Dancing Man Wheat | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Dancing Man WheatDancing Man Wheat

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Atron67 on 07-07-2007

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of mjwoolley33
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hands down the best hefe....no...the best beer I've had in a very very long time.

Poured in to a very frosty mug circa 1970. Sits in the glass very colorful tan/orange with about an inch of head.

First impressions are bananas, cloves, citrus, and some pepper. Swallows very smoothly -- no over carbonation here. Very impressed by the balancing of flavors in this beer. I will not be adding a lemon/orange slice as it would be criminal to the quality of the beer.

This brew does not disappoint. I will be driving up to Wisconsin and pilfering every beer selling establishment of their stock, ripping off my shirt, jumping on the cashier's counter, and demanding MORE!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of axeman9182
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle courtesy of mtrutlin. It was poured into my petite Duvel tulip.

Dancing Man Wheat pours a dull orange, with zero visibility through the glass thanks to some haze. About three fingers of frothy white foam rise up to crown the beer. Head retention is just a bit brief, and there's not much lacing left behind at all. The nose has a ton of banana fruitiness to it, along with a bready aroma that's reminiscent of sourdough. The flavor is still centered around banana esters. There's a bit of clove present here though, providing a nice counterpoint. Wheaty- bread notes fill out the potent flavor profile. The mouthfeel is definitely the weak point here. The body is too full and chewy, and the carbonation is too dull by far. I guess that's the danger of making a hefeweizen that gets all the way up to over 7% ABV. Despite that, Dancing Man Wheat is one of the more flavorful, enjoyable weizens I've had from an American brewer.

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Photo of mykd
3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of eclipse54
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - 4.0 - A gentle pour yields a hazy, golden, straw-colored body with a ton of frothy, pure-white head (two or three finger’s width). Certainly glad I didn’t pour this one whimsically, or I easily would have lost some to my desktop. Moderate retention and lacing for the style.

S - 4.0 - Aroma is of wheat, straw, a bit of grass, lemon citrus, clove, a hint of banana, and some orange. Not as much banana and/or clove than anticipated, but rather a bit more floral and citrusy. Not too shabby.

T - 4.5 - Taste is great, with a lot more banana and clove coming through here. Straw, wheat, orange, lemon and even a bit of sweet, candied mango come through. A good amount of fruity citrus and light grains are to be had.

M - 4.0 - Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and amply carbonated for a prickly and refreshing drink. Finish is on the dry side, with a bit of lingering clove.

O - 4.5 - Overall, this is a great, refreshing hef that I’ll gladly drink anytime. I drove ~40 min across the border into WI to pick up a sixer of this (and some other NG stuff) and I really wish I had grabbed more. Perhaps I’ll be making the drive again sooner than I thought.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. 7.2% ABV? Imperial hefe perhaps.

3.0 A: This gave an unthinkable amount of head, but I've been there with my own wheats. Eventually I ended up with a full glass. Orange brown color. Four fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is about average, but not a lot of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Tons of clove foremost. Banana and some pepper after that. Plenty of wheat. Great, powerful nose on this.

4.5 T: Big intense flavors. Clove, banana, pepper, and what are all abundant. Not super complex, but it doesn't need to be.

4.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good active hefe carbonation.

4.0 D: Really tasty and powerful beer, but could be a touch cleaner. Still, great.

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of SafeAtFirst
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very nice. pours like a heffe. golden straw. hazy. big fluffy white head.

lots of classic bannana & clove. perfectly mixed.

wheat, yeast good.

effervescent. excellent.

not sure if this is really 7.2%. tastes and feels like a normal hefeweizen. .

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Photo of jokemon
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour into glass from bottle.

Huge white head very pretty ! dark orange in color slightly cloudy.

Smell is a very clean and crisp wheat orange.

Taste is STRONG orangy citrus wheat flavor, very nice!

overall this is a great beer, very good for the wheat category I love the flavor.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,394 ratings
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