Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, shared with friends on a rooftop deck on one of the first really nice spring days in Seattle. Pours clear, reddish brown (I hear that’s called burgundy, which sounds much more attractive than the way I just put it). Off white head, some retention, very little lacing. Aroma of ripe fruit - apples, cranberries, and cherries (surprise surprise). They blend beautifully, the smell is lush, ripe and inviting. Taste is sweet, fruity, slightly tart -- there’s a lot more complexity to this on the nose and tongue than I can articulate, which leaves me a little frustrated that I can’t have more to try to sort it out (damn you, Wisconsin, for being so far away!). Medium body, average carbonation, creamy texture. Delightful all around.
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz Bottle A - Pours a browhish red with a small head that dissipates quickly. Mild lacing. S - Pungent cherries! Some creamy malt as while. T - Cherries and more cherries with apples in the background. Oaks notes particularly vanilla. M - Light bodied. Tingling fizz. Mouth watering. Sweat/tart finish. O - Love the Fruit Ale category, but hard for me to call this a beer. Never the less, Delightful!
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
his is easily one of the best fruit beers that I’ve ever had and one of the finest that New Glarus has ever created! This is right at the top of the list with the Belgian Red and the Raspberry Tart. I really enjoyed the combination of sweet red fruit, oak, vanilla and the slight sour character the most in Serendipity. I highly recommend and suggest going out and getting this if you’re a fan of NG fruit ales and if you live in Wisconsin or live near the border.
thomas15 (689) - USA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is cherry and cranberry, mostly cherry though. looks brownish red with slight purple hue. taste is very cherry with apple asserting itself as well. cranberry seems to link the two more than anything. smooth with a slight viscosity.
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
...and now back to our regularly scheduled Slutfest ratings. Medium reddish amber. Aroma is apple, slight cherry. Flavor is a match - almost like a soda, just a touch sour. Really, really nice.
obguthr (4587) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slutfest 2013: Cherry jolly ranchers aroma, green apple too. Copper, thick yellow head. Cherry, green apple candi flavor. Mouthfeel is a bot harsh. Extra delicious, but not very beery.
brokensail (13202) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy amber pour with a finger of khaki head. Nose is incredibly fruit forward. Tons of cherry and cranberry. A light tartness, some apple, and sweet fruit syrup. Great cherry flavor to this. Lightly tart, which balances the sweetness nicely. Good cranberry notes, some apple, and a hint of lemon. Mild vanilla, oak, and fruit syrup.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rating #223. Great beer, sweet fruits, all three meld really well. Wish I had a few more bottles. (2671)
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Slutfest 4. Pours a clear red
color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention.
Aroma of apples and berries, light tartness and
a very faint herbal note. The taste is
strawberries, cherries, apples, mild earthiness.
Emeister84 (1556) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: cranberries, peach, crab apple, cherry, and subtle whiskey. Red-orange with small, white head. Tart, fruity, slightly sweet, and funky. Light bodied and very refreshing.