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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3474) - 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 you’re 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
That1Guy (1962) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Happily crushed with Jakebra. What a fucking beer! Cranberries, cherries, and red apples. Mostly apples in the flavor, tart fruit flavors. The kind of beer where people say, "This is not a beer." But it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OneSickPuppy (4) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2012 does not count
I love the tartness from the cranberries. This works for me especially when I’ve had a hard day at work and need something to wake me up. When you pour it into a glass there is a nice lacy head that quickly disappears. The color reminds me of cherry soda/pop. The carbonation combines nicely with the tartness. You can taste the apples and cherries but the cranberries make this beer what it is. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1079) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle via Atom, thanks Adam! Pours a dark amber to purple color with light pinkish head. Aroma is more cranberry and cherry forward with the apple coming in more when the beer warms a bit. Taste is slightly tart cherry to start, more sweetness followed by a bit of red apple with the cranberry coming in at the end to really make the tart factor come into play. I loved this beer as I’ve loved pretty much all New Glarus fruit beer. This one is just under Belgian Red as my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1000) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours red with a thick Head of white and pink. Aroma consists of cranberry and apple juice. Hints of cherry, but relatively no sourness. Not nearly as sweet as the Belgian Red and somewhat tart at times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Small off-white head atop crystal clear orange-red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, cranberry, some orange, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, cranberry, cherry, some tartness, faint wood. Effervescent light-medium body, somewhat syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
I can smell Apples, Cherries, & Cranberries. I dont smell or taste the oak that this brew was aged in. It has a tartness to it and the cherries leave a minimal taste after a sip but nicely fade away. Overall it is an above average fruit beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3923) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Big thanks to reynold314, huge cranberry and apple flavors, rediculous flavors, great apple aroma

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle, it is quite a happy accident, though i’m not totally sold on the mash of cranberry, apple and cherry.. I much prefer straight raspberry tart, the tartness here melds well with the cranberry and the sweetness of the apple balances well.. this is a truly awesome fruit beer, but one which i think the sum of its parts is not greater.

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