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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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97
world-class

2,088 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,088
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 426
Gots: 470 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: About two bubbly fingers of very light red head on the pour. Outstanding carbonation throughout. Dark apple red color with some slight tints of orange. Creamy lacing crept down the glass as a enjoyed every drop.

Smell: Apples, apples, apples. Some balanced tartness from the cranberries really adds some kick to the aroma. Some light sweetness from the cherries but they are not a major player.

Taste: Smooth apples hit right on the front. A seamless transition to the cranberries blast through in the body and do not let your palette rest. The sweetness is very much kept in check to keep it from having an over the top artificial taste. The finish is some dried fruit which is so pleasant on the palette.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing fruit. Light to medium boded with a moderate lasting sweetness.

Overall: Perfect fruit beer. Wow New Glarus again knocks this completely out of the park. Perfect for a spring afternoon.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Leave it to Dan Carey at New Glarus to take a bad cherry harvest, an okay apple harvest, and a great cranberry harvest, mix all those together and get a wonderful beer accident that only he can produce! Behold, Serendipity! A sour fruit beer that shows the skill of the brewmaster and also makes the beer drinker yearn for more from this great brewery (www.newglarusbrewing.com). While Spotted Cow seems to be the most recognizable of the brews that New Glarus produces, and it definitely has its place, they push out much more great beer than that. If you’ve never had their Double IPA, Raspberry Tart, Belgian Red, Black Top, Moon Man, Enigma and many more, it’s time to run up to Platteville or even head to Madison or New Glarus itself to check out more of their products.

Serendipity is considered a fruit/sour beer and you can definitely get the tartness from this brew. The flavors of all the fruits really do a number on your taste buds, and the beer pairs perfectly with brownies, chocolate cake, or even makes a great dessert on its own.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks to my friend Matt from Wisconsin for this one.

P: Served in a Duvel tulip glass. Nice ruby brown color with about a two finger head the quickly disappears leaving some nice lacing around the glass.

S: A fruit bomb. Tons of cranberries, cherries, and apples.

T: Getting a mix of cranberries and apples with some cherry in there to. It's like carbonated fruit juice.

M: Fizzy carbonation like champagne. Light body and very fruity.

O: I think a lot of people that don't like beer would love this. I am not crazy about it but I appreciate all the hard work and craftsmanship in making this. New Glarus puts out some real good fruit beers. I liked Apple Ale slightly more.

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Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,088 ratings.