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Dancing Man Wheat

New Glarus Brewing Company

Hefeweizen

8.0 by scot have another Dancing Man Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company

Pours two finger thick white foam, with medium retention. Lacing continues up and down the glass as I drank the beer. The aroma is full of wheat. There is also the normal Hef eclove and banana. Definitely has a stronger wheat aroma than most Hefes. The flavor is very wheaty with some following clove and banana. There is a good blend of flavors from beginning to end. The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is medium. Overall this beer is quite good. As mentioned, it has more wheat, u...read more

Overall Rating: 7.5 by 2 dudes have another Dancing Man Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Devil Dancer

Founders Brewing Company

Imperial/Double India Pale Ale

9.0 by scot have another Devil Dancer by Founders Brewing Company

As I poured the beer several hop cones dropped into my glass letting me know, visually, that this beer was going to be hop heaven. The pour had a single finger width of off-white foam, with little retention. The leftover bubbles did lace my glass to the final sip. The first aromas to fill my nostrils were citrus - very fruity and originally very strong. A couple of more sniffs lead to the take over of pine scents. There is also some caramel malts to the aroma. If the taste is anything like...read more

Overall Rating: 9.0 by 1 dude have another Devil Dancer by Founders Brewing Company 100%

Crack'd Wheat

New Glarus Brewing Company

Hefeweizen

7.0 by scot have another Crack'd Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company

Poured into my New Glarus pint glass cloudy. No floaties, just cloudy. About a half a finger of white head, that found it's way to dissipate quickly. There is some, but little, lacing. The aroma of the beer is strong citrus. Think of someone throwing a citrus fruit salad up your nose. There is clove, wheat, and possibly some cinnamon behind this one also. Don't get any of the usual banana that is in a Hefeweizen. There is a lot of carbonation that sticks out throughout the beginning, mid...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 1 dude have another Crack'd Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Stone Soup

New Glarus Brewing Company

Belgian Pale Ale

9.0 by scot have another Stone Soup by New Glarus Brewing Company

After blogging about Specter Scotch-Style Ale, I became a little thirsty for a nonjudgmental friend: beer. Thought it would be a good time to rate another one of the New Glarus beers that I picked up two weeks ago. Pours with a one finger white, foamy head into my New Glarus pint glass. Retained one third of the original head, while two thirds vanished in the wind quit quickly. Lacing seems to not exist. The nose senses wheat and some clove after a little bit of trying to place the scent. ...read more

Overall Rating: 9.2 by 2 dudes have another Stone Soup by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Bell's Lager Beer

Bell's Brewery, Inc.

American Lager

6.0 by scot have another Bell's Lager Beer by Bell's Brewery, Inc.

The color makes this beer very inviting to drink. The pour had a one finger foam that had little retention but , the little that was left, laced up and down my glass as I enjoyed. The aroma carries grass and/or hay. Not really any hops or sweetness to the scent, but clean. The carbonation, that has been bubbling since the pour, hits the palate along with malt. Mildly sweet. The beer finishes with slight bitter hops. The mouth feel is light with no alcohol detected. A slightly above average lag...read more

Overall Rating: 6.0 by 1 dude have another Bell's Lager Beer by Bell's Brewery, Inc. 100%

Breakfast Stout

Founders Brewing Company

American Imperial Stout

9.0 by scot have another Breakfast Stout by Founders Brewing Company

I have been wanting to taste this beer for a long time. Finally found some at the liquor store across the street from work. Is there any better type of liquor store? It is a breakfast stout, so this 9am tasting seems well deserved and placed. Beer pours two fingers of coffee colored, fluffy foam. Good retention with lacing to the last drop. The aroma is filled with coffee, chocolate, and sweet malt. The coffee is the strongest of the three scents with the chocolate scents riding shotgun....read more

Overall Rating: 9.2 by 2 dudes have another Breakfast Stout by Founders Brewing Company 100%

Juju Ginger

Left Hand Brewing Company

Herb and Spice Beer

6.0 by scot have another Juju Ginger by Left Hand Brewing Company

Alright a beer that has ginger in its' name is a little suspect up front. Other beers from Left Hand have been enjoyable, so not too much to expect the same from this one. Beer pours with a finger of white foam. There is some lacing but almost no retention. Definite light ginger on the nose - not strong but subtly over whelming. There was a hint of malt too. Not really much else going on. The flavor caries the ginger taste. A hint of pale malts, finishing with some mild bitterness. A li...read more

Overall Rating: 6.0 by 1 dude have another Juju Ginger by Left Hand Brewing Company 100%

hI.P.A

Magic Hat Brewing Company

American India Pale Ale

9.0 by scot have another hI.P.A by Magic Hat Brewing Company

To this point this is beer style number five from Magic Hat. It has been hit-or-miss so far. The level of expectation is mediocre. Let's give it a whirl and see what I can pull out of the hat this time. Not much foam and retention was at zero. So the beer didn't have a pretty top to it! Surprisingly the little bit of foam that was present did leave ten time the lacing versus the amount of foam. The scent was that of piny hops (as was expected); hints of grass and sweet malts as well. M...read more

Overall Rating: 9.0 by 1 dude have another hI.P.A by Magic Hat Brewing Company 100%

Black Wheat

New Glarus Brewing Company

American Wheat Ale

8.0 by scot have another Black Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company

Finished rating Spotted Cow and then having a second and decided to go for Black Wheat. Why? I put the beers in the fridge in the order I wanted to try them: from what I thought I would like least to the most. Firm believer in saving the best for last. I just hope that my review isn't tainted by the fact that I am not expecting much here. Pours with an eighth of an inch of brown foam with no retention or lacing to speak of. The aroma has strong wheat, chocolate malt, and some coffee. I ac...read more

Overall Rating: 8.0 by 1 dude have another Black Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Spotted Cow

New Glarus Brewing Company

Cream Ale

9.0 by scot have another Spotted Cow by New Glarus Brewing Company

A week after visiting New Glarus I finally decided to crack open the first beer that I bought while on the brewery hop. This is New Glarus's flagship beer and probably my favorite of the different varieties I have tried to this point. You might think this review will be biased but the beer is good, period. Poured the beer into my Spotted Cow glass I picked up on the brewery hop. It had a half finger white foamy head, with little retention and lacing. The aroma hints of lemon (lemongrass?) w...read more

Overall Rating: 9.0 by 2 dudes have another Spotted Cow by New Glarus Brewing Company 100%

Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale

New Holland Brewing Company

Imperial/Double India Pale Ale

7.0 by rich have another Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale by New Holland Brewing Company

Aroma: Standard IPA hop, but less piney more floral. Initial taste: Fairly straightforward IPA, slight slant to th sweet side. Overall: I've got respect for the New Holland group, they seem very serious about their craft. My initial thought that I was drinking just anotyher IPA. But, upon further reflection this is big sweetness, big hops, and big alcohol that blend very well together. The alcohol level is very much hidden (careful amatuers). I've got to try this again to be fair....read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 2 dudes have another Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale by New Holland Brewing Company 100%

Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale

New Holland Brewing Company

Imperial/Double India Pale Ale

7.0 by scot have another Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale by New Holland Brewing Company

Poured without any head, so I can't say much about the retention and lacing. The aroma is that of hops, pine, and some malts. The taste follows the aroma. There are some citrus undertones. The pine comes through from start to finish and seems to have a little stronger hop/pine finish than Über Sun from Southern Tier, which I believe is far better over all. They do a great job hiding the high alcohol content and there is some sweetness. Nice job of balancing everything together. Not a...read more

Overall Rating: 7.0 by 2 dudes have another Imperial Hatter India Pale Ale by New Holland Brewing Company 100%

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