Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.8/5 rDev -12.6%
Big thank you to Steasy66 for the killer brews. Going to give this guy a big uncomfortable man-hug if I ever get the chance!! ;-)
Appearance. Pours a really deep amber, getting close to brown with almost a finger of fluffy, off-white head.
Smell. Apple and cranberry juice with some tart cherries and a very very light, dry musty funk.
Taste. Fresh cranberries and cherries and bit of that distinct New Glarus dry dusty, lightly woody funk.
Mouthfeel. Lighter body with medium , fine carbonation.
Overall. A nice fruit brew, but I do enjoy the fruits in RT and WBR more. More a personal preference thing than the quality of the brew...
01-14-2013 00:28:49 | More by Rutager
3.8/5 rDev -12.6%
Thanks to Traci for sending this one out for me to try. The beer poured out as a vibrant red color with a fizzy white colored head on top. The head settles and doesn't leave any lacing or retention behind on the glass... The smell of the beer smell like pure fruit with a little bit of oak in there to give it more of a natural essence. The taste of the beer is like fruit punch, it's got the cherry and the apple and the cranberry all in there at different times. The flavors mix well but really give off a juice-like flavor. The oak is a little on the hidden side, I feel it could have been aged a bit longer to possibly give this one more of that wooden flavor. The mouthfeel of the beer was highly carbonated, it was sharp, tart and crisp. It's was also light bodied for having such a large amount of flavor. Overall I can't complain it's a good brew much like the Raspberry Tart and the Belgian Red from New Glarus. This one just adds a new outlook to what they're able to pull off when nature throws them a curve ball. This beer is enjoyable, it's sweet and juicy and loaded with fruity flavors. It's worth trying if that is what you're into.
11-19-2012 04:50:28 | More by Knapp85
3.83/5 rDev -12%
750ml bottle into LA teku glass. Thanks Matt!
A: Pours a clear cranberry juice color with a thick, fluffy, light tan head that took forever to fade into a bubbly collar spotty lace.
S: A super sweet bouquet of sugary red grape, pear, apple, cranberry and cherry juice. Musty and lighty tart, but mostly sweet.
T: Sweet and fruity but I get a hint of caramel and musky damp oak barrel. Light tartness in the finish, very mild sourness. Cranberry tartness, cherry sweetness, and juicy apple blend well with oak must and drying tannins. Sweet finish, apple aftertaste.
M: Cloyingly sweet and sugary with a sharp syrupy mouthfeel, soft and fluffy carb, and a thick and syrupy body. Starts to hurt the back of my throat after a while.
O: Ultra sweet to the point that it got a bit too much to drink after a while. Greats flavors though. Could be drier. Extremely rich.
01-26-2014 20:08:50 | More by scottfrie
3.88/5 rDev -10.8%
750 mL bottle to a snifter.
Appearance - Bright red with a nice off white head. Settles to an offset collar.
Smell - Lots of cherry. Like its more standard brothers, it's all fruit juice in the smell. Apple and cranberry standout surprisingly well.
Taste - Follows the smell exactly. Carbonated fruit juice. The cranberry and apple dominate more. Dry in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Well it's drinkable as hell. But it's juice. Medium carbonation.
Overall - These New Glarus offerings blur the line between sodas and beer. I can't in good conscience rate it as a great beer, no matter how tasty it is.
02-05-2013 00:45:37 | More by Alieniloquium
3.9/5 rDev -10.3%
This beer tastes an awful lot like the debut album from the B-52s to me. It's definitely fruity, but also has a nice sourness to it as well. It's an album I enjoy listening to on occasion, but I wouldn't go out of my way to listen to to it very often.
All three fruits involved in this beer are immediately recognizable and full of robust flavor. I was hoping for slightly more sour, but it's a great beer nonetheless. Just not necessarily my particular style of choice.
11-02-2012 20:25:51 | More by joedevivre
3.94/5 rDev -9.4%
Bottle from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a fairly clear pinkish amber color with a with a huge bubbly pink tinged head that persists forever. The aroma is sweet tart and fruity. Tart and sweet cherries with bits of brown sugar and a touch of apple cider and tart berries with a hint of vanilla and oak. The flavor is quite sweet but the tart and fruitiness from the berries and apples counter that nicely. Very subtle woody vanilla flavors round this one out nicely. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet light syrupy mouthfeel. Nice brew, I would have really liked a bit more tartness, but I still had no problem enjoying this one.
01-12-2014 02:02:41 | More by johnnnniee
3.98/5 rDev -8.5%
poured from a bottle into my ballast point snifter.
A:It reminds me of an amber ale in appearance or a dark apple juice.
S:It smells like a basket of fresh fruit.Allot of cherries and apples.
T:Very sweet,apple juice,light strawberry,cherry,tart..(duh)
M:Very lightly carbonated ,smooth.
O:Very tasty and very sweet.Something you gotta crave in my opinion.I would drink it again if I could but I would not go crazy chasing it.Deff worth the 12$ a bomber.I want to try other NG offerings a little less on the sweeter side.
06-08-2014 05:40:34 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
3.98/5 rDev -8.5%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer.
Appearance: Deep red, garnet - impressively clear for the color - small, off-white head, fades to some wisps of a cap - leaves a few spots of lacing
Smell: Sweet, with a distinct New Glarus fruit beer aroma -lightly tart apples and cranberry take center stage, cherry is secondary - fruit sugar sweetness, basically smells like fruit juice
Taste: Beer? This be fruit juice - lightly tart but mostly sweet apples, more like apple juice than apple cider - lightly tart cranberries as well - cherry flesh rounds things out - like NG Wisconsin Belgian Red, this kind of tastes more like fruit juice than beer - not really much to say about malts or hops, as they appear to be missing, but it works for the style - sweet overall, but in a nice, fruity way
Mouthfeel: Medium body, sticky fruity sweetness, minimal carbonation
Overall: Part of a complete breakfast
New Glarus performs fruit alchemy. This is fruity and sweet without being overly sweet. It's like fruit salad with apples, cranberries, and cherries... except better. This is certainly worth a try if you can find a bottle.
03-17-2013 02:35:16 | More by angrybabboon
3.98/5 rDev -8.5%
Bottle opened on 11.22.12 Thanksgiving 2012
A - Pours a clear pinkish brown with a one inch light tan-pink head with good retention.
S - Cherry and sweet.
T - Cherry, apples and sweet. The cranberry finishes in the drink.
D - Good carbonation with a light body. Sweet, but not overly so.
O - Fruity and sweet. Cherry and apple fruit salad. This was a great choice for after dinner.
11-28-2012 07:19:43 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.98/5 rDev -8.5%
1pt. 9fl. oz bottle poured into an oversized tulip.
A - Small cap of off-white foam. Perfect clarity, red color with orange highlights.
S - Ripe cranberries right up front. Nice sweetness to it. Really bright, clean fruitiness.
T - I get a nice tart tingling taste on my tongue right away, some sweetness comes in. I get unripened red apples underneath the cherry sweetness. Sweetness lasts into the finish but smoothes out to a super clean fruitiness.
M - Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet.
O - Cranberries seems to be the main focus of this beer. Carbonation help stimulate and imitate the tartness of the cranberries. Glad to have another fruit beer mixed into the usual lineup of New Glarus barrel aged beers.
11-01-2012 22:08:18 | More by Jparker37
District of Columbia
3.98/5 rDev -8.5%
Purchased late September 2013 in Wisconsin and transported in luggage back to Virginia. Could not find a packaged-on date. Poured into a tulip.
Too much cranberry. Have you ever had mixed cranberry juice with ginger ale? That is flashback I get when I drink this beer. A bit rich. Maybe best had as an aperitif type beer. Could use some more balance, some sourness or bitterness to offset the sweetness. 3.75
A – Pours a beautiful, rather unique clear cranberry color with a one-finger rocky head that dissipates quickly to a lasting thin layer. Good carbonation. Poor lacing. 4.25
S – Fruity, sweet, faint cherries and cranberries. 4.75
T – Sweet start with a semi-dry finish. A malty backbone is there, but it is all about the cranberries. 3.75
MF – Smooth, medium-bodied with a semi-dry finish. 3.75
11-03-2013 23:37:40 | More by Sludgeman
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
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