Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Serendipity Accidental Fruit Ale, New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, WI.
Clear, dark ruby red coloring, no head to speak of.
Aroma: sharp, tart, and fruity. Cherries and cranberries, with apple way behind, if perceptible at all.
Taste: Bracing, puckering tartness slaps the palate, with juicy fruit behind. Sour, lactic acid returns with each new sip. Body is medium/light. Maybe an itty-bit lighter than I like, but not moreso than the best Belgian lambics out there. Sour fruit flavor is eternal.
Nice one, this. Let's take a moment to read the label description: "Sever 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' 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!"
Oh, yeah, sparkles and dances, that's what I meant to say…Yeah, lots of sparkling and dancing. I don't go in for the poetry when it comes to New Glarus brews, because I know they've probably already beat me to it.
Apples are coming through in the flavor, but are still smothered by the louder, and sourer berries inside. Deliciousness, indeed.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2013 07:30:20 | More by feloniousmonk
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,565 ratings.