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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,620 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,620
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 376
Gots: 390 | 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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Through a drought brought us salvation, in the form of Serendipity, a fruit ale that pours a deep ruby red. Pinkish head forms and leaves a fair amount of lace.

Aroma of fruit juice and ale, consisting mainly of sweet dough, fresh apples, berry and cherry. Not surprisingly, the key ingredients in this brew really shine in the aroma. Quite an appetizing bouquet.

In the taste, waves of cherry, cider, berries and beer. Some caramel, honey, and raspberry. Just a soft oak and not overly dry. Light bodied, well carbonated, finishes with a fair tartness.

Overall, freaking great. A fruit ale with complexity. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 02:23:20 | More by Stinkypuss
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MJKauz

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 01:14:50 | More by MJKauz
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Thebrianeffect

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-15-2014 14:33:18 | More by Thebrianeffect
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tbdkev

Indiana

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep amber to faint red with moderate lacing. The aroma is downright unbelievable. As advertised, sour cherry jumps to the forefront, backed up by notes of apple and cranberry. The taste is follows suit, with pleasant balance sour cherry sweetness and tartness, along with apple and cranberry. There's also a nice, fruity, spicy heat that follows in the aftertaste. The profile follows well, and is probably best compared to ginger ale for its sharpness. It thankfully has a low ABV (4.0%), or else I'd likely wind up face down on a sidewalk somewhere. For anyone who claims to hate beer, I'd recommend this in order to convert. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 05:20:52 | More by tbdkev
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terraism

California

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-22-2014 01:26:32 | More by terraism
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Jballn

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-05-2013 07:08:34 | More by Jballn
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Ak555667

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-10-2013 00:09:48 | More by Ak555667
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

08-21-2013 01:48:19 | More by TxUltraRunner
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-01-2013 00:13:29 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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adamcarlson28

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-06-2013 19:24:23 | More by adamcarlson28
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stangski83

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-19-2013 01:58:01 | More by stangski83
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ArtieSox

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-28-2013 06:44:46 | More by ArtieSox
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-01-2013 01:16:40 | More by brez8791
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YeastWrangler88

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 28oz bottle into a sierra nevada tulip glass:

Appearance: The color is like a translucent red apple skin, with some cherry colors, also some burgundy. Perfectly clear, nothing I can say bad about it..

Aroma: wow! simply amazing, a perfect harmony of fall fruits, tart, sweet and fruity maybe a little vinegar like aroma too, but like that of apple cider, not white vinegar, extremely pleasent, i would pay a lot for a candle that smelled this good.

Flavor: Again, wow! Slightly sweet oaky beginning turns into sour, then oaky, then sweet, then oak, then tart. its seriously a roller coaster on the tongue.. truly amazing. Finishes slightly dry with that tartness to make it refreshing. tastes like a fruit juice, sweet apples with some sourness like a granny smith apple, then sweet like cherries (deeply sweet though), then cranberry tartness and dryness.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is high to me, for a beer, but not like a champagne. works perfectly to me, some residual sweetness, that makes the dryness rounded and really well balanced. beautiful.

Overall: ill keep this simple. this beer is amazing. even if you HATE beer, this beer is for you. perfect for a post-thanksgiving treat to just mellow your night. if you see this beer, buy it. one of the best beers i've ever had in my life. great job New Glarus, keep up the fruit beers and keep them your secret because they are truly a work of art.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 01:47:37 | More by YeastWrangler88
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GameFreac

Georgia

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shared this with Sendsilk. He introduced me to New Glarus. Thanks man.

Appearance: Pours a red/pink color with a film of a white head. Just looks like a fruit beer.

Smell: Smells of straight up sweet apples and strawberries. So inviting.

Taste - Taste is strawberry soda and apples. Not too sweet. Not too syrupy. Just perfect.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel.

Overall: One of the best fruit beers I've ever had. Just right. If I traded, this, Raspberry Tart and Wisconsin Belgian Red would be on my permanent ISO list. I could drink this every day.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 05:10:21 | More by GameFreac
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mkennedy119

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

10-21-2012 04:19:41 | More by mkennedy119
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TheSSG

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a soapy, brown-white head. Tart, fruit aroma that smells of yeasty apple peels. Clear, burnt sienna color. Starts with a wonderful, refreshing tartness. Berries, the clear sweetness of apples, and the lingering tartness of cranberries. There is a flash of maltiness before the finish; lingering cranberry tart with malt.

This is beyond amazing. The best fruit bier from New Glarus (and that's saying a LOT). Just sublime. Each and every time I have this, it's a treat. I've been in love with this one since it was released, and I have no idea why I've never reviewed it before. It's just perfect.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 06:39:21 | More by TheSSG
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Ross_Haddow

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-27-2013 23:00:56 | More by Ross_Haddow
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GGRECH

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.9%

05-14-2014 03:06:09 | More by GGRECH
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mherron54

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-20-2014 02:45:53 | More by mherron54
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Hastur23

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-23-2013 03:56:04 | More by Hastur23
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-26-2014 03:36:44 | More by Joe_Grizzly
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-26-2013 04:11:35 | More by jawneyt
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HopsNSours


5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-28-2014 03:59:38 | More by HopsNSours
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tbergsli

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

03-22-2013 01:05:06 | More by tbergsli
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,620 ratings.