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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

320 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 41
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 deebo
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a couple 6 packs of this earlier this fall. Finally getting around to reviewing one of the last ones left in the fridge.

A-This baby is very heady (large bubbles and yet frothy at the same time). Brilliantly clear with a rich copper color with plenty of tiny bubbles keeping that head dominating the surface.

S-Smells like a hefe-heavy on the banana fruity esters. Grainy wheat aroma.

T-A moderate amount of those banana-y esters. As well as lightly toasted wheat. What makes this beer unique is the spicy prickly heat sensation which has to be the cinnamon noted on the bottle. I'd prefer more of a clove phenol sensation instead.

M-Medium bodied for a weizen. Plenty of carbonation. Not creamy.

O-A solid brew although not as prefered as some other unfiltered versions. I think I'd rather drink the unfiltered versions that have a little more creaminess and stronger clove notes.

deebo, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Highstplz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Highstplz, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Mandark
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Mandark, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

NappyB, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of crossovert
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

crossovert, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of Cubsfan1087
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Cubsfan1087, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

TastyIsBeer, Oct 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

BobbyKolb, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Woodman70, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

SCZ, Sep 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

cervezango, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

claytong, Aug 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

seeswo, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

RBlaszak, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

MaxOfMetal, Jul 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jdhasse, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

RWNay, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

imperialking, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Ragnarok88, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of beagle75
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

beagle75, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of Pauly2X
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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".

Pauly2X, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of doppelme
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

doppelme, Sep 11, 2011
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.