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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
84 88 72 7 45 64
Dancing Man Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company
Hefeweizen
7.20 % ABV


 
Review by danger girl on 09/12/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2010
This beer is 7.2%??? I never would have guessed that. In fact it's kinda dangerous because it goes down so easy. Definite banana aroma and flavor. I poured it into a pint glass (don't judge, it's what I had) and I was afraid it was going to pour over (it didn't). This could be an excellent hanging-out-by-the-pool beer... as long as you watch the alcohol and don't end up on the bottom of the pool. This may well be summer in a glass.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 06/24/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 2010
Old Review
12 oz bottle thrown in as an extra by TPatuto. Thanks a ton, man. This has been a big time, quiet want of mine. Served this one up in my Weihenstephaner Weizen glass because it seems appropriate.

A: Well its in the Weihenstephaner glass and I have to say it deserves to be there. Damn this is a good looking hefe. Has that murky orangish yellow color that you expect from a Hefe. Held to the light, you get a bit more of golden yellow color. This beer is HAZY. I mean hazy. Has a huge cloud to it and it is beautiful, the way it should be. Nice, full on carbonation moving constantly up the glass. The head was a creamy white two fingers. It falls to a good and lasting half finger that throws a bit of lace on the glass but most falls back into the top cap. Every time you take a swig, the body settles with a great carbonation cloud that is rustled up. Damn nice and this is very much a great representation of the style.

S: This was amazing and damned good. The clove is huge in here and is just oh so appetizing. Behind that is the big wheat presence along with some freshly peeled banana. Little bit of spice coming through with just a touch of pepper. Getting just a bit of cinnamon coming out. Very nice earthy hops presence is light, and the malts and just damned near perfect with a nice a bready quality. Slightly sweet but very earthy and oh so traditionally German. Bordered close to getting a five here.

T: Yet again, amazing. Banana takes a slight lead in the flavor. Slightly sweet and ripe but a can't miss banana greatness in here. The clove is close behind bring a touch of that spiciness, mingling with a touch of pepper and cinnamon (incredibly small amount of cinnamon, just enough to get an idea). Light sugar presence from the malts and are slightly caramel but there is a nice bready quality as well. And this has that distinctive German yeast strain and tasty goodness. Wheat is all over the flavor profile and oh so good. Earthy goodness abounds. Finally at the very back there is just a touch of lemon goodness to nicely round things out.

M: Well it rest a bit closer to light than medium. Sadly and happily, this is my only gripe. Sure it is a touch thin but it is refreshing. Carbonation is big and crisp. Very quenching for sure. Alcohol is not an issue, just as it should be in a hefe. Aftertaste is a touch of wheat and banana left for you to savor.

D: Wow is all I can say. The previous reviews have this ranked high, but I still doubted. Now that I have had it, all I can say is that the praise is spot on. This is a traditional hefe for sure and damned fine one at that for sure. A blind taste test would be sure to get responses that this would have to be straight out of Germany. Just so tasty and aromatic. It doesn't get much bettter than this ( *cough* Weihenstephaner *cough*), but this will absolutely do. I am jealous as all hell of all of you that have easy access to this. Lucky SOBs.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-20-2009 04:59:16

Served In: Weizen Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/03/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 5 8 0
12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Coffee Grounds, Eau Claire

Not one of my favorite styles but I noticed this getting rave reviews and I always look forward to trying New Glarus's new offerings so I picked some Dancing Man up. Pours a glowing hazy orange with huge amounts of carbonation exploding to the surface. A two finger eggshell head formed on the pour that became creamy as it sat without losing any size. This is really a great looking hefe.

Pretty standard aromas come from this hefe but what makes it special is it just seems more pronounced than other hefeweizens I've had in the past. Good dose of wheat twang with a nice sprinkling of freshly squeezed orange juice. Warm banana bread and there's some mild clove in the background but the yeast adds another layer of spiciness. Begs to be drank.

Flavor is along the lines of the aroma but more subdued and seamless. Wheat is much bolder in the flavor easing into the mild clove and yeast spiciness with a solid sampling of ripe banana. Finishes with a nice toouch of juicy orange on the swallow.

The mouthfeel is as good as I can imagine coming from a hefe. Medium bodied with an incredible smooth creaminess on the palate. It's like velvet draping my tongue.

This is a refreshing supremely enjoyable hefe that I could drink the day away.

This Is the best hefeweizen I've drank to date and one I will continue to pick up when in season. There's is in no way an overpowering clove presence like I've run into with many others. New Glarus hits another homerun.

Reviewed: 9/19/07

Price: $7.99 Served In: Weizen Glass

Review by Surly Duff on 09/01/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 15 3 7 2009
Pours a hazy yellow with a white head that slowly settles to leave a layer of thick foam on the top of the brew and no lacing on the walls of the glass.

Smells of sweet juicy bananas with a touch of malt sweetness. Clove and spice are faint from the yeast used to bottle ferment the brew.

Fizzy little bubbles of carbonation explode on the tongue and bring sweet malty flavors. Juicy ripe banana is the most prevalent along with sweet spicy yeast. Notes of light clove and a touch of pepper and lemon in the aftertaste.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 08/17/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 2009
A nice pale golden smoggy unfiltered glow with a few slow streams of bubbles within. Tall, foamy capping of stark white froth laps up quickly to a thick setting top. Resides down softly to a thick skim and the lacing is mostly drippy with a few thick spots and globs sticking closer the edge of the liquid.

Solidly balanced nose with this one as the 'Dancing Man' performs well on the stage of the nose with slathered in banana muted paleness with a sweet wheat bready backing and a nice touch of hefe yeast, floral-essence, and tamer clove.

The taste has some good dance moves as well. Well established meatyness of malts; tangy, hearty, darkly deepened wheaty sweet bread, banana mushyness, very brief lemon candy stint, and a perfect snap tone in the mid range as it sinks in well with a heavy but balanced finish of hefe yeasty spices. Great tone and length.

Soft, smooth, chewy, malty, yet snappy with wheat that's all wrapped up in a solid medium body. There's just a touch of zip in spices to it that sparks extra flavor in each sip. The balancing act is quite excellent between the pale sweet flavors and the snappy tone of tangy wheat and breezy spice additions.

This stuff takes the stage and performs a top notch performance all around.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/12/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 9-3-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Thanks to KingG for giving me have a bottle of this one.

Pours a golden color with about a finger of foam which quickly falls to a thin layer. The aroma is of wheat malt and fruits like apple, pear, banana, orange and a little lemon and spice. Taste is similar to the aroma, quite good. Mouthfeel and carbonation are right on with what a good wheat beer should have, clean and refreshing. Great beer for a hot day.

Served In: Weizen Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 9 18 4 9 0
A - Orange cloudy body with a tornado of bubble rising wildly to the surface. Head is about one and a half inches, made of tiny bubbles, and is beige in color.

S - Big wheat and wet hay. Biscuity and bready malts. Banana clove.

T - Wow, this is a pretty tasty wheat. Wheaty yeasty flavors up front that work into wet hay and banana. Bready malt is above normal. Not a hugely complex beer, but I think this one is on par with many of the highly regarded germean wheat beers.

M - This is where the beer stands out for me. On the full side of medium bodied with lively carbonation that keeps you drinking.

D - There is absolutely no hint that this beer is 7.2%. Each sip leads to another the way a good lawnmower beer should.

Served In: Pint Glass

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