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
3.55/5 rDev -8%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.
A: Clear, light amber color with over one finger of parchment-tinted foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Similar to a spiced baked good, it is very bready and smells of cloves, nutmeg, and a trace quantity of cinnamon.
T: Begins barely off-dry, with early soft malt which seems dulled by the presence of wheat. Acidity is minimized into the middle, where esters become fairly aggressive with mixed fruit and bubblegum while also revealing a delayed citric acid peak. Complexity, though never noteworthy, is most developed in the finish where malt shows a hint of brown roast and fruit turns toward banana.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and creamy on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: This amber-weizen beer smells convincing enough, yet never really is able to build much momentum in its flavor profile. Certain features stand out, such as the slight savory roast at the end, but no part really wows. It could be a really worthy beer for cooking, and its sessionable nature means that it is easy on the palate, if not particularly compelling.
10-16-2011 17:32:44 | More by beagle75
3.55/5 rDev -8%
A- Clear light amber with a full finger thick head of foam.
S- Spicy cloves with hints of cinnamon and banana.
T- Bready malt abounds with the spicyness in tow as well. Caramel malt pops up towrads the end for some added complexity.
M- Light and fizzy, strong carbonation.
O- A good beer, but I think it falls short for New Glarus. If you're a big wheat beer fan certainly pick it up. Otherwise it's still good, just not a "must try".
10-31-2011 20:45:57 | More by Pauly2X
3.55/5 rDev -8%
Pours a clearcopper body with a fluffy tan head. It smells full of spices like cloves and cinnamon. The taste follows the aroma. A little sweet and bready. An easy drinking beer and one I could have a few of on a nice summer day in Florida. Thanks to JoePeesie for the sample
09-11-2011 18:08:10 | More by doppelme
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
3.6/5 rDev -6.7%
12oz bottle poured into a New Glarus Weizen glass
A vigorous pour yields a generous an light straw colored head which billows out of the glass. After it settles a nice half a finger cap stays on the top until the beer is finished. A medium/low amount of lacing sticks of the sides. The beer is a crystal clear medium copper with a constant stream of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom. Once again New Glarus proves it makes an amazing looking beer.
The German weizen yeast makes itself obviously known from the classic banana esters reaching my nose. A very slight malt sweetness then comes and finishes with the slightest spice. All of these aromas are present in a diminished capacity of a normal weissbier but that could be attributed to either a recipe design or the filtering process. I am far from a regular Krystalweizen drinker so I can not compare this to other examples.
The flavor is more malt forward than ester forward. A bit of sweetness is present with the banana esters coming in. I'm gathering most of the traditional flavors of a hefeweizen with an added malt sweetness but just like the aroma it's at a lower level than a hefeweizen.
The mouthfeel is a bit slick and oily as expected but something on the end is throwing me. It's kind of drops off flat with no finish, almost a bit watery.
Overall I think it's a decent beer, pretty drinkable with fairly mild flavors. I think of it as an introduction to Dancing Man. It's not up to par with the other New Glarus wheat beers in terms of flavor and enjoyment but it's not disappointing either.
09-22-2011 17:28:11 | More by weatherdog
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.