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RATINGS: 556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Thanks to monger for this gem. It pours a cloudy dark yellow with a frothy, meringue like white head. The aroma and flavor are of cloves and some banana with a crisp finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Murray’s Liquors in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Pours a cloudy golden pale brew with a creamy off white head that slowly dissolves to a fine film and good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, banana esters, light yeast and some flowery hops. Taste is semi-sweet, medium bodied with very light carbonation. Flavors picked up are multi-grain malt, some pineapple and something that reminds me of those candy sugar cigarettes I once tried, or was it Bazooka bubble gum? Finish is smooth and creamy, with some slight yeast and banana aftertaste flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Good looking, appetizing aroma - sweet and spicy. Lots of "tart" wheat malt here, which balances the sharp spiciness. Lots of blunt sweet fruitiness (banana, peach). Not the thirst quencher I was expecting, but a unique and tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 July 2007. Very hazy and bright golden pour producing a very thick cream. Clove and butter nose. Banana esters and golden kiwi, mashed wildflower pulp. More cloves on the tongue, with peach, pineapple, and bubblegum. A weird, unpleasant waft of cigarrette smoke at the finish mars this a bit. Kind of singes the nose with swallowing. Acidic finish. A mildly dry pear skin and cinnamon character. Fresh and lively palate lets very little alcohol through. Pristinely well made, as usual. Thanks for sharing, Bob! 8/4/6/4/15 3.7

August 2008.Opaque sunny orange appearance. Clove, butter, mint and perfectly ripe banana nose, with a cottony, white bread texture. Lightly herbal, and greenish. Smooth, and soft, and quiet. Flavor throws sugary bits of golden and green kiwi on the typical ripe banana, soft clove and buttery yeast profile. Lemon presence provides a sparkly tartness, but for the most part the flavors are thick and sweet. A fluffy bubblegum flourish at mid-palate pulls it in the wrong direction, slightly. Because the body is so full, the chunkiness of the ester and powdery fruit sugar sweetness gets to be somewhat cloying, especially as there’s not enough of a dry bite at the finish for it to be called refreshing. It’s a mild dryness in the finish, something like cinnamon sugar and fruit skin. Though nice, there’s too much body, altogether, and not enough brisk. 7/4/7/3/14 3.5

Same 2008 batch, again. Reconsidering. This is a really lush and balanced spicy-sweet example. A calmish, blonde weizen bock of sorts that takes no prisoners in its assault of myriad spices and fruit. When longing for something brisk and refreshing, Weihenstephaner is still the best, but when looking for something of depth and substance, and still with a little refreshing bite, this one couldn’t better satisfy. 8/4/8/4/16 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (6007) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Wow, 7.2%? Seriously? Very fruity, bready aroma, and a very nice, light palate. If I were prone to using the word "lovely", this would be the time. Flavors is also rather sweet, with a definate pineapple note combined with clove, cinnamon. Very enjoyable. Thanks to Buckybeer for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper and cloudy golden color with a larger sized head. Aromas of spices (cloves and cinnamon as the description notes), bananas, wheat, and citrus. Tastes of spices (I’m getting more cinnamon vs. cloves), bananas, wheat and citrus. Lightly tart finish. Never would have guessed this one was more than 7%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2007
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...

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