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Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

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world-class

2,199 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,199
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 464
Gots: 523 | FT: 70
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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:
Beer added by: Lemke10 on 10-15-2012

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.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a lovely, sparkling clear red color with a small but moderately durable red-tan head that left the glass nicely coated when tipped.

Has a very fruity aroma; tart. Appealing yet it didn't prepare me for the magnificent taste. The flavor is loaded with mixed fruit, with both cranberries and cherries evident. Perfect TART/sweet balance. Serendipity indeed.

The medium-light body is quietly lively yet creamy smooth.

O: as good as any fruit beer I've ever had, including the finest Belgian lambics.

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4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear orange-red with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is mainly a variety of sweet fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice fruity presence that makes it super drinkable.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jegross2 for this bottle! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750mL waxed bottle into a 7venth Sun snifter glass.

A: Clear dark red, with a great amount of visible carbonation and a thin off-white head.

S: Ummm...like fruit juice. Almost like cranapple, but sweeter and yet tarter. Maybe some honey floweriness as well.

T: Follows the nose. Definitely tart but only a bit puckering. Cranberry first, then apple with hints of tart cherry. Tartness follows you into the hang.

M: Light bubbly body, low alcohol presence.

O: Really tasty. Wouldn't be a beer that I would choose to drink every day, but at the right time and the right situation this is perfect.

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Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,199 ratings.