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 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

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

Photo of twb0392
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tourdot
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All my habits orient me to try as many different single beers as possible. (But, I drink only two a day. Unlike you young people, I have to watch my calories.)
I have bought at least two sampler packs from New Glarus a year for several years. (But, I only buy six-packs of two brews: Dancing Man and Staghorn Octoberfest.)
Except last summer, when it seems they stopped brewing Dancing Man. Today on their website, it is not listed for 2016 and, instead, is on the page "Beers We Have Known And Loved" which are recipes they pull out usually every third year or more or, in some cases, never.
My review: One of the most refreshing hefeweizen on this planet and few Americans rival the German masters.

August 2016 update: because I and others asked for it, we got it... and I bought two six-packs. Life is good.
2 lessons:
1) Good brewers listen to their best customers.
2) Dancing Man is much better if drunk fresh.

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Photo of Josholson666
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zatch90
4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thorkelson
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Screwtape49
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Austin32
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheKmac
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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