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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Happy Accident Fruit Ale Severe Drought, we shared the farmer’s horror as Wisconsin’s 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 Wisconsin’s 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
750 ml bottle thanks to JStax. Pours ruby red with a small fizzy, bubbly head that fades to ring. Rich, juicy sour cherry and green apple aroma. Taste is moderately sweet with a crisp tart finish. Great blend of cherries and apples, don’t detect any cranberries. Love the soft tingling carbonation. Drinks like a liquid jolly rancher. Love the New Glarus fruit beers. Need to try more of them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2905) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Clear amber pour, thin off white head and light lacing ... aroma of cherries, cranberries and apple ... smells a lot like belgian cherry .. taste is of cherries, cranberries mostly tart and sour, apple is light in both the aroma and taste ... kind of like blending raspberry tart and the belgian cherry with a slight smack of apple ... has a light bitter sour tart mouthfeel ... excellent brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a cranberry ruby red color with a small cream colored head. Aroma of sour cherries, cranberry and apple. Taste of sour cherries, cranberries, apples and light hints of oak. Tart and sour yet sweet. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Draft at Bodega’s Brewpub. Pours viscous cranberry with very little head. No lacing in the glass. Big fruit on the nose. Very sweet on the tongue but not in an artificial way. The cherry and cranberry is more forward on the tongue with the apple coming through on the finish. There’s also some tartness to keep things interesting. This does linger for a while. Just a fantastic example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
750 ml bottle courtesy madbeerbaron. This one pours a mostly ruby red with a pinkish hue and topped by a thin head of beige colored foam that quickly recedes while leaving some lacing around the glass. The aroma is really nice showing notes of sour cherries, cranberries, apples, and melange of other dark fruits. The flavor follows suit with the tart cherries and sour apples up front followed by cranberries and some sweet dark fruits. Nearly full bodied and round with tingling carbonation that leads a sweet-tart finish. This is definitely not a sour, but the tart fruit and sweet flavors play off each other perfectly. Another home run for the best fruit beer brewer in the business. Bravo Dan! Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (685) - 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 doesn’t quite match the hype.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Awktoberfest (385) - Aurora, Illinois, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6745) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Sampled at Bigelo’s 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 didn’t taste them. This was a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (496) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlem (1306) - 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.

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