Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by portia99:
4.26/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.
A - Pours a medium red color almost a rose wine color. A small cap of fizzy off-whitish tan head lingers briefly and leaves a small collar around the edges. Sparse lacing left on the glass.
S - Extremely fruity aromatics with multiple layers...tons of sweet cherry aroma in the forefront, not quite Luden's cherry cough drops, but close. Cranberries come on after that with their slightly tart and fruity aromas. Apples give a mild acidity and slightly cidery/winey aspect to it. Hints of vanilla and I think I'm imagining some white chocolate notes as well.
T - Flavor is dominated by the cherry and cranberry...fruitiness is very high here with the two combining nicely. Cherries are leader but blend so well with the cranberry. Fruity tartness is very nice - apples and cranberries combine well to create a crispness. Rather sweet beer overall - sugary, fruity and juicy.
M - Light, fizzy carbonation over a lightish body. Crisp, tart, sweet, juicy and refreshing. I think carbonation could be a bit higher - could use a bit more life/tingle to it. Sweetness and fruitiness really make this feel like a juice more than a beer.
O - Overall - very good fruit beer. So much fruity and juicy character, almost seems like an Ocean Spray juice blend more than a beer. Carbonation is light contributing to the juice character. Alcohol is not existent and doesn't even show its minimal 4% at all. Another outstanding fruit beer from New Glarus.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2013 23:09:33 | More by portia99
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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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