Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Poured a clear light amber with a pink tinge. Rocky beige head with a very slight red to it, settling at a film in the middle with a thicker ring around the rim. Appears to have been filtered. Very little activity around the nucleation site in the Duvel chalice.
S - Sour cherries, vanilla, oak with a very light funk in the background. Sweet apple notes meld with the cherry. Cinnamon spice much more apparent as it warms.
T - A sharp tartness at the beginning; it's nice, not overpowering. Tartness is mostly cherry flavored, but the oak aging has mellowed it out, taking away some of the bite and revealing the flesh of the cherry, which is earthier and more velvety. There's a bit of spice in here that shows up after the initial bite; clove, cinnamon and black pepper. Finishes with a lightly fermented apple, cinnamon and vanilla.
M - Carbonation is medium to low. Tartness burns less as the beer warms.
O - This beer works well both at fridge temp and closer to cellar temp. Poured cold it's reminiscent of sparkling wine, as it warms it gets closer to mulled cider with the spices becoming more pronounced. I drank the whole 750 myself over a period of two hours so I could see different characteristics of the beer evolve as it warmed. If you're going to share it, serve it closer to cellar temp. ABV isn't listed, but I would guess that it isn't very high, maybe 4.5 or 5.5%.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2012 01:15:47 | More by umustdrink
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