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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,861 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,861
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 410
Gots: 434 | 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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

CEDAMA, Apr 25, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to crushedvol and KWMiles for a bottle of this brew...

A: Pours a deep murky red with about a half finger of off-white colored head. The foam settles quickly, and there is a small amount of lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is big apple, with a good helping of cherries. It says this beer is made with cranberries, but I can't specifically pull this scent out from the nose. There is also that familiar New Glarus twang to it.

T: The beer starts out sweet with a generous helping of apples, a good amount of tart cranberry, and some solid cherry notes. Although I couldn't pull out the cranberries in the nose, they are pretty evident in the taste. The New Glarus house yeast is there, and I get a touch of vanilla on the back end.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and coating, a bit sticky, and the flavors linger on the palate for a while after the beer has moved off the palate.

O: Excellent fruit beer. I think this is the best one that New Glarus has made. It's like a mix of the apple ale, the cranbic, and the Belgian Red. All three flavors work together quite nicely. Apple is the dominate flavor, but they all play off one another. Would love to drink more of this on the regular.

trxxpaxxs, Apr 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

MIA4IPA, Apr 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Bowers-Brew, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

drgonzo2k2, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

chippo33, Apr 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

mmcnaughton, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

jreindl, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

injuredreserve, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

dfillius, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Bizoneill, Apr 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

Satan70, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

LambicKing, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

warnerry, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

sacrelicio, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

arniepnminne, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

MrVonzipper, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

ZipperVonMr, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

AmandaSchaefer, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BrownAleMale, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

outoffocus, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

stereosforgeeks, Apr 14, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: About two bubbly fingers of very light red head on the pour. Outstanding carbonation throughout. Dark apple red color with some slight tints of orange. Creamy lacing crept down the glass as a enjoyed every drop.

Smell: Apples, apples, apples. Some balanced tartness from the cranberries really adds some kick to the aroma. Some light sweetness from the cherries but they are not a major player.

Taste: Smooth apples hit right on the front. A seamless transition to the cranberries blast through in the body and do not let your palette rest. The sweetness is very much kept in check to keep it from having an over the top artificial taste. The finish is some dried fruit which is so pleasant on the palette.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing fruit. Light to medium boded with a moderate lasting sweetness.

Overall: Perfect fruit beer. Wow New Glarus again knocks this completely out of the park. Perfect for a spring afternoon.

KFBR392, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bralston345, Apr 13, 2013
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,861 ratings.