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:
#370
Reviews:
313
Ratings:
2,912
pDev:
9.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Zorro
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled through the efforts of BA Vixie to find a bottle, thanks!

Hazy reddish brown colored ale with a medium sized tan colored head.

Smells fruity and tart. Raspberry jumps right up and bites you on the nose. Cranberry is the sour part. Scent of cherries even though they aren't supposed to be in this one. Scent of apple skins. No idea what crab apples smell like but I assume that is the apple note. There is a whiff of tannin here as if from a used tea bag. Overall it is a pleasant sweet tart fruit scent.

Starts out sweet and tart and fruity. It is rather sweet but the sour and tartness reins it in wonderfully. Raspberry is the strongest flavor. Cranberry is detected but not anywhere as strong as raspberry. Apple is detectable as a cider flavor but isn't near as strong as the raspberry. Slight bitterness but it isn't a major flavor element.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall very tasty and refreshing. One of the best from New Glarus.

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Photo of Samact
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 rsquared59
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of scottyshades
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an unflattering murky auburn color with a quickly dissipating head. Nose is sweet (real) cherries, tart unripe raspberry, and definitely cranberry. Never really got the apple. Its one of those beers where you can't tell how tart it will end up being, but they nailed it right down the middle. Semi-sweet cherries with a nice tart cranberry kick to it. Apples lend the sweetness. Clean and crisp profile. Carbonation is spot on despite the look of this thing. Overall a solid beer and easy sipper.

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Photo of msumike89
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Wer34truh
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lccrunchy
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdg204
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of delgotit99
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Gambyt20
3.76/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright, blended, sweet and tart. Always a little wary when cherries are involved - the flavors can run the gamut from faintly sweet to cough syrupy. Throw in cranberry and apple and it's a total unknown. Simply put - this beer is a pleasure. Like a cran-apple-cherry beer that's eminently drinkable and shines when served on a hot day.

Pours a dark rouge with a nice one finger head. Aroma is fresh cut apples, raspberry, jammy fruit and light malt. Taste is like cran-apple juice with more effervescence, green apple-tartness, malt, light woodiness. Drinks so easily - crisp, clean and lightly tart. Great beer with an ABV that lends itself to finishing the 750ml bottle on your own.

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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

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a lightly hazy cran-apple juice colored body with a two finger off white head that reduces to leave frothy lacing and a layer of retention.

Aromas are straight fruit punch, literally. On the tongue is more fruit punch. Juicy juice. Apple cranberry and cherry.. straight fruit punch, refreshing and light.

Pretty one dimensional fruit, but that's what they were going for and they nailed it.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 2,912 ratings