Wednesday, June 16, 2010
New Glarus Brewing Co.: Crack’d Wheat
New Glarus Brewing Co.
2400 State Hwy 69
New Glarus, WI
The nose is an interesting combination of Hefeweizen (banana and cloves) and Pale ale (citrus and floral). This aroma emminates summer and sunshine!
A very nice straw color, on the order of a hefeweizen. The head is a big one, probably two fingers. Head sticks around for a long time and the lacing is quite impressive.
Wow! This is one beautiful beer! The German-trained Master brewer has hit a homerun with this one. It's amazing how it starts out on the front end as a pale ale and then on the back, it ends as a hefeweizen.
The mouthfeel is extremely smooth, with a touch of bitterness, but not dry at all. I could swirl this around in my mouth for a long time before swallowing!
Overall Impression: (9/10)
Dan Carey is one of America's great brewers! He brews German style beers like no other. What a thirst quenching brew from one of the best breweries this country has to offer!