Dancing Man Wheat | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Dancing Man WheatDancing Man Wheat

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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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Photo of Nichols33
3.12/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of trbergman
3.18/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Yellow-orange with one inch of dense and creamy white foam.

S - Somewhat muted aroma with an even balance of banana and clove.

T - Nice banana and clove esters with a slightly sour citrus tang. Sweet malty breadiness that becomes a little cloying. A tad boozy for my taste, and I can't decide whether the cinnamon flavor is a good touch.

M - Medium body, smooth and creamy. Good carbonation.

D - This is closer to weizenbock territory than hefeweizen. Alcohol is too high and while I do like a sweeter hefe, this is a bit much. Realistically, I can't drink more than one in a sitting.

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Photo of raznug
3.21/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It pours orange in color with well over an inch of fluffy white head. It is very hazy as a wheat beer should be.4
Smell: It is nothing but cloves in the aroma almost over powering with the first sniff.3
Taste: Cloves, banana, and cinnamon are the dominant flavors. I am guessing they were going for hefeweizen style wheat. Wow that is a lot of clove.3
Mouthfeel: The beer flows nicely around the palate easy drinking a good beer for a warm summer day.3.5

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color wheat with a medium foamy head with average retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of cloves are dominating with some discernable wheat and overall a quite big malt base. Taste is a mix between some cloves and some big malt base and is not as close to the style as I was expecting. Either there is too much wheat and the beer is veering toward a wheat wine or maybe there is too much barley but I thought the malt base was too sweet for the style and didn't provide enough refreshment. Also, at the risk of sounding too traditional, I would have like if more banana ester would have showed. Definitely not the best weizen out there and probably over rated and not the best beer from a very good brewer.

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Photo of Will1508
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of CityofBals
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of CasanovaCummins
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of pdmoore714
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of TheMaimed
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Helcarexe
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I've looked forward to picking up this Hefe for a few years after reading the reviews on BA. Maybe its the hype or anticipation for cracking open this Hefe that left me wanting, it lacked the hard hitting flavors and spicy pop that I'm expecting in in this style. I poured into a weizen glass and was happy with the nice head that wafted a banana aroma, there was no aroma of clove or any other spice. The flavor was closer to the fruity banana with a very slight hint of clove and none of the bubblegum or cinnamon that I expect.
Is it worth it.... yes. But not a go to Hefe as I've found better locally, than having to travel four hours into Wisconsin and find this from New Glarus.

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Photo of nickfl
3.31/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - A small white head of foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Spicy hops, musty wheat, and a bit of pepper.

T - Bready malt up front with slightly fruity yeast in the middle. Finishes with an odd, soda water like quality and a touch of tartness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - weird, one dimensional and a bit bland. I'm not sure what the idea was here, but it really isn't working for me.

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Photo of JDV
3.32/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to alexgash from BA for the bottle!
Cloudy orange colored pour with a big lasting meringue like head. Thick wheaty, banana flavor with lots of clovey yeast smell too. Very big strong hef smell with a light lemony wheatiness as well. Taste is strong and full bodied with the same flavors. Very good quality hefeweizen but just a style i'm style growing to like slowly.

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3.32/5  rDev -21.1%

Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,397 ratings