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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

320 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 320
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 41
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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Photo of Thorpe429
2.6/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to BeerFMAndy for getting a nice box of New Glarus out to me. Served in a New Glarus tasting glass.

Pours a medium golden-copper color. Not sure how a Kristalweizen ends up this way, but it's far, far too dark. Short white head. The nose carries some light yeasty notes plus a bit of grain. Not too much going on. The flavor is is similar, with a bit too much bready malt coming through. Body is medium and a bit heavy.

Thorpe429, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of bh10
2.7/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- amber color more of a dunkelweise color

S- little banana and a hint of cloves

T- Something was a little of tasted a little oxidized w/ a banana flavor on the back end

M- medium body

O- meh, I like New Glarus, but not a fan of this beer, bought a 6 pack hopefully, I can do some trading in my homebrew club for it.

bh10, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of Ginepiece
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Ginepiece, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of bertram
2.98/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured from a bottle into a pint glass...

pours a nice golden-amber - almost like an apple cider in color - with a generous, slow-fading white head that falls to show minimal lacing.

smells heavy of apple at the start which faded quickly to banana and bubble gum.

the taste is a surprise in that it is so subtle in everything...nothing is really coming through for me here, I'm at a loss...the only thing that I'm getting is bubble gum, which I don't care for.

the mouthfeel is solid - good carbonation and a lingering bit of tingle on the tongue.

overall I'm really not sure how to rate this - at first, from the appearance and smell, I had high-hopes, but the taste was so subtle and almost bland for me that I'm not really a fan at first tasting.

bertram, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Fr0stb1te, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

CWhite, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

ystazi, Nov 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

WiscoBrewsco, Jun 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

yankinwis, Sep 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

3agle87, Jan 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

d5001986, Oct 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Circleo12, Feb 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

chippo33, Apr 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

thewimperoo, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

NSLPublishing, Jan 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

cosine, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is dark golden colored with a lasting white head. Too dark for the style. The aroma is similar to a dunkel weizen, with wheat and some dark fruit presence. A bit sweet and malty. I would prefer a lighter color and body, with less malt presence. Not what I look for in a beer of this style. Overall, this was just ok.

Huhzubendah, Apr 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

SouthSider14, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

psychotia, Sep 11, 2013
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.