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:
2,853
Reviews:
296
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
Wants:
548
Gots:
773
For Trade:
96
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Photo of Ewlew
3.63/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Just not for me, though I can appreciate some aspects of it including the look and feel.

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3.63/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.64/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of MimDIPA
3.65/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Coorsy
3.65/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steban
3.67/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FosterJM
3.67/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1745th Review on BA
Bottle NG Pilsner Glass
750ml

Purchased @Woodman’s, Kenosha, WI for 8.99
Thanks to KevanB for the glass

App- A crimson red with almost no head at all. Maybe a 1/2" of bubbles. Very still with a juice like appearance. No cling or lace.

Smell- Cherries, Apples and Cranberries. Exactly what the label says. Maybe intermixed with some wheat. It's a cherry beer, mixed with some other fruits. Smells awesome. Little bit of tart to it as well.

Taste- So I was actually really surprised by this one. It was really like the combination of both of the other fruit beers and then add it the apple/cranberries. It had a semi good balance of all the flavors and a little bit of oak behind it. Semi cough syrup like consistency of flavors as well.

Mouth- A light/medium body with a nice medium carbonation level to it. Tart cherry wheat aftertaste. With a bit of oak and cranberry. As mentioned in the taste, it was a bit like cough syrup.

Drink- For something so different this was a great tasting beer. A good amount of balanced fruits and then some oak behind it. Not sure belongs in Top 250. But I drove to freaking WI to get it.

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Photo of neckbeardnation22
3.68/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
3.69/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kniles38
3.7/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.7/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear garnet color with a bubbly head that leaves quite a lot of dots and dashes behind

Smell: Fruit jello aromatics, with cherry and apple dominant and cranberry underneath

Taste: Very sweet and fruity, up front, with the cherry flavors progressing into tart cranberry and finishing with sweet apple; some tartness develops in the aftertaste, along with a hint of cinnamon red hots that lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation; a touch puckery

Overall: There is a lot to like in the bold flavors of this beer, as well as the hint of tartness and red hot flavors; still, it is just so darn sweet that it truly becomes cloying and drinking more than a glass is a chore

Thanks, joshuaseresse, for the opportunity

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Photo of Peepskp
3.72/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of spacecake9
3.74/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a fluted chanpagne glass.
A - Pours an opaque reddish brown color with a small head that settles to just a ring.
S - I'm getting mostly cherries, maybe cranberry.
T - Tart cherries on the front end, then you start to think other fruit is involved as it covers your tongue. Very sweet in a good way.
M - High carbonation, refreshing.
O - This is not bad by any means but it is my least favorite of NG's fruit beers. I prefer the Belgian Red or the Raspberry Tart.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.74/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 2,853 ratings.
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