1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SerendipitySerendipity

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,609 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,609
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 370
Gots: 383 | FT: 52
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Serendipity Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,609 | Reviews: 191 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of meanmutt
meanmutt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8%

07-04-2014 11:07:09 | More by meanmutt
Photo of maxcoinage
maxcoinage

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8%

07-04-2014 03:40:40 | More by maxcoinage
Photo of MetalGearHops
MetalGearHops

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-03-2014 23:55:56 | More by MetalGearHops
Photo of JohnnyChicago
JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-03-2014 20:28:10 | More by JohnnyChicago
Photo of joegard
joegard

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-03-2014 17:32:13 | More by joegard
Photo of joshshepperd
joshshepperd


4/5  rDev -8%

07-02-2014 23:05:58 | More by joshshepperd
Photo of Geoff413
Geoff413

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-02-2014 13:55:20 | More by Geoff413
Photo of Matthew607
Matthew607

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-02-2014 07:40:56 | More by Matthew607
Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-02-2014 05:00:06 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
Ilovelampandbeer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-02-2014 04:52:57 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
Photo of amano_h
amano_h

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-01-2014 21:56:58 | More by amano_h
Photo of edhizdeid
edhizdeid

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-01-2014 18:31:34 | More by edhizdeid
Photo of StayWhatYouAre2
StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-01-2014 02:35:03 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
Photo of ZepHead80
ZepHead80

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-01-2014 02:03:40 | More by ZepHead80
Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
CrusinforaBrewsin

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-01-2014 00:07:44 | More by CrusinforaBrewsin
Photo of DangleBerries
DangleBerries

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-30-2014 21:27:29 | More by DangleBerries
Photo of psyclone
psyclone


2.5/5  rDev -42.5%

06-30-2014 17:02:43 | More by psyclone
Photo of Inglewood
Inglewood

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-30-2014 13:59:45 | More by Inglewood
Photo of Roguer
Roguer

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a surprisingly strong, ~1 finger beige head atop a dark, cloudy, reddish-brown body. Head fades relatively quickly to a light foamy residue. Virtually no lacing - to be expected.

Smells like a fruit lambic. Slightly vinous and tart; big notes of cherries and cranberries; light wild yeast funkiness; soft sweetness. Any malt (wheat, perhaps) is overwhelmed.

Flavor is exactly what you'd expect from the nose, along with a huge apple complement. Actually, flavor-wise, in terms of strength it goes apple-cranberry-cherry. Extremely sweet ale.

Soft, lively body, sticky with sugary goodness and with a long, wet, slightly astringent finish. A bit of a chewy malt body.

This is absolutely delicious. It's a lightly carbonated fruit punch spiked with wild yeast.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 18:37:25 | More by Roguer
Photo of mszpara
mszpara

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-29-2014 16:30:41 | More by mszpara
Photo of kingston2
kingston2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-29-2014 02:48:13 | More by kingston2
Photo of danmstory87
danmstory87

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-29-2014 01:44:08 | More by danmstory87
Photo of HopsNSours
HopsNSours


5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-28-2014 03:59:38 | More by HopsNSours
Photo of RocketCityVol
RocketCityVol

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz snifter

A: reddish amber with a thin white head.
S: heave cherry aroma with hints of Apple.
T: A lot like the smell, but the apple is just a prominent as the cherry. Almost tastes like juice.
M: medium bodied that mildly coats the tongue.
O: amazing cherry and Apple flavors. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 02:18:26 | More by RocketCityVol
Photo of Halfbrother83
Halfbrother83

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

06-28-2014 02:14:02 | More by Halfbrother83
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,609 ratings.