Friday, November 5, 2010

New Glarus Brewing Co.- Dancing Man Wheat; Snowshoe Ale; Laughing Fox

The New Glarus Brewing Company is in New Glarus, Wisconsin.  I have coveted some New Glarus beer for a long time.  A friend just went to Wisconsin and was kind enough to bring some back for me.  I would love to visit the brewery some day.

Snowshoe Ale - This red ale pours medium brown and ruby in color; the color is just light enough to still be transparent.  There is a quarter inch of cappucino colored head.  The aroma is slightly burnt caramel malt and dark red cherry fruit.  The taste is a slightly sweet, nutty, roasted and toasted malt, with a woody, dry and bitter finish. 

Dancing Man Wheat - This beer pours a glowing golden orange with a massive white foamy head.  The aroma is redolent of yeast, with lots of banana esters.  This beer is yeasty, banana bread made with wheat flour.  The taste follows the aromas directly.  If you like yeasty wheat beers heavy on the banana esters, then you will love this beer.  It is really well done, but its flavor profile is probably my least favorite when it comes to beers. 

Laughing Fox - This beer pours a dark copper-amber with brown.  There is a tall half-inch of creamy, foamy off-white head.  The aroma is a touch of caramel and then banana and banana bread.  The taste is banana bread all the way.  If you like a really yeasty beer with esters giving off banana flavor, then this is a good one.

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