Crack'd Wheat - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #26:
Wow, in tradition of New Glarus nonconformity, we have a wheat beer with a brick of Amarillo hops thrown at it.
No worries about the size of the head here (no need to check for steroids, either), as it is just beer ... an impressive-looking beer with a typical hazed, golden glow. The head likes to stick around as well. Big, fragrant, raw herbal notes; powdered aspirin and tangerine Amarillo hop aroma with some biscuity malt and nutty yeast in the back. Smoothness pops with every sip; medium bodied. Smacks of Amarillo hops; bitterness draws in a pucker, but never charges in with sharpness. The dry hopping adds more of a complimenting flavor throughout, with lemongrass and citric flavors. Clean wheat flavor with a nutty yeast by its side. Finishes dry and hoppy.
Amarillo is a tough hop to tame; in the wrong hands, it can become a catastrophe. That is not the case here, as it adds a needed depth to the American Wheat Ale style. Delicious comes to mind.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2010 19:56:59 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Crack'd Wheat from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.