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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,830 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,830
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 407
Gots: 427 | FT: 55
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 +9.4%

JakeWright, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

kanno, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

nmann08, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

gatornation, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

marine1975, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

st9647v3, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

CarolinaKevin, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Jen7670, Feb 02, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks Moll. Served in a whatever. Beer is brownish and clear with a ruby hue to it. Interesting looking, almost still, no real head, no lacing, Looks fine.

Aroma is fruity, sweet, cherries, berries, smells OK.

Tastes a little medicinal, super sweet, rough actually, NOt a very good beer, not on the same level as Belgian Red or Raspberry tart. Not a repeat.

drabmuh, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

TonyTalon, Jan 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

dragomni, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

SPRichard, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Hopsiam14, Jan 27, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle generously shared by yourefragile.

Pour yields a reddish-brown colored brew with a short fizzy head that recedes somewhat quickly. The nose carries a strong bit of cherry and cranberry as well as underlying earthiness. Some tartness coming through, as well as fruit skin. Flavor is moderately tart but has far too much underlying sweetness. Body is medium and appropriate, but there's too much residual sweetness coming through. Pretty nice for a fruit beer, but pales in comparison to Belgian Red and, to a lesser degree, Raspberry Tart.

Thorpe429, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

baybum, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

yankinwis, Jan 27, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's not easy to make a good apple beer without it being one-dimensional or without it just having incidental off-flavors. But as with many NG beers I've had, they definitely nailed it with this one.

Poured a clear ruby red color with tints of amber, and a small fizzy pink-white head that dissipated almost completely. Fruit juice aroma, obvious apple, lesser notes of berry / fruit punch. Taste was fresh and brilliant, apple juice, cran-razz, mostly sweet, but a bit of tartness in there as well, along with maybe a subtle touch of spice, but the apple flavor was clearly in charge here. Light-medium body, juicy, effervescent, and overall quite enjoyable. I'm not sure I'd want to take on a full bottle myself, and/or significant quantities on a regular basis, but it's definitely great in small quantities.

Rifugium, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

johnyb, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

rodkin, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

huskermike12, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

starrdogg, Jan 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

yourefragile, Jan 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

DrJoe82, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jbuddle, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

bobv, Jan 22, 2013
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,830 ratings.