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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,634 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,634
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 377
Gots: 397 | FT: 51
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Lemke10 on 10-15-2012)
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Reviews by ONovoMexicano:
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bomber into a Belgian tulip.

A- Two-finger thick head, cream- colored and frothy, it reminds me of how a cider would look as I pour it. The color is reddish brown but opaque and there is steady carbonation present.

S- This has an intense aroma that hits me from the moment the bottle is cracked. Cherry and apple blast my nose, as does a cider aroma. There's something candy-like to the aroma too, plus fermented fruit and sour mash. Then I realize there's a similarity to Starburst with this brew.

T- Taste is like the nose suggested. It's tart, cidery, candy-like with a good blend of apple, cherry and some dry cranberry flavors that I didn't immediately pick up on. There's some cherry peel in there, and I'm talking like real fruit stand and not some artificial flavor.

M- As I mentioned above, this brew is slightly dry, cider-like, semi-tart, but still somewhat like drinking juice. I found it to be a bit sweeter than I like, not completely cloying but still a bit much.

In the end, a good treat and very memorable, although it doesn't quite qualify as a must-have beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 16:41:06 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,634 ratings.