Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
3/5 rDev -22.3%
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.
04-08-2012 20:25:28 | More by Huhzubendah
3.1/5 rDev -19.7%
Pours a clear copper color with two fingers of thick white head.
Smells of big clove notes with some banana and cracked wheat.
Big clove with some wheat and slight drying, clean bitterness on the finish.
Mouth is light bodied with ample carbonation and a drying finish.
I really do understand why people like wheat beers, but they're just not my cup of tea especially the German style examples that feature the estery yeast notes.
02-17-2012 02:13:34 | More by samie85
3.13/5 rDev -18.9%
12 oz poured into a weizen glass. Pours with a nice and creamy head. Darker than what I expected, bordering the amber ale color. The head is also much darker than it should be. Brilliant clarity as expected. Good head retention and lacing.
Spicy clove and some malty sweetness in the aroma. Perfumy wheat malt. Taste is slightly fruity sweet and overall subtle. Aftertaste has richer notes of perfume and spice. Light bodied with a refreshing crispness. Just a tiny bit of bitterness at the back. Dry finish.
Overall refreshing and easy drinking but it's thoroughly forgettable.
3.5, 3, 3, 4, 3
10-20-2011 18:58:01 | More by tewaris
3.18/5 rDev -17.6%
At the time of this review, this is #2 on the "Top Beers - Kristalweizen" list on beeradvocate.com. Bottle shared by Thorpe served in a snifter.
Beer is amber and clear, almost red, with moderate carbonation and a white head, decent retention and some lacing. OK...
Aroma is malty and sweet with a mild yeastiness and wheat to it. OK....
Beer is medium in body and a little sweet with a nice finish, a little grainy, a little wheaty, mostly malty, not a dry finish. I'm done describing this beer.
What exactly about this beer makes it a kristalweizen? Is this from the same brewery that makes Dancing Man? Why not make that into a kristal? What is this thing? I had assumed it was another boring amber until someone told me it as a kristal and then I sort of went crazy railing against the beer. I know it is open to interpretation but seriously? It is RED, it is uncarbonated, the yeast and the wheat don't come through, there is nearly nothing about this beer that tells me that it is a kristal.
04-10-2012 17:00:29 | More by drabmuh
3.18/5 rDev -17.6%
12 oz. bottle tried 20 Nov 2011. Courtesy of R&S, thank you! Served in the Saint Arnold wheat glass.
Huge tan head fills most of the glass. Medium carbonation. Clear golden brown in color. Aroma is quite bready and sweet, faint herbal-orange quality. Starts with a lot of wheat, light clove and banana. Becomes slightly tart in the middle. Medium body, light ethanol. Finish is wheaty with a mild astringency.
Might need another sample of this one. Seems out of character for NG.
03-17-2012 04:55:52 | More by htomsirveaux
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.