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Do not waste time attempting to box this brew into some esoteric guide to styles. This is Danís bold creation. His passion for unfiltered Weiss collides with Cascade Hops inventing our Imperial Hefe-Weizen. Dry hopping boldly rules over Wisconsin red wheat and our special strain of Bavarian yeast. At almost 20 O.P. this is the super mac daddy of Weiss beers. Decoction mashing was followed by excessive dry hopping to create a fierce onslaught of clove, cinnamon and citrus all in this living beer. Donít bother waiting to enjoy - the time is now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 12oz bottle. pours hazy golden with fluffy white head. a big hoppy aroma of bubblegum, fruit, spice, and herbal balanced well with banana and clove. great aroma. flavor has many of the same notes but is rather bitter and takes away from the wheat and makes this not so refreshing and drinkable. spicy hop finish. a nice brew however and blows Southern Tierís Heavy Weizen away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Cloudy golden colored with a huge slightly off-white head. Aroma is huge clove and less pine, wheat, mint and citrus. Flavor is sweet fruit, lemon, pine, grapefruit and pale malts. Somewhat sticky texture, long lemony finish. Yet another great "Unplugged" beer from New Glarus. Well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12oz bottle, no date. Hazy orange with a 1 1/2 finger off-white head, good retention. Aroma is very fruity--lemon zest, orange zest, and bananas--with some clove, white pepper, cinnamon--Iíve only gotten that in a handful of hefes--, and light spicy alcohol in the background. They have a very accurate description for this. Flavor has the same fruitiness with some added vanilla notes. The hops do a mighty fine job of keeping the sweet ness at bay--and then some. Bitterness peaks around a 3-4. Bone dry finish--the alcohol adds to the dryness. Burps with the piney citrus of a good APA. This has to be at least 8% ABV--nice and warming. Full body with moderate carbonation. This beer is fantastic, and makes me rethink not being a fan of Cascades.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of Ughsmash. Thanks, Jason! Pours a cloudy, brownish-orange color; huge, textured off-white head with great retention and lacing that coats the glass; excellent head retention; excellent pour. Plenty of clove, complex yeastiness, and bananas in the aroma; on the dry side, thankfully; none of the sticky sweetness of other imperial hefes; citrus and wheat. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lively carbonation and citrus acidity at the front; significantly more sticky sugar, chewy malt than the aroma suggests; solid citrus and mineral bitterness trying to balance things out; the chewiness ends up weighing this down as the glass empties: generous German hefe, but I honestly think this would be significantly improved (to the degree of Dancing Man Wheat, which was phenomenal) if the "imperial" aspect was removed. Overly sticky core, but generous and tasty otherwise; clear expression of a big, bad hefeweizen. Lengthy finish, showing sticky candy sugar, cloves and chewy bananas; some lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Provided by kmweaver. Opaque pale/orange body with a small white head. Sugary cotton candy and honey nose with golden fruits and spicy yeast. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly tart and lightly bitter with tons of clove, cotton candy, banana, peach, orange, floral hops and cinnamon. Medium/full body is round with biting carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Murky yellow beer with an attractive cream colored head the filled up the space available in my weizen glass. Sharp nose with the banana clove you are supposed to get from the German Hefeweizen, but with sugar and cinnimon on top and a much more forward pine resin. I shouldnít read other peoples reviews first, but I completely get the new carpet smell Buckybeer mentioned. Wow, this is an odd beer. There is a strong clove, cinnimon and banana weizen under a veritable pine forest. The hops fight for dominance in this beer, with candied grapefruit rind, warm orange juice and apricot, but the cloves win out in the end. This is an oddly schizophrenic beer that really works well to my tastes. This appeals to my hop head nature and my affinity to German Hefes all in one glass. Many thanks to Ughsmash for this great little treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7 (825) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Pours cloudy orange/amber with a medium white head. Nice aroma of banana, floral hops, orange and yeast. Taste is cinnamon, citrus, banana, bubblegum and bready yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4535) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Many thanks to Skyview for carting this back during a blizzard for us. Hazy yellow color with a large head. Aroma almost like an IPA made with Noble hops. Very floral and some yeastiness. Wow... tastes like a yeasty, bready, wheat smoothie. Lots of banana. A little black pepper. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Courtesy of Skyview. Hazy golden pour with a finger thick white head. Citrusy hop aroma mixed with light wheat. Nice mixture of hops and malt in the taste. Very well balanced. The wheat comes through and melds into the hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Pours a very cloudy golden with a huge head. Pretty big carbonation. Aroma is big hops, clove, citrus, bananna and sort of a new carpet smell. Flavor is very unique. Blasts of hops, citrus, pine, spice, bananna. It seems like each time you take a drink it is a rush of something different. Finish is sharp and bitter. This is Dancing Man on HGH!!!!

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