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
Ranking:
#354
Reviews:
304
Ratings:
2,896
pDev:
9.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of MasterSki
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle picked up in Milwaukee by Bryna. Thanks! Served in a pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a collar, wisps, and minimal lacework. Transparent amber body.

S - Massive apple aroma, with lesser notes of cranberry and cherry. Faint oak at the outset, but fades as the beer warms up. Light tart fruit character, but I don't think I'd guess there was wild yeast involved without reading the beer description.

T - The taste has more of the cherry and cranberry flavors mid-palate, before yielding to apple in the finish. Some slight malt sweetness mixes with the fruits, but it's fairly low-level. Loads of flavor for a 4% beer.

M - Medium body, juicy texture, with light tannic fruit and oak character late. Pleasant moderate-to-high carbonation, and obviously no discernible alcohol character.

D - It's like fruit juice. Really easy to drink, although it's a tiny bit sweeter than I prefer. It's like a blend of Apple Ale, Cranbic, and Belgian Red; glad New Glarus was able to make "lemonade out of lemons" in regards to the poor cherry harvest.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.62/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Erik-P
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of drabmuh
3.32/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks Moll. Served in a whatever. Beer is brownish and clear with a ruby hue to it. Interesting looking, almost still, no real head, no lacing, Looks fine.

Aroma is fruity, sweet, cherries, berries, smells OK.

Tastes a little medicinal, super sweet, rough actually, NOt a very good beer, not on the same level as Belgian Red or Raspberry tart. Not a repeat.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of CharlesK
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.74/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of sd123
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beernads
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Eziel
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of flagmantho
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: deep dark amber which appears a rich red when held up to the light. No haze, but a thick head of frothy, slightly pinkish foam. Just what I want in a beer with cherries, apples and cranberries.

Smell: richly fruity with a strong emphasis on the apple and cranberry. Not much sourness, though, which would really have been the icing on the cake.

Taste: rich caramel-apple flavor; the malty elements here do a superb job at complementing the fruit. Again, it's basically not sour at all, but the complexity among the fruit and malt elements is great. Woo!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a pretty decent creaminess.

Overall: I like this beer a lot. It's a bit too sweet to just quaff away, but if I could get this more easily I probably would buy some occasionally.

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Photo of epyon396
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -8%

Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 2,896 ratings