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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,613 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,613
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 372
Gots: 389 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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danoeltico

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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throwback

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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leedorham

Washington

4/5  rDev -8%

03-25-2013 14:53:14 | More by leedorham
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harrylee773

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31%

03-25-2013 02:41:56 | More by harrylee773
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M1A2

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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JellyJacket

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4/5  rDev -8%

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cfh64

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

03-24-2013 03:15:49 | More by BARFLYB
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-24-2013 01:18:39 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-23-2013 16:06:25 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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tbergsli

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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rsuske

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-21-2013 23:06:49 | More by rsuske
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-21-2013 14:09:45 | More by drummermattie02
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-18-2013 20:53:39 | More by rowingbrewer
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-18-2013 20:09:44 | More by brycevolk
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dogfishandi

New York

4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml capped and waxed bottle, received in the gang bang BIF

Pours out a nice clear deep red color, fairly retentive off white colors head with good lacing.

Big fruit aroma, maraschino cherries seem to be at the forefront. A little apple juice behind that.

Wow, fruit juice! A great tasting beer, lots of fresh apple juice, with some cranberry juice behind. All about the sweet fruit. Just a touch of that new glares earthiness.

Good tartness, mildly sour, light to almost medium in body. Amazing drinkability.

On par with all of the other new glares fruit beers. All about the fruit with some good tart/ sourness, but little to no funk. If someone says they don't like this beer, their lying.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 03:35:06 | More by dogfishandi
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metalgdog

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-18-2013 02:24:51 | More by metalgdog
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blakelive784

Colorado

4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to maximum12!!

1 pt 9.4 fl oz green (?!) glass bottle served in a tulip, reviewed live:

A - Pours a translucent shade of crimson with two and a half fingers of pink tinged fizzy head. Retention is terrible but expected given its champagne qualities. Damn, that's nice to look at.

S - Fresh sweet red apples and tart cranberries. Light cherry when I search for it. It's amazing how fresh and distinct each fruit is. Mild lacto sour notes. Definitely sweet. Cider-esque. I'd honestly be hard pressed to find other notes. Moderate strength.

T - Awesome tart cranberries and apples. Follows the nose closely. Definitely tart, but far from sour. Buried crystal malts and indistinct yeast. A cough-syrupy like taste, but in a good way. Fruit stars, somehow without being overbearing. Impeccable balance between sweet and tart fruits.

M - Highly carbonated and dry. Almost perfect. Could use a little more body.

D - Obscenely drinkable. A great beer from New Glarus. I'd gladly have it again if I'd be so lucky.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 00:32:05 | More by blakelive784
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laxer8811

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-17-2013 20:39:39 | More by laxer8811
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear deep copper with some solid dark reds and Brown's around the edges. Small, bubbly off-white head. Drops to a small spotty cap and collar. No lacing to speak of. Lovely, but not heavy carbonation.

Smell: Apple juice, mealy apple flesh, cherry skin and juice. Tart cranberry juice. Layers of sweet fruitiness. Slight tart edge with some backing woodiness. Cherry flesh. Juicy and fresh. Solid blend of fruit goodness.

Taste: So much fruit skin. Tart cherry and cranberry juice. Loaded with sweet mealy apple juice. Nice backing light malts and oak barrel. Slightly tart with a solid earthy woodiness. Layers of fruit as it warms. Apple dominates with a solid backbone of cranberry. Nice tart cherry finish. Some pale malts in the back with a nice overall fruity sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with minimal overall carbonation. Nice and smooth. Soft.

Overall: Kate Beckinsale minus John Cusack.

A damn fine fruit beer. Seriously impeccable.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 02:41:36 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer.

Consumed 3/16/13

Appearance: Deep red, garnet - impressively clear for the color - small, off-white head, fades to some wisps of a cap - leaves a few spots of lacing

Smell: Sweet, with a distinct New Glarus fruit beer aroma -lightly tart apples and cranberry take center stage, cherry is secondary - fruit sugar sweetness, basically smells like fruit juice

Taste: Beer? This be fruit juice - lightly tart but mostly sweet apples, more like apple juice than apple cider - lightly tart cranberries as well - cherry flesh rounds things out - like NG Wisconsin Belgian Red, this kind of tastes more like fruit juice than beer - not really much to say about malts or hops, as they appear to be missing, but it works for the style - sweet overall, but in a nice, fruity way

Mouthfeel: Medium body, sticky fruity sweetness, minimal carbonation

Overall: Part of a complete breakfast

New Glarus performs fruit alchemy. This is fruity and sweet without being overly sweet. It's like fruit salad with apples, cranberries, and cherries... except better. This is certainly worth a try if you can find a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 02:35:16 | More by angrybabboon
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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EricClayton

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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milliCAN

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-14-2013 02:14:54 | More by milliCAN
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,613 ratings.