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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,915 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,915
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 413
Gots: 443 | FT: 57
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

SpdKilz, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of liamt07
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from buzze40, 750ml into a tulip.

Crazy ruby tones with an offwhite head. Good retention and lacing. Nose of cranberry and apple pie, some cherry sucker character as well. All three fruits are surprisingly well represented. Sweet malt, but fruits are huge. Taste has all of the fruits well represented, some pie filling, jammy and jolly rancher/lollipop flavours of the fruits in this brew. Medium feel, moderate sweetness and some effervescence. The Carey's hit it out of the park again.

liamt07, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of atoulouk
4/5  rDev -7.8%

atoulouk, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a lovely treat from new glarus. this one was made thanks to a cherry shortage, so cranberries and apples are added to account for the diminished cherry crop. the result is quite pleasant, and perfect for holiday season. the pour is raspberry looking pink in color, maybe a little darker, with a few fingers of fizzy white froth. the nose is remarkably sweet, like fruit candy, but also tart, a sour beer for sure. yeast is interestingly balanced out by the fruit, smells like sour granola. the taste is cranberry and sour yeast tartness at first, and then gently gives way to a holiday spice complex of apple and cinnamon and warming mulling spices, the spice then dies out and a ton of residual sugar is left over. this exacerbates as it warms. great feel with a ton of carbonation, made even lighter and more airy by the thin malt profile and the low abv. a lot like the raspberry tart in the sense that i dont need a whole 750ml bottle of this for myself, but it was a joy to try. i hope for plentiful cherry crops, but i also hope this beer stays in the lineup, a really nice compliment to some of their other fruit beers. the champaigne mouthfeel goes perfectly with the fruit and the sour. well done.

StonedTrippin, Jan 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

eyemustard, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

brandoman63, Jan 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

BeerThursdays, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Jimmyp7010
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Jimmyp7010, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear red color with a mild amber hue. There is a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the glass.

S: Tart like other fruit new glarus offerings. Fruit juice, cranberry, tart cherries. Sweet overall.

T: This one has the trademark new glarus fruity tartness. I'm getting apple juice, cranberry, and tart cherry. The finish is sweet and fruity.

M: medium body with a small amount of tingly carbonation. The finish is dry.

O: glad they made this one. I really enjoy these low abv fruit beers.

oline73, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Robbie for this bottle. Poured in to tulip.

A - Translucent medium ruby colour with half a finger of cream coloured head and good lacing.

S - Tart cherries up front - reminiscent of WBR. Some sweet breadineess and a very light apple aroma in the background.

T - Tart up front with sour cherries that give way to a sweet bready pie-crust-like flavour in the middle. The finish has a touch of apple and tart cranberry. Not specifically getting the oak. After a while this becomes very sweet. Difficult to drink the whole 750 ml bottle but very tasty nonetheless.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Callmecoon
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Callmecoon, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Big thank you to Steasy66 for the killer brews. Going to give this guy a big uncomfortable man-hug if I ever get the chance!! ;-)

Appearance. Pours a really deep amber, getting close to brown with almost a finger of fluffy, off-white head.

Smell. Apple and cranberry juice with some tart cherries and a very very light, dry musty funk.

Taste. Fresh cranberries and cherries and bit of that distinct New Glarus dry dusty, lightly woody funk.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body with medium , fine carbonation.

Overall. A nice fruit brew, but I do enjoy the fruits in RT and WBR more. More a personal preference thing than the quality of the brew...

Rutager, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

sjstraub, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

AleWatcher, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

DrLaFollette, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750mL waxed bottle poured into a stemmed glass.

(A)- Pours a darker shade of mahogany brown. Produced a nice cap of off-white colored froth. Decent retention with a bit of lacing.

(S)- Bright aromas of juicy fruits. The apple, cranberry, and cherry all mesh really well together yet can be distinguished seperately as well. Very clean smelling with just a bit of rustic must and dryness at the end.

(T)- Again, a serious array of ripe fruits meeting a subtle dry rustic must to give it some complexity to how big and ripe the delicious fruits are. Ever so slight tartness at the end.

(M)- A great carbonation level. The sweetness is balanced well with the dry backbone and tiny hint of sweet bitterness. Just superb fruits.

(O)- Just another excellent fruit beer from Dan. With an already excellent portfolio of them, yet this one stands out and tastes so smooth and juicy.

sweemzander, Jan 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

duceswild, Jan 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

thewimperoo, Jan 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

je1129, Jan 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

atone315, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Sean9689, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Schlais, Jan 08, 2013
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,915 ratings.