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RATINGS: 452   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle with Chris and Ray. Pours a really clean amber-red white off-white head that quickly receded. Nose of cherries and freshly pressed apple juice. Taste is like cran-apple juice, cherries, mild tartness. Very well done.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andyhwcinc (1429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Purchased at Breeze Thru Wine & Spirits in Wauwatosa, WI, enjoyed at a friends place while watching football before recording. This is an exceptional fruit ale, very happy to have had this. Appearance is a dark, relatively clear dark red with very little to no head, almost like a fruit juice. Aroma is a rich, fruity amalgamation of cranberries, cherries, and apples, smells naturally sweet. Taste is rather carbonated with sweetness from the cherries and tartness from the cranberries, starts off a little tart and finishes rather dry. Not sure if its a phantom flavor, but I’m getting a chocolate flavor as well. This really is exceptional stuff and I like it more than the cherry ale. Hope they do this again, probably not likely though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
I do not like fruit beers, but have learned what makes a quality one, mostly from my wife who loves them. Even for me this is good. It has a certain nostalgic holiday aroma and flavor from my childhood, maybe the cordial my mom would make out of crab apples, cranberries, a few red hots and vodka that we’d all get to taste. Candy like but with a nice sour bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weihenweizen (1635) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 Refrigerated 75 cl bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours clear red with orange and yellow highights at the bottom with small beige head. Very good small bubble lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and cherry aroma. Taste is sweet cherry, tart cranberry, and some apple. Reminds me of there cherry beer. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottled sample. Red-brown cranberry in colour with medium cabronaition. Aromas are of candy apple, cherry Kool-aid, and earth. Flavors are akin to cherry candies, sour Granny Smith Apples, herbs, and a bit of wintergreen. Light bodied and easy to drink. Could use a touch more acidity, but pretty solid overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2012
A fine beer to have for rating number 3100. Pours deep brown with a bronze hue and tan head. The aroma is a delicious fruit bomb. It has tart cherries, green apples, raspberries, cranberries, pie filling aspect and is very smooth and rich, but there is enough tartness to keep things in check. It has a medium / full body that’s quite lush and has a nice amount of flowing sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with crisp fruitiness that balances well with the sweet and sour notes. The apples, cherries and cranberries are all very much there and meld well without one overpowering the others. There is a bit of oak and mild vanilla rounding things off with a pleasant smoothness. This mainly comes out on the finish. Excellent fruit beer from the folks that seem to do the best ones out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
750 ml bottle. Big thanks to CLevar for sending me this one. Pours a dark ruby color. The aroma is like a fruit bowl. If you really think about you can identify all three fruits in there. Though it helps that I already knew what was what fruits were added to it. This is one of the better aromas for a fruit beer that I have had. The taste has loads of fruit but it’s really balanced without being overly sweet. This is a great fruit beer and probably the best I’ve had from New Glarus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT. Pours a clear reddish brown with a than tan head. Fruity nose, almost like Ocean Spray, but much fresher. Notes of cherry, berries, and granny smith apples. Flavor of cranberry juice with notes of raspberry and cherry. Some apple notes as well. Lightly tart. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Big sweet fruity nose, gobs of berry jam. Taste is moderately sweet, just lightly tart, fairly well balanced and it remains fairly drinkable. Lots of berry, light caramel cream, some apple juice and light hibiscus. Finish is lightly tannic and bitter. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
750mL thanks to nuplastikk! Clear deep jewel ruby pour. Thicker buttermilk foam. Nose is a tad medicinal but moving to old world fruit juice and General Store fruit candies, cranapple Ocean Spray, juicy juice box. Taste is classic NG blend of sweet juice, oil, tangy acid. Rich, quenching, ultra soft. Spicy acid backend. Another fruit beer masterpiece and beer work anomaly. Could give this beer to any human alive and not tell them what it is, they would love it, and then sit dumbfounded upon discovering this was indeed beer. Some may even take a long, hard look at their life and contemplate all the things they've been missing. Welcome to beer my friend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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