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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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world-class

2,196 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,196
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 462
Gots: 522 | FT: 69
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.
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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.

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3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into my D'Achouffe tulip.

Pours a dark red/pinkish color with a very nice inch and a half pinkish white head.

First smell is cranberries, similar to a glass of Ocean Spray cranberry juice. If you dig a little deeper, the cherries are definitely there, similar to the smell of Belgian Red albeit more subdued than Belgian Red. After giving it a good swirl the apples are there, but barely. Cinnamon is also in there.

My initial reaction after the first sip was, "oh wow!" The tart cherries are there initially but the cranberries follow through so perfectly, totally masking the tartness that I expected to get with this brew. Finishes with just a slight hint of apple and caramel.

Mouthfeel is medium with great carbonation levels.

Overall this may be my new favorite fruit brew from New Glarus. It's slightly tart as advertised but nowhere near Belgian Red or Raspberry Tart levels. The different fruits work so well together. I will definitely be buying much more of this brew and hope that it works its way into a somewhat regular rotation in years to come.

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4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25 ounce bottle, no freshness date.

The bottle pours with a white, one finger head that slowly dissipates. Color is a deep ruby red.

Aroma starts off with a massive hit of cranberry and (to a slightly lesser extent) apple. I get a slight hint of oak and tartness as well.

Taste starts off with a mouth-coating, juicy cranberry and apple mix. Sweetness and tartness show up in the middle in a perfect balance, briefly cleansing the palate. Slight sweetness from the fruit lingers at the end.

Mouthfeel gives that balance of slightly puckering tartness and sweetness, with the sweetness eventually winning out. Carbonation is medium, complementing the beer well.

Overall, this beer is a world class fruit beer. It gives you that juicy, tart fruit without overdoing the overly-sweet aspects that most fruit beers fall victim to. New Glarus has wowed me again and I actually prefer this to the Raspberry Tart. Cheers!

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Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,196 ratings.