Dancing Man
New Glarus Brewing Company

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From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Hefeweizen
Ranked #3
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,713
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 10.93%
Reviews:
485
Ratings:
950
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 17, 2022
Added:
Jul 07, 2007
Wants:
  510
Gots:
  172
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: If you dream of wheat this brew will get your toes tapping. Since 1995 we have brewed Bavarian style wheat beers exclusively for the same great state that grows and malts our own Wisconsin wheat. In a world full of posers this is a true hefe-weizen naturally 100% bottle fermented and hazy.

Expect this beer to cascade effervescent into your glass. The rich spicy clove and cinnamon notes will greet your nose while sweet fruit and wheat kisses your lips.

Lick the foam from your mouth and admit sometimes you just gotta get up and dance.
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Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle courtesy of JohnnyHops.
So good!
A lot of banana character.
Would not have guessed 7.2% either.
Feb 03, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear, glowing, medium orange color with a moderate white head that sticks around. SRM of 8 (3.75)

Aroma: Strong aromas of bread and spice upfront. There is bread, cloves, and Belgian spices. Some coriander and banana before a bready and banana malt backbone.

Flavor: Strong flavors upfront of sweet bread and bananas. There's cloves and spices. Prominent bread malts with yeast and clove spices on the finish.

Feel: Medium to heavier bodied. Good carbonation. Finishes with cloves and banana bread that linger pleasantly. Balanced. (4.25)

Compared to Boulevard Tank 7 12/12/21: Pours a lighter and clearer color with a milder white head. More bread, banana, and clove spice. Less juicyfruit. Drinks more malty and smooth.

Overall: A very tasty hefeweizen here. I don't get much cinnamon here. Yet, nice bready, banana, and clove spices. Yet the carbonation comes through here for a nice balanced and clean finish. I think that is what makes this beer drink so well. I enjoyed this one for sure. (Final Rating: 4.01)
Dec 12, 2021
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
12oz glass bottle - review from notes

Slight hops and spice cut through, but its mostly honey, nanners, and clove. A little too sweet

Classic banana hefe with hefty alcohol
Sep 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Thanks to Bshaw22, I finally had the top 3 Hefeweizen of BA
This is, in my humble opinion, one of the best American brewed Hefeweizen.
I will make it to the brewery some day and have it on tap.
Sep 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Aug 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Z-man from Michigan

Aug 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by sbuck from New Mexico

Jul 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 29, 2021
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Reviewed by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
L: Pours a beautifully cloudy burnished amber, and even with a fairly careful pour, formed a four-finger head of dense off-white foam. Plenty of tiny bubbles visible racing from the bottom.

S: A delightful bouquet of ripe wheat, bubblegum, clove, and white grape.

T: At the risk of redundant repetition, "delightful" seems again apropos. Each sip opens with a lovely slurry of clove and banana flavor, with some pear and white grape notes developing as it moves across the tongue. By the swallow, some light citrusy coriander tones join in, and linger alongside the clove for the aftertaste.

F: That is as lush and pillowy as one could want a wheat beer to feel. The phrase "cream of what" came to mind as a descriptor for this brew's mouthfeel.

O: That is decidedly impressive for a US brewed hefe. Dan clearly picked up a trick or two during his time at Ayinger. I'll be trying to find this (and Bubbler) any time I'm able to get near Wisconsin during the brewing window.
Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by einman from Minnesota

May 14, 2021
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Rated by Grounder from Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
The spice in this one is strong, overpowering to the point of being funky. Did not really like that.
Apr 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by TommyG22 from Wisconsin

Apr 11, 2021
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Reviewed by dwillie733 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A good wheat beer. Can taste the banana and I believe cinnamon. A tasty and smooth drinking wheat. A bit of of a dryness which i have not tasted in other wheat. Definitely a wheat i would buy again.
Mar 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by BD3 from Wisconsin

Mar 27, 2021
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle reads 'E221'; consumed on 3/26/21

Pours a lightly hazed copper-tinted golden body sporting a rangy effervescence and capped with two fingers of rocky, fluffy, white foam; good head retention leaves a thin layer of craggy cap, a thick, frothy collar, and broad, uniform webs of lacing holding firmly to the walls of the glass.

Aroma brings charry bubblegum and firm, almost mineralic, yeasty spice opening with a distant waft of stone fruit underlying; earthy clove over the middle and subtle banana expanding from a background position across the olfactories is established and direct, while sweeter clove evolves to close the bouquet.

Taste offers peppery spice and raw clove upfront into subdued yeasty characteristics persisting over the mid-palate toward a decidedly wheaty back end, where tinges of earth, flaked malts, and a slight minerality phase into a wisp of booziness sneaking through the finish.

Mouthfeel shows a light body along with a fluffy puff of airy carbonation phasing easily to a crisp, wavering consistency appealing to a slightly thinning, quenching lightness on the palate, eventually firming up on the back end as a taut, flaky textures finishes.

While an assertive profile accentuates some classic stylistic touches alongside a slightly more modern, earthy twist, the booziness remains somewhat apparent across this higher-octane Hefeweizen.
Mar 27, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle. Etched at bottom edge of bottle is '0203260043738'.
Slightly cloudy, deep gold colored body. Bit of a gusher upon removing the cap. Two fingers of high head after pouring. Big burst of effervescence following the pour. Leaves behind a few spots of foam.
Aroma of banana and bit of cloves and cinnamon.
Taste of banana and spices, along with the sharp wheat note. A touch of both sweet and spicy. A flavor of green apple comes in at the end. The yeast esters continue into the aftertaste.
Medium for mouth feel and for smoothness. The higher ABV% delivers a bite. Quiet in the mouth, with minimal carbonation.
Easy to drink because of the low carbonation feel in the mouth, and the slight dryness that calls for another quaff.
Mar 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Try-em-all from Missouri

Mar 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.54 by HopHippie from Wisconsin

Feb 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from Washington

Sep 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.82 by TrojanRB from Texas

Aug 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.6 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin

Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by DMarlinJ from Michigan

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This is a 12oz. bottle poured into a 20oz. weizen glass. It filled the glass to the the top with a pure white three finger pillow of foam. After several minutes the foam settled back to a thin layer with nice lacing on the side of the glass, The beer is a hazy orange with a medium carbonation, small but a steady line of bubbles.
The smell is mostly a very nice banana - bubble gum aroma.
The taste follows the nose, banana, bubble gum,, some clove, wheat, cinnamon, & pepper.
The feel is slightly creamy, I'm surprised, I don't really feel the carbonation at all.
This is a fairly high octane at 7.2%, it may take a couple of sessions to put this sixer away. This is a very good Hefe, the taste, the look, very smooth given the high ABV. I will need to sample this one with it's German brothers and do more comparing!
Jul 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by RitzCarling from Illinois

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by joeltorto from Wisconsin

Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by D-Duvelicious from Illinois

May 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.47 by SWChi from Illinois

May 10, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by JayPee423 from Wisconsin

Apr 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Apr 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Mar 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by bigstar87 from Wisconsin

Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Feb 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

Nov 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Sep 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by robotic_being from Florida

Aug 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by bplabernie from Michigan

Jun 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by Half-full from Illinois

Mar 12, 2018
Dancing Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1435 ratings