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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

320 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 41
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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BierVogel, Nov 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, dated Oct. 6, 2011, into a tulip glass.

A: Clear amber, w/ light effervescence; fluffy tan head that falls slowly and leaves thinly dispersed lacing.

S: Pink bubblegum, banana, clove, cinnamon; some caramel & wheat.

T: Bubblegum and banana, lemon, a bit sour

M: Light body and light carbonation; watery; neutral finish

O: A refreshing, very light brew. A good quaffer, with some complexity.

bierbrauer, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Jerktookmyname, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

schomber, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint
A very tasty lower abv beer. NG knows how to brew wheat beer and this one is another great example of that.
Look is a golden red with a white head.
Smell spices clove
Taste a lot like Dancing Man but a little more spice and less wheat.
Feel is on the thinner side with a lot of carbonation.
Overall Who ever described this as a Dancing Man light was right on. A lower abv beer packed full of flavor.

dbtoe, Sep 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

SrMonkey, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

LucienDeRubempre, Dec 23, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a chalice.

This pours a deep amber color: darker than I expected. It has a moderate amount of off-white head, which dissipates quickly. The smell is light & refreshing: banana, cloves, and sweet malts. It smella like a light belgian. The taste is light, pleasant, & refreshing: more of the banana flavor, with a light mouthfeel.

A departure from my usual, and I found it enjoyable.

ChiPool, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Iustus, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

zchall23, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Wiscivore, Nov 04, 2012
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largemouthdmb, Nov 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

kanno, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

BurnMeInMyBar, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

danflath, Oct 09, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a beautiful red-copper with a huge white head that looks creamy and lasts a good long while and leaves thick lacing across the glass. Carbonation streaming from the bottom.

S: Woah, this beer is extremely reminiscent to their retired (and my personal favorite) Crack'd Wheat. I get tons of clove and tons of cinnamon and it just smells absolutely fantastically fresh and bold and full of wheaty goodness.

T: Clove and cinnamon battle each other out as a light fruitiness parts their way. It finishes with a taste of wheat, then a very light spiciness remains on the palate. Just a tiny bit of bitterness to let you know you are drinking a beer. A lemon zest hop character is noticeable as well.

M: Light-medium, refreshing, and surprisingly, not overcarbonated. Maybe even a touch creamy; smooth as all hell.

All in all, this beer is an awesome release from New Glarus. I highly recommend picking this one up, because if there is one thing New Glarus does exceptionally well (besides their fruit beers) is their wheat beers. I just wish they would not have ceased production of Crack'd Wheat.

iDrinknewglarus, Sep 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

greenbeer29, Dec 25, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

jcmittag, Sep 09, 2012
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.