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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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315 Ratings

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.25%
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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3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-18-2013 06:03:24 | More by gpawned
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-26-2012 03:08:52 | More by sparx1100
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

10-15-2013 21:26:12 | More by scottwurst
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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


4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-25-2014 02:14:58 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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3.9/5  rDev +1%

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.

09-14-2011 01:16:42 | More by Strix
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-03-2013 02:36:19 | More by Rihup
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-02-2012 06:23:34 | More by BYOFB
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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

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

09-15-2011 00:37:53 | More by brew3crew
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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

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

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-12-2011 01:39:44 | More by CarolinaKev
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-16-2012 23:31:17 | More by TastyIsBeer
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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

09-21-2011 18:17:57 | More by ColdPoncho
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-13-2013 00:29:30 | More by psmith161
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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
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-20-2011 14:37:53 | More by denimdemon
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-30-2014 23:49:17 | More by beersdmf17
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-21-2011 22:39:37 | More by KC9LDB
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

10-06-2011 02:56:47 | More by RoamingGnome
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2011 09:52:53 | More by Grebdioz
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-01-2012 18:09:58 | More by Ri0
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-06-2013 19:55:46 | More by anticipation23
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4.23/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

11-06-2012 01:43:12 | More by czfreeman
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

10-24-2012 03:58:41 | More by GeezLynn
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3.45/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

10-12-2012 01:38:23 | More by deebo
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
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