Dancing Man Wheat | New Glarus Brewing Company

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95
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1,384 Ratings
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:
1,384
Reviews:
471
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
161
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,384 |  Reviews: 471
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jwc215
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass:

Pours hazed golden yellow with a big head that leaves trailing lace.

The smell is of banana/clove with a hint of sour lemons and spicy cinnamon.

The taste is of sweetened bananas, lemon tang with light clove and cinnamon to give it a spicy balance in the finish.

It is creamy smooth and refreshing.

Enough banana/clove to let you know this is a Hefe! A great example of the style!

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Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, golden color. One inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus (banana), yeast, wheat, slight sweet malt, and hops. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of slight sweet malt, citrus (banana), yeast, wheat, hops, and slight spice. Overall a dominated by citrus, strong body, and too carbonated.

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Photo of Duff27
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Into a weizen glass. Huge three inch off white head on a cloudy pale/yellow. Head retention is great and good lacing as well. A few fast upwardly moving effervescence streams.

S- Smells of clove and subtle spices.

T- Follows the smell but with more bananas than cloves. It's 7.2%abv shows up in each sip...quite the "kick" compared to most hefeweizens out there.

M- Very prickly carbonation, I like it. Medium mouthfeel.

D/O- It's no wonder why this is regarded as one of the best hefeweizens. An American classic if you will. Light and crisp enough to whet your whistle in the summer and boozy enough to keep you warm in the winter. I'll take two.

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

Golden hued and hazy, rush of carbonation, huge cloud-like white head, pockmarked and pillowy. Looks nice.

Aroma: there's the clove, there's the banana, light, fresh, and lovely...it's all there.

Great texture grips the palate, then a rush a fruit, bright orange, tangy citrus, a spark of spice. Drink again, ah, refreshment, banana and orange, spritz of carbonation. Delicious. Easy-drinking. Thirst-quenching. Tantalizing.
Loving it.

Dance on, dancing man, dance on!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Curran, thanks man!

Pours a hazy orange/yellowish, with a one inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells really strongly of clove and banana. That's to be expected, but it seems more concentrated than typical, really strong aroma.

New Glarus nailed this guy. It tastes like a hefeweizen, dialed up in intensity, as evinced by the higher than typical ABV. Really strong clove and banana flavors, with some tangy wheat bitterness, and some mild citrus flavors.

This one is light bodied, but certainly a bit more full bodied than the typical hefe. This one has a really crisp and smooth mouthfeel, and is insanely drinkable.

This is probably the best US made hefeweizen I've ever had. I have not had Live Oak's, so for now, this will stand.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Thanks to d0b for throwing me a mixed sixer from WI. Served in my weizen glass.

A - Huge billowy foam that eventually settles into a four fingers of persistent egg-white head and glass-coating lacing. The beer is a slightly hazed golden straw color with a ton of tiny bubbles rising to the top.

S - Tons of clove, banana, bubblegum, lemon, and other spices - reminiscent of Crack'd Wheat but without the intense hopping. There are also some malt and yeast notes, but it's not the sharp wheat smell that I get from other Hefes. I get a sense that if we got fresh German wheat beers in the US they would smell a lot like this.

T - The taste is a little yeastier with some cinnamon spice and the aforementioned fruit flavors (banana, lemon, maybe a bit of apple as well). The taste isn't so complicated - pretty much the stuff you'd expect from a hefeweizen, but wonderfully fresh and delicious all the same.

M - Surprisingly medium-bodied, with lower carbonation (it's all in the foam!), and lots of residual stickiness. The only knock I can think of is that it's not quite as refreshing as most hefes.

D - I can't taste the 7.2% at all - I'd put this closer to ~5%. The mouthfeel is a bit chewier than I'd want from a session beer, but otherwise it goes down real easy - nice mild carbonation and minimal aftertaste.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

Pours a very nice cloudy yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice two-finger thick/creamy white head, with lots of thick/creamy sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with a nice yeast note, banannas, coriander. The taste is malty/yeasty, very nice bananna/corinander notes. Medium body. Very drinkable, one of the best Hefe's I've had to date.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of tone77
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a hazy, golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is strong of banana, some sweetness. Taste is banana, wheat, smooth and highly refreshing. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a tasty beer I could easily crush several of.

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Photo of Gavage
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: hazy yellowish orange color with a long lasting 3" fluffy head. Moderate lacing paints the glass.

Smell: wheat and spices are very pleasant on the nose.

Taste: big wheat flavor with banana, strong clove and a decent bitterness. Some lemon citrus arrives late. There is an overall breadiness here too.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother late. The aftertaste is short-lived.

Drinkability: if you are looking for a great hefe, this one will do. Easy to quaff, big flavors, and super refreshing. Great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,384 ratings.
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