Dancing Man Wheat | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
95
world-class
1,382 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:
1,382
Reviews:
471
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
163
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,382 |  Reviews: 471
Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Poured into a Weizen glass.
I am immediately impressed by the appearance of this beer.After living in Germany for several years it is rare to come across an American version of Weizen that is so murky, perfect light golden/hay color and that rich,creamy head.Great appearance.
Smell takes the standard even higher..everything I want in a great German Weizen. Banana,grain, clove, pepper, orange,lemon, almost a yogurt quality. Yeast, fruit, grains all in perfect balance.
Flavor...perfect.A mix of bananas, pepper, allspice, clove, musty grain, lemon and almost a milk-like creaminess in the mouthfeel. Sip after sip just re-enforces my initial impression.
Mouthfeel is a great balance of creamy fruitiness, grainy quality, and a peppery yeast bite that cuts the creamy sweetness perfectly.I am really impressed with every beer I have tried from this brewery, and Dancing man IMO gives even Weihenstephan a run for its money, and I went to brewing school there.

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Photo of mkennedy119
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of tigg924
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a hefe glass

Appearance: moderate carbonation, bright yellow-gold in color, 2 inch head with a rocky top, hazy

Smell: wheat, bananas, cardamom, and coriander

Taste: follows the nose wheat, bananas, cardamom, and coriander with bready, earthy malt

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate-highcarbonation, slightly sweet

Overall: One of the best domestics hefes I have had. This one compares very favorably to the German classics I have had. Best small bottle offering I have had from New Glarus. Would be a fridge staple if I could obtain it easily.

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Photo of Twifiter
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice hazy golden color with a big fluffy white head on top. The retention and lacing were really impressive on this. The smell is loaded with fresh grain, clove, banana and bready lemons. The taste of the beer is lightly flavored with some spices and soft wheat. There is a light amount of citrus in there too. The mouthfeel is smooth, light and drinkable. Overall this beer is very good, it would be best in the summer time.

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Photo of PositivePest
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BEERWOLF1951
3/5  rDev -29.7%

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

A- pours a hazy golden color with a generous three fingers of white head. Head retention is a little lack luster and lingers as a thin ring of bubbles.

S- rich clove and ripe bananas envelope the nose with a doughy honey kissed wheat.

T- spicy up front with bready fluffy wheat flavor. Banana chips and ripe banana dessert in the middle. Kiss of honey with a lingering spice and banana on the finish.

MF- creamy full mouthfeel with a light medium body. Good caressing carbonation.

D- superbly drinkable.

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Photo of bman_85
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of RTrain12
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Stef422
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

A: cloudy, pale golden color with a gigantic head with retention to last forever.

S: lot of black pepper, some sweetness and light fruity smell

T: very peppery, then slightly sweet and malty

M: big burst of carbonation at first, then silky smooth and gentle. The body is a medium-thin and refreshing.

O: easy to drink, $10 or less per 6-pack, and not hard to find in the summer in Wisconsin. It's pepper-heavy in the taste, but so refreshing.

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Photo of Jparker37
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Big pillowy white head. Straw colored beer with good haziness.

S - Banana esters but out weighed by the spicy/clove counterpart. Great helping of wheat comes across brightly. I get a sense of multigrain bread from those mild base malts.

T - Great wheat character in this beer. The pleasant phenolics give good complexity with a little bit of a lemony citrus twist to finish.

M - Light to moderate-light body, light-medium carbonation, semi-sweet.

O - Never picked up cinnamon that the description describes. The ester/phenolic profile didn't jump out of the bottle as much as I prefer. Other than that this beer couldn't do much more to score perfect for this style.

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Photo of RuckusDu
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Just what you want in a hefeweizen. Cloudy, light orange body with some wheat in it. Head is larger and pretty white - just slight orange.

S - A little bit of artificial pez like sugar aroma. Some wheat in it. Simple.

T - Great flavor. Orange, clove, and some cinnamon. Also simple and it fits the smell. Sweet.

M - Strong carbonation which holds up a lighter body. A little buttery on the tongue. Refreshing and nice.

O - This is not a crazy beer, but a real nice hefeweizen. Simple and sweet. Amazing how it is all the way up at 7.2%.

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Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of FritzSteinhoff
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of schneid
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SCZ
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of MrTana
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Joeyuwp
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Antnyd82
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of pbueddi
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of iadler
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to snifter.

A- Hazy gold with a fluffy two finger head. Minimal lacing.

S- Banana, clove, wheat, vanilla, cinnamon and peppery spice.

T- Follows the aroma with plenty of clove, banana and wheat, with hints of spice, vanilla and lemon.

M- Medium carbonation and body with the abv hidden very well.

O- A very well crafted Hefe. Perfect on a hot summer day.

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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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