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
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 BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -70.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Zbrown2307
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of TPeterson
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of raveskdr
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a Wisky box. Been on my top 25 wants for awhile. Poured into my FFF Teku glass.

A - Hazy golden huge with far too much carbonation. I'm not gonna hold that against the beer as I gave it a good hard pour.

S - A good amount of banana and slight bubblegum. The bubblegum comes out the warmer the beer gets. Clove is in there on the back end of the smell.

T - Extremely nice. A ton of banana and bubblegum in the flavor, but with a good amount of mint in the middle of the taste. No alcohol on the back end despite its elevated ABV.

M - A really nice bubbly effervecense that coats the entire tongue. Not nearly as heavy as the ABV, drinks like a 5% hefe.

O - After the pour and smell, I really had my doubts. But this is a really, really good Hefe. It's not Weihenstephan, but what actually is? Really wish this was available consistently to me. It really is crazy how the smell gets worse and worse (not bad, just keeps getting worse off), while the taste is just fantastic. So weird.

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Photo of BWHD
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of homebrew311
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Appearance is a slightly hazy straw color with a generous 2 finger head, great retention and lacing. The nose is full of ripe banana, candied fruit, bubblegum, a touch of clove spice, and a bit of wheat. The taste is similar to the nose with things leaning heavily to the ripe banana character. The finish features spiciness. The mouthfeel is relatively light with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is exactly what a Hefeweizen should be. Heavy in the way of banana esters and a great balance make this is a great example of the style.

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Photo of kevin7912
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of intoflatlines
2/5  rDev -53.2%

Photo of zeledonia
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked this up at my local Wisconsin shop, just across the border. First 90-degree day of the year seemed like the perfect time to break it out.

Pours a cloudy bright golden yellow. Very nice color. Two finger white head, but it's pretty bubbly, rather than foamy, and it fades fast, leaving little lacing. Looks good, but not in the upper tier of hefes on appearance.

Smell is outstanding. It's the perfect balance of banana sweetness and clove spice, but that description doesn't do it justice. Robust and fruity, but delicately complex at the same time. Wow.

Taste is, likewise, very impressive. Less fruity than in the nose, with a lot more wheat presence. Some delightful herbal hops in the back-end, providing just a shade, a very light touch, of bitterness that balances out the rich sweetness so well. Gentle spice rides the wave all the way through. Again, wow.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Medium-bodied, but deliciously mouth-filling. Carbonation flares up, tickling the mouth and bringing all kinds of depth out of the flavors. And right when I want it to, it drops off, leaving a crisp dry finish. Awesome.

This beer is simply fantastic. About the only way I could imagine improving it is in the appearance. Definitely the best American hefeweizen I've ever had, and I actually like it better than the Weihenstephaner I had just a week ago. Absolutely delicious, and very worth seeking out. I may go back and buy a case of this (and I never, ever, buy that much of a single beer).

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2/5  rDev -53.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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