1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SerendipitySerendipity

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,154 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,154
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 443
Gots: 496 | FT: 63
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:
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Serendipity Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,154 | Reviews: 224 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rden4654
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of myersk27
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MrPlayboy
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of BillKuhnel
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of TCJosh
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of ajevne
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of MalibuKenny
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlienSwineFlu
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of texaswhiplash
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kduf
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SDStoneEnthusiast
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of allouez86
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into my D'Achouffe tulip.

Pours a dark red/pinkish color with a very nice inch and a half pinkish white head.

First smell is cranberries, similar to a glass of Ocean Spray cranberry juice. If you dig a little deeper, the cherries are definitely there, similar to the smell of Belgian Red albeit more subdued than Belgian Red. After giving it a good swirl the apples are there, but barely. Cinnamon is also in there.

My initial reaction after the first sip was, "oh wow!" The tart cherries are there initially but the cranberries follow through so perfectly, totally masking the tartness that I expected to get with this brew. Finishes with just a slight hint of apple and caramel.

Mouthfeel is medium with great carbonation levels.

Overall this may be my new favorite fruit brew from New Glarus. It's slightly tart as advertised but nowhere near Belgian Red or Raspberry Tart levels. The different fruits work so well together. I will definitely be buying much more of this brew and hope that it works its way into a somewhat regular rotation in years to come.

Photo of gfunk1121
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of 12packpoet
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of mhind52
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BringbakFavre
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of esktime
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
5/5  rDev +15.2%

By far the best fruit beer I have ever had. You can taste the cherries, apples, and cranberries that blend beautifully. I am not a huge fruit beer person, but this blew my socks off. Sure wish I could get a keg of this.

Photo of wildcats10
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of chamawaiian
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Josh012012
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vizzionman
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of JStampler
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of obiwan
4.6/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Billquirk
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,154 ratings.