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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,136
Reviews:
476
Ratings:
1,396
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
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492
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166
Trade:
5
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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just picked up a six-pack at my local Trig's Cellar 70. As usual, no bottling code--this one is a spring seasonal, so it's likely not more than three or four months old. Poured at about 50 degrees into a weizen glass.

L: Pours a bright and cloudy apricot with about two inches of fluffy eggshell head that dissipates after a short while down to a moderate film and rings that leaves mild, even lacing on the glass. Substantial visible carbonation present.

S: Lots of clove and banana bread, with notes of cinnamon and underlying ripe melon.A touch of cracker malt and wheat. A lively and extremely inviting bouquet on this one.

T: Cracker and bready malts at outset--quite sweet and a bit tart. The banana bread, clove, and cinnamon notes from the yeast build from the front and into the middle, complementing the malts perfectly. From the front into the middle, and culminating at the back end, is some nice fruit notes of melon and brighter citrus to go along with the banana. The close has a bit of grassy hop astringency and the slightest bitter. Absolutely no clear alcohol coming across. Very tasty hefeweizen.

F: Lighter-bodied--bright, crisp, creamy, and astringent in turns. This one is spot for the style in terms of carbonation. Very easy-drinking for a beer with this high an ABV.

O: While I've had scores of hefeweizens, I'm not a huge fan of the style--that is, I enjoy them a good deal, but this isn't a style I generally seek out. That being said, Dancing Man Wheat is a phenomenal hefeweizen, certainly one of the best American hefes out there. The quality of ingredients absolutely shines through. Well done, New Glarus.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrwrightttt
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of durlta
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nic1985Ace
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12z bottle

L: Beautiful golden orange with 3 fingers white frothy head. Good lacing all the way down.

S: Smell is fantastic. Bananas dominate the nose, sweet fruits coming through.

T: This is a delicious wheat. Again, getting banana, candied fruits.

F: Nicely carbonated, creaming. Very nice.

O: Hefeweizens were the beers that got me into craft beer, however I have since fallen off drinking them. However, this is a fantastic American made example of a German hefeweizen. If you put this up against some of the best German hefeweizen's, I don't think you would find it too far off. Overall, I was really blown away by this beer. Excellent!

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Photo of One100grand
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpdKilz
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMart
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
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 +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
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 +17.3%
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 +5.7%
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 +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peepskp
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SixPack6
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bartleby91
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
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 -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +1.2%
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 +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,396 ratings