Dancing Man WheatSeptember 1, 2012
New Glarus Brewing Co.
New Glarus, WI
Since 1995 New Glarus has brewed Bavarian style wheat beers using our own Wisconsin wheat. A true hefe-weizen, naturally 100% bottle fermented and hazy. The rich spicy clove and cinnamon notes will greet your nose while sweet fruit and wheat kisses your lips.
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Whoa, this one’s coming out of the bottle to greet me! A lively hefe, with the rough foam and clove/ripe banana pedigree you’d expect from a fine one. Beautifully hazy color; like light apricot nectar. So creamy in the first rush, with a crisp edge of tart wheat mash running blade-sharp across the billows of banana and Asian pear that lead to a sweet, spicy finish. I’m glad I waited till a hot day to try this one—it’s perfect for thirst management and relaxation.
- Lew Bryson
The deep gold color and rich, fruity, bubblegum-like nose tempered by mildly peppery clove notes are the first indications that this is a rather substantial wheat. And the assertively spicy start, leading to a fruity, malty, peppery, even a bit caramelly body only add to the impression that this wheat, as quaffable as it is, is a pretty big beer. For whatever reason New Glarus doesn’t list the strength of their beers, but I’ve a suspicion that a few of these might have some drinkers dancing on their tables.
- Stephen Beaumont
Lew Bryson writes about beer and whiskey from his home in southeast Pennsylvania. He has a family and two dogs. That’s all you need to know.
Once described as “beerdom’s Brillat-Savarin,” Stephen Beaumont is the author of five books and countless articles on beer, spirits, food, travel and how it all goes together.
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