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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Serendipity (New Glarus)

The bottle of this fruit blend brew was a gift from a friend. We had tried the Wisconsin Belgian Red. I have a bottle of the raspberry in the cellar. This blend had apple, cherries, cranberries, and probably more. I guess it was born out of drought. A mix of all that is Wisconsin fruit. It was described as a bit much to drink on your own. So I shared this bottle with Mr. K and a visiting friend.

General Thoughts
Look and Smell: This dark amber/ruby brew had a white head that dissipated quickly. It smelled like tart fruit syrup.

Taste: It was a like a good apple jolly rancher. (Is that possible?) The acid from some of the fruit lifts up the sugary sweetness. I tasted more of the cherry as it warmed. I definitely agree, this is too sweet not to share.

From the New Glarus site:
Severe Drought, we shared the farmer’s horror as Wisconsin’s cherry crop failed! Dan bought what cherries he could. The Apple crop fared better. Then joy! A grand Wisconsin cranberry harvest. What will Dan brew with Apples, Cranberries and Cherries? Oh my! You hold the happy accident of Wisconsin’s favorite fruit aged in oak with an almost magical wild fermentation. Serendipity is a wondrous celebration that sparkles your senses and dances across your palate. A kaleidoscope of flavor discovered by accident in a sour ale!

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