Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Bubbler | New Glarus Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
BubblerBubbler
BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
190 Ratings
BubblerBubbler
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lucular on 03-31-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,693
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
190
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
4.16
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
42
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WiscoHooligan
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 12 fl oz bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Reidel weizen glass.

Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow with a nice big two finger fluffy white head that had excellent retention and left lots of lacing.

Aroma: Nice strong clove, banana, bubblegum and wheat.

Taste: Much like the aroma, wheat, clove, banana and bubblegum flavours that combine well.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with high to moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was so tasty. It’s been a while since my last Hefeweizen and drinking Bubbler just makes me want to go out and buy more Hefe’s.

 599 characters

Photo of puftdank
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass
A: Hazy light orange with a one-finger head that lingers
S: Bubblegum, coriander/nutmeg, wheat and a bit of yeast
T: Matches the nose note for note adding a bit of banana pudding
M: Light-bodied but coats the mouth; a pleasant smoothness from the carbonation
O: An enjoyable hefe true to the style

 336 characters

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jchanley
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eman17
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy pale yellow with a ridiculously active and massive foamy white head settling convexly with spotty fuzzy lace and a large dome.

Smell is light ester and phenol, exhibiting apple and banana, nutmeg and clove. Bubbler is not too spicy, but spice is definitely present, paired with wheat and a light caramel note that hints at bananas fosters at times.

Taste is banana candy with rounding wheat to make it less like an artificial treat, with a light phenol touch, and a pear and apple finish.

Feel is slick, thin and almost watery, with very minimal carbonation on the tongue despite the massive head. Finish seems wet at first, yet, after the swallow, dries out.

 678 characters

Photo of LT630
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Regrettably brief impression from a bottle:

Aroma is heavy on bubblegum phenol in addition to fresh aromatics of soft flaked wheat and 2-row barley, suggesting a soft mellow ale with nice flavour.

Taste and texture deliver, yielding a hefeweizen that goes heavy on the bubblegum phenol instead of the usual clove and orange peel yeast flavour to its benefit. Not banana heavy at all.

Refreshing, soft, light to medium-bodied, smooth, wet, and mellow. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

Drinkable and enjoyable for an American brewed hefeweizen, and easily up there with the most true to tradition I've tried from an American brewery. More solid work from New Glarus I'd happily buy again.

Low B / GOOD

 740 characters

Photo of marcobrau
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A really easy going weizen of the more the bubblegummy variety as opposed to clove and banana, although there is bit of banana on the palate. Juicy fruit gum aroma. Finish is a bit sweet, but the sweetness fades quickly, then leaves a sort of vanilla slickness with some dryness.

 279 characters

Photo of tempest
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Damn, this has nearly all the flavor of the much stronger Dancing Man Wheat is a neat, sessionable package. It has the creamy, doughy banana foundation with light spice and a hint of orange. Very very drinkable. I wish I had more.

 230 characters

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brenn79
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle- Pours hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma is banana, clove, peppery, yeasty. The taste is similar, banana, clove, very solid hefe. Nice beer.

 162 characters

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Bubbler from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 190 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.