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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,932 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,932
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 414
Gots: 448 | FT: 56
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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Revenant, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

thegerm87, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

kirbmeist, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BeerBaron, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

BIG thanks to fvernon for this incredible extra! enjoyed from my new glarus flute.

a - brew poured a transparent yet deep ruby mahogany with a finger of foamy bubbly head that bubbled away. very champagne like carbonation. great streaky lacing. head was a bit pinkish tinted.

s - OH WOW! smells INCREDIBLE! really and truly amazing. my mouth started to water. just cherry fruit juice. rich and flavorful.

t - wow. just incredible. smells a bit better than it tastes, but the taste is a homerun...the smell, that's a grandslam. nice tangy cherry, but not overly so. not kreik like...vedgie beer like.

m - very champagne like. fizzy and prickly.

o - overall, just WOW!!! new glarus really owns the vedgie beer category. if only they would distribute. i'm just amazed by each and every one of these that they churn out.

cosmicevan, Mar 10, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to DarkMagneto for this one:

A - this one pours a ruby amber in color with ample fizzy fluffy head and solid lacing

S - cherry, cherry purée, cordial cherry, green apple, a bit of apple sauce, sour patch kids

T - cherry tart to the utmost; Serendipity tastes like a massive cherry tart bomb on apple-grape steroids; maybe a touch of cinnamon; a deliciously tart juice

M - this one has some serious tart pucker combined with perfect notes of sugar sweetness and the right amount of bite and fizz

O - serendipidelicious. Honestly, this is an awesome fruit beer and a perfectly complimentary offering along with Belgian Red and Wisconsin.

SkeeterBoganski, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

acurtis, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle generously shared at the Peg's tasting on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a clear reddish magenta, produces almost no head.

S- Nice aroma of cherry, jam, other berry flavors. Lots of sweet berries and fruits. Smells pretty nice.

T- Moderate tartness with nice cherry and berry flavors, some oak, it's just a bit light and sweet, has a sort of fruity soda pop thing going on.

M- Light-bodied, high carbonation, very spritzy.

O- A solid fruit beer, the cherry/berry flavors are very nice, it's a bit sweet for my tastes but still worth picking up.

WillCarrera, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ystazi, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

EliSpitzner, Mar 07, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a light pink with a dirty white head, some pretty good head retention and bubbles present on this one

S: Puree cherries, fresh red cherries, some Eathiness and perhaps a crnaberry or raspberry or two

T: Initial tartness with mainly red cherries, some of them a little green and unripened with a bit of candy sweetness, nice acidic sting with some Earthy notes. Tasted a bit like a childrens cough syrup

M: Someone mentioned smooth and wet on another review, yeah baby, thats it.Light bodied, high in carbonation but somehow it still provided a weird stgnant feeling on the palate. Sweet, tart with minimal booze

O: Not a fan of the style but this was pretty good and I can recognize a good beer when I see and taste one.

barleywinefiend, Mar 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

joel66, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Holmes698, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

powz87, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BillHilly, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JRBecks, Mar 05, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml, Winter '13
HF wine glass

A: Clear ruby reddish color. Initially about a finger of off white head. Formed a collar of bubbly goodness. Leaving some lacing bits. Seems to have nice carbo.

S: Smells delicious. Fruit bomb. Initially got tons of the cranberry flesh. Then when I swirled I pulled that apple and cherry in too. Some tartness is certainly there. Like other NG beers, doesn't smell fake.

T: Tart cherry up front on the tongue, then you get that sweet fruit character. It's awesome stuff. Pulling all aspects here. Prickly carbonation. Just delicious fruit goodness. Pulling that cranberry and apple on the back end. Finish is dry like a champagne.

M: Light to medium. Solely because of the fruit and sweetness. Other than that, light beer.

inlimbo77, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Rainblows, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

drewone, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

arcook11, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

hannydawg, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

freemanj, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

CaptainNomihodai, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

MarkFy, Mar 01, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear, deep red pour with about a finger of red-brown head. Furious bubbles hold up the head and make the beer seem alive. 4

S: The fruit is aggressive and all up front. Very sweet, red fruits seem to be the focus, but I can't place specifically which. The aroma is not soda-like or medicinal. 4

T: The taste is all about the fruit as well, not a ton of sourness, hops, or other flavors. New Glarus knows its fruits, and this is no exception. The fruit is the focus, but it's not fake or overly sugary which you sometimes run into with beers like this. 4

MF: Light and carbonated very well. The beer is very drinkable, I can't put it down! 4.5

O: New Glarus made a great fruit beer, no way! Seriously, if you like this style you can't go wrong with anything they do. 4.5

russwbeck, Mar 01, 2013
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,932 ratings.