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Dancing Man Wheat

Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
2 / 6
36 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Brewed in the classic Bavarian Weizenbier tradition and released each May, Dancing Man Wheat has amassed an army of loyal adherents. Throwing off dense, saturated notes of banana, cotton candy, warm bread, and ground cloves, this beer’s nose embodies a true Weizenbier. Mike honed in on the pronounced “bubble gum sweetness,” but felt the aroma lacked a bit of the desired clove and banana notes. As it opened up, he teased out some faint lemony notes counterpointed by “a slightly peppery warming.” Tom did find sweet banana notes, as well as a subdued clove, but also felt the spiciness was too subdued. The sweet, bready malt aromas impressed Tom, and he felt the overall aroma was “smooth, lightly spiced, almost creamy.” Profoundly cloudy, this milky yellowish beer sits in the glass showing occasional flashes of gold, and is capped by a mountain of fleecy, snow white foam. The beer’s flavor is also dominated by notes of banana, clove, bready malt, and bubble gum. Rick was duly impressed by the deft balance of sweet, spice, and malt notes, and pronounced it “the perfect breakfast beer.” Digging beneath the upfront banana notes, Pete found subtle hints of apricot and vanilla bean, and lauded the “refined, complex interplay of flavors.” As the Wisconsin summer sets in and thoughts turn to thirst-quenching brews, Dancing Man Wheat is high on the list of “Must Have” beers.