Dancing Man Wheat | New Glarus Brewing Company

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95
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Atron67 on 07-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,382
Reviews:
471
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
163
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,382 |  Reviews: 471
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Pours a hazy, cloudy gold color with a four finger frothy velvety white head. Looks amazing. Head very slowly dissipates leaving not much lacing on the glass but some thin white film along the outer ring of the beer.

Smell is full of aromas of wheat, bread, pepper, spice, and clove. Mild undertones of banana and a touch of roasted nuttiness.

Taste is initially wheat and pepper giving way to a slight sweetness with notes of banana, clove, cinnamon, and banana bread. Just enough spice on the finish to provide a nice balance. This tastes like the real mccoy - its not a German style hefeweizen - this is a real hefeweizen.

Feel is full bodied but light and crisp with mild carbonation.

Overall this is one of, it not the best hefeweizen brewed outside of Germany. And while a fresh Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier in Germany might be better - here in the States this is tops for me. Just incredible. If you can get this, don't hesitate to buy a 6-pack

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Photo of derkfromwi
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Wer34truh
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of facundoCNB
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a cloudy yellow-orange pour, lots of visible carbonation, 3 fingers of head

smells of lemongrass, pepper.. more like a saison really.. very bready scent.
tastes of lemon, orange citrus, black pepper.. an excellent tasting beer.

light body, high carbonation, fizzy mouthfeel. not like many wheat beers i've had, this was more like a saison.

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold with a beautiful creamy two finger head that doesn't let up much.

Smell is centered around clove although lemons and a hint of banana follow.

Lemon is the first thing I notice in the palate and is prevalent throughout. A little bit of bubblegum and pepper make their way in and it finishes heavily spicy from clove.

Mouthfeel is spot on. A bit creamy and the higher than normal ABV for a Hefe helps.

Very good beer, but pales in comparison to the Live Oak I had last week. I prefer less clove in my Hefes and this one is centered around clove. That said, it's not way out of balance and the lemon flavors do a pretty good job of balancing out the spice. Will definitely seek this out again.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Rihup
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of tourdot
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brystmar
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, straw-colored body. Plenty of thick, white head leaves sticky lace all over my glass. Strong banana esters in the nose amidst the malt & wheat.

Much more bubblegum in this flavor profile than any other hef I've tasted. Sweet, wheaty, bananas, and lightly watery on the finish. Love that big, creamy body.

This was a long-time want of mine, and it didn't disappoint. Quite possibly the best bottled hef I've had; Live Oak's offering is still tops in my book. Cheers!

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Photo of beerwolf77
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a cloudy golden orange. The thick white head is like a dollop of fresh whipped meringue. It settles down fighting the whole way. Leaving thick lace coating the glass.

The aroma is like juicy fruit gum in a glass. Super sweet oranges, bananas and lemons with spices like clove and coriander. Light wafts of yeasty bread dough are pick out as well. I could smell this beer all day.

The flavor is pretty much a mirror of the nose. Sweet oranges, bananas, and lemons. Spices with hints of fresh cut grass and yeast. Not a strong as the nose but right up there.

Medium body with creamy richness that makes this beer super satisfying. Moderate carbonation.

Overall my favorite hefe period. I love this beer anytime of year. Hot days or cold nights. I'm up for a dance with this NG beer.

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Photo of scotv
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of lunarbrew
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Proteus93
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat

This had been given to me by Fred @ Beer Run... though he's not on BA, I felt the need to add a thanks.

A: Bubbles over the bottle before pouring... Quite a deep golden as far as hefeweizens go. Head is rather creamy, though a little short lived.

S + T: Modest banana and a fairly notable clove scent. Some wheaty cereal grain aromas show up, too. Flavour is on the sweeter side... Banana is there, along with some fruity sweetness and something almost honey-like. Very nice and balanced flavour.

M + D: Sparkling, prickly carbonation... lighter in body, but enough character to keep it interesting. A nice, traditional hefe. Good stuff!

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Photo of jwinship83
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- pale hazy golden with a finger sized head and an active carbonation

S- yeast, banana, clove, and bubblegum. exactly what youd expect in a wheat but on the strong side

T- lemony with everything that i could smell. very nice

M- highly carbonated and light feeling

D- i wish i picked up more of this. very drinkable and a great take on the style. recommended

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Photo of falloutsnow
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Second helping of this beer: not as unbelievable as I recall. Ah, memory. Still good, but not as wonderful as I thought it once was.

Appearance is brighter and clearer than I recorded, only partially hazy.
Banana ester strongest in aftertaste, less pronounced upfront than remembered.

First attempt:
Bottle brought from Wisconsin by my friend Aaryn, of whom much thanks go to.

Pours a rather explosive head; you will need to pour slowly and take breaks in order to fit this into an entire glass. Head is off-white and very fluffy, not overly dense. Recedes over several minutes, but never fades away completely. Leaves dainty lacing on side of glass. Beer is deep golden-yellow color, opaque, but with some carbonation visible along sides and top.

Scent features strong wheat malt, phenolic/clove, residual yeast, and ester/banana components. There is nothing second-rate about this scent, every component is very much discernible and interacts well with each other.

Taste follows along similar lines as scent, opening with banana and wheat malt, then adding in phenolics and yeast, and finally adding in a bit of vanilla, bubblegum and hop presence. Again, I've never had a hefeweizen with such pronounced characteristics, each one proudly proclaiming itself.

The beer is medium-bodied, with slightly higher than average levels of carbonation, but it doesn't hurt this beer's flavor or enjoyment. Finish is slightly dry. The ethanol content is well-hidden in all departments except on the consumer's body.

This was an exceptional hefeweizen in every regard. The only drawback is it's ethanol content, which prevents this from being as drinkable as I would like it to be.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Prospero
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brdc
2.93/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Small capped bottle.
Looking into other reviews, it almost seems like I had a different brew. This one looks nice, golden and cloudy, with a massive white head. A pleasant, but unidimensional and overwhelming banana aroma opens to a beer with excessive taste of bananas, some grains, with something off I cannot really define. It does taste good, and over a little over 3-4 minutes, the aroma gets too much. I did not finish mine. Disappointing.

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Photo of kevanb
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a New Glarus 20th Anniversary Pilsner Glass.

The beer pours a hazy golden copper color, visible bubbles rising from the bottom to the top of the glass with a big fluffy, white head that vanishes quickly and leaves no lacing behind. The aroma is a nice balance of banana and clovey yeast, pale wheat and sweet grain and a bit of cracked peppercorn. The flavors are right in line, lots of banana, wheat, sweetcorn, clove and lemon with some sweet pale bready grain and an earthy pepper presence and a bit of saltiness. The body is nice, carbonation is a bit lower than anticipated, but it coats the mouth well and finishes with a nice creamy touch and just a touch of prickly bubbles.

Verdict: A decent Hefeweizen from New Glarus, and honestly, a bit of a letdown from this brewery. This still hits the mark as a refreshing seasonal but compared to some of the other lagers that New Glarus makes, this one just seems to fall short.

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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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