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:
303
Ratings:
2,891
pDev:
9.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
551
Gots:
770
Trade:
94
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Ratings: 2,891 |  Reviews: 303
Photo of Filabee
3.6/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4truth
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ragnar3
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a wine glass. Huge fruit aromas, as expected. Overall this was a bit too sweet for me but the flavor profile of the fruits was excellent. Interesting brew.

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Photo of Srqb
4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Riggsenater
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jakemn91
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mke_Brewer
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark burgundy color with a thin, fleeting pink head. Aroma is fantastic. Smells and tastes just like the label describes...a combination of excessive cranberries, apple and raspberry. Very light in body. This could very well be a juice cocktail. I really enjoyed the taste but certainly did not feel like I was drinking beer. Having said that, it is delicious!

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Photo of TH28
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25oz bottle. No bottle/code date. Appearance: Deep ruby red/brown with a pinkish white foam cap and nice lacing. Aroma: Tart apple and cranberry most prominent, along with some cherry. Taste: Cherry and apple sweetness upfront, blending into cranberry with a distinct tartness. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a light carbonation. Finish: Dry and tart, with lingering cranberry. Overall: World class fruit beer. Beautiful blend of the Apple, cranberry and cherry for complexity, with a light tartness from the fermentation to contrast the fruit sweetness. A perfect desert beer.

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Photo of Beerman811
3.8/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.57/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - Looks like cranberry juice with a frothy, foamy head

Smell - Very strong fruit smell. Cranberry and sweet apples.

Taste - Like drinking fruit juice. Sweet in a natural way, sour cherries, sweet apples, and an undertone of cranberries that stays with you.

Feel - Smooth, light, very low carbonation.

Overall - Amazing fruit beer.

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Photo of dertyed
4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MinRM
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jgfagerberg
4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The smell of this beer drives my dog crazy.

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Photo of vziznznzyz
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Myotus
4.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured at 43°F from a 750ml bottle into a nonic pint glass. Consumed on 17Jan16.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of light pink foam that dissipates into a white line of foam within 1 minute and 20 seconds. Dark red in color. Once the foam head settles, rising bubbles cease to exist. Lacing is thin and very subtle.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of apple juice entangle with strong aromas of cranberry juice and mild sweet/tart cherry aromas. Hints of earthy and spicy hops can also be detected.
TASTE: Very strong apple juice and cranberry juice flavors enter initally and are immediately followed by strong sweet/tart cherry flavors. The cherry flavors are more sweet than tart, unlike their balanced aromas. Subtle earthy hops and hints of spicy hops are the last to enter onto the palate as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and subtly carbonated. Goes down smooth while also clinging to the back of the throat like syrup. Ends with a thirst-quenching finish.
NOTE: This was simply incredible. Extremely unbalanced between the fruit flavors and the hops and yeast, but that's just what I expected from this brew.

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Photo of Kinger86
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonannophone
3.46/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thecasehead
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RebornStussy
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopislovehopislife
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of morrissette1
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mlklein27
4.92/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 2,891 ratings
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