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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

322 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 43
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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5/5  rDev +29.9%

gio540, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of mariposafan
4.78/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

mariposafan, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of DubbelTrubbel
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

DubbelTrubbel, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

TheSSG, May 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

ThePundsack88, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

BeerFMAndy, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

LucienDeRubempre, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

DIPADude01, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

jmarsh123, Nov 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

KCM, Apr 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

drdiesel9483, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

swatsjon, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

CarolinaKev, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Mrpickles, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

BurnMeInMyBar, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

sobapan, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Daffron24, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

smogfood, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of 312HopBomb
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear red apple cider color. Nice off white color foam.

Nose is fruity apple and strong banana with some bubble gum. Frseh and fruity.

Taste is great bavarian wheat and yeast taste with a fruit base and picking up apple again which is a New Glarus characteristic that I love. A sweet and tart finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium fizz with a crisp finish. Very refreshing.

Overall this is a cut above most american wheat beers. New Glarus makes the best beers in the U.S.A. When will they sell in Chicago???

312HopBomb, Oct 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

GORUM, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

groovy24, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

mattafett, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

BrooklynBrewers, Mar 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

greenbeer29, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

plebotamus, Jan 05, 2012
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.