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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

314 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 314
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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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-24-2013 00:53:06 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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bennetj17

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-23-2013 18:40:48 | More by bennetj17
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blakelive784

Colorado

3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Docrock for this bottle!

12 fl oz brown glass bottle poured into a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a textbook copper color with a khaki, surprisingly creamy, three finger head. Retention is good, but not noteworthy. Not what I was expecting, but appealing.

S - Banana dominates. Light caramel, candi sweetness, and clove/spice esters are prominant. Moderate in strength. Typical biscuity yeast characteristics are present, if a bit restrained (though that may be true to style.) Inviting, to say the least.

T - Typical but fresh, sweet banana notes open. Lightly toasted and Crystal malts form the body, differentiating it from your typical hefe. I like it. Not bready or doughy. Light spice throughout, though I'd be hard pressed to identify them. The caramel throughout is a nice touch.

M - Crisp, chewy, smooth, and refreshing. Nearly ideal.

D - This is the first beer I've had in the style. A departure from your typical wheat offering, but definitely worth a go. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 05:15:39 | More by blakelive784
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Omensetter

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-08-2013 02:46:51 | More by Omensetter
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no date. bought on a recent trip to the land of the cheeseheads

pours semi-cloudy amber-gold, smell is like a straight hefe- clove, wheat, coriander, some cinnamon as well. taste is an extremely bright, fruity, crisp take on a hefe. apple, pear, and tangerine fruit notes round out the clove and wheat hefe taste. slight cloying feel, light, well carbonated.

Great easy drinkin' wheat beer with terrific flavor. Well done New Glarus!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 08:59:45 | More by jimmah120
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-13-2013 15:04:52 | More by Eriktheipaman
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jdhasse

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-09-2013 21:08:29 | More by jdhasse
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Iustus

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-06-2013 18:55:02 | More by Iustus
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cquinn17

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Nice amber/dark orange color. Very clear with a 3 finger white head.

S- Wheat, Clove, Banana, Sweet smell. Smells very similar to dancing man just a little cleaner.

T- Very similar to smell, lots of clove. Basically a lighter, cleaner dancing man. Really nice Kristalweizen to introduce me to the style.

M- Light and clean all the way through with some great carbonation.

O- Another solid offering from New Glarus. I'm still of the opinion that they do not make a bad beer. If you want all the flavors of a great hefeweizen with a lighter body, seek this out.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 09:17:09 | More by cquinn17
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Circleo12

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-06-2013 01:55:38 | More by Circleo12
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Docrock

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-25-2013 21:00:08 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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DrJoe82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-24-2013 01:07:16 | More by DrJoe82
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Wamba

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-22-2013 00:56:03 | More by Wamba
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-19-2013 22:39:59 | More by nmann08
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a copper to orange hue with a huge off white head. Little to no lacing but the color and head looked great. Crystal clear as the style would suggest.
S: like a hefe, all kinds of wheat, spice, banana and hints of clove and bubble gum. A tad muted, but still noticeable.
T: follows the nose in terms of ingredients, but the flavor profile is more enhanced. The clove and banana noted really hop out.
M: medium carbonation but the body is light to medium. Really easy to drink and it has a nice, sweet hang. Slightly creamy.
O: like most brews of new glarus, this is well crafted and one you should try. This stands up to any imported kristal weizen. Prost.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 20:17:53 | More by Infamous7100
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.5%

01-19-2013 00:26:25 | More by rocklibster
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cosine


3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-15-2013 20:21:52 | More by cosine
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3agle87

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-15-2013 02:12:31 | More by 3agle87
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topheim

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-13-2013 04:37:43 | More by topheim
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psmith161

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-13-2013 00:29:30 | More by psmith161
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 09:28:03 | More by MattyG85
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-07-2013 00:48:38 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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kanno


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-06-2013 21:14:28 | More by kanno
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ThePundsack88

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-04-2013 23:52:43 | More by ThePundsack88
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.