Dancing Man Wheat | New Glarus Brewing Company

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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:
1,374
Reviews:
470
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
486
Gots:
159
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,374 |  Reviews: 470
Photo of wisegreensoul
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwilbur
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear yellow with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch white frothy head with good retention.
S: Nice banana and clove notes with soft lemon and orange to add a bit of zest.
T: Banana, clove, soft lemon, earthy minerals, cinnamon, and a hint of white pepper and orange.
M: Light body. Nice effervescence from the high carbonation. Refreshing with mild fruit sweetness. Lingers a bit on the palate too. Only after finishing this review do I realize that this is 7.2%...absolute craziness! I would have guessed about 5%.
D: Highly drinkable and an exceptional example of style. This one should be in your summer rotation! Wonderful on its own or with food...very versatile.

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Photo of Bdubz94
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange with a huge foamy head that never completely leaves. Lacing is thick.

Smells of bubblegum, bananas, oranges, spices, and of course wheat. A bit of booze in the smell.

Taste follows the nose. Bananas, bread, yeast, and spices. Just a touch of bitterness on the finish but very malty overall.

Very creamy and heavy feel. Just a hint of warming from alcohol but tastes like less than 7.2% ABV.

Overall a fantastic beer. I do not have much experience with Hefeweizens but this is one of my favorite beers from New Glarus. Rich, creamy, and delicious.

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Photo of basaywhat
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with some head and a little retention. Nose of yeast, cloves, banana esters, and fruit. Taste follows the nose with a little bubble gum tossed in.

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Photo of Parnell
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of christimm
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justej2
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurphDog14
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curlybird
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 12ozfan
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slarson7
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Original_Drinker
4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

My local, in-person trader, tone77, brought one of these back for me from a recent work trip. Yeah, it may be another bottle, but there are times when I will make allowances and this is one of them.

From the bottle: "If you dream of wheat this beer will get your toes tapping. Since 1995 we have brewed Bavarian style wheat beers exclusively for the same great state that grows and malts our own Wisconsin wheat. In a world full of posers this is a true hefe-weizen naturally 100% bottle fermented and hazy. Expect this beer to cascade effervescent into your glass. The rich spicy clove and cinnamon notes will greet your nose while sweet fruit and wheat kiss your lips. Lick the foam from your mouth and admit sometimes you just gotta get up and dance. [undersigned] Daniel & Deborah Carey".

Following the Pop! of the cap, even a moderate pour was bringing forth a lot of foam. I finally gave up to let it settle into two-plus fingers of dense, eggnog-colored head with great retention. Color was a cloudy solid-Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was spicier than many in the style, but I still felt like I was getting a lot of pink bubble gum. Mouthfeel was big and full, very unusual for the style. The taste was actually quite spicy and it instantly won me over. The clove and cinnamon flavors completely outstripped the usual bubble gum and banana suspects. I could really get behind this one! Finish was dry, partially because of the spiciness, but also thanks to the hard work of the yeast.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Double Barley can-shaped glass. Bottleneck says 0556.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Invigorating aroma of rich Hefe yeast brings to mind fresh banana, bubble gum and clove.

T- Tons more banana, so intense that it's like banana taffy. Then there's more bubble gum and spice. So easy to drink for the ABV.

M- Creamy and slick with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A total banana bomb and in a great way. Tons of fruity esters from the yeast while still maintaining a decent balance with the alcohol. Super tasty.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwestbrook
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good body smooth, creamy, great head, no strong banana taste but something of a flower aromatic not nearly like a Hoppy beer more like a sour without the sour. I liked it.

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Photo of farrago
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a huge head of 3-4 fingers depth, eggshell white with a smooth surface and admirable density, retention is very good, the lacing forms broad sheets which cover the glass side but lacks stick and slides off downwards. Shiny yellow to orange hued liquid, faint haze, the bubbles are dispersed and quite large in size. Unassumingly pungent nose of clove, ginger, banana, bubblegum and white pepper, leesy with a nice bracing blow of grass and wheat chaff, needs to warm to get additional cherry and apricot fruit scents. Medium-bodied with a clingy texture which increases its mouth presence, the carbonation starts off more prickly yet turns softer by the finish. Spicier here, more peppercorns and cumin like spice to match the clove. The banana and bubblegum step back so it’s fresher and not as sweet as expected. This impression aided by notes of tar and charcoal, not quite bitter but more on the “earthy” spectrum. Lightly herbaceous at the end, not getting a particularly strong wheat infusion. It’s not “textbook” but clearly respects, if not reveres, the beer category and puts a personal twist to it. Well-integrated and the constituent parts work in concert.

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Photo of SSGCujo
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amstaffs
4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,374 ratings.
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