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RATINGS: 538   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle from PUB’R. Pours chill hazy golden with 2-finger fluffy head. The head is loud and boisterous, and says to me, "Byron Leftwixh sucks." Well, I agree. Nose is Belgian triply, with funky yeast esters, hopcitrus, florals, and orange marmalade. Tastes of dry florals, yeasty esters, some clovey spicy notes, and a complex finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3975) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some banana esters, pale and caramel malts, and some light dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty standard beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1392) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle as an extra in trade from forget who. Have had this sitting for a while so hopefully not past it's prime. Pours hazy golden colored with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma if sweet honey, pears, apples, wheat malts, coriander. Flavor is sweet Bavarian wheat malts, some crisp spiciness, pears and apples galore, honey balanced with crisp bitterness. Light plus bodied with lots of carbonation and very easy drinking. A nice hefe.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
This is so good. Aromas of fresh banana, a hint of citrus, and beautiful warm spice notes. Flavors are banana, citrus, cinnamon. So refreshing and flavorful

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1288) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pours a cloudy light orange with a large white head. Aromas of sweet artificial banana flavoring and not much else. Taste is slightly spicy, and semi dry. Flavors of clove-y banana esters from the yeast along with some other spice, perhaps a touch of white pepper. Not exactly the cleanest beer in the world, but it petes pretty good. Medium-high boost which is completely masked. Standard German type weizen, although I’m not sure wh th bock part comes in. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at New Glarus. Poured light hazy gold with white head. Aroma of classic hefe. Light carb med bod. Banana wheat taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3638) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong yeast, spice, pepper. Medium mouthfeel with sweet malt, clove, pepper, and nice sweet finish.

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
beermeBob (2) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
I like wheat beers but this is not what I had expected. I prefer the wheat ales like Washington Island Wheat from Capital Brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syndicate (89) - Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2014
pretty excited to taste this after Tobys review of this. First off this was very overcarbonated which bummed me out but the head receded soon enough. Poured a hazy golden color with a much too large head. Nose was pale malts and lemon zest. Tasted like a nice summertime beer. Wheat plays out nicely with the tartness of the lemon. There is also some light funk that i didnt expect but mixes in great. This was nice

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JonnyMadison (41) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (1135) - 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.


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