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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (5630) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours amber with a fading tan head, light lacings. Aroma of rich tart fruit, sweet cherries, cherry stones, vanilla, light oak. Flavor is lightly sour, light tart, rich fruity, sweet cherries, green apples, cranberries, vanilla, oak. Medium body, lively carbonation, light tart acidic finish. Feels a little heavier than the 5,1% ABV. Very fruity and very easy drinking beer. 090614

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (705) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours deep garner color. Syrupy aroma with strong cranberry notes. Taste comes in three stages. Apple up front, cherry in the middle, cranberry long after. Excellent complex beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmellison (411) - Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2014
pour thanks to nielsenratings. pours a dark mahogony color. aroma is tart plums, cherries, apple. flavor is red fruit, cranberry, really juicy and full bodied. sick beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
starcross (53) - Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Wonderful fruit smell wafts from a cloudy amber cider-like pour. All three fruits shine through starting with the apples and cherries, and the cranberries finish it. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
This is a cool brew. Rather than faking the funk and getting cherries from wherever the hell, New Glarus went old school and just used what was cheap and available. I am into it. This one seems to have more beer character than the other New Glarus fruit beers too, which are delicious but taste more like fruit flavored sodas to me. This is cloudy purplish red and headless after a minute or so. It is sweet, fruity and tart as you would expect but there is also something of a caramelly malt character to it, which adds the impression of full body. The finish is pretty long and sweet but there is a bit of tannins and acidity to balance. I donít like this stuff quite as much as most people seem to but I still enjoy it quite a lot. It is delicious after a fashion but these days my ideal fruit beer is a lot less fruit and a lot more beer than this is.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2016) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at WWBA. Pours ruby brown. Nose is amazing juicy fruits berries and cherries. tastes like a high end jolly rancher. Cherries, raspberries, apples, maybe a hint of cranberry tartness, some herbal medicinal qualities. Not too sweet. very delightful

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (833) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Reddish-amber with a small foamy head. The aroma is slightly funky, and a touch acidic but has lots of apple, cherry, and blueberry. The flavor is similar, a bit sour and finishes crisp and refreshing. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Dark reddish-crimson colored with a tight khaki head on top. Fresh cherries, apples, and cranberry aroma, as expected, with noticeable malt, and light vinous character. The flavors are pretty much as expected at first: cherries, apple, cranberry, maybe even raspberry; definitely consistent with the description. Lightly tart and prickly in the mouth with lots of slick malt complexity which I think really separates a New Glarus fruit beer from many others. Then thereís somewhat of a twist with soft chocolate character, giving it a chocolate covered cranberry or cherry taste. Definitely sweet stuff, of course. Is it as good as Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart? I donít know, maybe not but itís right in line with both of those and probably better than Cranbic and Apple Ale. New Glarus fruit beers are always good so thatís not exactly a surprise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (756) - - MAY 21, 2014
Wifeís bottle (go figure!) Murky brownish/reddish pour. Big jammy aroma, cranberry, cherry. Fresh red fruits, jam, tart, apple is faintly in the background and gets overridden by the cranberry. Light mouthfeel, prickly carb. Up there with other New Glarus fruit beers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 26, 2014
First off- thanks to my friend John, a Wisconsin native, for picking up a bottle of this at some random truck stop on his way back to Kentucky. He always makes a point to bring back some beer, even when I donít ask. Appropriate that this beer is a "happy accident," since my friend picked it up without knowing anything outside of New Glarus being a brewery I request beer from often. A happy accident, indeed. Aroma: As if this review hasnít went on long enough already- the apples remind me of a childhood aroma- an apple tree near my home growing up, which had this tart, but earthy scent. Iíve smelled nothing like it as an adult, until now. Thereís also some cherry and just a hint of cranberry. Appearance: Murky apple butter coloured pour with a foamy bone head that settles into a pronounced tuft. Flavor: Mostly wild, lightly tart apple up front with the majority of the cherry coming in toward the finish; cranberry stays on the periphery, quietly complementing the apple and cherry. Palate: Light body, slick texture, flat carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Thereís nothing Iíd change about this beer, and every drink of it was a reminder of itís excellence. A beer worth seeking out.


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