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Dancing Man Wheat | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

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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#1,058
Reviews:
476
Ratings:
1,393
pDev:
10.93%
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4.34
 
 
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Photo of kushlash23
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of SkinniePost
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of CummingsK21
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

At first, nothing unusual: it pours a semi-cloudy, dark gold, with a towering cream-colored head of pillowy foam. Although the thin residue of yeast coating the bottom of the bottle is proof that this beer is indeed bottle-conditioned, it isn't nearly as cloudy as a lot of unfiltered wheats you'll come across. The nose is borderline mind-blowing: ultra-intense Belgian-like spiciness over top a bed of traditional Bavarian-wheat bananas and cloves. Wow.

It'd be a tall order for the taste to live up to the aroma--and it doesn't--but it's still pretty damn fantastic. The spiciness is toned down from the nose and, although still awful lively for a wheat, it's complemented almost perfectly with a mix of bananas and yeast. There isn't a huge banana/clove presence like you'd find in traditional Bavarian wheats, but there's enough to balance out that spice. Some lemony, citrus notes come out as the beer warms, furthering the complexity. All underneath a soft, clean palate that you've come to expect from a well-made wheat.

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Photo of Mplsbrew
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of blackie
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: Fluffy dirty white head slowly falls back. The beer is a super cloudy amber-golden in color. Okay retention and I'd really like some lacing, but I love the color.

s: Great balance of sweet wheat and barley notes with the load of smelly yeast that is quite visibly within. Nice clove and smashed overripe banana, and even a light smoky note. Dripping with fresh malt and yeast, really nice. Not so much on the citrus end, which is much appreciated.

m: medium-high carbonation and a medium body...a little heavy for a hefe, but I like that

t: Generous chalky, yeasty flavors and a load of Wisconsin grains giving a well balanced sweetness. Notes of clove and banana bread stand out but are well integrated. Lightly hopped with a gentle bitterness and clean, flavorful finish that lasts and lasts. Really, ummm, hearty in flavor for a hefeweizen (good thing).

d: Easy, as expected...even on the high end of the average hefeweizen ABV. Would be a staple if available.

bottle smuggled back from Wisco, poured into my newly acquired weizen glass

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Photo of buckuwo
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tyecko
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weatherdog
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle poured into a New Glarus weiss glass

As soon as I pop the cap bubbles rise ever so slightly in the bottle showing the high carbonation in this beer. It pours a slightly hazy amber gold/orange into the tall weiss glass with a full five finger head encompassing the entire glass. The head a very pillowy with a hint of yellow color. It dies down to a small layer of bubbles capping the beer.

The smell is a mixture of orange and clove with just a hint of banana on the backend. It's pretty muted for a hefe with such a high gravity but nice none the less.

The taste is where this beer is at. There is a definite clove spiciness from the yeast and that gives away to a little banana and then finishes spicy again. These flavors meld together wonderfully and it's just a wonderfully refreshing beer on this hot summer night.

The mouthfeel is spot on, a little bit of slickness from the wheat but a high carbonation to make it refreshing and very drinkable. The alcohol doesn't even begin to show. I would not peg this beer much over 5%. This beer is as much or even more drinkable than any other lower gravity hefe I've ever had. A truly great example for the style and a staple of my summers in Wisconsin.

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Photo of newk340
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

split w/ hu5om (and plan on drinking many more before summer's end).

A: amazing sizzling pour, thick foamy head while a wheat gold in color with excessive champagne-like carbonation.

S: yeasty at the outset, with faint hints of lemon zest.

T: wow. subtle in its all-around flavors of malts, wheat, and spices. very well-rounded taste with no overbearing flavors.

MF/D: a bubbly sizzle initially, simmers for a smooth swallow. fantastic mouthfeel and one of New Glarus' best beers. will certainly consider buying a case before summer's end. thank god i live in wisconsin. this is definitely Weihenstephaner's sugar-daddy... oh yeah, the 7.2% abv is not noticeable so watch out when using as a session beer.... haha.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12zo bottle. Thanks to SuperNova777 for this beer as I have been wanting to try this one forever!

A- Pours a nice hazy golden orange color. Two finger white head shows crazy good retention. Thick streaks of lace and collar left on my beer. This beer looks so good!

S- A nice wheat undertone through the entire aroma profile. Banana and clove in the front mixes well with it. Hints of cinnamon toward the middle along with something else I can't quite put my finger on. Ending shows a nice lemongrass quality along with some very light grassy hops. The yeast they use really tends to stick around the front and ending of the aroma.

T- Wheat in the front with a ton of banana and light sprinkles of clove. This sounds like it could taste like banana bread but it doesn't. Toward the middle of the beer the flavors blend into a nice almost nutmeg and cinnamon like flavor. This adds to the yeast flavor that is staying with this beer from the start to finish. The ending has more of the wheat once again showing with some hints of lemon and faded grassy hops in the very back. Alcohol is crisp and leaves the beer tasting clean overall.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Wheat, clove, banana are left on the palate. Aftertaste is a mix of crisp alcohol, wheat, and a variety of spices. Flavors were very well balanced for the style leaving no dominate flavors at all. No off flavors on this beer at all while drinking it. Light alcohol drying on the palate. My only complaint is this beer is a little heavy I thought for the style.

O- This beer was crisp and refreshing to drink. The flavors are very well placed with each other making you want to drink more. I personally thought the abv was very nice overall and made this drink way too easy. Glad to have tried this beer and would love to get my hands on more of it.

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Photo of Ri0
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Hazy golden straw with a slight tint of orange. Big pillowy 2-3 finger white head that only leaves a thin ring with some lacing. Myriad of bubbles stream from bottom of glass to the top.

S - It smells like a clover field with banana trees. Nice bright wheat smell, with some bread and honey. Hints of lemon and cinnamon, pepper.

T - Clover bomb with wheat, bread and honey, some banana. Finish has some spice and lemon.

M - Light body as one would expect from a Hefeweizen. Plenty of carbonation, pour slowly!

O - This is my go to Hefeweizen during the summer months as it is so refreshing and delicious.

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Photo of NOOGIE
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Apperance: Poured 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Nice foam head which stays with the full drink. Brownish-yellow in color.

Smell: Lots of wheat, cloves, and cinnamon.

Taste: Great clean flavor. The wheat really sticks out. Really good sweetness, other than the wheat the cinnamon is not to overpowering, a really good balance.

Mouthfeel: The beer stays in your mouth for the full drink. The wheat stays in your mouth well after you're done.

Drink: To me, like all hefeweizens real easy to drink. The alcohol is really well hidden.

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Photo of scones
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Great fluffy head. Opaque golden orange color - looks the part.

S - Banana and clove, spicyness. Lacks that lemon/orange peel crap that ruins most of the American "hefeweizens" I've tried.

T - Like the smell; tastes like a true hefe. Probably would have been a 5 for this if I liked the style more.

M - Medium-bodied and very smooth. Love it.

O - While it's not my favorite beer, I think it nails the style. Wish I did love hefes more, because this beer is awesome.

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Photo of beerfairy
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Into the pint glass goes a pale orange pour, mostly clear until the last yeast-laden ounces are swirled and dumped in. A very nice white froth this beer has. Great carbonation streams through the glass. Lace sticks randomly in flecks and patches.

S: Nice aroma of cloves, spices and ripe banana.

T: Terrific flavor: bold spices (cloves, cinnamon, a little nutmeg), banana and a load of wheat taste.

M: Crisp feel, medium body, excellent carbonation that's active without being overbearing. I can't believe the 7% ABV, I could drink this all day.

D: Awesome flavor and aroma, definitely a hefeweizen I'd buy this regularly. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this awesome extra from gungorr in our recent trade...

Pours a cloudy hazy golden orange with a huge thick fluffy head... The most beautiful looking hefe I've ever seen...

Surprisingly pungent aromas of spices and banana and wheaty yeast... Definite cloves and cinnamon with a big dose of wheat goodness... I'm actually surprised at how pungent this is... Amazing aromas...

Delicate wheat flavors are accented by the spiciness from the clove and cinnamon here... There's a wonderful tartness here that nakes this one suprebly refreshing... Man, it just tastes fresh and its definitely something I'd love to drink during the summer months... There's a citrusy aspect to this one as well that sets this one well apart from others in its class.. Amazingly crafted brew...

I'm wishing I could get this where I live... Its without a doubt the best hefe I've ever had and has me wishing I had another several bottles... Its amazing....

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Photo of dbossman
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy and dark golden with a huge, frothy head; lacing is okay

S: Lots of banana, some cloves, some apple, and a touch of nutmeg all on top of a grainy and bready base; mmm does this smell like some good banana bread

T: A bit of clove and pepper spice up front followed by a bit of alcohol; then the loads of banana with a touch of apple; also at the end a grainy, grassy, and slightly bready malt presence shines through

F: Pretty darn good mouth feel for the style; light to medium with a healthy amount sticking to the roof of the mouth

O: What an amazing hefe; simply one of the best of the style--though it sure borders on a weizen bock

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Photo of Dohdaman
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a pint glass from a 12oz bottle

A: Hazy,orangy gold color. Pours a finger size head that disapated but lasted the entire glass.

S: Smells of cloves, spices, maybe bananas. Nice fragrance.

T: Clove, wheat and some citrus. Great taste.

M: Creamy feel, but not overdone. Mild carbonation.

O: This is a good hefe, one of my favorites. Very happy that Wisco is only 45 minutes away.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist. Extra special thanks to neubernie for the hook-up!

A: Pours a hazy, lemony-gold with a creamy, two-finger, bright white layer of head on the top. Oddly enough, not much lace was left behind.

S: Aromas of clove, banana, toasted wheat crackers, lemon peel, bubblegum, and orange. Awesome Hefe yeast aromas!

T: The taste follows the aroma pretty much lock step here. Clove, banana, orange/lemon zest, fresh baked wheat bread, and spices.

M: Citrus sharpness and soft toasty wheat plus a lingering dry spiciness keep things very interesting.

D: What a fantastic Hefe! New Glarus continues to churn out one excellent weizen after another!

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to seeswo for helping me out with the no rules farm team BIF while also adding some beers to my own on-deck circle, such as this one.

a - opened the bottle and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. beer poured a fairly murky yellow stream which settled as a dense almost light orange with a very generous frothy bubbly head. easy over 2 fingers and didn't even pour half the bottle out. what you'd expect from a hefe.

s - wonderful citric notes married with fresh orange. some clove, almost saison without any of the grassiness you'd associate with a classic saison. nice sweetness, very appetizing. oodles of orange peel. little banana.

t - this is a damn tasty beer. possibly one of the better summer beers i've had. good balls on a citric/orange peel brew. an easy one for anyone to enjoy, weather male, female, or used to macros.

m - smooth, crisp...well carbonated.

o - what a great beer. i do get the praise that this one receives. however, this is not the kind of beer that i could have over and over again in a night, but it is a beer that is a welcome one off no matter what i've been drinking. very impressive. really tasty for a hefe. nice, hidden abv taboot!

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Photo of stxSS07
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Killian's pint

A- Pours a cloudy golden-orange. A careful pour yields just over 2 fingers of a fluffy, white, and rocky head.

S- Huge notes of fruity esters, wheat, cinnamon, clove, and some lemon. I love it.

T- This might be my personal heaven. A wave of wheat off the bat followed by the sweet fruity banana esters. Finishes with some spice and a touch of tart lemon. This is a 7.2% beer?! What?!

M- Medium bodied and creamy as all hell. Perfect amount of carbonation. Never mind hefe's, this is one of the best feeling beers I've had period.

O- Easily the best hefe I've had and easily breaks into my top-5 beers. Seriously considering heading to WI to buy multiple cases of this brew for summer.

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Photo of Slynger
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah Dancing man. Best American version of the German style that rivals even the originals.

The pour is golden lemon colored with a tinge of orange and a slight haze. A nice large and fuzzy-creamy white lid which leaves good lacing.

Oh buddy! This beer hits all the marks in the nose that a great hefe should. Sweet and zesty lemon and banana esters, clove and bubblegum, with a slightly spicy wheaty, yeasty overtone. All there and readily accessible at each sniff of the glass.

Solidly medium, chewy, full, big fuzzy-creamy carbonation with an oily smoothness. The taste doesn't let down a bit. Sweet vanilla-lemon, mild and fresh wheat and yeast, and bubblegum with a peppery clove spiciness. Simply delicious.

This is a truly great hefeweizen. Second, maybe, only to Weihenstephaner's, but I can't make that decision till I get em side by side. An absolute must try if you like the style and have the opportunity.

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Nice, airy, snowy-white head greeted this beer wonderfully and left decent lacing on the glass. A slightly hazy, bright copper body laid beneath the foam.

S-Awesome, raw yeast aroma. This one almost has an oaky, farmhouse funk to it. A sweet citrusy smell leads to a spicy linger.

T&M-A heavy yeast spice is immediately followed by a full-mouthed wheat body. The malts a perfectly blended with the explosion of yeast flavor. Obvious Banana and Juicy Fruit characteristics shine brightly. Their is almost a chamomile hint in this. Hops are hard to detect at all, but nicely ignored. A rich, nutty, grainy, finish balances well with the dryness that is produced from the yeast.

D-If this is truly 7.2%, this is leathal! A hefe of this caliber can be consumed so easily in the hot Wisconsin summer, that it is almost a crime.

This could easily be one of the best NGs to surface in quite a while. I still miss the Black Wheat, but I will drown my sorrows in the Dancing Man.

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz. bottle with a pry-off cap, its labeled illustrated with -surprise- a 'dancing man'. A lederhosen-clad, stein-hoisting man, in fact. Prost

Thanks (I believe) go to mnwags for this one. If I'm wrong, then thanks to whoever the kind soul was who sent this.

A: Into the pint glass goes a pale orange pour, mostly clear until the last yeast-laden ounces are swirled and dumped in. A tornadic-swirl of sediment then a misty haze. Nice 2-fingers of crackly white froth, dropping to a thin and slightly lumpy creamy. Vigorous and steady carbonation streams through the glass. Lace sticks randomly in flecks and patches.

S: Wow! Big aroma of cloves, spices and ripe banana. A hint of lemon zest and plenty of baked bread. Rich and hearty aroma, detectable from a couple feet away.

T: Terrific flavor: bold spices (cloves, cinnamon, a little nutmeg), a mild citrus (lemon butter, orange peel?) and a load of wheaty goodness. So full of spice and zest, at times I'd wince a little. A deep, intoxicating version of the style.

M: Crisp feel, luscious medium body, excellent carbonation that's active without being overbearing. I noted the ABV tops the 7% threshold, so the fuller body and traces of alcohol warmth are expected (and welcomed!). Slight yeasty film.

D: Awesome flavor and aroma, a hefeweizen I'd LOVE to have again. The less-sessionable ABV prevents a perfect score on this, but not by much. Very highly recommended.

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Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,393 ratings
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