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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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!


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DalzAle (1988) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Dark cranberry colored pour, a little light lacing/carbonation and an aroma of tart cran-apple juice. Flavor a perfect meld of apples, cranberries and tart cherrries, really nice tart crisp (almost dry) finish.You really can’t do better than this when it comes to fruit beers, almost perfect.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cblado (242) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Holy cow. This is incredible. I heard rumors upon my return to Wisconsin that my favorite brewery, the fabled New Glarus Brewing Co., had produced a special seasonal fruit beer. After savoring their Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart beers for many years, I knew I had to try it. Then, lo and behold, I received it as a Christmas gift from my grandmother. Yes! It pours a beautiful ruby color with a thick off-white head. Significant lacing, too. Aroma is a lovely blend of apples, cranberries, and cherries. The flavor is very fruity, with apples up front, and cherry/berry flavors at the end. It’s very similar to Belgian Red, but more complex. The apples give it additional sweetness, but the cranberries add a tart flavor. Sorry Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart, but this might just be my new favorite New Glarus fruit beer! I paired this with a nice buttery Wisconsin gouda cheese and had myself a little snack earlier. Mmmm...

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Terminus (3249) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle-thanks to my good friend Laura for sending me this one from WI-pours cranberry red hue-looks amazing! pink red head with some sparse lacing-nose is vanilla, apples, cranberries, tart cherries, very tart flavors of vanilla, cherries, ripe red apples, tart cheese (sharp cheddar). long tart and cheese finish. WOW this is awesome! palate is lite with sprtizy carbonation from the wood aging and seems to be a norm for the brewery on their fruit beers. I think this is the ultimate fruit beer! It doesn’t get much better than this!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
750 ml bottle as a Christmas gift from my aunt-in-law from Madison. Thanks, Gretchen! Pours a clear ruby red with an inch of tinted off-white head. Aroma of cherry, cranberry, apple, currants, oak, and sweet malts. Flavor hits the same notes. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, tannic, tangy mouthfeel with minimal tartness. Really nice fruit beer. Drinks a lot like Belgian Red. So well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6910) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to deeblo after a night of big stouts! It pours deep ruby-red with a small off-white head. The nose is tangy fruit.... apple, cranberry, cherry, blueberry, light oak and some tartness. The taste is tart fruit, jam, tangy berry (cranberry and blackberry), apple, marzipan, vanilla and light oak with a dry, tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Nice fruity sourness. Fairly straight-forward, but tasty and very well balanced. This beats Belgian Red & Raspberry Tart in my book.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Fruits galore! Cranberries, apples, cherries, and even some blueberry notes to top it off. Minimal tartness makes this brew imminently sessionable. A clear step above both previous NG fruited beers, and a helluva value at $9/bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrjaxson (294) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Read great things about this elsewhere, and it did not disappoint. The big cherry aroma gets revealed after a pretty pour with a fluffy, reddish-hued head. The taste does a quick flip from sweet to tartly sour, and the real star is the long, luscious finish that clearly goes from cherries to apples to cranberries.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1305) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pour is reddish amber with medium off white head. Aroma loaded with apple, cream soda, light tart notes, and faint pie spice. Flavor very true to nose with apple, really nice sweet tart notes, and a really nice ginger ale note. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Clear burnt-orange ale with ruby highlights and a large, frothy, off-white head. The bouquet rivals that of Belgian Red – cherries, graham, caramel crème, vanilla and a faint note of black currant. Medium to full-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is so very fruity – cherries, currants and cranberries. Moderate sweetness and modest tartness mingle nicely with a mild, tannic bitterness undoubtedly provided by the cranberries. A subtle - yet luxuriant - swirl of vanilla, toasted oak, brown sugar and caramel cannot be ignored. Really just a fantastic balancing act here. Lightly sweet, tangy, cherry finish capped by a gentle feel of cranberry raspiness. This holds its own - right up there with Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart. Kick ass fruit beer!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle pour on Christmas eve into a flute. $9.49 per 750mL. Way "tart"er than the other two NG fruit beers. High carbonation. I put this one behind Wisconsin Red and ahead of Raspberry Tart.


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