Dancing Man Wheat | New Glarus Brewing Company

Dancing Man WheatDancing Man Wheat
BA SCORE
90.7%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 1,389 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,032
Reviews:
473
Ratings:
1,389
Liked:
1,260
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
10.93%
Alströms:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
487
Gots:
162
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,389 |  Reviews: 473
Photo of vinny21bal
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of edhizdeid
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TasteTester
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of dunix
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Josholson666
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cvstrickland
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a large weizen glass held before direct late-morning sunshine, Dancing Man glows creamy gold and pretty hazy. A huge rush of bubbles from multiple streamers of internal carbonation feeds a billowing, grainy, eggshell-colored head with good retention but only moderate lace-sticking power.

The smell is malty-wheat-tangy with a load of gooey ripe banana puree. An even-handed pinch of cinnamon and a ham-handed punch of clove sparkle in the sweetly succulent perfume of nutty, tangy grain and spicy yeast.

The taste is rich and deep with a substantial, nutty, toasted wheat backbone. The quaffable brew is gently spiced and sweetly laden with malty-banana fruitiness. A dusting of cinnamon and dark brown toast complement one another in a crisp finish that is near-perfectly balanced by a touch of raw wheaty tang.

The drink is medium in body and almost... almost... just a smidge too well-carbonated, but is nonetheless a true delight to enjoy on a warm and sunny pre-Spring day. Like everything else I've enjoyed from New Glarus, the beer is well-made, truly delicious, and makes me wish I could get it here full time. Failing that, I'll just have to rely on the local brew-god-understudy to keep the Wisconsin-born beer-goodness coming southward! Thanks Matt!

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Photo of dfillius
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed in a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour with yeast rousal yields 3 fingers off-white pillowy head with super head retention. Hazy straw-gold liquid.
S: Strong clove and banana, Mmm! Smells very authentic. It says cinnamon can be smelled. Now I smell it - ah, the power of suggestion.
T: Mild and well balanced hefeweizen. Stands up to imports I'd say. A little less complex than Schneider, but equal to or better than Franziskaner. Great wheat flavor sits in between citrus and banana flavors.
M: Creamy, smooth, hearty
D: Superb! Refreshing, delicious, sessionable. I want more.

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Photo of monitorpop
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Drucifer
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TooGood
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric908
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Benish
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of pirmannt1
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of antoines15
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of mikereaser
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a nice light rust orane with about a 1/4 inch of foam that quickly disappeared and left only a ring of bubbles around the glass with no lacing whatsoever

S - nice wheat aroma with hints of orange and banana

T - wheat taste with hints of banana and orange but an overwhelming taste of bubblegum

M/D - nice medium bodied Hefe that keeps me coming back to the glass frequently. I've been very happy with all my New Glarus brews and I only wish I could get them locally. Nice stuff.

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Photo of thebouch01
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of scootny
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A superb brew here. A hazy gold with a decent head that leaves a little bit on the glass here and there. Goodly amount of carbonation.

A deep rich banana nose with plenty of clove and spicy peppery bits. A touch of bubble gum. Sweet and twangin' wheat malt lays a bed of goodness.

Taste is just great, much like the nose. A firm wheat malt backbone serves up big banana and clove. Green apples, white grapes, and light sourdough. A touch of warm alcohol toward the finish. Feel is light and sweet with a refreshing carbonation.

Highly drinkable with the alcohol not slowing you down at all...till it hits. I really like this one. One of the best American Hefes you can find in a bottle anywhere. Thanks to Pudge43 for the three you sent. The only problem now is I need more.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Well carbonated brew here. Head is a towering mass of creamy whipped butter colored bubbles…so much that I need to wait to continue pouring. The body is a cloudy and drab peach colored hue leaning towards the dull side of things.

S: Spicy wheat, soured grass clippings, some smooth green banana, clove and a pinch of black pepper.

T: Starts out with a nice balance of dried hay, fresh grass clippings and young banana essence. Transition is seemless to white grape, little bit of limestone and just a tad of grainy flavors. Sweetness is delicate but somewhat cloying after a bit. Finishes yeasty and dry but a solid wash a sweetness across the back sides of the tongue.

M: Medium body and smooth.

D: Very nice German style hefe indeed. It’s a tough balance to get the dry, sweet and grainy flavors just to the right level and these guys at New Glarus are no slouches. Totally enjoyable but I wonder how many I could drink.

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Photo of cfrances33
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Into a wheat glass, a little haze, a beautiful bright gold with a little tinge of amber somewhere deep in there, and a big foamy three finger white head, with good retention. Very good beer (as NG always is). Nose is superb and rich and full and perfect to style, heavy in the cloves. On taste, cloves and some other spices (cinnamon, orange peel) are pretty strong, and banana is hardly there at all. Body is pretty substantial and satisfying, mouthful is a little heavy, but still crisp.

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Photo of hoosier222002
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A: Cloudy light orange color with 3-4 finger frothy head.

S: Clove, banana, peppery, lemon.

T: Banana, wheat, clove with lots of spice (maybe too spicy for a Hefe?) Lemon, Orange, pepper.

M: Medium thickness, good amount of carbonation.

O: Excellent. I actually prefer this one over Live Oak. I have never had a bad beer from New Glarus yet. Another excellent brew! World class.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of FlyingBison.

Pours a hazy gold in color. There was a slight head that formed on the pour. But it is gone within a few seconds.
Smell is clove. Lot's of it. Some lemon and pepper as well as a little bit of lemon.
Taste is even more of the clove. Lot more of the lemon zest in the flavor. This is an outstanding hefe. Full of carbonation and vibrant. Wonderful flavors and they all are noticeable. None dominate the show. Very easy drinking and absolutely enjoyable.

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Dancing Man Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.7% out of 100 with 1,389 ratings
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