Serendipity | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

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.

Added by Lemke10 on 10-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,838
Reviews:
293
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
Wants:
544
Gots:
771
For Trade:
97
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Ratings: 2,838 |  Reviews: 293
Photo of nvbrew
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Krusader
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of notnice_75
4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of vess
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bdubz94
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not a huge fruit beer guy but enjoyed this one. Opening the 750mL bottle releases tons of delicious smells into the air-- such a fragrant beer! Pours a nice maroon color with an off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Once in a glass the aroma is more apparent-- Apples and cherries come through most strongly. Taste is delicious-- very fruity and sweet with a heavy feel on the tongue. Finishes a bit tart-- the cranberries really kick in at this point. Overall, a wonderful sunny Saturday afternoon kind of beer. As far as fruit beers go, this is the best I've had to date--lots of sweetness with a bit of sour.

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Photo of jmh21
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is beautiful. Bright and clear ruby red with an off white head that leaves a nice little ring and laces lightly. An equal blend of apple, cherry, and cranberry showcase the aroma. Reminds me of Martinelli's cranberry cider at Christmas time. Flavor is equally as wonderful, with cherry in the forefront and the Apple to finish it off with a mild and pleasant tartness. Feel is light enough to guzzle, yet just rich enough to savor. Tartness lingers and ends dry. Overall, this truly is a remarkable fruit beer and was thoroughly enjoyed and would be welcomed anytime. Cheers!

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear red/burgundy pour with an ivory head, looks like cranberry juice with some head
Smells strongly of sweet fruit, cherries, apple, cranberry present
Refreshingly tart, not a complete sour bomb, tastes of cranberries, slight apple not much cherry present
Light with perfect carbonation, dry finish

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Photo of Sour_Lord
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisTota
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Schmitfaced414
4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_Rich_
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tscanlon51
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Academymike
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCGreg
3.56/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flip4beers
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fruit roll up in a bottle. Literally what you can imagine it to be, but to top it off, no alcohol trace. Clean and refreshing, good fruit beer.

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Photo of edthehead
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright red color with a light rose colored fizzy head. Sweet berry and apple flavor. The nose has a distinctive barn yard funk to it that I didn't expect. Little bit light on the mouth feel as well. Overall good brew! Thanks Ryan for the trade!

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Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 2,838 ratings.
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