Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by dowen17:
5/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours a dark ruby red. Two finger head.
Smells of candied cranberries. A hint of sour apple. And some ripe cherry. Smells sooo so good.
Tastes like cranberry candy. So good. Apple hits on the aftertaste. No alcohol at all. Very very good beer.
Mouthfeel is great. Nice carbonation. Clean finish.
Would absolutely drink this beer again. Puckers a bit on the finish. Pick it up if you see it.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2013 05:46:55 | More by dowen17
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4.53/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served from a bomber bought at the brewery in July 2013, though I had tried it already in a sampler glass at the brewery. It sat in my fridge for several months waiting for a special occasion. I opened it back in February after a successful day of house cleaning, which should not have been a special occasion but was, as I am a slob. From memory:
A: This beer is gorgeous. The initial pour is a deep, clear red that looks like some sort of jewel. (A garnet? I don't know from jewels.) The final pour contains a bit of sediment, making it look slightly more brown and a bit less striking, but let's not pick nits. The head doesn't last very long, but that makes sense given that it's almost more like fruit soda than beer (in a good way!).
S: A surprisingly mild smell, given the taste explosion that follows. But you can clearly smell the apples and cherries. Odd that I don't really pick up on the cranberries, but I have basically permanent allergies, so that could be the problem. No hop aroma whatsoever, and not much malt.
T: The initial impression is of sour cherries, but the apples assert themselves presently and the cranberries make their appearance an instant later. There is a suggestion of malt backbone to make you remember you're drinking beer, but the primary flavors are the sweet, tart fruits on the label. Absolutely awesome! I had no idea you could do this with beer.
M: Crisp, well-carbonated, and refreshing, again almost like a soda, making this beer quite drinkable despite its intensity.
Overall: A really excellent beer. I wish I lived closer to the Wisconsin border so I could pick this up again.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 16:51:14 | More by chancy14
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
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