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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,823 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,823
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 403
Gots: 425 | FT: 54
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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4/5  rDev -8%

Lovely85, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%

Bottle from a friend. Pours a deep ruby red with off white two finger head. Huge bouquet of cranberry and cherry, sweet and tart smelling. Flavor is more cherry heavy with hints of the cranberry coming through. Very sweet, slight tart. More medicinal than I had hoped but not overwhelming. Lingering tart cranberry that grows on me while I go. Light to medium mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Cool beer, but not as good as Raspberry Tart.

BMMillsy, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%

A-Clear ruby one finger light head with nice lacing.

S-Cherries, apples and a tad bit of cranberries.

T-Amazing balance. Cherries and apples are centerstage with an ever so slight cranberry. Very sweet beer.

M-Light to medium in body, nice level of carbonation.

O-The best fruit beer I've ever had.

rlee1390, Sep 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

egrace84, Feb 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

hollywood_15063, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

seeswo, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

cliff1066, Apr 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Smarty_Pints, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

hilgart1, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%

Bottle pour at the tasting at la casa de dirtinabottle.

Pours a clear sunny red color, bubbly fizzy head of about one inch fades quickly, small little dots of lacing on the glass.

Incredibly fruity fresh aroma- the fruits all mix well together, but cranberry and cherry are the most notable.

The taste is similarly vibrant. Cranberry, cherry, and apple (again, not as noticeable as the others, probably because of their more tart characters), all smack you across the face, nicely. There is a mild, but very welcome, sour twang at the end of each sip that keeps the sometimes cloying sweetness in check. The beer is quite sweet, unbelievably so, actually, so drinking large amounts isn't easy.

Medium bodied, crisp juicy mouthfeel. Drinkable for the first 4 oz or so, then gets to be a cloying chore, a little bit.

Incredible that this is actually beer- I don't taste any malts or hops, just the giant basket of fruit that went into each bottle.

GreesyFizeek, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Sparky44, Aug 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

JamLand, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Morey, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8%

VeganUndead, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

mrebeka, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%

Thanks Tom for sharing this
The beer pours a clear cranberry red with a thin tan head that settles to a ring around the beer's circumference. The nose is very pleasant boasting notes of ripe apples, cranberries and the new glarus house yeast. The taste is sweet, but not nearly as cloying as Belgian red or razz tart. The apple sweetness and slight cranberry tartness works well with the style. The mouthfeel is slightly tart, sweet yet well attenuated, and very drinkable. This is definitely a winner, something I'd try again.

ThePorterSorter, Dec 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

DaPan, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Kurmaraja, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Stinger80OH, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Brew33, Feb 28, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +3.7%

A: Pours a hazed amber color with a bit of a garnet hue when held to light. A foamy two finger head rises up in the glass immediately and shows decent retention.

S: As soon as it's poured, the room starts to fill with sweet red apple and cherry notes. Very sweet, but not sickeningly so. Tons of juicy red apple, syrup soaked cherry and bright cranberry with just a hint of oak and vanilla underneath. Smells incredible.

T: Very similar to the smell. Which is a really good thing. There's just so much fruit juice packed into this thing, it's incredible. Tons of apple cider with a lot of juicy red cherry and cranberry juice cocktail thrown in for good measure. A hint of ripe pear, fruit leather and red apple skin on the finish. Just enough carbonation to break up the sweetness, though it could maybe do with just a touch more. This is the most fruit I've ever tasted in a beer. I really love this stuff.

notchucknorris, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

vonnegut21, Oct 04, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +7.8%

A: gorgeous mahograny/shiny burnt orange
2 finger tan/white head, divine lacing

S: fresh cherries, apple cider, and mild cranberries

T: cherries, apple cider middle, craberry sour pucker finish

M: med body, big sour/sticky mouth

O: One of my least favorite styles, but New Glarus
is converting me with this and Strawberry/Rhubarb.
Incredible nose and taste, perfect beer to introduce
skeptics and fun for summer Great Lakes parties.


BeerLover99, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

beergorrilla, Jul 01, 2013
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
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