Crack'd Wheat is a mixture of styles. It's a Bavarian Hefeweissbeer with Amarillo dry-hopping, giving it something few wheat beers have....an unbalanced hoppiness. It wasn't a bad beer all in all, but when I want a Hefeweizen, or any wheat beer, I want that sweet wheat flavor, low hoppiness, and citrus zing. By loading on hop flavor, you take away what I enjoy most about wheat beers. I imagine those who live by experimental styles will crucify me for this, but that's too bad. New Glarus produces very good beers, and some excellent experimental styles, but this wasn't their best.
Reviewed: November 12, 2011