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Laughing Fox - New Glarus Brewing Company

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316 Ratings

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.25%
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 crossovert


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
Photo of gatornation


4.22/5  rDev +9.3%

from a 12 oz bottle

A- pours a clear light amber with a 2 finger off-white head

S- was fruit like apples and bananas with clove and yeast nice malt and bread smells

T- very nice clove and bananas up front with a wheat and bread middle some spices
with such a smooth hefe like texture very good
M- delightful and creamy with hefe characteristics, very smooth with fruit and bread

O- like a hefe this is delicious very session able, a great brew from NG

01-01-2012 23:35:11 | More by gatornation
Photo of Onenote81

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

02-08-2012 14:11:50 | More by Onenote81
Photo of MattyG85


4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

01-08-2013 09:28:03 | More by MattyG85
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-05-2011 18:49:48 | More by richkrull
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-02-2012 04:59:54 | More by Zachtheporter
Photo of brewcrew76


4/5  rDev +3.6%

A - Clear golden reddish color with a creamy white head.

S - Wheat, clove, light breadiness and some fruits.

T - Light bready malt, wheat, clove, banana. Has hints of an amber lager mixed with a wheat beer.

M - Light body with lively carbonation.

D - A solid beer that would make a nice summer thirst quencher.

08-29-2011 01:06:10 | More by brewcrew76
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-19-2011 05:08:00 | More by DoctorB2B
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-23-2013 18:40:48 | More by bennetj17
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-02-2013 02:57:39 | More by Stevedore
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New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%

A - clear copper with a nice large amount of fluffy white head, tons of lacing

S - sweet caramel, fruity hops, flowers

T - initial bitterness/sour fruits which only lasts about a second before it's taken over by sweet malt. lightly hopped.

M - a very pleasant on the palate beer, nice and crisp with a zesty feeling left behind

O - a really nice surprise of a beer.. never really had anything like it before so i'm very partial to it. great flavors, great looking/smelling. no complaints in any department.

01-24-2012 22:12:32 | More by facundoCNB
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-08-2011 18:53:07 | More by mychalg9
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-21-2012 16:51:33 | More by brystmar
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-09-2012 22:03:49 | More by ystazi
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2013 00:14:49 | More by jzlyo
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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
Photo of jmarsh123


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Pours a clear amber with a massive off-white head.

Huge bubblegum aroma. A little bit of banana, spice and clove, but I've never smelled a beer quite like this.

Taste follows the aroma. Loads of bubblegum flavor. Just a touch of clove which is my personal preference. Just a little bit of caramel sweetness.

Fairly light mouthfeel with good carbonation.

I love a good take on a more traditional style and New Glarus usually pulls it off better than anyone and this is no exception. Very good beer.

11-23-2011 00:11:50 | More by jmarsh123
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2012 02:27:50 | More by Kunstman
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-23-2013 02:40:19 | More by JISurfer
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-22-2014 14:06:42 | More by 22Blue
Photo of Urbancaver


4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

Pours a clear yellowish orange. A bit of light head. Smells wheaty and yeasty. Smells very sweet. Tastes sweet and yeasty. Love the taste and aroma! Clean and very enjoyable. Good mouthfeel. Overall quite enjoyable. Thanks LeAnn for bringing this one!

09-15-2011 15:14:29 | More by Urbancaver
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-05-2014 04:07:49 | More by SkinniePost
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3.18/5  rDev -17.6%

12 oz. bottle tried 20 Nov 2011. Courtesy of R&S, thank you! Served in the Saint Arnold wheat glass.

Huge tan head fills most of the glass. Medium carbonation. Clear golden brown in color. Aroma is quite bready and sweet, faint herbal-orange quality. Starts with a lot of wheat, light clove and banana. Becomes slightly tart in the middle. Medium body, light ethanol. Finish is wheaty with a mild astringency.

Might need another sample of this one. Seems out of character for NG.

03-17-2012 04:55:52 | More by htomsirveaux
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-15-2013 23:39:18 | More by Dactrius
Photo of beagle75


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
Laughing Fox from New Glarus Brewing Company
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