RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Happy Accident Fruit Ale Severe Drought, we shared the farmerís horror as Wisconsinís cherry crop failed! Dan bought what cherries he could. The apple crop fared better. Then joy! A grand Wisconsin cranberry harvest. What will Dan brew with Apples, Cranberries and Cherries? Oh my! You hold the happy accident of Wisconsinís favorite fruit aged in oak with an almost magical wild fermentation. Serendipity is a wondrous celebration that sparkles your senses and dances across your palate. A kaleidoscope of flavors discovered by accident in a sour ale! Cheers to the unexpected. Vielen Dank!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (530) - Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2013
750-ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby with no head. Very sweet, fruity nose of apple, cranberries, and cherries, which becomes the dominant tone after a while. The taste mirrors the aroma: Sweet apple quickly followed by tart raspberries and cherry to finish, with not even a hint of bitterness. Extremely clean mouthfeel, abrupt tart finish, not much carbonation. Drinks as close to fruit juice as a beer can. Incredibly well-crafted, but doesnít quite match the hype.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Awktoberfest (300) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Well... A delicious easy drinking beverage. Similar to juicy juice or those non alc bubbly beverages. This is better and really good just not really my thing maybe... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4965) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Sampled at Bigeloís Sour Sunday and it was a highlight for me despite not being a sour. A reddish pour and it is hazy. Aromas of cherries and apples. Some wine notes with oak. The flavors of all the fruit combines very nicely with the wine barrel oak and yeast. Cranberries? I didnít taste them. This was a winner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (392) - Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bomber bottle share. Aroma is sour cherries. Appearance is a murky dark bronze with a good cream head. Taste is sour that turn very cherry. A great fruit beer. Palate is sour. Overall, great beer. Would buy again fo sho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Very disappointing beer. The nose and appearance are what is good and reminds of the Red but the taste is off and is that cliched "cough syrup" feel and taste. The taste is mainly of cherries, but unlike the Red there is no tartness just artificial sweetness. The apple and cranberry are there but muddled and masked by the oak. The lack of tartness is surprising with the inclusion of cranberries. I could not finish my glass nor did I want to try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1334) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Red orange. Tastes like belgian red. Lots of sour cherry. Grannysmith apple, didnt notice the cranberry until i read the bottle. Very good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7481) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Casey very kindly brought this along, thanks Casey. Sat drinking this sat at home with Casey, Traci & Loz 08.07.13 Pours reddy colour, like a deep sunset looks lovely. Stewed apple and rich cherry nose, I get cinnamon but I think that is just an association thing with the stewed apple. I sniff again and get wonderful rich sweet fruity nose with cherries in abundance. This is a lovely juicy fruity beer, it is intensely flavour packed with oodles of cherries backed up with apple. Interestingly, much like another recent beer Iíve had the cranberries are there and whilst I cannot necessarily pick them out they do make a difference, and I think that they more than anything else in this beer leave that dryness around the gums and add a really nice dimension to this beer, starts sweet then goes dry. Love it. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lupulucid (189) - - JUL 7, 2013
Serendipity is certainly interesting. It reminds me of the non-alcoholic sparklers that sometimes appear on new yearís eve but much better. The carbonation and acidity are pretty intense together and I would probably prefer the carbonation dialed back a bit. Nevertheless, it is an appealing experience if intense and might be the kind of thing Iíd get a yen for if I drank it regularly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2013
[1pt 9fl oz bottle, courtesy of Benjii and Sevare] Clear cherry red pour, thin, slightly pinkish lacing. Aroma of sweet cherry, all the way. Tastes like a Jolly Rancher. Supremely drinkable [21062013]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (527) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
From a bomber. Mild acidic aroma. Nice clear sorta ruby appearance. Mild moderately acidic flavour outstanding balance. Sweet but not too sweet. Good.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 17 18 19  20  21 22 23 » 48


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50