Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +16.6%
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???
10-02-2012 05:06:27 | More by 312HopBomb
4.45/5 rDev +15.3%
Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.
A real unexpected pour. Sure it's a 12oz bottle, not one of dem slender German thingers right, lets .. just... center punch this... KAPOW! BLAM! Giant carbonation! Woah ho! We ain't foolin here, let's then give this it's due respect! A slow decant brings a big off white with hints of red head, deep and large. A clear amber red body, not unlike a yellow classic Kristal, but matching lively carbonation. Some of the smells that rip right off the pour hint something special is going on. I like where this is going.
Bouquet is large and truly unique. Ripping dry malts and faint caramel, but light sweetness and clove spices. Hints at Hefe like yeast with other nose profiles that are totally non German to style. Apple. Fruity. I am REALLY liking where this is going!
Palate hits with classic refreshing hefe quality. Chewy palate mixes with a real nice fruit sweetness, and even a hint of fruit sour. What an interesting combination, apple, clove and nutmeg, but also some chewy classic and somewhat wet palate. Finish has just a hint of ripping grain, mixing with that sweet sticky malt and hefeweizen sensing finish. Controlled. Not a bubblegum blast either. Spicy and airy, refreshing but not too sweet either.
Overall I am real impressed with this one unique brew, and a great play on a classic old school German style that is American crafty. I'd drink this often in the summer if I could.
12-21-2012 23:45:23 | More by smakawhat
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
I a bought a 6pk of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $6.99 in Fall 2011.
Pours an amber orange color with a fluffy white head. Scent is full of wheats with a slight bitter scent mixed with bananas. The taste has a similar taste that reminds me of biting into an apple. I know there is a lot of wheat to this beer but I'm getting more apple tasting hints. This is a smooth, tasty brew that is a great drink for the fall harvest weather.
11-20-2011 20:48:42 | More by Lemke10
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
12 oz. bottle.
Fills the glass with a crystal clear, medium copper to burnt sienna body and a towering, thick, creamy, light beige head. Great retention and lacing. Beautiful! Very weizen-y nose, with notes of banana, wheat bread, clove, and bubblegum.
Toasted grains with a hint of nuttiness up front. Banana and bread dough flavors follow, framed by hints of clove, bubblegum, and peppery hops. Yeasty, doughy finish, with lingering banana. Medium-bodied, with a slightly creamy feel. Another great wheat beer from New Glarus.
01-21-2012 22:43:15 | More by alexgash
4.35/5 rDev +12.7%
A-Pours clear amber with a distinct reddish/copper tone and a lot of creamy off-white head.
S-Strong aroma of cloves with some cinnamon and bananas and a slight bready scent.
T-Lots of clove flavor and cinnamon. Some banana bread flavor as well with s hint of noble hops.
M-Slightly dry with a lot of carbonation.
Overall, for the style this is an outstanding beer. Despite the appearance the flavor is that of a very traditional hefeweizen. I thought the filering would change the flavor but this still has the flavor of a traditional German hefeweizen. A very good beer for the style.
02-04-2012 18:27:28 | More by adman08
4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
This one pours a deep copper with some amber hues. Really bright and clear. The head on this one is cloudy white and about two fingers tall.
Nose has lots of honey with notes of bubble gum and clove. I get a lovely sweet and spicy combination of both green and red apples. Almost cider like qualities in the nose. Very lively carbonation tickles the nostril hairs and gets the mouth salivating for the first sip.
Very fruity and spicy. Again lots of notes of apples, cinnamon and cloves with a little bubble gumminess. Fairly sweet but not overboard. Nice bready finish. Some booziness in the finish.
I don't get to try this breweries offering as often as I'd like to because they are all fantastic.
Small on alcohol, big on flavor.
Super session ale right here.
12-16-2011 05:10:22 | More by cooch69
4.28/5 rDev +10.9%
A: Pours a beautiful red-copper with a huge white head that looks creamy and lasts a good long while and leaves thick lacing across the glass. Carbonation streaming from the bottom.
S: Woah, this beer is extremely reminiscent to their retired (and my personal favorite) Crack'd Wheat. I get tons of clove and tons of cinnamon and it just smells absolutely fantastically fresh and bold and full of wheaty goodness.
T: Clove and cinnamon battle each other out as a light fruitiness parts their way. It finishes with a taste of wheat, then a very light spiciness remains on the palate. Just a tiny bit of bitterness to let you know you are drinking a beer. A lemon zest hop character is noticeable as well.
M: Light-medium, refreshing, and surprisingly, not overcarbonated. Maybe even a touch creamy; smooth as all hell.
All in all, this beer is an awesome release from New Glarus. I highly recommend picking this one up, because if there is one thing New Glarus does exceptionally well (besides their fruit beers) is their wheat beers. I just wish they would not have ceased production of Crack'd Wheat.
09-07-2011 03:00:08 | More by iDrinknewglarus
4.28/5 rDev +10.9%
12oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.
A - Crystal clear amber. A dense mountain of vanilla colored head. Thick lacing left down the glass.
S - Great banana ester persists through filtration. Has a sweet bread crust maltiness: toasty munich/biscuit malt, a touch of cinnamon.
T - I get a quick glimpse at some toasty malt but there is a huge helping of twangy wheat immediately after. Has good banana flavor that lingers a little for a pleasant finish.
M - High carbonation dances well on my tongue. Light to moderate body. Semi-sweet.
O - Great looking beer. Smells show a good depth of complexity. Flavor is huge on wheat and hefe-like. Carbonation works well and has perfect feel. Another great beer by New Glarus.
10-08-2012 02:00:28 | More by Jparker37
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.