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:
1,387
Reviews:
472
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
161
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,387 |  Reviews: 472
Photo of SeymourDunn
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Pours a hazy, cloudy gold color with a four finger frothy velvety white head. Looks amazing. Head very slowly dissipates leaving not much lacing on the glass but some thin white film along the outer ring of the beer.

Smell is full of aromas of wheat, bread, pepper, spice, and clove. Mild undertones of banana and a touch of roasted nuttiness.

Taste is initially wheat and pepper giving way to a slight sweetness with notes of banana, clove, cinnamon, and banana bread. Just enough spice on the finish to provide a nice balance. This tastes like the real mccoy - its not a German style hefeweizen - this is a real hefeweizen.

Feel is full bodied but light and crisp with mild carbonation.

Overall this is one of, it not the best hefeweizen brewed outside of Germany. And while a fresh Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier in Germany might be better - here in the States this is tops for me. Just incredible. If you can get this, don't hesitate to buy a 6-pack

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, just wow. Great hefeweizen, super refreshing and full of banana and clove. It gives weihenstephaner a run for its money, if you're in Wisconsin buy it. You won't regret it.

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Photo of Travler
4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect creamy smoothness of an ideal wheat beer.

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Photo of EvilMidnightBomber
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have to be in a special mood for a hefe, but when it's hot it's the perfect beer. Dancing Man checks all the boxes: gold, cloudy appearance with a monster white head and !acing that sticks around; you have to be really careful pouring this into a 12 oz glass. Smell is a little spicy, but I'm not overwhelmed by banana (good thing AFAIC). Taste is crisp with a nice mix of wheat and fruit, but again nothing overwhelming. ABV is totally hidden, would not guess it's a 7% beer.
New Glarus nailed this one. Hope it sticks around through the summer this time.

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Photo of DSWeller
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peepskp
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SixPack6
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bartleby91
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite beer from New Glarus. Appearance is a hazy orange with some bubbling carbonation. Poured with a billowy white head. Aromas of banana, clove spice and cinnamon. Tastes of banana, wheat, sweet malts and some cinnamon. Has a good mouthfeel with some lingering sweetness. Drinks easily for 7.2%.

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

Photo of CraigP83
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super hazy with big rocky head. Smell is wheat and a sour tart twang that reminds me of a gose. Spicy clove and bubblegum.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As if you'd expect any different, NG offers up a pretty darn tasty take on a German style. No need to get too specific; here's what you get: huge sweet banana + fruity nose, similar palate, tasty indeed, feel is the lone detractor, not because it's bad, but because it just misses that bouyancy/fluffiness of the best German examples, but otherwise this is a winner. Of course.

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Photo of Tyecko
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rugaber
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woemad
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle courtesy of the largesse of @Ri0. No obvious freshness date, though the bottle is stamped “0546 14:11.” My first from New Glarus!

Poured into a big-ass Hofbrauhaus 1.5L weizen glass, this was a hazy, lemony gold color, with a massive white head that took it’s time dropping. Lots of lace.

This don’t smell like no weak-ass American wheat ale, but like the real McCoy, or maybe the real Jodl (watching a WWII doc. Jodl was the first Bavarian that popped into my head). A little spicy, a little bubblegummy, quite clove-y and banana-y.

Tastes just like a Bavarian Hefe. Lightly fruity, a little earthy, with a little bit of a crisp finish, I could drink this all day in a beergarden, or anywhere else for that matter. Although the abv percentage is a little high for the style, it doesn’t seem to impact the taste.

Fairly light bodied, with a soft mouthfeel that is slightly crisp at the end.

Hugely drinkable beer. I wish I knew of a local Hefe as good as this. Thanks, Ri0!

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

Photo of Slim_720
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of horatio_cornholer
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully cloudy with a huge foamy three finger stark white head. Decent retention and clumpy lacing left of the glass.

The amount of banana and red fruit phenols is nearly overwhelming, there is a backing of clove, baby powder and even a touch of smoke. Malt is lost to the giant wave of Hefe character.

Solid foundation of wheat and malt leads to a tight platform for the spicy clove and impression of cinnamon. Yeast is not overly phenolic in the flavor. A touch of mineral character rears its head in the finish.

Tight malt profile leads to a drinkable beer that isn't as heavy as it looks. Well hidden alcohol and good carbonation. I kept needing to catch myself from finishing this too fast.

Nearly flawless, a tremendous example of an American born Hefeweizen. Big ups to Maximum12 for the opportunity to try this one.

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Photo of KnappStout
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Got a six pack from the current batch going around; never had it before. This stuff restored my faith in wheat beers. Pours to a very thick head smells like cloves and banana bread to me and tastes like it smells. Super easy drinking especially considering the abv. I love the kind of spicy clove taste you get after the initial bready banana goodness. A complete steal at $7.49 a six pack. Hope this stays around for a while. Glad I branched out from my usual comfort zone and have it a shot.

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Photo of MooseBoose
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,387 ratings.
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