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New Glarus Crackd Wheat Ale

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


MoDog's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2009
12oz bottle served in a shaker. Hazy golden orange pour with a thin head of lasting off-white foam that produced some good lacing. The aroma of the beer had fresh oranges, grass, high quality wheat, grass, and mild spicy yeast esters. The flavor included wheat, citrus, and a grassy bitterness. A hoppy hefe...I like it. Medium-bodied and creamy. Softly carbonated. I’m glad they didn’t use a cleaner American wheat yeast strain. The hefe characteristics really shine through under the hops. Nicely done!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes, but I wish they were still making this. Wheat, cereal, and grass on the nose, follows onto the palate. Chewy, with wheat being the dominant flavor. A hint of banana sneaks in.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2013
This was a very good wheat. Has the banana and clove of the hefe, but only slightly as it is creamier and dominated by lemon citrusness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from rbsg #37 poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a slightly hazy dark yellow colored body. The aroma was rye bready orange peel wheat and dough. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The strong flavor contained notes of mild hops and citrus. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 7/20/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. With a reasonably aggressive pour, a billowing eggshell head forms on top of a hazy light yellow beer. Although the head subsides somewhat, it leaves some nice lace on the glass. Crack’d Wheat has a strong, balanced aroma. Lots of banana here, but it is not overpowering, which for me is key in enjoying a Hefe. Some tropical fruits swirl up as well. Up front there is a honey-like sweetness with a firm banana flavor. The wheat is apparent, and the cloves come in with the rest of the yeast’s spicy flavor. Some pineapple and orange citrus work to mellow out the banana, which really helps to keep it out of the overly sweet category. A touch of alcohol steps in right at the end, not a pleasant flavor in a beer of this ABV, and the one real knock I have against the flavor. As would be expected, the body is light to medium, with a fizzy, bubbly creaminess that almost gets into the excellent category. After each sip there is a light residual stickiness and oiliness (maybe from the hops?) left on my lips. Toward the end of the sip the feel dries out a little bit after starting fairly sweet. I was a little bit surprised by this - I was not expecting a subtle, balanced Hefe when I bought this, but that is what I got.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Dark straw, cloudy, a little dirty, large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Wheaty aroma, a little musty, slight barnishness.   Wheaty on the tongue, smooth, minor mealiness but mainly a good heaping helping of wheat like flavors.   Doesnt appear to be a German example, at least this one doesn’t.   I have had this for a while, so perhaps it has been aged a bit too long.   Decent mouthfeel, but not as heavy as I thought it would be.   After reading the label I realize that I likely did wait too long with this one.   Not bad, but not appearing to be all that complex with the spices.   Not bad, would like to try again when fresh.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2011
12 oz bottle from a trade-cloudy amber pour w/no head. Wheat aroma. flavors of wheat, yeast, grass, some floral hops. smooth & easy to drink, good brew, very enjoyable. Wow, 1000 ratings!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
pours a golden orange with a fluffy chunky white head that clings to the glass in gobs. Nose and taste af spice, hops, and citrus. A very solid beer that a 6 pack of could very easily disappear in 1 sitting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Summit Weizen glass. Appearance: Cloudy light orange with moderate sized off-white head. Aroma: Really smells like a cross between a Hefeweizen and an IPA, with banana, clove and wheat malt offset by grapefruit, citrus and other tropical fruit. Taste: Strong clove and wheat malt upfront. Only mild banana, as it is replaced by citrus and pine, which lingers after each sip. Palate: Moderate carbonation, fuller body than typical for a Hefeweizen. Long dry finish. Overall: Unique beer that is very refreshing, but I still prefer some traditional Hefeweizens.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1163) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle from my local Pick N Save. Pours a medium pale yellow with some head and some retention. Aroma is sweet fruits, some citrus, wheat and some banana. Taste is bready, a bit of spice, some lemon, wheat. Quite dry and finishes quickly. I swear I have had a better version of this. This specific version came out seeming like a macro, and never got away from that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 A nice wheat beer, not quite as good as Dancing Man, but very good nonetheless.


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