drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2008 pours hazy, orange, with white head. nose is oats, grains, wheat, and slightly citrus. flavor is orange and cloves, and wheaty. a nice hefe. i need a better re-rate soon!3.7.
8/26/08, 12oz bottle, thanks to holdenn for offering this up at his dinner party. oh and thanks for the great meal as well! okay this is a beautiful, extremely tasty, refreshing, and in perfect balance. awesome hefe, and easily the best American hefe if not best of all time.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful, hazed, golden and buffed bronze in color with a resplendent, thick, sudsy and whipped white head morphing tall on top. Aroma is a ticket straight into heaven. Marigolds, sweet orange cream, buttery cloves mixing with grounded clover, and caramel coated vanilla beans all settle onto nectar laden honey grahams. Flavor rides in with a flavorful, nearly lactic lemon buttercream character. Soft, fluffy cotton and clover intermingle in a gardenlike orange honey blossom tree. Sweet cream, spicy cloves and banana meringue grahams harmoniously fizzle and melt in the mouth. Milky lemon herbal sets dance around the tonsils. Rounded, balanced beauty. White pepper and cloves meet with a spicy ginger body to give an active upper dominion to the full palate family. Sugar capped cloves, spicy banana ginger and caramel custard cream treat with a nice sweet acidity in the milky finish. Absolutely lovely.
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a good beer to be sure, but beyond a doubt the weakest of the last four wheat beers (Solstice, Black Wheat, Copper Kettle). It doesn’t look as good as the others. no visible sediment, and more dark gold than orange like Solstice. Still a good looking beer, tall white but thin and quickly fading head on top. The aroma is full and vibrant. It has sugar, banana, light citrus, and wheat. Unfortunately the alcohol is noticeable in the aroma, and detracts slightly from the beer overall. Flavor is very sweet, fine for a wheat beer. Thick mouthfeel, but again to compare to solstice, not as sweet and full as that beer. Wheat and sugar, fruit including banana, and again, just a hint of alcohol in the flavor. This beer is definitely a success and quite good, but New Glarus has a made a better hefeweizen.
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7/25/2007: New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat pours beautifully into my wheat glass. It is cloudy and golden orange in color. There is a flurry of carbonation and a large, foamy off-white head that is retained pretty much from the initial pour to the last sip. The aroma is banana, clove, wheat with a touch of caramel richness to it, and even a whisp of smoke! The flavor is fruity with some bubblegum (kind of like a Belgian Ale) along with some malty wheat, Hawaiian bread, banana, clove, and a lingering rich and spicy finish. The alcohol is tucked away nicely, especially for being a 7.2% ABV HEFEWEIZEN! This beer is more full than expected, but that’s quite alright since the additional body works well with this beer. Not only is is soft and mellow, but it also feels deceptively light and airy on the palate. What a great combination of characteristics that results in a wonderful mouth feel. This is a killer Hefeizen and the best of the New Glarus wheat beers so far. I thought that the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/new-glarus-coppe Glarus Copper Kettle Weiss was a great beer, but this one is even better and is without a doubt my new favorite Hefe!
12 oz bottle (1647 14:49) from buckybeer. Thank you Mark! Rating #17 for this beer...
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy golden color with a big frothy off white head. Aroma of cloves, yeast and citrus. The flavors of cloves, wheat and bananas are up front and mellow. Has a good clean crisp taste that makes you savor each sip. Has the complexity with out a lot of overkill in any specific area. This is another well made craft beer from New Glarus!.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden bronze with a spotty-lacing frothy white head. Sweet, authentic wheaty banana and bready German yeasty aroma has a touch of peppery clove. Body starts very full for a hefeweizen with a lot of sweet wheat, banana bubble gum, and doughy yeast toward a slightly drier, mildly warming clove finish. Too full to be a session-style hefeweizen, but very tasty.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This rockets right to the top of my list of hefeweizens. From a 12-oz. bottle, it pours a very cloudy, almost opaque orangey-gold with sizable white head. The head stays with you until the not-very-bitter end. Great lacing. Bananas & cloves predominate in the moderate aroma. Big initial taste--surprisingly sweet with tangerines, cinnamon, banana & clove all making an appearance . Great wheat backbone. Minor bittering, with an almost orange peel-like taste in the followup. Superbly rich & creamy mouthfeel. Best hefe I’ve ever tasted.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Top-notch HW. Fuller, stickier, more carbonated body then some of my other favorites in this style and a bit more spicy, including unusual cinnamon and mineral note in the finish.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Glarus does so many things so well. This is a genuine Hefe. Cloudy gold in color. Clove aroma was very appealing. No gimmicks in the taste - jut a good hefe-weizen. Nicely carbonated, tart aftertaste. A very good beer. I can’t believe this is 7% ABV. So easy to drink.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man when Dan decides to perfect something he goes all out. This one is hazy pale orange-yellow. Full spice aroma with yeasty banana/little clove but tons of flavor. Great in the mouth, like a banana cream pie. A big beer for a wheat.