New Glarus WI Belgian Red to be Temporarily Replaced by Serendipity?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by yeahnatenelson, Sep 16, 2012.

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  1. mykey120

    mykey120 Initiate (182) Aug 13, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I just called the woodmans and they said they haven't gotten it in yet fyi
     
  2. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    That loud screeching sound is cars making sudden U-Turns Southbound on 94.
     
  3. mykey120

    mykey120 Initiate (182) Aug 13, 2012 Wisconsin
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    ^ haha yea, I'm pissed though because nowhere around here seems to have gotten it yet. The only place that even gave me a date said maybe by Wednesday. I cant wait that long!!!
     
  4. kodymupa

    kodymupa Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2010 Illinois
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    Just picked up an entire case at New Glarus Beer Depot. We were there for a hard hat tour and sampled some as well!!
     
  5. psychotia

    psychotia Disciple (311) Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    can't wait to crack this open!
     
  6. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Initiate (193) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Is that a testament to how good it is?
     
  7. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,242) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Do tell, what does it taste like?
     
  8. JKIRBY

    JKIRBY Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2010 Wisconsin

    My guy says Serendipity next week (ish). Likely Friday delivery for him. Cherry is running thin on stock here as well.
     
  9. Mrpickles

    Mrpickles Initiate (0) May 4, 2009 Wisconsin

    It is here and it is fantastic! No real sourness, but not as sweat as the other fruits. The question now is how MANY cases!
     
  10. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Initiate (193) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I agree with Pickles here. Not really sour, definitely tart though. And the fruit is way more complex than in the Belgian Red or Raspberry Tart. Both of those are very one dimensional in the fruit flavors IMO. For this one, you can taste All three but the are very much integrated.

    YMMV.
     
  11. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,242) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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  12. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Ohh black wax, I like, I like. I will see you soon sweetie.
     
  13. analogue

    analogue Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2009 Wisconsin

    Had a sample - I agree it's a good stand-in for Belgian Red and the cranberries bring a nice tartness. If you like Belgian Red, Cranbic, and/or Apple Ale this is a great fruit beer. Perfect for the Thanksgiving table.

    However, given that for the same price I can pick up a 4 pack of Enigma which is almost double the volume of beer and considerably more complex, I'll be taking home the Enigma every time until supplies run out.
     
  14. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Meyvn (1,165) Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    New Glarus posted about Serendipity on their facebook.
     
  15. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Meyvn (1,165) Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    How does it compare to Enigma in terms of sour character?
     
  16. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    Looking to trade for some of this guys. Don't mean to request a trade here but I'm just looking for some info. Price and availability is what I'm mostly interested in. I'll make my official request where it's more appropriate. Thanks for the help.
     
  17. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Initiate (193) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I didn't think it was sour, but very tart, similar to the Raspberry Tart.
     
  18. Mrpickles

    Mrpickles Initiate (0) May 4, 2009 Wisconsin

    Nothing like it. Some will not like this beer but, only because they are expecting a sour. This if a fruit beer and not a sour no matter what the desc says.
     
  19. mykey120

    mykey120 Initiate (182) Aug 13, 2012 Wisconsin
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    still no official review up, cmon guys! What color does this bad boy pour? I hope this hits my area tomorrow
     
  20. amangill

    amangill Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Plenty of Belgian Red available at B & B Beverage in Wind Lake, WI. Serendipity landing today
     
  21. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio

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  22. Westuh

    Westuh Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012 Wisconsin

    Ottos on Oakland ave. should have this sometime this week. Have only about 2 cases left of Belgian Red, and a bunch of Enigma cases left even a couple Saisons.
     
  23. allouez86

    allouez86 Initiate (197) Jan 24, 2009 Wisconsin

    Bought a case today and just had my first glass. Absolutely delicious. Hope it gets brewed again next year.
     
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