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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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In playful pursuit of butterflies a Red Fox danced across the brewery hill. His joy so pure it bubbled through our hearts and into this beer. Laughing Fox is a sparkling Kristal Weizen brewed in the Bavarian tradition with 50% Wisconsin wheat in our open top fermenters. Tickle your nose notes of spicy clove and cinnamon abound. Dan’s inspired Weizen interpretation reflects the deep bittersweet color of our Fox’s red coat. Expect this beer to pour a lively effervescent glass thick with creamy foam and bursting with luscious fruity notes on your pallet. This is easy drinking beer perfect for a friendly Wisconsin evening. Relax, this is God’s Country, here we have the strength to reach for the stars and change the world.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1165) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2011
(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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
doppelthat (47) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2011
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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1351) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshmcg000 (314) - Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1136) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7125) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2696) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle - Pours clear amber with a slight reddish tinge and a huge foamy white head. Nose is beautiful, with bright clove and cinnamon notes and a sweet banana wheat base. Smells just like a classic hefe. The taste is where you can really notice the filtering. All the flavors are there, but they’re not as pungent and chewy, and it’s a bit watery. It’s good, just not as good as the nose would let on. What it loses in taste it gains in drinkability. There’s nothing harsh here--it’s all smooth, rounded edges that would make this beer great for a huge stein. Dan Carey, you’re the man.


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