1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SerendipitySerendipity

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,153 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,153
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 442
Gots: 495 | FT: 63
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:
Beer added by: Lemke10 on 10-15-2012

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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Serendipity Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,153 | Reviews: 224 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of RaggaD
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of bellbw
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of ilikeadabeer
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of TheKmac
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of solo103
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of deekyn
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of EDubLovesBeer
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of WiscoTerr
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of cwelsh55
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of s_currie
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of NooseJustice
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Farnswurth
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jriggins6
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of lovethebelgians
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of pmccallum86
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of JStampler
3.76/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wsherry1
3.76/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Rutager
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Big thank you to Steasy66 for the killer brews. Going to give this guy a big uncomfortable man-hug if I ever get the chance!! ;-)

Appearance. Pours a really deep amber, getting close to brown with almost a finger of fluffy, off-white head.

Smell. Apple and cranberry juice with some tart cherries and a very very light, dry musty funk.

Taste. Fresh cranberries and cherries and bit of that distinct New Glarus dry dusty, lightly woody funk.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body with medium , fine carbonation.

Overall. A nice fruit brew, but I do enjoy the fruits in RT and WBR more. More a personal preference thing than the quality of the brew...

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Traci for sending this one out for me to try. The beer poured out as a vibrant red color with a fizzy white colored head on top. The head settles and doesn't leave any lacing or retention behind on the glass... The smell of the beer smell like pure fruit with a little bit of oak in there to give it more of a natural essence. The taste of the beer is like fruit punch, it's got the cherry and the apple and the cranberry all in there at different times. The flavors mix well but really give off a juice-like flavor. The oak is a little on the hidden side, I feel it could have been aged a bit longer to possibly give this one more of that wooden flavor. The mouthfeel of the beer was highly carbonated, it was sharp, tart and crisp. It's was also light bodied for having such a large amount of flavor. Overall I can't complain it's a good brew much like the Raspberry Tart and the Belgian Red from New Glarus. This one just adds a new outlook to what they're able to pull off when nature throws them a curve ball. This beer is enjoyable, it's sweet and juicy and loaded with fruity flavors. It's worth trying if that is what you're into.

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.81/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into LA teku glass. Thanks Matt!

A: Pours a clear cranberry juice color with a thick, fluffy, light tan head that took forever to fade into a bubbly collar spotty lace.
S: A super sweet bouquet of sugary red grape, pear, apple, cranberry and cherry juice. Musty and lighty tart, but mostly sweet.
T: Sweet and fruity but I get a hint of caramel and musky damp oak barrel. Light tartness in the finish, very mild sourness. Cranberry tartness, cherry sweetness, and juicy apple blend well with oak must and drying tannins. Sweet finish, apple aftertaste.
M: Cloyingly sweet and sugary with a sharp syrupy mouthfeel, soft and fluffy carb, and a thick and syrupy body. Starts to hurt the back of my throat after a while.
O: Ultra sweet to the point that it got a bit too much to drink after a while. Greats flavors though. Could be drier. Extremely rich.

Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,153 ratings.