Serendipity No. 5 | Tree Brewing

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Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Derek on 05-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of andrenaline
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to my bro in Kelowna for the hook up on this rarity...

A - Pours a nice dark copper colour with a reddish hue, finger of head with solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Scent is dominated by sweet caramel malts, toffee, roasted grains, a hint of peat and a touch of whiskey.

T - Surprisingly diverse on the palette, the whiskey notes come through nicely off the top, but are subtle offering up a hint of sweetness. Hints of wooden oak come through alongside a bready caramel and buttery notes.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dry on the finish.

O - Overall a tasty treat and the flavour offered up something unique. The whiskey aging is present but subtle, in a complementary way. Definitely glad I had the opportunity to take this one for a test drive. Thanks bro!

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Photo of Rutager
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another big THANK YOU to Derek for another serendipity! I really don't remember seeing these on the shelf... how were they not on my radar??

Appearance. Pours a rich gold-amber with just a little haze and almost 3 fingers of thick cream coloured head.

Smell. Vanilla scented candles!! It actually smells better and more natural than that, but that's the first thing that popped into my head. A little sweet woody bourbon in there too

Taste. Sweet vanilla, a little caramel candy, just a bit of whiskey and bitter wood.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with smooth below-medium carbonation.

Overall. A fine brew! Barrel aged and sweet with a nice bit of whiskey, yet easy drinking. Nice change from all of the HUGE barrel aged beers out there.

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Photo of Derek
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel-aged Vertical Winter Ale (which has vanilla).

A: Copper with an off-white head, ring of retention leaves some nice lace.

S: Initially hit of vanilla subsides to sponge toffee and a little wood.

T: The vanilla is upfront but once the taste buds adjust a raspy, woodsy, whiskey flavour comes through. It works well. Modest bitterness yeilds a light sweetness that works with the vanilla, sponge toffee and beer-nut flavours.

M: Light to moderate body has a crisp finish.

D/O: It's flawless and the flavours work, but it's not the most exciting barrel-aged brew.

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Serendipity No. 5 from Tree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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