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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,773 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,773
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 393
Gots: 423 | FT: 53
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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CoolEthan

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-22-2013 19:31:12 | More by CoolEthan
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

06-22-2013 03:13:30 | More by ajs4bd
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mnphish

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-21-2013 21:35:21 | More by mnphish
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ahermsen

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-21-2013 20:16:59 | More by ahermsen
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-20-2013 16:10:08 | More by gueuzedreg
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tbdkev

Indiana

5/5  rDev +14.9%

Pours a deep amber to faint red with moderate lacing. The aroma is downright unbelievable. As advertised, sour cherry jumps to the forefront, backed up by notes of apple and cranberry. The taste is follows suit, with pleasant balance sour cherry sweetness and tartness, along with apple and cranberry. There's also a nice, fruity, spicy heat that follows in the aftertaste. The profile follows well, and is probably best compared to ginger ale for its sharpness. It thankfully has a low ABV (4.0%), or else I'd likely wind up face down on a sidewalk somewhere. For anyone who claims to hate beer, I'd recommend this in order to convert. Great stuff.

06-20-2013 05:20:52 | More by tbdkev
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BMMillsy

Florida

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.

06-20-2013 02:52:12 | More by BMMillsy
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stangski83

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-19-2013 01:58:01 | More by stangski83
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shan8454

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-19-2013 01:36:12 | More by shan8454
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DruRho

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-18-2013 23:39:26 | More by DruRho
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YogiBeer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-18-2013 18:48:09 | More by YogiBeer
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rgilbert

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-17-2013 15:18:19 | More by rgilbert
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StoughtonGuy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -31%

06-17-2013 06:33:51 | More by StoughtonGuy
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.98/5  rDev +14.5%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A - My, oh my. This is one of the best looking beers ever. Pours a clear reddish purple with a slightly tinted red head.

S - Pure bliss. Cherries, apples, cranberries are all apparent (and in large doses!). Tartness hits the nose mildly. Probably the best smell from any liquid I've ever had.

T - This is truly perfection. All of the nose comes through in the taste, only amplified. It is such an easy drink while still being incredibly complex. The cranberries are dominating while sour apples and cherries come through near the finish. Tartness comes through making you want to keep drinking it until it's gone.

M - The mouthfeel is pretty light on this one, and the carbonation is a little on the higher side, but it's not imbalanced in any way. The tartness really helps the beer out though, masking the alcohol and providing a more subtlety to the carbonation.

O - I knew this was going to be good; but not THIS good! I never knew a fruit beer could taste so damn complex, delicious and refreshing. Kudos to New Glarus for making the worlds finest fruit ales!

06-16-2013 22:29:22 | More by DemoniChris
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EdTheEdge

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-16-2013 20:46:46 | More by EdTheEdge
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vande

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-16-2013 03:08:31 | More by vande
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-16-2013 02:02:01 | More by jrpapajcik
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Sunn

Iowa

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-16-2013 01:44:12 | More by Sunn
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

06-14-2013 04:32:21 | More by tourdot
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8%

06-13-2013 21:06:56 | More by doremite
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miadw3

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-13-2013 20:28:27 | More by miadw3
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Jeckel

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

06-13-2013 01:10:09 | More by Jeckel
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-12-2013 03:44:19 | More by ackeeper
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%

A: Pours a dark red with some brown in it. Good sized fluffy offwhite head. Good head retention. Only moderate little streaks of lacing.

S: Nice aroma. Sweet, ripe apples and cherries.

T: Sweet apples and cherries up front again. Really nice. Sweetness runs out and there's a sudden twang of tart fruits instead with the apples and cherries. Cranberries kick in for an extra tartness in the finish. Lingering cranberry juice in the aftertaste.

M: Surprisingly medium bodied for only 4%. Nice and smooth and clean too.

O: Awesome fruit beer. Not quite as good as the Raspberry and Cherry versions but it's a very close 3rd. Pretty amazing that one brewery can make the top 3 fruit beers. Magic touch I guess. Wonderful strong flavors from only 4% ABV too. Great fruit beer.

06-12-2013 03:27:08 | More by Dope
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mattafett

Iowa

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-12-2013 01:04:48 | More by mattafett
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,773 ratings.