Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,103 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,103
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 431
Gots: 474 | FT: 57
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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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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
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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4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BeerFM Andy send this to me a few months ago. I was worried it was going to go bad. Cheers Andy!

Served in a gourmet wine glass.

A: Clear red brown for sure, with a wispy white head.

S: Fruit bomz r us for sure: Totally raspberries for sure. Pure, solid, organic, and totally sweet.

T: Sour, fruity, and raspberry infused for sure. New Glarus really knows how to do this.

M: Bubbly, sweet, and very tasty. Splotchy lacing.

O: I'm moving to Wisconsin after I retire.

Photo of MCain04
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received as a generous extra for a non-BA trader, thanks bro. split with BostonRyan and poured into oversized snifter

A: Deep red and slightly opaque with minimal head present.

S: smells of cherries and apples, quite like a cider. refreshing

T: along the nose, hits heavily on apples, grapes, and cherries, but minimal sourness is present. this tastes like a cross between a fruit lambic and a cider.

M: smooth and medium body with good carbonation, a little too sticky.

O: The only fruit beer I've ever enjoyed. Not truly a cider, but not a lambic, simply a nice and unique offering from a Midwest favorite.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle courtesy of GhostFace, cheers!! Shared at the March 2013 tasting in Santa Cruz. Pours a dazzling ruby amber color with a disappearing white fizz. Explosive cherry aroma with some sharp tartness to it, immediately similar to Jolly Ranchers. Flavor is revelatory, as is the case with most NG fruit beers. An absolute barrage of concentrated fruit madness. Cherries make up the major flavor component, candy-sweet but natural-tasting, with a base of ice cider apple flesh and a perfect cranberry bite on the finish, rounding out the immense sweetness with a divine tartness. This is easily on par with Belgian Red et. al. and arguably better, due to the complexity and synergy thereof. Serendipity indeed.

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Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,103 ratings.