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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: 40
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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sami

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-13-2012 22:58:23 | More by sami
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-18-2013 12:48:37 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-13-2013 20:52:02 | More by Lebzilla
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-05-2014 22:05:45 | More by MikeWard
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 14:11:50 | More by Onenote81
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-02-2013 02:57:39 | More by Stevedore
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-14-2014 02:17:38 | More by livingtodie
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-27-2013 18:34:34 | More by jschott75
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-02-2012 06:23:34 | More by BYOFB
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-02-2013 22:25:25 | More by DooshBagalow
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-18-2013 07:47:08 | More by brewskis4drewski
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-02-2013 21:46:47 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-23-2012 00:18:51 | More by t0rin0
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-31-2014 00:23:18 | More by assman79
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RavyneChyylde

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-27-2014 14:41:32 | More by RavyneChyylde
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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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Westuh

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-01-2013 18:58:05 | More by Westuh
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours a clear caramel colored amber. Produced a nice cap of off-white creamy froth. Good retention and lace.

(S)- Smooth/subtle bits of banana, wheat, lemon, and clove. Lots of biscuit.

(T)- Similar to the smell, though far more caramel-like malt with the wheat, banana, and clove.

(M)- Good carbonation level. A good balance, though a lot more malty for the style in a caramel-like sweetness.

(D)- Overall, yet another tasty beer from New Glarus with their typical subtle twists on a traditional style.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 16:53:12 | More by sweemzander
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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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mdfb79

New York

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 11/03/12 notes. Picked a bottle of this up at the brewery and opened it the next day in my hotel room. 12 oz. bottle.

a - Pours a somewhat clear amber color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bananas, bready malts, toasted malts, lightly sweet spices, apples, and fruity malts. Nice fruity nose.

t - Tastes of bananas, spices, yeast, bready malts, dough, wheat, apples, pears, fruity malts. Light pepper. Taste is sweeter than the nose and has more bananas.

m - Light body and low carbonation. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty nice beer. Loads of bananas and bread, especially in the taste. Also a good amount of fruit and apples to it, and easy to drink. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 19:09:55 | More by mdfb79
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 00:21:14 | More by bierbrauer
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matjack85

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this single 12oz brown bottle as part of a build your own 6 pack of New Glarus beers for $10 (so $1.67 per bottle). No freshness date. Unfortunately, New Glarus does not distribute their beers outside the state, so you'll have to make the trip up to Wisconsin to taste one of these.

Nice looking pour. Two fingers of creamy white head atop a clear amber orange/red body that does resemble the color of a fox coat. Retention was good and the lacing was even better.

The smell was mostly banana with a bit of bubble gum sweetness.

Banana, clove, and cinnamon are the predominant flavors. Wheat malt, caramel malt, some other fruits, and a bit of pepper add to the taste. Decent taste but no "oh wow" factor.

Light body and very spritzy. The carbonation level is way up there.

Easy and enjoyable to drink. Another good offering from New Glarus, although not in my top 10.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 12:23:59 | More by matjack85
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-nice burnt orange with about a 3 finger head that last a long time leaving a lot of lacing and finally settled to about a 1/4" cap

S-some spicy banana is what I get most for a smell in this one

T-bananas at first and then as it warms to room temperature more of the clove comes out

M-pretty light but good carbonation and dry finish

O-my wife picked this up for me and when I saw it was sort of filtered hefewiezen I wasn't sure I would like it since I don't care for most hefeweizen, but I was suprised to find it was better than I was expecting

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 02:05:24 | More by tvv375ia
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a sam adams pint glass.

Appearance: A light orangish amber bodied beer with a massive white head. Heavy sticky lacing. At least 3 fingers head after a gentle pour.

Smell: As soon as you pop the cap off this beer the smell of sweet bananas are everywhere. When you put your nose in the beer you get a decent amount of clove and yeast and wheat notes. Smells good.

Taste: Clove is the first thing you taste followed by some wheat and spicy yeast notes. A touch of cinnamon. Although the banana have a decent presence in the nose they are quite faint in the taste of this beer and only appear for a short time in the beers finish. Has a clean and fresh taste to the beer.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean, refreshing beer.

Overall: New had a Kristalweizen beer, but I trust that new glarus did this beer style the right way. Enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 01:44:08 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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