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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Atron67 on 07-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,375
Reviews:
470
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
486
Gots:
161
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,375 |  Reviews: 470
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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Photo of klipper
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BrownAleMale
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

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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Photo of ahbithwabm
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of starrdogg
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy light golden color with a fluffy white head.

S: Yup, this smells like a hefe (and a good one at that)! Belgian yeast and banana dominate the aroma.

T: After the smell I thought this would just be your average hefe, but not quite. The 7.2% ABV, quite high for the style, gives this beer a different flavor than any other hefe I've had. Yes it's got that typical banana/yeast flavor, but this is a bit of a heftier beer than I'm used to in this style. It's maltier and not nearly as crisp or refreshing as your average hefe, but this all works very well.

M: Mouthfeel is a little heavier than your average hefe, but still on the light-bodied side of the spectrum and very carbonated.

O: This is a nice hefe, and one a little different from your average one, but I don't really see what all the fuss is about with this. It's a good beer, but not an outstanding one. This definitely is not on the same level as the Live Oak.

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Seeswo for bringing a bottle of this down for me.

Pours a hazy yellow orange. Very pretty. A bunch of white head. Smells wheaty with lots of banana on the nose. A really solid yeasty presence on the nose as well. The taste profile is a bit banana-centric as well but that's the joy of the hefe. Great wheat and yeast on the tongue. I like Live Oak better but this is certainly a solid brew. Thick and heavy but well carbonated. Overall very good drinker

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 16 oz glass.

A- cloudy (unfiltered) light orange with a big 2" white head. small bubbles of lacing.

S- big banana and clove aroma with some lemon.

T- sweet orange and lemons, caramel and cloves.

M- medium body and carbonation. Some effervescence that gives a crisp finish.

O- very good hefeweizen that has a good balance of banana and cloves.

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Photo of FreshmanPour77
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Another stellar wheat beer from New Glarus. Although I prefer Black Wheat and Copper Kettle, this hefe-weizen does not disappoint in the slightest.

Sample Size – Several six packs and a pint on tap at Brasserie V on Monroe St. in Madison.

Appearance: Completely opaque straw gold with a thick creamy white head (when served from the bottle that lasts for the duration) but no head what-so-ever on tap (must have been the pour/sam adam’s glass). Very pretty. I would give it a 5 in the bottle and a 4 on tap so I'll average the two at 4.5.

Aroma: Lemon, orange, hay, wheat, vanilla, banana, bubblegum, clove, and ginger. Complex, rich, and very spicy.

Flavor/MF/D: A mix of lemon meringue and banana crème pies with cinnamon, cloves, and ginger sprinkled on top. Some pepper too. Medium bodied and creamy. Not as heavy or boozy as I would expect at 7.2% but certainly rich and delicious. Extremely drinkable. Just great.

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Photo of Big_Dave
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of paco1029384756
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with two fingers of foamy head and a lot of carbonation bubbles.

Scent of yeast, wheat, clove, banana, and spice. Very good, but a little unbalanced.

Taste of yeast, clove, banana, sugars, lemon zest and a very faint alcohol. A pretty damn good Hefeweizen, I'd be happy to drink this any day.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with strong carbonation, maybe a bit too much.

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Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of SkinniePost
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of TWStandley
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on NYE...bottle to pint glass.

Poured a nice hazy light orange/gold color with a 3 finger billowing white head.

Smell was quite potent - in a good way. Hugh banana, wheat, orange and yeasty notes. Some spices as well. Coriander?

Flavor is quite delicious. Not my favorite style by a long shot, but I could defientely drink many of these. Definite banana and fruit notes, some wheat spices and lemon. Tasty.

Mouthfeel was rich but refreshing.

Overall, solid beer. This style is by far my least favorite, but this beer is so well done that I had to give it solid ratings. Nice!

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Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of katan
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into a pint

A - A light orange colored beer - hazing is not noticeable, which is slightly odd for a hefe. Head formation is immense - strongly retained. Light white in color. Piles of carbonation is apparent.

S - Clove, cinnamon, and bready yeast notes. Strong ester production in this beer. Back to a full-on hefe style.

T - Starts off with a light malt sweetness - no astringency. Mid-stream the yeast starts to build, with soe coriander and other yeast spice notes. Finishes with a strong cinnamon and clove flavor, just a hint of banana, but it is accompanied by an unexpected strong phenolic note. A hail to the alcohol content.

M - Moderate body in the beer - but the carbonation strength brings it right back up there. Nothing hangs around on the palette - very clean.

D - Very easily drinkable - smooth and easy drinkable. ABV is extremely well disguised. Not filling, going against its apparent strong carbonation.

New Glarus does it again - this beer is awesome. The only knock to me is the alcohol both in terms of content and in its affect on the flavor. If this were regularly available to me, I would have no problem making it one of my top rotation hefes.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

glassware: generic pilsner...occasion: first ever New Glarus--a gift from Jaime and Jarrett (many thanks!)...aroma: clove and banana empower the nostrils--and banana wins the battle...appearance: thick, foamy head that oozes from the bottle--no lacing at all in its descent; opaque, tawny body...palate: mild-bodied, mildly effervescent in the mouthfeel; clean if not cleansing...taste: tart and zesty, as expected...overall: a wheat indeed--not overwhelming, but with some subtle flowering that peaks the tastebuds' interests...

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Photo of vinny21bal
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,375 ratings.
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