New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #3
Ranked #725
4.36 | pDev: 9.4%
Aug 26, 2023
Oct 15, 2012
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!

Cheers to the unexpected.
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
(12 oz bottle, no date/code; purchased single off shelf at their Beer Depot this week... poured into a plastic cup)

Could just be me, but I feel like this is arguably the unsung masterwork of their celebrated fruit collection... compared to Tart and Red and Apfel and Rhubarb, this one has the most going on, the most interest, dynamics, and complexity... fruity, yet less near-dessert like compared to the others, cidery tart and funkier... the apple seems to cut through most vibrantly, of course accented, colored, and complimented by the cranberry and cherry... what a sublime blend of these fruit additions, not to mention the base beer sitting in perfect concert with it all... another beer I wish I bought more of, had I known it's glory... as good a reason as any to go back for another visit (2200)
Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin

Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Dec 17, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Dec 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip.

Pours dark garnet but nearly crystal clear. Very limited head. No lacing. Looks like a fine red wine. Gorgeous.

Apple and cherry are the most prominent aromas, but there is a hint of cranberry there. Trace of oak.

Sweet cherry and apple on the tip of the tongue. Tart cherry, crabapple, and cranberry in midstream. The finish is acidic and lends some hidden cinnamon spice notes.

Medium light bodied, smooth, and drying.

I may have had a better wild ale, but I don't remember it. This is outstanding stuff.
Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by hbeimers from Illinois

Oct 25, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by not2quick from Missouri

Oct 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A bottle from 2017 with a good five years on it, this beer illustrates why some brews are best with a bit of age on it.

A - A muddy brown body, with red highlights. Minimal head, light tan, fades to a thin line around the glass. No lacing to speak of. Visually, decent but this is not the attraction.

S - The nose is cherry first, with just a bit of berry and crabapple. Below is a fruit punch element, sweet fruitiness that comes across as almost artificial. Not that it is bad, just surprising. It smells delicious.

T - If the nose suggests child-like punch, the flavor is a shockingly bright mélange of fruit, melded into a delicious, deep experience. I cannot really express the surprise of how integrated and tight this brew lands. A sweet open, a mildly tart finish. Just so well built, I am in awe.

M - Slightly slick open, full and lush feel, and a clean, bright close. So full for 4%, so satisfying.

O - It does not surprise that this is a banger, but man, it is extraordinary. A brew I'm so glad I kept, and so glad I opened and enjoyed. One of the best fruit beers I've ever had. It makes me look for when I can next get to southern Wisconsin and pick up a few more bottles for me cellar.
Aug 29, 2022
Rated: 4.69 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin

Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 06, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Jan 15, 2022
Rated: 4 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 3.05 by BigIronH from Michigan

Oct 10, 2021
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a reddish brown with a tan head that dissipates very quickly. It smells like sour apples and cherries with no malt or hop character present. It tastes like tart cherries and apples that's finished off by a slightly acidic finish from the cranberries that keep it from being too sweet. It goes down more than easily without feeling like a sugary bomb and you'd probably even be able to drink the whole 4 pack if you really like it. Overall a very very good fruit beer.
Sep 08, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Aug 14, 2021
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Rated by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Tart, sweet, an absolute treat.
Jun 29, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Jun 28, 2021
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Rated by LeeryLeprechaun from Colorado

4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Kind of an odd sour cranberry apple beer. But all the fruit works well together and it is really refreshing.
Jun 20, 2021
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