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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. Danís inspired Weizen interpretation reflects the deep bittersweet color of our Foxís 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 Godís Country, here we have the strength to reach for the stars and change the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (1545) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2012
This may be my first Kristallweizen. A filtered Hefeweizen, but it still retains all the best flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
12oz bottle shared by durhambeer - thanks, Bob! Faintly clouded amber pour, with gold tints peeking through. Medium, crisp carbonation. Donít know what I was expecting but was surprised to find the spice and so forth in the nose. Lively, full bodied, but the taste was distractingly close to "holiday" beers. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle-thanks to a good friend in Southern WI for shipping me some New Glarus stuff! December 2012-pours bright copper hue with a fizzy white head-crystal clear with medium carbonation. nose is bigtime banana and some wet cardboard/cereal notes. maybe a bit on the old side. flavors exhibit sour grains and ripe banana. Very round body here-lots of character however, i think im being a bit generous on the score here. this wasnt a very refreshing beer like it should be and had some off flavors however, I have never had a good krystal weiss before, so its hard to compare it to others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Traded bottle. Pours way darker than expected when I compare it to the German kristals Iím familiar with; a nice, clear, copper color with a medium tan head. Richer flavor too that is nice since this style can sometimes get bland. Great job.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjohnny (365) - - DEC 13, 2012
Fruit, vanilla, dough aroma. Clear amber with foamy off white head. Light bodied. Smooth with a cinnamon spice flavor. Very slight bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
12 oz. bottle. It pours a really nice dark red/copper color (like a fox!) with a large frothy off white head. Very surprising for this style. The aroma is decidedly German weizen yeasty goodness with lots of clove, lighter notes of banana and big bubble gum. Some darker, fruity malts as well. The flavor is pretty much the same. Lots of clove and bubblegum with hints of cinnamon spice and dark bready malts. Light tartness near the finish. The body is very light and highly carbonated. I liked it a lot as a dunkelweizen, too bad I was looking forward to a Kristall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle:   Coppery amber, reddished hued, clear and vibrant, light carbonation, large foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Wheaty nose, soft clove and banana.   Wheaty on the tongue, clove and banana, slight bubble gum, also a bit spicy.   Tastes a bit of nutmeg/cinnamon.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Standard wheaty flavors die off rather quickly leaving the spicy notes to linger.   A bit different, darker, a bit more red than usual, and certainly spiced unlike others, but this was still a treat to drink!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MacBoost (1249) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Bottle thanks to someone. Thanks, bro. Pours an amber color with a white head. Aromas of apples, clove and grape drank. Meh. Taste is similar - too fucking sweet to be taken seriously. The color, aroma and sweetness seriously detract from this "kristallweizen". This beer is garbage, and I expected awesomeness from New Glarus. Scroll past.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a huge fluffy white head that recedes fairly quickly to a small foamy cap. Aroma is light banana sweetness, lemon zest and hints of different spices such as clove and cinnamon. Taste is more of the mild sweetness, definitely the bananas, almost like a dialed-down hefe in the taste. Light clove and some biscuity malts. Mouthfeel is really creamy for the style, smooth and highly carbonated. I donít have much experience with the style but this has to be one of the best representations out there. Itís definitely the best Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thank you sir, clear deep golden color, massice cream colored head. Aroma of biscuit, light fruit. Taste is sweet citrus and banana bubblegum. Decent.

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