Dancing Man
New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Ranked #3
Ranked #2,720
4.21 | pDev: 10.93%
Feb 17, 2024
Jul 07, 2007
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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Reviewed by blkgeorge

2.88/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
I bought this amongst a bunch of imported German wheat beers. It's plain bad. Overly sweet and estery. Malt liquor wheat beer. This is what happens when you fuck up the malt bill but still sell the shit. A great wheat beer for Wisconsin drunkards that don't know any better.

For a brewery that is perceived infallible around the Midwest, this is some mediocre shit that's good enough to sell to rubes.
Feb 17, 2024
Rated: 4 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
Rated: 5 by Hj7237 from Wisconsin

May 31, 2023
Rated: 4 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 11, 2022
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 Wisconsin

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.

Compared to Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen 2/2024: Pours nearly identical, Similar aromas. More sweet orange and orange spice. Less bread spice and yeast, slightly sweeter.

Compared to Weihenstephaner Vitus 2/2024: Pours darker, milder head. Milder aromas and flavors. Dryer and yeastier.

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 chum_husk 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, but still a classic banana hefe - and with a hefty amount of 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 Illinois

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
Dancing Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1441 ratings