Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of cbfobes. Thanks! Pours a crystal clear amber color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big clove notes, stone fruits, earthy notes, banana, caramel and a bit of smoke. Bit citrus and caramel in the taste, some stone fruits, banana, berries and a faint bit of smoke. Tart finish with a mild hoppiness. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Very well done.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was tall and off white with good retention and lacing. Banana, bubble gum, clove and subdued caramel in the nose. There were also whiffs of pretzel and brine. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet with moderate carbonation. Banana, cereal grain, and clove flavors dominated, but there was also a bit of pear. Nice stuff.
Guerde (1168) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a thick, light tan head that quickly settles to a medium cap and leaves some sparse lacing upon swirling. The nose is a classic New Glarus wheat beer, with a good amount of banana, faint lemon peel, and kicks of spice. There was initially an off aroma of some olive brine, but thankfully that subsided with some warming. This one is a bit drier than Dancing Man, not nearly as full of esters, but it still smells quite similar. Could be vanilla here. The flavor is also similar to Dancing Man, with plenty of banana, a faint bit of caramel (which is a departure from DMW), and a mineral component that is quickly followed by some dry, crisp, chalky wheat. Very faintly toasty with some light spice on the finish, but this ends very abruptly as it should. The mouthfeel is nowhere close to being thin and the carbonation is lively but not intrusive. The palate really shines here. With the assertive flavors, low alcohol, and perfect palate, this is certainly a sessionable beer that will serve as a good stand-in for Dancing Man. Once again Dan Carey displays his mastery of wheat.
doppelthat (47) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clearcopper body with a fluffy tan head. It smells full of spices like cloves and cinnamon. The taste follows the aroma. A little sweet and bready. An easy drinking beer and one I could have a few of on a nice summer day in Florida. Thanks to JoePeesie for the sample
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think some people have to be color blind because this isn’t anywhere near gold. Bottle pours deep amber (almost copper) with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of clove, wheat, and light cinnamon. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of vanilla, light banana bread, pepper and doughy yeast. Overall body is light to moderate and soft with a nice spicy finish.
Hair6a11 (1360) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pour is fairly clear, medium gold with amber highlights. Off white head that does retain well in this weizen. Light, spotty lacing is present as well. The nose is fantastic; clove, cinnamon, and bananas. The flavor profile is exactly what I expected; a highly drinkable hefeweizen, in a typical new glarus fashion. I cant say how traditional this one is, but it is fantastic nonetheless. As expected.
joshmcg000 (320) - Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold. Nice fluffy white head, lots of carbination, very good looking beer. Aroma is bananna bread and grain. Goes down very smooth, almost taste like a Dancing Man light. Lots of yeasty bananna flavor, clove, cinnamon..Has a slightly bitter finish. Could drink alot of these in a night, good stuff.
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle.
IT pours an interesting color for a kristalweizen, it is not a traditional one because I haven’t seen any Kristalweizen that has looked like this. It is nice and clear though.
Smells like a kristal weizen, thought the banana is perhaps a bit overly intense.
The flavor is very kristalweizen-y. It has a slight bit of lemon to go with the banana and clove.
Not super duper true to style, but for the style it isn’t bad.
sherm1016 (1150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, copper color with a big, white head and some lacing. Aroma is spicy, clove, banana. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, wheat, cereal, with a spicy, clove finish. Very good, very drinkable at 4.5%, but not as flavorful as the Dancing Man.
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear honeyed orange with a short cap of off-whtie head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet honey and bready malts with vibrant accents of cloves, coriander, and pineapple.. warm vanilla undertones.. really good nose! The flavor found more bready sweetness at the core paired with a bit of maple and some black pepper-laden fruits.. tacky and fairly spicy toward the back.. tasty stuff! Dry and scratchy on the palate with prickly carbonation.. just an OK flow.. easy-drinkin’ and tasty.