Serendipity - New Glarus Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +14.9%
Through a drought brought us salvation, in the form of Serendipity, a fruit ale that pours a deep ruby red. Pinkish head forms and leaves a fair amount of lace.
Aroma of fruit juice and ale, consisting mainly of sweet dough, fresh apples, berry and cherry. Not surprisingly, the key ingredients in this brew really shine in the aroma. Quite an appetizing bouquet.
In the taste, waves of cherry, cider, berries and beer. Some caramel, honey, and raspberry. Just a soft oak and not overly dry. Light bodied, well carbonated, finishes with a fair tartness.
Overall, freaking great. A fruit ale with complexity. Very tasty.
12-04-2013 02:23:20 | More by Stinkypuss
District of Columbia
4.48/5 rDev +3%
The beer appears ruby to amber with a frothy, off white head. The aroma brings a potent dose of apples, pears, tart cranberries, sweet fruit juices. A typical New Glarus fruit beer. Bold and assertive. Teeming with flavor. Sweet cherries and apples with minimal alcohol. Though a bit sweet for my tastes, there's no denying that this is a terrific beer. Fantastic in small quantities.
08-26-2013 04:09:27 | More by Huhzubendah
4.45/5 rDev +2.3%
A: Pours a deep ruby red color with a small off white head on top. Decent head retention, leaving a thin cap on top. Minimal lacing.
S: Getting all three fruit flavors on the aroma, with the cherries upfront, cranberries in the middle, and a really nice apple aroma on the finish. Very fruit, similar to other NG fruit beers, very inviting.
T: Again, a very nice blend of all three fruits, with a bit more of an assertive cherry flavor upfront, a bit less cranberry and a smooth apple finish, sort of a cider/apple juice blend flavor. Right after the apple is a slight mouth pucker tartness.
M: Medium bodied and smooth, extremely drinkable, just like Raspberry Tart and Belgian Red.
O: Fantastic, right up there with the other NG fruit beers.
10-27-2012 23:37:44 | More by mdaschaf
4.16/5 rDev -4.4%
A darker brown color with some red running through it, almost no head on the beer, the flimsy bubbles that were produced quickly vanished into the summerscape.
Cool aroma that clearly gets all the fruit aspects across, was surprised how prevalent the cherry was. Apple and cranberry followed that up. Pleasant, tart.
Taste was like many of the 750 fruit beers from NG: Plenty of sweetness, but never sugary, tart, but nowhere near mouth puckering sourness. These are mild in the sour department, but they really do seem to be going for a balanced approach to all things fruit. Funny to think how good of a beer they can make by "accident". Cherry in the mouthfeel was still the dominant part of the profile.
I think I would like an even more sour, innoculated version of this beer. Crank it up f'ers.
Not better than the Belgian Red, but just as good if not better than Raspberry Tart. Plenty of unique points on this one. Plenty light on its feet at 4% abv. A great morning and hot weather beer. Plenty earthy too. Good for blowing minds when people think the only beer is BMC AAL's.
07-16-2013 16:24:04 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.58/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured a lovely, sparkling clear red color with a small but moderately durable red-tan head that left the glass nicely coated when tipped.
Has a very fruity aroma; tart. Appealing yet it didn't prepare me for the magnificent taste. The flavor is loaded with mixed fruit, with both cranberries and cherries evident. Perfect TART/sweet balance. Serendipity indeed.
The medium-light body is quietly lively yet creamy smooth.
O: as good as any fruit beer I've ever had, including the finest Belgian lambics.
05-10-2013 15:11:25 | More by chinchill
4.61/5 rDev +6%
Bottle from buzze40, 750ml into a tulip.
Crazy ruby tones with an offwhite head. Good retention and lacing. Nose of cranberry and apple pie, some cherry sucker character as well. All three fruits are surprisingly well represented. Sweet malt, but fruits are huge. Taste has all of the fruits well represented, some pie filling, jammy and jolly rancher/lollipop flavours of the fruits in this brew. Medium feel, moderate sweetness and some effervescence. The Carey's hit it out of the park again.
01-17-2013 16:55:13 | More by liamt07
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
3.94/5 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
4.48/5 rDev +3%
750ml bottle, split, served in NG flutes
Bummer about the cherry shortage putting Belgian Red on hold, but I've been anxious to try this replacement brew. New Glarus makes fantastic beers showcasing each of these three fruits (cherry, apple, cranberry) so it's no surprise this motley crue of a beer delivers an assault of flavor. Cranberry seems most prominent and provides a real nice tartness. Happy to have more of these bottles in the "cellar"
01-01-2013 20:58:09 | More by dirtylou
Serendipity from New Glarus Brewing Company
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