Serendipity | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
97
world-class
2,838 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
SerendipitySerendipity
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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,838 |  Reviews: 293
Photo of DangleBerries
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of psyclone
2.5/5  rDev -42.8%

Photo of Inglewood
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Roguer
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

 768 characters

Photo of mszpara
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of kingston2
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of danmstory87
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of HopsNSours
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of RocketCityVol
4.5/5  rDev +3%
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!

 308 characters

Photo of Halfbrother83
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of 510a
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of sammyg832
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Kevin_Young
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of ebbies7
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of ldsmith79
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ajevne
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Svyturys30
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Syracuse12
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of KBWiz
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andonato
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Gerberr
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe