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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,733 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,733
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 391
Gots: 418 | 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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JDM44

Texas

3/5  rDev -31%

11-01-2013 16:48:35 | More by JDM44
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -31%

01-24-2013 12:54:43 | More by yourefragile
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StoughtonGuy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -31%

06-17-2013 06:33:51 | More by StoughtonGuy
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -31%

01-21-2013 20:32:07 | More by kscaldef
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nguasta2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31%

01-02-2014 00:43:25 | More by nguasta2
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cl3

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -31%

07-08-2014 17:03:14 | More by cl3
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -31%

04-18-2013 13:32:18 | More by Satan70
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jreindl

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -31%

04-20-2013 06:29:35 | More by jreindl
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -26.4%

$9.99 from my local Pick 'n Save grocery store

A: brilliant rosy-red color, billowing light pink head, clear, head dissipated quickly
S: fruit and malt
T: cloying, cough syrupy sweet, pronounced fruitiness that is appealing but more on the order of a sweet soda, no funk or wildness although bottle states wild fermentation, no noticeable oak
M: rounded but cloying and too heavy from sweetness

11-12-2012 01:11:04 | More by wisrarebeer
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joel66

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

03-07-2013 02:02:48 | More by joel66
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

09-02-2013 18:39:09 | More by jtladner
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markcp

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

12-03-2013 19:34:28 | More by markcp
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

06-01-2013 02:57:11 | More by fehrminator
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

11-13-2013 04:11:03 | More by Beerandboards
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dczernic

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

05-14-2013 03:04:50 | More by dczernic
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

03-24-2013 03:15:49 | More by BARFLYB
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

02-17-2013 04:34:47 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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baburns

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

08-07-2013 19:25:33 | More by baburns
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Mitch_Cumstein

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

03-06-2014 03:37:50 | More by Mitch_Cumstein
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Norseman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

08-29-2013 11:37:05 | More by Norseman
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -24.1%

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.

01-29-2013 17:36:51 | More by drabmuh
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -20%

I was just going to mark this as "had," but felt compelled to fully review after seeing all the glowing reviews below.

I was quite excited for this, which may skew my opinion. From what I was expecting, a cherry, apple, and cranberry beer that was unintentionally soured. That was the explanation I had read on BA.

I should have known this wouldn't live up to my expectations based soley on the smell. No noticeable sourness at all. Delicious fruit smells, but extremely sweet smelling.

Taste followed the smell. To me, this tasted 100% exactly like sparkling cherry juice. I mean 100%. No apple taste, no sourness, no alcohol. Just sweet carbonated juice. I had my girlfriend taste it without giving her my opinion, and the first thing she said was "This tastes like cherry juice!"

Overall, a big disappointment for me. It is still an interesting beer, but I was hoping for a sour, more complex version of Belgian Red. This ended up being my least favorite of the New Glarus 750ml fruit beers. Maybe I'll age one for a bit and see if the tartness comes through at all.

10-25-2012 04:12:11 | More by thebigredone
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -20%

750ml bottle poured into wine glass. Thanks Josh (thebigredone) for this one.

A- Pours a translucent dark slightly brownish cherry purplish red with about a finger's worth of frothy head that has nice retention and slowly recedes to a thin layer. Decent carbonation and considerable lacing.

S- Strong notes of sweet and tart cranberries, apples, and raspberries. Nice balance of the fruits and very fragrant but a little bit too overpowering on the sweetness.

T- Very sweet mixture of cherries, apples, raspberries, and some sweet malts finishing with a light fruity tartness that lingers for awhile. Lots of flavor just way too sweet for me.

M- Smooth, nice carbonation, nice body without being overly syrupy.

O- I've come to realize that I'm personally not a big fan of the New Glarus fruit beers. They are just all overpoweringly sweet and not that enjoyable for me. This beer had a ton of flavor, it's just the sweetness makes it almost undrinkable. I probably won't be having this beer again and I'm surprised so many people like it. I'd recommend it only if you like sweet and fruity beers.

01-07-2013 17:58:57 | More by jaasen64
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

11-05-2012 02:47:52 | More by NilocRellim
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

03-10-2014 17:24:36 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
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