Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by mykey120:
4.85/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
750ml bottle poured into my Central Waters tulip on 10/17/12. It cost me like $9.50 after tax.
A: This beer looks amazing! It pours a dark ruby red with little head, which settled after a couple minutes. Didn't leave much lacing on the glass.
S: The smell reminds me of the Belgian red, but not as strong and with hints of the apple ale. So pretty much just the cherries and apples, Yum! I really didn't get any of the cranberries though (or oak) so it lost a couple points there, even though it smells great.
T: Here it's a little different than the smell, the cherries are still there along with the apples but the apples are a bit more faint. You get a good taste of the cranberries as well and they add to the nicely tart finish. The three fruits blend together very well. It is very delicious and easy to drink, It is actually quite hard to stop drinking it.
M: The mouthfeel is pretty nice, I'd say it is about right for the style at like medium-light. It finishes kinda dry, but then your mouth starts watering and wanting more!
O: Overall this is another excellent Fruit beer from New Glarus, although I wouldn't expect anything less from Dan Carey! This is definitely a beer to seek out, I prefer it to both the Belgian Red and the Raspberry Tart. Both of them are also great beers, but they are a bit one dimensional where the Serendipity is a bit more complex. I hope this one sticks around, it shouldn't be a beer that temporarily replaces the Belgian Red, it should be added as another year round option.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2012 02:08:25 | More by mykey120
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4.49/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle pour at the tasting at la casa de dirtinabottle.
Pours a clear sunny red color, bubbly fizzy head of about one inch fades quickly, small little dots of lacing on the glass.
Incredibly fruity fresh aroma- the fruits all mix well together, but cranberry and cherry are the most notable.
The taste is similarly vibrant. Cranberry, cherry, and apple (again, not as noticeable as the others, probably because of their more tart characters), all smack you across the face, nicely. There is a mild, but very welcome, sour twang at the end of each sip that keeps the sometimes cloying sweetness in check. The beer is quite sweet, unbelievably so, actually, so drinking large amounts isn't easy.
Medium bodied, crisp juicy mouthfeel. Drinkable for the first 4 oz or so, then gets to be a cloying chore, a little bit.
Incredible that this is actually beer- I don't taste any malts or hops, just the giant basket of fruit that went into each bottle.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 17:06:58 | More by GreesyFizeek
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,308 ratings.