Category Archives: New Glarus Brewing Company

New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat

Brewery: New Glarus Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 7.2%
Style: German Hefeweizen

Brewer Description: (from bottle) If you dream of wheat this brew will get your toes tapping. Since 1995 we have brewed Bavarian style wheat beers exclusively for the same great state that grows and malts our own Wisconsin wheat. In a world full of posers this is a true hefe-weizen naturally 100% bottle fermented and hazy. Expect this beer to cascade effervescent into your glass. The rich spicy clove and cinnamon notes will greet your nose while sweet fruit and wheat kisses your lips. Lick the foam from your mouth and admit sometimes you just gotta get up and dance.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.86
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 12 fl oz bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark straw orange colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention but left only slight lacing.
Aroma: Nice wheat, banana, clove, banana bread and bubblegum.
Taste: Much like the aroma, there’s wheat, banana, clove and bubblegum with a hint of fuzzy peach and cinnamon.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Maybe I had too high hopes to start with, but it wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. I much preferred Bubbler over Dancing Man Wheat, maybe it was the cinnamon spices at the end. Having said that, it’s not bad and still definitely drinkable.

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New Glarus Thumbprint Series Berliner Weisse

Brewery: New Glarus Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 3%
Style: German Berliner Weisse

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A few times a year we cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. Napoleon hailed this tart beer style “the Champagne of the North.” A lively and elegant masterpiece this Berliner Weisse is a kaleidoscope of fresh flavor. Barrel fermentation, Riesling and Chardonnay grapes with Wisconsin White Wheat are bottle fermented with five proprietary yeast strains. A connoisseur’s rare jewel both spirited and subtle, enjoy your sparkling toast under summer stars.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.99
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 12 fl oz bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing. Lots of nice upward streaming bubbles.
Aroma: Lemon, wheat and citrus zest. Lightly tart and lightly funky.
Taste: Tart, lemon, lemon zest, white grapes and green apple with hints of wheat on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: A nice, easy drinking Berliner Weisse with especially nice mouthfeel. A great thirst quencher on a hot day.

New Glarus Bubbler

Brewery: New Glarus Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: unknown
Style: German Hefeweizen

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Suits stride, Toes skip, Heels click staccato expedition rhythms. Labor and Workers and Shoppers alike pause to share Downtown Bubblers on Wisconsin blocks. The Bubbler Hefeweiss you hold in your hand sparkles with democratic spirit combining Wisconsin Wheat alongside European Pilsner Malt. Choice American hops partner with imported hops, even yeasts blend together in our Open Top fermenters. 100% naturally carbonated and hazy, expect this living beer to pour an exuberant effervescent gold. Bubblers beat in our hearts- it’s a Wisconsin thing. Cheers!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 12 fl oz bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Reidel weizen glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow with a nice big two finger fluffy white head that had excellent retention and left lots of lacing.
Aroma: Nice strong clove, banana, bubblegum and wheat.
Taste: Much like the aroma, wheat, clove, banana and bubblegum flavours that combine well.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with high to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was so tasty. It’s been a while since my last Hefeweizen and drinking Bubbler just makes me want to go out and buy more Hefe’s.