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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerKurve (520) - - MAR 29, 2013
Ruby red with a red tinged head. I’m getting strong cherry, apple and cranberry in the nose. The flavor is a rich sweet and sour mixture of apples, cherry and cranberry. Body is slightly heavy and the slight carbonation gives off a crisp feel. Next time I’m in Wisconsin, I’ll be getting more than one bottle of this because this is absolutely amazing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours ruby red with a pink light head. Smells of fruit, some tarte undertones. tastes of cranberry cocktail with a spritz of carbonation and apple juice. Way too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2013
25 oz bottle. Clear garnet with lacy froth. Nose is very sweet cherry and apple with slight yeast. Crisp and juicy with sparkling carb and a sticky pucker. Taste is cherry, apple and vanilla with the cranberry adding a perfect sour foil to the fruity sweetness. Somewhere between champagne, hard cider and Cran-apple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeLuke23 (83) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Damn! All the fruits in this beer are well Represented and and play together nicely. Typical New Glarus fruit beer. Amazing aroma and flavor. No imagination needed, dive in to mound cranberry & apples. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Rating #1600. Bottle courtesy of GhostFace, cheers!! Shared at the March 2013 tasting in Santa Cruz. Pours a dazzling ruby amber color with a disappearing white fizz. Explosive cherry aroma with some sharp tartness to it, immediately similar to Jolly Ranchers. Flavor is revelatory, as is the case with most NG fruit beers. An absolute barrage of concentrated fruit madness. Cherries make up the major flavor component, candy-sweet but natural-tasting, with a base of ice cider apple flesh and a perfect cranberry bite on the finish, rounding out the immense sweetness with a divine tartness. This is easily on par with Belgian Red et. al. and arguably better, due to the complexity and synergy thereof. Serendipity indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 23, 2013
Clear red/ burgundy color wiht a medium disappearing off--white head. Aroma is red apple with some funky notes and strawberry. Flavor is deep apple tartness, mix of apple juice, vinegar and raspberry, fantastic, unlike anything I have drank before very gentle aftertaste with a pleasant raspberry linger. Palate is light to medium, extremely flavorful, drinkable and refreshing. Outstanding, I wish I had regular access to this stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours a clear amber with a slight orange hue with a light brown head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a good amount of slightly tart cranberry with a bit of sweet apple underlying. Flavor has a syrupy cranberry note with a bit of apple that is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Reddish-brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is dominated by the cherry. This beer is so tasty. I want more. A mish mash of 3 fruits that dance across your tongue waking up your taste buds. Tartness of cranberries and cherries liger after the first sip. Faint sourness combines the 3 fruits into one deliscious cornecopia of goodness. Cleansing aftertaste. Nice lacing. By far, one of my favorite fruit beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (1151) - - MAR 19, 2013
Dark red, off-white/light pink. Bubbly carbonation. Nice transition from the color of the beer to its head. Nose is a big box of crayons, cranberries, tart cherries. Taste is tart fresh cherries, cranberry, and then some apple sweetness in the finish. Lingering yogurt and tart fruit. Very light and dry, super quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (2210) - - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a big off-white head that leaves almost no lacing. Aroma is cherry skins, sour apples and a hint of the cranberry. Taste is wonderfully complex. A constant tug of war emerges between the sweetness from the cherry and the sour from the apple/cranberry. The cranberry is most apparent in the finish. Oak makes a late appearance. It's not super apparent but it adds a nice layer to the complexity. Mouthfeel is full and carb is lively. This is an incredible brew. It's so unique and all of the disparate elements are tied together so well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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