Dancing Man Wheat | New Glarus Brewing Company

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95
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1,389 Ratings
Dancing Man WheatDancing Man Wheat
BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Atron67 on 07-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,389
Reviews:
473
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
162
For Trade:
6
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Photo of travelguy
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dancing Man pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy head of 1 finger, decorating my glass nicely.

I'm getting a largely floral aroma with hints of bubble gum and clove.

Flavor is nice, with dry wheat malts and hints of clove, banana, and bubble gum. Nice very light hoppy finish.

Crisp profile with a semi dry finish. Very quaffable.

A solid wheat, comparable to Bubbler but less candy-like.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LT630
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brenn79
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, thanks bro- Pours very hazy golden with a large white head that retains. Aroma is flat out banana esters, yeasty, a bit peppery. The taste is yeasty, banana, a bit of tropical fruits, mango or orange, a bit funky actually, dry lightly bitter finish, warming alcohol feeling, which seems odd for the style. Still, yummy!

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OpethFlames
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drstalker
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npendres
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeIquiades
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Helcarexe
3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've looked forward to picking up this Hefe for a few years after reading the reviews on BA. Maybe its the hype or anticipation for cracking open this Hefe that left me wanting, it lacked the hard hitting flavors and spicy pop that I'm expecting in in this style. I poured into a weizen glass and was happy with the nice head that wafted a banana aroma, there was no aroma of clove or any other spice. The flavor was closer to the fruity banana with a very slight hint of clove and none of the bubblegum or cinnamon that I expect.
Is it worth it.... yes. But not a go to Hefe as I've found better locally, than having to travel four hours into Wisconsin and find this from New Glarus.

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Photo of waddellc2
2.75/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kinggimp
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aprabhu
4.87/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monty79_1997
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Hazy orange. Big white head. Smells of clove, banana, wheat, bubblegum, and a little fruity yeastiness. Tastes much more wheaty. Banana. Spicy clove in the back end. A little bubblegum in the finish with sweet banana fruitiness lingering. High carbonation. Medium body. I don't drink a lot of hefes, so I don't have a lot of comparison knowledge, but I'm really impressed.

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Photo of npachl
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krusader
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcattey
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I look forward to this beer every year. The mouthful is incredible. There is so much flavor going on compared to other hefes. Banana dominates with a hint of citrus and clove. One of the absolute best of the style.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stucat
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass.
A: Pours a cloudy orange with a thick head that diminishes quickly leaving slight lacing and a thin skim of head.
S: Smells mainly of bananas and clove with a subtle fruit and wheat fragrance. Medium carbonation, delightful.
T: Banana bomb with a bubble gum hint in the back end. Some boozy notes but very mild considering the high ABV. This beer is delicious!
M: Very nice medium carbonation with a smooth, creamy feel. It goes down a little to easy.
O: This is probably my favorite American hefe-weizen and will certainly be a go to beer for the short time that it is available. It is unfortunate that it requires a 2 hour round trip from my home in Illinois to Wisconsin to get this but it is definitely worth the trip.

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Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,389 ratings.
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