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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

313 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 40
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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Mandark

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-10-2013 05:49:20 | More by Mandark
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NappyB

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-29-2013 14:23:59 | More by NappyB
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crossovert

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

IT pours an interesting color for a kristalweizen, it is not a traditional one because I haven't seen any Kristalweizen that has looked like this. It is nice and clear though.

Smells like a kristal weizen, thought the banana is perhaps a bit overly intense.

The flavor is very kristalweizen-y. It has a slight bit of lemon to go with the banana and clove.

Not super duper true to style, but for the style it isn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 01:58:30 | More by crossovert
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-12-2012 03:05:06 | More by Cubsfan1087
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-16-2012 23:31:17 | More by TastyIsBeer
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SchuStar

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-16-2012 03:50:50 | More by SchuStar
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Uganda

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-30-2013 09:07:05 | More by BobbyKolb
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-01-2013 02:40:42 | More by Woodman70
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SCZ

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-07-2012 04:13:04 | More by SCZ
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-13-2014 01:07:27 | More by cervezango
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claytong

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-30-2012 13:03:03 | More by claytong
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-15-2011 01:42:17 | More by seeswo
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RBlaszak

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-09-2012 23:21:47 | More by RBlaszak
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-14-2012 18:21:44 | More by hilgart1
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MaxOfMetal

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-15-2012 23:30:17 | More by MaxOfMetal
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jdhasse

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-09-2013 21:08:29 | More by jdhasse
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RWNay

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-18-2013 16:58:30 | More by RWNay
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Jerktookmyname

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-17-2012 21:17:55 | More by Jerktookmyname
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-13-2012 20:15:20 | More by imperialking
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-11-2013 17:22:35 | More by Ragnarok88
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beagle75

Iowa

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with over one finger of parchment-tinted foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Similar to a spiced baked good, it is very bready and smells of cloves, nutmeg, and a trace quantity of cinnamon.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with early soft malt which seems dulled by the presence of wheat. Acidity is minimized into the middle, where esters become fairly aggressive with mixed fruit and bubblegum while also revealing a delayed citric acid peak. Complexity, though never noteworthy, is most developed in the finish where malt shows a hint of brown roast and fruit turns toward banana.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and creamy on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This amber-weizen beer smells convincing enough, yet never really is able to build much momentum in its flavor profile. Certain features stand out, such as the slight savory roast at the end, but no part really wows. It could be a really worthy beer for cooking, and its sessionable nature means that it is easy on the palate, if not particularly compelling.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 17:32:44 | More by beagle75
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Pauly2X

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear light amber with a full finger thick head of foam.

S- Spicy cloves with hints of cinnamon and banana.

T- Bready malt abounds with the spicyness in tow as well. Caramel malt pops up towrads the end for some added complexity.

M- Light and fizzy, strong carbonation.

O- A good beer, but I think it falls short for New Glarus. If you're a big wheat beer fan certainly pick it up. Otherwise it's still good, just not a "must try".

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 20:45:57 | More by Pauly2X
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doppelme

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clearcopper body with a fluffy tan head. It smells full of spices like cloves and cinnamon. The taste follows the aroma. A little sweet and bready. An easy drinking beer and one I could have a few of on a nice summer day in Florida. Thanks to JoePeesie for the sample

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 18:08:10 | More by doppelme
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Poured into a Duvel glass a clear, dark copper color with a very large 3 finger foamy, frothy white head. Very fruit, belgian yeast aroma in the nose with bubblegum, banana, pear, and clove. Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Sweet fruity upfront flavors with a more than expected bitterness popping in. Caramel notes as well. End dryly with a linger bubblegum and bitter aftertaste. Laces the glass.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 23:02:41 | More by kbutler1
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weatherdog

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a New Glarus Weizen glass

A vigorous pour yields a generous an light straw colored head which billows out of the glass. After it settles a nice half a finger cap stays on the top until the beer is finished. A medium/low amount of lacing sticks of the sides. The beer is a crystal clear medium copper with a constant stream of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom. Once again New Glarus proves it makes an amazing looking beer.

The German weizen yeast makes itself obviously known from the classic banana esters reaching my nose. A very slight malt sweetness then comes and finishes with the slightest spice. All of these aromas are present in a diminished capacity of a normal weissbier but that could be attributed to either a recipe design or the filtering process. I am far from a regular Krystalweizen drinker so I can not compare this to other examples.

The flavor is more malt forward than ester forward. A bit of sweetness is present with the banana esters coming in. I'm gathering most of the traditional flavors of a hefeweizen with an added malt sweetness but just like the aroma it's at a lower level than a hefeweizen.

The mouthfeel is a bit slick and oily as expected but something on the end is throwing me. It's kind of drops off flat with no finish, almost a bit watery.

Overall I think it's a decent beer, pretty drinkable with fairly mild flavors. I think of it as an introduction to Dancing Man. It's not up to par with the other New Glarus wheat beers in terms of flavor and enjoyment but it's not disappointing either.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 17:28:11 | More by weatherdog
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.