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RATINGS: 451   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 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4429) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Tooch4321. Cheers, Adam! Pours a mostly clear red-orange with a white head. Nose is like blending cran-bic, apple ale, and Belgian Red. Flavor follows with some mild apple cider character, some cranberry, and some Belgian Red. Itís like blending three awesome beers. Light in body and pretty delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Jdadmond at a tasting at Jamesís place. Pours a clear brown with ruby highlights. Smells of cherry coughdrops, in a very good way, apples, cherries. Medium bodied, a little tart acid initially, sweet fruit. Cherry, sweetness, apple and the faintest tart cranberry note. Lovely tartness, acid and funk. Really nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle shared by Jredmond. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Nose is very fresh sugar apple, cranberry and cherry with some malt. Very strong and fresh. Taste is same, but slightly less. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Appearance: Pours like (red) grape juice with a white ring of bubbles.

Aroma: Sweet and tart cranberry juice cocktail, lovely oak. Grape skins.

Taste: Sweet tangy cranberry juice cocktail, apple sweetness, tart cranberry. mild tannins, faint hop spice. Finiahes tangy.

Mouthfeel: Juicy is an underatantement. Lively carbonarion. Full bodied.

Overall: All I could think was this was Ďgrownupí Martinelliís juice. Itís so delicious that I told Jonny I would drink a quart of this with breakfast every morning if I could. He agreed. The oak is in the backseat of all that fruit, but itís there and makes this beer perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3860) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2012
750 thanks to khoffman43. Fruity all around. Cherry and cranberry and a bit of tart to the sweet. Sparkling. Probably should have shared, but I was too curious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle thanks to Drew. Pours a bright reddish pink with a pink head. Nose is super fruity, Hi-C, apple and cherry. Faint cranberry cocktail with apple juice. Clean overall. Fruit cocktail. I really like the nose quite a lot. On tasting, it is very sweet. Fruit juice and Hi-C come through again, subtle tartness, malt is secondary. All about the fruit here. Finish is too sweet to drink a lot of, but still a well made beer. Not 4+.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle thanks to Andrew. Pours a dark red with a thin head. Fruit cocktail nose of berries, apples, and cranberries. Sweet berry, apple fruit flavors that are juicy and a little too sweet. Iím always open to try a new New Glarus fruit beer, but this was a little too much like fruit cocktail to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours a deep red/burgundy with nice pink head. Aroma is cran-apple, light vanilla, and heaven. Taste is notes of neil peart drum solos, Brian Boitano triple axels, and Daniel Day-Lewis monologues. I cant get enough of this stuff. Huge fruit flavor that drys out to a light tartness with medium sweetness on the finish. TASTY

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
hazy red-tan, thin white large bubbled. Heavy cherry and green apple, very sugary. Flavor is lightly tart with sour candy, bit of sugar and apple mid bit of citrus and tart finish. Sticky body, light sugar through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Bottle. Poured a clear garnet color. The head was off white and reduced pretty quickly to a lasting film. Smelled very much like cherry juice with a splash of apple cider. Medium bodied and very sweet. Fruit juices with plenty of cherry and apple. Subdued mulling spices and a bit of tart cranberry at the end. Not a sour ale, per se, but if youíre in the mood for a sweet fruit beer, this would be a good one. I expect it would be good with a nice blue cheese.

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