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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

322 Ratings

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 43
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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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
Photo of Onenote81
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Onenote81, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of groovy24
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

groovy24, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of mattafett
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

mattafett, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of adman08
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours clear amber with a distinct reddish/copper tone and a lot of creamy off-white head.
S-Strong aroma of cloves with some cinnamon and bananas and a slight bready scent.
T-Lots of clove flavor and cinnamon. Some banana bread flavor as well with s hint of noble hops.
M-Slightly dry with a lot of carbonation.
Overall, for the style this is an outstanding beer. Despite the appearance the flavor is that of a very traditional hefeweizen. I thought the filering would change the flavor but this still has the flavor of a traditional German hefeweizen. A very good beer for the style.

adman08, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

facundoCNB, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of NSLPublishing
3/5  rDev -22.1%

NSLPublishing, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of alexgash
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle.

Fills the glass with a crystal clear, medium copper to burnt sienna body and a towering, thick, creamy, light beige head. Great retention and lacing. Beautiful! Very weizen-y nose, with notes of banana, wheat bread, clove, and bubblegum.

Toasted grains with a hint of nuttiness up front. Banana and bread dough flavors follow, framed by hints of clove, bubblegum, and peppery hops. Yeasty, doughy finish, with lingering banana. Medium-bodied, with a slightly creamy feel. Another great wheat beer from New Glarus.

alexgash, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of sobapan
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

sobapan, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Jerktookmyname
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Jerktookmyname, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of SchuStar
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

SchuStar, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

hilgart1, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

imperialking, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of nucmedmario
4/5  rDev +3.9%

nucmedmario, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of zchall23
4/5  rDev +3.9%

zchall23, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of CWhite
3/5  rDev -22.1%

CWhite, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of RBlaszak
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

RBlaszak, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of swatsjon
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

swatsjon, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of plebotamus
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

plebotamus, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Mrpickles
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Mrpickles, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of gatornation
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

gatornation, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of scaliasux
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Copper. Clear. Medium tall foamy off-white head. Good retention.

Smell - Moderate wheat. Strong banana character, somewhat milder clove. Not picking up the purported cinnamon.

Taste - Dryer than I expected. Mostly wheat/grain flavor. Banana and clove are more subdued in the taste than the aroma. A little citrus in the finish. Light, but bready with fruit and spice accents - a very nice example of the style, in my opinion.

Mouthfeel - Light.

Overall - Light and refreshing with a nice, non-insipid flavor.

scaliasux, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of joshwoodward
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Smallish head, with no sediment. Definitely a little too carbonated for my taste - the mouthfeel was a little too creamy, masking the flavor. I was hoping for something a little bit bolder in flavor - there's a little bit of clove spice going on, but no banana or cinnamon. As it warms up a little and de-gasses, it's more enjoyable. Nice beer.

joshwoodward, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Grebdioz
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of greenbeer29
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

greenbeer29, Dec 25, 2011
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.