Nose: spicy. Oozes cracked wheat, spice, and dried fruits such as peaches and apricots. Nectarine and tangerine skins eek oily esters while pith and straw hover in the back. Touch stewed; boozy wood.
Palate: lovely tint of tartness atop tongue takes me by surprise in all sorts of good ways. Whole wheat loaves, breads, rolls abound; biting through their seed crusted crust explodes with spice, pepper, and nutty earthiness. Chewy mouthfeel further intensifies the whole cracked bready experience. Bright orange zest in the back; mingles with spice for some stewed orange and nectarine peel. Pith, wheat, and a tickle of sour linger after each quaff. Lovely.
Final Thoughts: this is the perfect wheat beer for those who profess to not like wheat beers. In general I like all beers (with a few exceptions) so this particular offering from New Glarus was especially delightful for it took even me by surprise by how much she lived up to her name.