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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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If you dream of wheat this brew will get your toes tapping. Since 1995 we have brewed Bavarian style wheat beers exclusively for the same great state that grows and malts our own Wisconsin wheat. In a world full of posers this is a true hefe-weizen naturally 100% bottle fermented and hazy.

Expect this beer to cascade effervescent into your glass. The rich spicy clove and cinnamon notes will greet your nose while sweet fruit and wheat kisses your lips.

Lick the foam from your mouth and admit sometimes you just gotta get up and dance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JonnyMadison (46) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Simple and refreshing all-around great wheat beer. A smooth cherry-banana bread flavor accented with cloves and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (1248) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-29-14. Yeasty aroma features scents of bubblegum, banana bread, and chlorine. Pretty good hefeweizen/weizenbock smell. There’s not a lot to the smell, but it is pleasant. The aroma is on the dry side for the style. Pours a hazy bronze or medium tan with a moderate amount of beige head. Produces short-lasting lacing. Flavors of lemon and white vinegar. Tastes sharper and tarter than is typical for the style. Banana bread aftertaste. Lively, dusty, frothy palate. Good palate for the style, but the body is too light to stand out among all beers. Overall, New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat is actually a below average American hefeweizen, if one considers it that, and an even further below average weizenbock and stands as a major disappointment. I love a good German-style wheat beer in the summer, and I had heard this is a great one, but it is not even close to that reputation. This stands as another disappointment from a brewery with a ton of goodwill among craft beer fans but that struggles to produce outstanding beers aside from their truly special fruit concoctions and a small proportion of their Thumbprint Series brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ahentz (4) - Pontoon Beach, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
Pours a nice amber with a thick head. There is a fruity smell to it. The taste is nice and sweet with a banana-ish flavor and a slight bitter finish. If you like wheat beer, try this. If you don’t like wheat beer, try this. It’s a really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Cloudy, yellow-orange with a fair amount of white head. Smells overwhelmingly of orange, melons. Lightly grassy. Quite sweet, some bitterness lasting through the finish. Medium finish, not quite light body, very effervescent. Exceedingly well balanced. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frozer (147) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Poured golden cloudy yellow with clean white frothy head. Strong banana smell. So strong it has an essence of bubble gum. Taste is also bubble gum with mice mouthfeel and a spicy finish which is probably attributed to the Bavarian yeast. A very good representation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pours golden with a huge, foamy, white head. Nose is popping with banana esters, some spice and barnyard notes. Taste is well-balanced: subtly sweet with a delicate hop edge. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Very nice wheat beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Banana, clove, cinnamon, and wheat drive right from the aroma onto the palate. Unfiltered, so it is nice and chewy. Lots of big, bold flavor from this hefeweizen. Alcohol is well hidden, so it can be a little sneaky.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Markymarx (8) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Pours a bright gold with a thick white head that dissipates in an appropriate time. Keeps a nice thin layer of white over the top. Smells of banana and clove. First taste is banana with a lingering clove finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (7364) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
12 oz bottle. (Kwik Trip) Lake Mills, WI.
Clear pale golden colour with a small white head. Yeast, wheat, caramel malt and mild bitterness in the aroma. Yeast, wheat, malt and bitterness in the flavour. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with a beautiful creamy two finger head that doesn’t let up much. Smell is centered around clove although lemons and a hint of banana follow. Lemon is the first thing I notice in the palate and is prevalent throughout. A little bit of bubblegum and pepper make their way in and it finishes heavily spicy from clove. Mouthfeel is spot on. A bit creamy and the higher than normal ABV for a Hefe helps. Very good beer, but pales in comparison to the Live Oak I had last week. I prefer less clove in my Hefes and this one is centered around clove. That said, it’s not way out of balance and the lemon flavors do a pretty good job of balancing out the spice. Will definitely seek this out again.

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