Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Glarus Brewing Co.: Crack’d Wheat

Crack’d Wheat
New Glarus Brewing Co.
2400 State Hwy 69
New Glarus, WI

Aroma: (11/12) 
The nose is an interesting combination of Hefeweizen (banana and cloves) and Pale ale (citrus and floral). This aroma emminates summer and sunshine!
Appearance: (3/3) 
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.
Flavor: (18/20) 
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.
Mouthfeel: (5/5) 
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!
TOTAL: 45/50 

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