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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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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
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pinnser

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-11-2013 23:22:44 | More by pinnser
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beerhan

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-11-2013 23:20:41 | More by beerhan
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IPAFan521

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-11-2013 20:23:54 | More by IPAFan521
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-11-2013 13:45:44 | More by BrandonDZ
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Hopbully

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-11-2013 05:30:05 | More by Hopbully
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-10-2013 11:23:59 | More by JRdaSconnie
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8%

06-10-2013 03:47:17 | More by ygtbsm94
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davey101

Connecticut

4.61/5  rDev +6%

750ml waxed bottle into a HF wine glass. Thanks Yamar68!

A - Pours a clear dark red body with a fingers worth of purple stained foam. Leaves behind a patchy cap and some solid lacing with a swirl. Looks very juice like but with an excellent head.

S - Tart cranberries, ripe apples, some cinnamon spice from the cherries, and that's it. Ripe, fresh, and juicy are all terms that come to mind. This might blur the line between beer and fruit juice, but who cares when it smells this great.

T - Pleasantly tart cranberries, ripe apples, and some cherries and spice on the finish. Just a touch of malts can be found here but otherwise this is like drinking a sparkling cran-apple juice. Mouth feel is medium bodies with low carbonation. I'm not sure if its detrimental or not but it does feel somewhat syrupy. That does make it a bit of a chore to drink solo but the flavor is so amazing that slowly sipping on it is somewhat welcomed.

O - New Glarus simply kills it with their fruit "beers". This happy accident ale certainly is a happy accident. Belgian Red really impressed me and making up for the lack of cherries with cranberries and apples is just genius. Just the right amounts of sweetness and tartness .

06-10-2013 02:57:08 | More by davey101
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-10-2013 02:37:02 | More by jarrgal
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-10-2013 00:56:40 | More by Skunkyluvmuffin
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -2.1%

750ml bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Pours a medium red color almost a rose wine color. A small cap of fizzy off-whitish tan head lingers briefly and leaves a small collar around the edges. Sparse lacing left on the glass.

S - Extremely fruity aromatics with multiple layers...tons of sweet cherry aroma in the forefront, not quite Luden's cherry cough drops, but close. Cranberries come on after that with their slightly tart and fruity aromas. Apples give a mild acidity and slightly cidery/winey aspect to it. Hints of vanilla and I think I'm imagining some white chocolate notes as well.

T - Flavor is dominated by the cherry and cranberry...fruitiness is very high here with the two combining nicely. Cherries are leader but blend so well with the cranberry. Fruity tartness is very nice - apples and cranberries combine well to create a crispness. Rather sweet beer overall - sugary, fruity and juicy.

M - Light, fizzy carbonation over a lightish body. Crisp, tart, sweet, juicy and refreshing. I think carbonation could be a bit higher - could use a bit more life/tingle to it. Sweetness and fruitiness really make this feel like a juice more than a beer.

O - Overall - very good fruit beer. So much fruity and juicy character, almost seems like an Ocean Spray juice blend more than a beer. Carbonation is light contributing to the juice character. Alcohol is not existent and doesn't even show its minimal 4% at all. Another outstanding fruit beer from New Glarus.

06-09-2013 23:09:33 | More by portia99
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Dagsy

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-09-2013 20:03:45 | More by Dagsy
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morimech

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours a dark reddish amber color with barely one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin film. Sheets of lacing is left behind down the glass.

One impressive fruit aroma. Can smell all the individual fruit components. Apples, cherries, and cranberries combine to create a wonderful appetizing smell. A bit of tartness underlies the fruit.

Fruit blitz to the palate. I pick up a little more apple than the other two with a welcoming tartness. Seems more tart than New Glarus other fruit beers which is pleasant. Mildly sweet which is kept in check by the tartness. All the fruit is complimented by a mild vanilla flavor.

Light bodied and not highly carbonated. Expected it to have a little more pep to the bubbles. Does feel smooth and even.

I would probably takes this over New Glarus more common fruit beers. Hard to believe this was an accident and not a well thought out and planned beer. Sublimely executed nonetheless and all in a low ABV package.

06-09-2013 18:18:37 | More by morimech
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-09-2013 03:43:45 | More by MNPikey
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MEW

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-09-2013 02:57:53 | More by MEW
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-08-2013 23:31:46 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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jr0b12

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-08-2013 18:03:08 | More by jr0b12
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,756 ratings.