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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,641 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,641
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 379
Gots: 396 | FT: 52
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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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-12-2012 03:51:11 | More by funkyaudio
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Through a drought brought us salvation, in the form of Serendipity, a fruit ale that pours a deep ruby red. Pinkish head forms and leaves a fair amount of lace.

Aroma of fruit juice and ale, consisting mainly of sweet dough, fresh apples, berry and cherry. Not surprisingly, the key ingredients in this brew really shine in the aroma. Quite an appetizing bouquet.

In the taste, waves of cherry, cider, berries and beer. Some caramel, honey, and raspberry. Just a soft oak and not overly dry. Light bodied, well carbonated, finishes with a fair tartness.

Overall, freaking great. A fruit ale with complexity. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 02:23:20 | More by Stinkypuss
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MJKauz

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A deep golden red that pours with a short 1.5 finger deep golden brown head.

S: Crazy smell. Love it. Strong sour apple that is bolstered by the cherry's sourness as well. It's got tremendous depth.

T: Very strong apple with a little sour bite which is a nice balance of the cherry and cranberry. That tartness lingers for a bit with the acidity of the beer. Fantastic balance though.

M: Crisp, carbonated, but clean and light.

O: A fantastic beer. Hard to give perfects, but New Glarus fruit beers have proven to deserve it time and time again.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 01:14:50 | More by MJKauz
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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tbdkev

Indiana

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep amber to faint red with moderate lacing. The aroma is downright unbelievable. As advertised, sour cherry jumps to the forefront, backed up by notes of apple and cranberry. The taste is follows suit, with pleasant balance sour cherry sweetness and tartness, along with apple and cranberry. There's also a nice, fruity, spicy heat that follows in the aftertaste. The profile follows well, and is probably best compared to ginger ale for its sharpness. It thankfully has a low ABV (4.0%), or else I'd likely wind up face down on a sidewalk somewhere. For anyone who claims to hate beer, I'd recommend this in order to convert. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 05:20:52 | More by tbdkev
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,641 ratings.