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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,742 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,742
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 392
Gots: 421 | FT: 53
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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dumptruck81

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-06-2014 00:36:08 | More by dumptruck81
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TargaFlorio

Indiana

4.81/5  rDev +10.6%

Poured from a 750 ml wax capped bottle into 16 oz tulip glass

A: Pours a cranberry red with a decent white head. A small amount of lacing lingers.

S: Really pleasant aroma. Getting a lot of fantastic apple and cherry smells. New Glarus produces such wonderful smelling beers. (oh, and they taste great too).

T: Simply fantastic. I have to keep reminding myself this is a beer because all of the usual flavors associated with so many different styles of beer are missing. Just as with the nose, lots of apple and cherry working here. It tastes even better as the beer warms with a more tart dynamic working. As with most beers, make sure you don't drink it too cold.

M: A nice balance of sweetness and tart. A perfect carbonation level.

O: I really love this beer. Such a wonderful, unique flavor for a beer, and it gets even better and more juicy as it warms. My only complaint is the same one that people in 49 states have, that its only available in Wisconsin.

08-04-2014 23:00:03 | More by TargaFlorio
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 19:14:38 | More by Kirk
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CSO

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

08-04-2014 19:01:23 | More by CSO
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sbart518

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

08-04-2014 18:32:18 | More by sbart518
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 16:39:26 | More by BeerMeBrah
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 12:57:53 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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TNeedles

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-04-2014 02:23:46 | More by TNeedles
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tgates

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 02:16:36 | More by tgates
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skyline522

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 00:35:20 | More by skyline522
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bushdere

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

08-03-2014 23:21:57 | More by bushdere
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

08-03-2014 17:26:48 | More by Phillyz
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ericchalifour

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-03-2014 16:24:01 | More by ericchalifour
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NathanFink

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-03-2014 01:59:08 | More by NathanFink
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-03-2014 01:31:47 | More by Iparedman
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MIbeer27

Michigan

4.59/5  rDev +5.5%

25 ounce bottle, no freshness date.

The bottle pours with a white, one finger head that slowly dissipates. Color is a deep ruby red.

Aroma starts off with a massive hit of cranberry and (to a slightly lesser extent) apple. I get a slight hint of oak and tartness as well.

Taste starts off with a mouth-coating, juicy cranberry and apple mix. Sweetness and tartness show up in the middle in a perfect balance, briefly cleansing the palate. Slight sweetness from the fruit lingers at the end.

Mouthfeel gives that balance of slightly puckering tartness and sweetness, with the sweetness eventually winning out. Carbonation is medium, complementing the beer well.

Overall, this beer is a world class fruit beer. It gives you that juicy, tart fruit without overdoing the overly-sweet aspects that most fruit beers fall victim to. New Glarus has wowed me again and I actually prefer this to the Raspberry Tart. Cheers!

08-02-2014 23:47:21 | More by MIbeer27
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Shadfanta35


5/5  rDev +14.9%

08-02-2014 22:19:11 | More by Shadfanta35
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Big_Dave

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-02-2014 08:15:41 | More by Big_Dave
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-01-2014 22:06:44 | More by Rogorama
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Rick778

California

4/5  rDev -8%

08-01-2014 18:27:28 | More by Rick778
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Kruxx

Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

08-01-2014 14:25:45 | More by Kruxx
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Fraulein_P


3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

08-01-2014 14:04:55 | More by Fraulein_P
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-01-2014 04:06:53 | More by Wowcoolman
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Premn4th

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

08-01-2014 02:03:00 | More by Premn4th
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Narthax

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-31-2014 19:26:55 | More by Narthax
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,742 ratings.