Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
09-06-2011 01:58:30 | More by crossovert
4.22/5 rDev +9.3%
from a 12 oz bottle
A- pours a clear light amber with a 2 finger off-white head
S- was fruit like apples and bananas with clove and yeast nice malt and bread smells
T- very nice clove and bananas up front with a wheat and bread middle some spices
with such a smooth hefe like texture very good
M- delightful and creamy with hefe characteristics, very smooth with fruit and bread
O- like a hefe this is delicious very session able, a great brew from NG
01-01-2012 23:35:11 | More by gatornation
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
Another great bottle sent down from BeerFMAndy. Thanks!
Poured into a tall weizen glass. This beer pours with a massive amount of foam, which dissipates to leave a thick beige head capping off a clear dark amber beer. This is darker than I had anticipated, but it's a good color to go with the 'Fox' moniker. Sweet aromas stand out. Banana, clove, sugar cookies. Mellow feel. Carbonation is low-to-moderate. Sweet banana bread, mild caramel, clove, bready finish. This was an easy drinker. Sweet beer that was refreshing and uplifting. Not a go-to for me, but a pleasant beer anyways.
02-08-2012 14:11:50 | More by Onenote81
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big four finger off white head which slowly recedes into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A very yeasty, spicy, and fruity aroma. Wheat grains and bready malts with a mix of spices including clove, cinnamon, and a little coriander. Bready hints of hay, grains, biscuit, and crackers. Nice mix of fruity esters with some bananas, lemon, apple, orange, and some bubblegum. Subtle hints of earthy hops in the background. A pretty good mix of wheat, spices, and fruit.
Taste: Like the smell hints, a solid mix of wheat, spices, and fruity esters. Bready wheat and malts with tasting notes of cereal grains, biscuit, hay, crackers, and yeast. Nice mix of spices with some clove, cinnamon, and a tad of coriander like spice. Complex mix of fruit undertones with some notes of bananas, apple, lemon, orange, and bubblegum. Mild earthy hop presence that provides a little bitterness towards the finish. A solid mix of flavors. Well balanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely creamy, spicy, smooth, and fairly drying.
Overall: A very solid take on the style. A good mix of wheat, spice, and fruity esters.
01-08-2013 09:28:03 | More by MattyG85
4/5 rDev +3.6%
A - Clear golden reddish color with a creamy white head.
S - Wheat, clove, light breadiness and some fruits.
T - Light bready malt, wheat, clove, banana. Has hints of an amber lager mixed with a wheat beer.
M - Light body with lively carbonation.
D - A solid beer that would make a nice summer thirst quencher.
08-29-2011 01:06:10 | More by brewcrew76
3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
A - clear copper with a nice large amount of fluffy white head, tons of lacing
S - sweet caramel, fruity hops, flowers
T - initial bitterness/sour fruits which only lasts about a second before it's taken over by sweet malt. lightly hopped.
M - a very pleasant on the palate beer, nice and crisp with a zesty feeling left behind
O - a really nice surprise of a beer.. never really had anything like it before so i'm very partial to it. great flavors, great looking/smelling. no complaints in any department.
01-24-2012 22:12:32 | More by facundoCNB
3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
10-08-2011 23:02:41 | More by kbutler1
4.5/5 rDev +16.6%
Pours a clear amber with a massive off-white head.
Huge bubblegum aroma. A little bit of banana, spice and clove, but I've never smelled a beer quite like this.
Taste follows the aroma. Loads of bubblegum flavor. Just a touch of clove which is my personal preference. Just a little bit of caramel sweetness.
Fairly light mouthfeel with good carbonation.
I love a good take on a more traditional style and New Glarus usually pulls it off better than anyone and this is no exception. Very good beer.
11-23-2011 00:11:50 | More by jmarsh123
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
Pours a clear yellowish orange. A bit of light head. Smells wheaty and yeasty. Smells very sweet. Tastes sweet and yeasty. Love the taste and aroma! Clean and very enjoyable. Good mouthfeel. Overall quite enjoyable. Thanks LeAnn for bringing this one!
09-15-2011 15:14:29 | More by Urbancaver
3.18/5 rDev -17.6%
12 oz. bottle tried 20 Nov 2011. Courtesy of R&S, thank you! Served in the Saint Arnold wheat glass.
Huge tan head fills most of the glass. Medium carbonation. Clear golden brown in color. Aroma is quite bready and sweet, faint herbal-orange quality. Starts with a lot of wheat, light clove and banana. Becomes slightly tart in the middle. Medium body, light ethanol. Finish is wheaty with a mild astringency.
Might need another sample of this one. Seems out of character for NG.
03-17-2012 04:55:52 | More by htomsirveaux
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.