdrago
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mklinger

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-17-2011 23:19:20 | More by mklinger
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mrand01

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-17-2011 05:39:53 | More by mrand01
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.5%

01-19-2013 00:26:25 | More by rocklibster
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gio540

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-02-2011 09:08:30 | More by gio540
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mariposafan

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%

Pours a moderate amber with a huge, creamy beige head. Probably on the dark side for the style but within the bounds listed. Otherwise I'm not sure what could be better here.

The aroma isn't as intense as Dancing Man but is otherwise very similar - lots of banana, bubblegum and spices, moderately sweet. The lower intensity would appear to be correct for a Kristalweizen.

The flavor is just a little watery but what's present is just what I'd expect. The flavor follows the aroma to a T - banana, bubblegum and spices. Just a hint of bitterness on the tail end. Oddly enough, for a 4.5% beer, there's also a bit of alcohol in the flavor.

Lots of creamy, smooth carbonation adds just the right touch to a moderately light body.

I'll have to try this and Dancing Man back to back to decide which I prefer but the fact that it's even close says volumes about this beer. The lower ABV gives it a boost for me, Dancing Man's slightly punchier flavor is in it's favor. Absolutely wonderful - I wonder if there's any chance that they'll do this one year round.

09-18-2011 20:54:08 | More by mariposafan
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-07-2013 00:48:38 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Pours a nice, soapy head. Great hefe aroma of banana and clove. AMAZING burnt sienna color. Starts with sweet malt and notes of banana and clove. Hops are definitely taking a back seat as the bready malt builds up to make for a banana bread finish.

Perfect. Sublime. I could drink this all day, every day. When this was out (this is my last bottle), I bought it EVERY time I got a chance. This redefines Kristalweizens for me. NOW I love them as much (or more) than a hefeweizen.

05-04-2013 05:20:55 | More by TheSSG
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ThePundsack88

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-04-2013 23:52:43 | More by ThePundsack88
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +17.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.
2271 on the neck, no info.

A - Laughing Fox pours a crystal clear bronzy amber color complete with a light tan head. The four fingers of dense foam has intense retention but eventually leaves the glass caked in sheets of lace.

S - Fragrant and pungent, the aroma is bursting with German yeast esters of clove and banana with sly cinnamon hints. Soft wheat with mildly toasted amber malt notes provides the base.

T - Munich malts and light toasted amber notes are buried in the fox hole by German yeast esters. Banana, clove, and light cinnamon spice accentuate the wheat softness.

M - Smooth and soft, Laughing Fox is a medium-bodied beer with strong carbonation and a light spicy finish with great balance.

O - The empty glass, showing the fox's quick departure, is coated with lace and leaves a nice flavor lingering on my palate. Laughing Fox, like all other wheat beers from New Glarus, is outstanding; just world class! Surprisingly toasty, cunningly balanced, and delicious all around, it's a great seasonal with plenty of character!

12-22-2011 13:01:08 | More by BeerFMAndy
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LucienDeRubempre

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-23-2011 02:52:14 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-28-2012 18:23:29 | More by DIPADude01
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Pours a clear amber with a massive off-white head.

Huge bubblegum aroma. A little bit of banana, spice and clove, but I've never smelled a beer quite like this.

Taste follows the aroma. Loads of bubblegum flavor. Just a touch of clove which is my personal preference. Just a little bit of caramel sweetness.

Fairly light mouthfeel with good carbonation.

I love a good take on a more traditional style and New Glarus usually pulls it off better than anyone and this is no exception. Very good beer.

11-23-2011 00:11:50 | More by jmarsh123
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KCM

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-11-2012 01:33:58 | More by KCM
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-12-2011 01:39:44 | More by CarolinaKev
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-02-2012 23:59:01 | More by Mrpickles
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.