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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,834 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,834
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 408
Gots: 427 | FT: 55
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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Photo of jaasen64
3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

jaasen64, Jan 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

NilocRellim, Nov 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Desp59, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

bostonryan, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

wcu80, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

phingdong, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

BadgerRedAl, Feb 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

iJyuken, Mar 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Kasie, Dec 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

wildcats10, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

michaeljstraub, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

hairylikeapeman, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

AndrewSmith, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Mplsmetro57, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Jslay013, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

wiscotim, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

sjrodriguez, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of UnionMade
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Pours a murky ruby red, with an ivory foam that dies off as quickly as pop.
Smells like candy fruit, namely cherry.
Initially a cherry sweetness hits, meandering into cranberry tartness in the finish. Pretty dense body with strong carbonation. Sweet overall. Attenuation isn't a priority here. Syrupy for sure. The apple might be adding to the cranberry finish, if we're dealing with crabapples or green apple flavors. Its hard to tell. It tastes like awesome cran-cherry fruit juice, and not a whole lot else. I could see this as the best syrup in a great berlinerweisse. On its own, this is a great dessert after a hefty pot roast or thanksgiving dinner. It's not crazy complex, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better fruit beer.

UnionMade, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

funkel81, Nov 04, 2013
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,834 ratings.