1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SerendipitySerendipity

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,156 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,156
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 445
Gots: 497 | FT: 64
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:
Beer added by: Lemke10 on 10-15-2012

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: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Serendipity Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,156 | Reviews: 224 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of brewdog444
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of s_currie
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of durlta
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Ross_Haddow
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of drebrew
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of myersk27
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of UffDaBock
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jawneyt
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of clubarsky91
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dhbiker0889
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Sisky
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Jeffrey2310
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of daledeee
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have found the fruit beers from New Glarus to be a treat in the past so I thought I would try this one.

Poured a 750 ml bottle into my Ommagang glass. Got a dark brownish red. Head, light tan in color went away but left some good lacing.

Nose is yeast and fruit as expected. Give it a swirl and floral notes appear as well.

I was skeptical. Many times really low alcohol beers are watery in nature. This one proved me wrong. A nice full mouth feel with strong fruity flavors. Definitely cherries and apples. I did not notice cranberries too much. Plenty of yeast thrown in. Carbonation is bubbly but not too much like champagne. This beer is more sweet than sour but that is OK. It leads to great balance in the drink.
I must say that this is one of the most satisfying beers I have had in some time. I was proven completely wrong with the thoughts of mixed fruit and low alcohol. New Glarus Brewing has proven once again to be one of the best fruit beer producers in the world.

Photo of avschmitt
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of maddicts
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of natethamac
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MJKauz
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A deep golden red that pours with a short 1.5 finger deep golden brown head.

S: Crazy smell. Love it. Strong sour apple that is bolstered by the cherry's sourness as well. It's got tremendous depth.

T: Very strong apple with a little sour bite which is a nice balance of the cherry and cranberry. That tartness lingers for a bit with the acidity of the beer. Fantastic balance though.

M: Crisp, carbonated, but clean and light.

O: A fantastic beer. Hard to give perfects, but New Glarus fruit beers have proven to deserve it time and time again.

Photo of koes0024
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Matthewpakula
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dksl16
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of DrIPA
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of incubuscience
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Gotti311
2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of Thecherryman
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,156 ratings.