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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

323 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 42
Gots: 13 | 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 TheSSG
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice, soapy head. Great hefe aroma of banana and clove. AMAZING burnt sienna color. Starts with sweet malt and notes of banana and clove. Hops are definitely taking a back seat as the bready malt builds up to make for a banana bread finish.

Perfect. Sublime. I could drink this all day, every day. When this was out (this is my last bottle), I bought it EVERY time I got a chance. This redefines Kristalweizens for me. NOW I love them as much (or more) than a hefeweizen.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of blakelive784
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of Omensetter
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jimmah120
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cquinn17
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of Circleo12
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Docrock
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Infamous7100
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.