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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,965 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,965
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 412
Gots: 458 | FT: 55
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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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Not sure I quite understand the glowing reivews of this beer. The beer was much more sweet than I was expecting (which was OK by me, as I'm not a huge sour fan), and it tasted very much like an unfiltered apple cider, but with a "beerish" aspect to it. Maybe there was a hint of cherries and cranberries as well, but the apple flavor really dominated.

Certainly this is not a bad beer, but it struck me as a bit simple and one dimensional, and was not a beer I could see myself wanting to buy again.

John_M, Tuesday at 01:37 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

invalid665, Monday at 11:29 PM
Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Thanks to Tricerahops for this one.

Aroma of apples predominantly but some cherries present. Initial flavor is a healthy mix of apples and cherries. Cranberries are in the finish and resemble the dried fruit variety, texture and all. Surprisingly not tart but more on the sweet side. Very good stuff.

papat444, Monday at 02:20 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mantissa, Monday at 12:47 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

cam12, Sunday at 07:03 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

grover37, Sunday at 03:46 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

JackNip, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Adamostella, Oct 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

By far the best fruit beer I have ever had. You can taste the cherries, apples, and cranberries that blend beautifully. I am not a huge fruit beer person, but this blew my socks off. Sure wish I could get a keg of this.

beatenbyjacks, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%


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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.7/5  rDev +8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Hallsey3, Oct 22, 2014
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,965 ratings.