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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

314 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 314
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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gpawned

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-18-2013 06:03:24 | More by gpawned
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

10-15-2013 21:26:12 | More by scottwurst
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-26-2012 03:08:52 | More by sparx1100
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-25-2014 02:14:58 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-02-2012 06:23:34 | More by BYOFB
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Rihup

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-03-2013 02:36:19 | More by Rihup
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass, huge initial head, pretty good lacing. Clear pale copper.

Banana, clove, and wheatiness the primary smells.

Wheat, black pepper, cinnamon, light fruits, and especially clove in the taste.

Very crisp mouthfeel. Medium-high carbonation, fits the style nicely.

This was nice and light and balanced. Nothing extreme about it, just nicely balanced and well done. I'd like to show this to some bud light drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 01:16:42 | More by Strix
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- amber transparent body with a white whispy head

S- almost like banna bread with a little but of cloves

T- follows the nose. Great subtle bannana taste. Very drinkable and makes my mouth water

M-medium body and smooth

O-nice beer that I didn't expect to like. Would have again

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 00:37:53 | More by brew3crew
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-05-2014 22:05:45 | More by MikeWard
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-12-2011 01:39:44 | More by CarolinaKev
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes

A - light amber body, clear, small white head.

S - banana, clove, simple and therefore great

T - light and malty, very nice

M - light and super enjoyable

O - light is the name of the game. It's a masterpiece of lightness (not thinking of calories). Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 18:17:57 | More by ColdPoncho
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Docrock

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Pint glass

A - deep amber in color, very thick 1" plus head that slowly dwindled leaving a thin cap that lasted through the entire glass. minimal lacing that quickly slides back down the sides.

S - mild banana and a touch of cloves, slight maltiness.

T - nice wheat profile with a bit of the banana. a slight tangy aftertaste.

M - above average carbonation and a medium body for the style

O - really attractive beer, pleasant aroma and easily drinkable. havent had many Kristalweizen's prior to this, but enjoy the style, have always been a Hefeweizen fan. the carbonation is spot on, and this is an emjoyable beer. i see this as a good beer for late spring time.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 03:18:27 | More by Docrock
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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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tewaris

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 18:58:01 | More by tewaris
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-20-2011 14:37:53 | More by denimdemon
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psmith161

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-13-2013 00:29:30 | More by psmith161
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KC9LDB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-21-2011 22:39:37 | More by KC9LDB
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2011 09:52:53 | More by Grebdioz
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of 12 oz bottle into tulip style pint glass.

A) It is a deeper amber. There was a full two finger head, complete with rocky top. Nice retention. Good amount of lacing. Looks quite inviting.

S) Aroma of wheat and spices. A pleasing sweetness and hints of ripe banana.

T) Wheat upfront, sweetness and hints of other fruit, bit of apple, maybe pear. The banana is in there for sure. The finish is spice, mostly the clove.

M) Medium body, and pretty well carbonated. It is actually pretty creamy. Very nice on the palate.

O) This is pretty darn good. I had a few folks compare this to Dancing Man Wheat. This is not as good, but if Dancing Man isn't available, this would be an acceptable plan B.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 02:56:47 | More by RoamingGnome
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-01-2012 18:09:58 | More by Ri0
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-30-2014 23:49:17 | More by beersdmf17
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czfreeman

California

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

medium amber in color. Much darker than than the normal kristalweizen.
Beautiful creamy head, great retention. good carbonation.
Smells of malts, fresh bread, clove big on bananas, plums, almost a vanilla-white chocolate note, cider spiced doughnuts, apples, pears, pepper, heat, a cinnamon like note, nutmeg, really nice well balanced.
flavors to suit..lemon, banana, pear, apple, malt musty grains, peppers, yeast, cider.Really well balanced and absolutely delicious.
Great balance of carbonation, malty body and yeast spice to create a fantastic mouthfeel.
Not your typical kristalweizen, but immensely enjoyable and another great offering from what is rapidly becoming one of my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 01:43:12 | More by czfreeman
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden amber shade with a huge fluffy white head.

S: Perfume-like banana/clove yeast, with a bit of malt underneath.

T: Yeast is more restrained in the flavor, allowing the malt to step out. Bready and slightly sweet, with a faint touch of fruity hops. Finish is short and clean.

M: Medium body with light-medium carbonation. Overall, mouthfeel is pretty soft and smooth.

For a mild easy drinker, this is a great beer. Smooth, but plenty of personality here.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 03:58:41 | More by GeezLynn
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-06-2013 19:55:46 | More by anticipation23
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deebo

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a couple 6 packs of this earlier this fall. Finally getting around to reviewing one of the last ones left in the fridge.

A-This baby is very heady (large bubbles and yet frothy at the same time). Brilliantly clear with a rich copper color with plenty of tiny bubbles keeping that head dominating the surface.

S-Smells like a hefe-heavy on the banana fruity esters. Grainy wheat aroma.

T-A moderate amount of those banana-y esters. As well as lightly toasted wheat. What makes this beer unique is the spicy prickly heat sensation which has to be the cinnamon noted on the bottle. I'd prefer more of a clove phenol sensation instead.

M-Medium bodied for a weizen. Plenty of carbonation. Not creamy.

O-A solid brew although not as prefered as some other unfiltered versions. I think I'd rather drink the unfiltered versions that have a little more creaminess and stronger clove notes.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 01:38:23 | More by deebo
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.