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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: 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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Photo of topheim
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

topheim, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

psmith161, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

MattyG85, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of DubbelTrubbel
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

DubbelTrubbel, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of kanno
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

kanno, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of ThePundsack88
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

ThePundsack88, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Spartacus303
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Spartacus303, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of DooshBagalow
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DooshBagalow, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

smogfood, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MinnTwins, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Stevedore, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

hinemk76, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Kasie
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Kasie, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep copper-golden color with big head of off-white head that clings to the glass. Darker then expected, but intriguing none the less. Malty sweetness comes out strong but settles as other aromas including wheat, spice, banana, clove, and a touch of cinnamon join the party. The pallet experiences many of the typical hefeweizen flavors of banana, wheat, clove, and lemon zest while new flavors of cinnamon and biscuity malt dance underneath. Spot on mouthfeel for the style; medium bodied and highly carbonated. Another New Glarus brew, another rave review - not just a coincidence.

phishsihq, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of JohnBoyMilwaukee
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

JohnBoyMilwaukee, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A real unexpected pour. Sure it's a 12oz bottle, not one of dem slender German thingers right, lets .. just... center punch this... KAPOW! BLAM! Giant carbonation! Woah ho! We ain't foolin here, let's then give this it's due respect! A slow decant brings a big off white with hints of red head, deep and large. A clear amber red body, not unlike a yellow classic Kristal, but matching lively carbonation. Some of the smells that rip right off the pour hint something special is going on. I like where this is going.

Bouquet is large and truly unique. Ripping dry malts and faint caramel, but light sweetness and clove spices. Hints at Hefe like yeast with other nose profiles that are totally non German to style. Apple. Fruity. I am REALLY liking where this is going!

Palate hits with classic refreshing hefe quality. Chewy palate mixes with a real nice fruit sweetness, and even a hint of fruit sour. What an interesting combination, apple, clove and nutmeg, but also some chewy classic and somewhat wet palate. Finish has just a hint of ripping grain, mixing with that sweet sticky malt and hefeweizen sensing finish. Controlled. Not a bubblegum blast either. Spicy and airy, refreshing but not too sweet either.

Overall I am real impressed with this one unique brew, and a great play on a classic old school German style that is American crafty. I'd drink this often in the summer if I could.

smakawhat, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JBest, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Tiburon
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Tiburon, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Vixie
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper color with just a hint of red. The tan head does tend to dissipate fairly quickly.

Smell has citrus, banana, and clove notes in it, and a hint of yeast.

Starts out a bit fruity, then banana and clove kick in. The banana tends to dominate a bit, the clove is more hinted at.

Decent feel, pretty typical for the style.

A nice easy to drink beer. Really goes down easy, and has the taste I expect from this style. Wheat beers are one of my favorites, and this is a nice example of the style.

Vixie, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

smartassboiler, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of kismet
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

fine representation of a hefe style beer. aroma and taste remind me of banana bread with cinnamon streusel topping. great malt profile, and taste is off the charts in the fresh grain and malt category. i cant see how they could improve on this one very much. i would definitely buy it again.

kismet, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Highstplz, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of gford217
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a huge fluffy white head that recedes fairly quickly to a small foamy cap.

Aroma is light banana sweetness, lemon zest and hints of different spices such as clove and cinnamon.

Taste is more of the mild sweetness, definitely the bananas, almost like a dialed-down hefe in the taste. Light clove and some biscuity malts.

Mouthfeel is really creamy for the style, smooth and highly carbonated.

I don't have much experience with the style but this has to be one of the best representations out there. It's definitely the best I've had.

gford217, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

sparx1100, Nov 26, 2012
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.