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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

320 Ratings

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 42
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

sparx1100, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

PappyVans, May 29, 2014
4/5  rDev +3.9%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Feb 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

scottwurst, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

psmith161, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

TastyIsBeer, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of BeardedBoffin
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma of this brew is appetizing with notes of clove and banana bread. Some fresh fruity notes are deposited on the palate as the lively copper-hued brew moves through the mouth. The flavors are nice and fresh with orchard fruit and spice. It's earthy and refreshing at the same time. Another nice beer from the folks at New Glarus.

BeardedBoffin, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

gpawned, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

funkyaudio, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Strix
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Strix, Sep 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Rihup, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of brew3crew
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
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

brew3crew, Sep 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

drdiesel9483, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

CarolinaKev, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of ColdPoncho
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

ColdPoncho, Sep 21, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

beersdmf17, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Ri0, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of RoamingGnome
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

RoamingGnome, Oct 06, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
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

tewaris, Oct 20, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

deebo, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

denimdemon, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

roostor07, Apr 16, 2013
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.