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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,756 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,756
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 394
Gots: 421 | 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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4.21/5  rDev -3.2%

Bottle picked up in Milwaukee by Bryna. Thanks! Served in a pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a collar, wisps, and minimal lacework. Transparent amber body.

S - Massive apple aroma, with lesser notes of cranberry and cherry. Faint oak at the outset, but fades as the beer warms up. Light tart fruit character, but I don't think I'd guess there was wild yeast involved without reading the beer description.

T - The taste has more of the cherry and cranberry flavors mid-palate, before yielding to apple in the finish. Some slight malt sweetness mixes with the fruits, but it's fairly low-level. Loads of flavor for a 4% beer.

M - Medium body, juicy texture, with light tannic fruit and oak character late. Pleasant moderate-to-high carbonation, and obviously no discernible alcohol character.

D - It's like fruit juice. Really easy to drink, although it's a tiny bit sweeter than I prefer. It's like a blend of Apple Ale, Cranbic, and Belgian Red; glad New Glarus was able to make "lemonade out of lemons" in regards to the poor cherry harvest.

08-12-2013 02:28:10 | More by MasterSki
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4.05/5  rDev -6.9%

750 ml bottle served in a New Glarus flute.

A: Pours a reddish color with an off-white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring and thin film. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass.

S: Unwashed apple skins with some cherry and cranberry flesh. Fresh oak with light cracker malt backbone.

T: Granny smith apple, tart cranberry and some light cherry. Sweet malts with a little oak profile as well.

M: Light bodied with a nice medium high carbonation level. A little spritzy with a sweet and fruity finish.

O: A plethora of mixed berry with a slight cider hint to it with the apples. Another great fruit beer from New Glarus.

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Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,756 ratings.