Dancing Man Wheat | New Glarus Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by Atron67 on 07-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,382
Reviews:
471
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
162
For Trade:
6
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Photo of jjayjaye
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden pale amber color with a HUGE stiff off white head that resists fading, decomposing like an ice cream float, leaving spotty patterns of Belgian lacing behind. The smell is AMAZING...Belgian yeast, harvest fruit, pears...banana. The mouth feel is lightly carbonated and full bodied...very smooth. Full flavored, the taste mirrors the nose. Sharing this with my sons...they are REALLY loving it! Where did this come from...definitely under my radar. True drinkability..very satisfying. Many thanks out to maximum12 for this opportunity!!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Deep foggy amber color with extremely tight eggshell white head of suds.

Wheaty with clove and banana and a hint of lemon zest.

Like the nose. Heavy on the wheat! This is the best Hefe I've had.

Medium bodied. Big and rich. Two words I never thought I would say for a Hefeweizen. Slight sharpness from the carbonation activates a lot of flavor.

I can't even believe the ABV in this. This goes down so easy. Easily the best wheat beer I've had. Breaks a lot of stereotypes for this style. Outstanding beer!

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

Grabbed this in early summer 2011 during a Great Lakes region beer tour.

Poured into a 0.5L Staropramen glass. This is a pale, light gold color. Foam formation was massive, off-white and slightly rocky. Retention is good.

Freshly peeled banana features prominently in the nose, as one might expect from this style. Classic bubble gum noted underneath. Hops hard to detect but this is ok.

Flavor includes another nod to the banana but an equally present, balanced clove is here, too. Bready malt. Bitterness is rather low. Finishing dry.

Medium in body with a moderate/moderate high level of carbonation.

Though this beer has been in my fridge for roughly half a year, I'm very impressed with the subtle and balanced flavor profile it offers. The banana/clove/bready malt balance is well done leading to well rounded profile that makes for an enjoyable session.

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

At first, nothing unusual: it pours a semi-cloudy, dark gold, with a towering cream-colored head of pillowy foam. Although the thin residue of yeast coating the bottom of the bottle is proof that this beer is indeed bottle-conditioned, it isn't nearly as cloudy as a lot of unfiltered wheats you'll come across. The nose is borderline mind-blowing: ultra-intense Belgian-like spiciness over top a bed of traditional Bavarian-wheat bananas and cloves. Wow.

It'd be a tall order for the taste to live up to the aroma--and it doesn't--but it's still pretty damn fantastic. The spiciness is toned down from the nose and, although still awful lively for a wheat, it's complemented almost perfectly with a mix of bananas and yeast. There isn't a huge banana/clove presence like you'd find in traditional Bavarian wheats, but there's enough to balance out that spice. Some lemony, citrus notes come out as the beer warms, furthering the complexity. All underneath a soft, clean palate that you've come to expect from a well-made wheat.

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Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,382 ratings.
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