New Glarus Crack'd Wheat

New Glarus Crack'd Wheat

Rated 3.676 by BeerPals
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Brewed by New Glarus Brewing Company

New Glarus, WI, United States

Style:  Hefeweizen

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Do not waste time attempting to box this brew into some esoteric guide o'style. This is Dan's bold creation. You hold the international marriage of a sophisticated Bavarian Hefeweiss and an assertive American Pale Ale. Amarillo dry hopping drives Wisconsin Red Wheat. Traditional open top fermentation cultivates our proprietary Bavarian Weiss yeast in our own Wheat Beer Cellars. Absolutely 100% natural bottle conditioned. This is a living beer. Expect to pour a thick creamy head into your glass. Savor the fierce onslaught of clove, cinnamon, and citrus nose. Our very popular Imperial Weizen ratchets down for the session. Drink to adventure and friends in Wisconsin. We are the state of beer.

ID: 34148 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank1228
Overall Percentile97.5
Style Rank14 of 944
Style Percentile98.5
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.821
Weighted Score3.676
Standard Deviation0.304

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  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 3.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Poured a cloudy yellow with white head abd nice lacing. Good carbonation. Aromas are of banana, cloves, fruit, sweet malts and hops. Taste is banana-clove-pepper/spice slight dose of hops to offset the sweet/sour flavor.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Tried as part of a beer tasting at a friends house. Poured a cloudly yellow with a straw and spice aroma . The taste was pleasent with hints of clove and black pepper. It reminded me a bit of Duvel. Nice wheat beer.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Ok so I have the current highest rated wheat ale here. Not often you are chilling with the top dog of a style. Even though this style typically sucks. On to the beer! This poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some cloves, bananas, bakery rolls, peaches and lemons. The flavor is really nice with some banana bread, lemons, coriander, peaches, and orange peels. Damn this is a nice beer! A complex session ale is a rare find but whoomp here it is!

  • IABEERGUY 371 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Picked this up at WHole Foods in Madison, WI. This beer pours a nice yellow color with a medium white head. Smell of wheat, banana, cloves, and hops. Flavor is very smooth and refreshing of wheat, hay, banana. A really nice beer.

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle from bonk0076. Hazy yellow-gold and pours with a booming creamy head. Banana, clove, spice aroma, pretty standard here of a solid hefe. Interesting flavors. Spicy and hoppy, with bananas, wheat grains, and a touch of cinnamon. A little unwanted sourness in the finish. Pretty solid although I spent much of the beer trying to figure out if I liked it or not. Fun to try.

  • JERRYOUNG 64 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a cloudy gold with a large white fluffy head with good retention and lacing. Clover and banannas on the nose with more of the same with the taste. Another fine product New Glarus. They seem to know what they are doing.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Sampled April 2009
    As I pour aromas of banana and tart wheat are noticeable. A careful pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip easily produces a four-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a hazy, orange-gold color that still shows an opaqueness even when held up directly to the light. Hoppy notes are immediately noticed as soon as I start to inspect the nose; notes of tangerine and tropical fruit notes meld interestingly with more traditional Hefeweizen like aromatics. I wouldn’t have guessed that these would meld so seamlessly but the hop and Hefe notes do. Fermentation driven notes of clove, and perhaps a touch of banana are here as well as a solid, grassy grain character. Both combine to produce a bubblegum like note that makes me think of citrus scented juicy-fruit.

    The beer is dry, which subdues the fruity hop notes a bit. The finish is a mix of tropical fruit notes, banana and spicy clove; the last of which lingers on the tongue with a signature phenolic note. This has a soft tartness to it in the finish as well as a touch of pale malt toastiness and perhaps a touch of grassy grain. This has a certain bitterness to it that takes a while for me to notice; it seems to affect the outside edges of my palate somehow, rather than having that clean, biting bitterness that one might normally notice. This is nice and quaffable, the touch of tartness helps this along, and I like that this is pretty light, but still has a touch of palate heft. The traditional Hefe-yeast (that looks a bit weird) produces a really nice spiciness here that mixes with the more herbal notes from the hops.

    This beer has an expressive aromatic amalgam of notes that don’t entirely transfer to the flavor. This is a very nice beer all around though, but I wish that the flavor had the liveliness that the aroma did. This beer is down right drinkable as it disappears way too quickly; I could of used at least another 12oz of this beer.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    now that's what I'm talkin about!!! an amarillo dry hopped bavarian hefe - what a great idea. Another New Glarus beer that defies the norm. The aroma of this beer was just great - bubble gum, clove, spice, fruity...and hops. Wonderful. The look is fairly standard for a wheat, but combined with the enticing aroma, it was quite inviting. Like the alt, this one was bottle conditioned and had a nice slightly chewy body and the bubble gum-hop-clove flavor was very good as well. One of the best, most unique wheats I've ever had.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Thanks to Pfoxyjohn for trading this to me. For being outside the "guide o' style," this is one of the best Hefeweizens I've ever had. Strong aroma of bananas, then the taste of bananas and cloves. Thick, creamy, massive white head. Pours a cloudy yellow. Goes down SO smoothly. Lots of lacing all over the glass. A bit of bubblegum in there, too. Surely one of the big winners from New Glarus. Thanks John!

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Tasted during the Nor Cal Beer Geek Tasting on 3/11/2009. This wheat ale pours a hazy orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is banana and clove, bubble gum. A medium bodied wheat ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, lots of banana, clove, vanilla, and orange. The hops are floral. Nice carbonation. As per usual for New Glarus beers, this one is very nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

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