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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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Tasted at RBBWG 2013, thanks Travlr! Pours a clear brilliant reddish brown color with a tan ring for a head. Smell is apple, cinnamon, cherry - a nose full of fruit. Big fruit taste - the aforementioned fruit ending nicely dry and crisp. Body is medium - round & slick with nice active carbonation. Another very tasty fruit brew from New Glarus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dekester1 (356) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Poured, in a wine glass, a clear rubby red - copper color with a very nice fine foam head with slowly faded to extensive lacing. Aroma was fruity with malty sweetness in the background. Taste was very fruity - cherries, cranberry tart and slight apple - with a malty backbone and a mild floral hop finish. Palate was very nice. Overall, another exceptional fruit beer offering from Dan at New Glarus!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured fiery garnet with a dense-bubbled, easily-resuscitated khaki head. The aroma picked up a tart blend of cherries and cranberries paired with a bit of oak and floral character.. great balance between sugars and tart character. The flavor found tart cherries and apple skins on the tip of the tongue, with meatier apple following.. lively carbonation, tart cranberries, and oak surrounded.. finished tart over a lot of tasty, residual, fruity sugars. Light-medium bodied with a lot of carbonation on the palate.. really dried out in the end.. great brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bomber thanks to Ghostface. Pours ruby red with purple/white head. Great tart cranberries sweet cherries. Strong apple cranberry and cherry taste. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1462) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from Neal - thanks! Clear reddish pour with a froth of white foam. Aroma is apple, berries, sugary fruit, and light tart. Taste is heavy with apple and cranberry and sugary fruit. Clean, lightly coating mouthfeel. Sugary but very good in small pours - I cannot imagine anyone really making better fruit beers than New Glarus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (6384) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
bottle at RBBWG12 pours very clear orange, / brown no real foam smell is apple , even soapy, but in a way very good ! taste is like liquid candy ! amazingly sweet, candy in aftertaste as well. so diffrent, i love it !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours a deep red with minimal head after pouring. Smells of tart cherry and apple. Tastes almost the same as it smells. Drinks very similar to theBelgian Red and the apple in it does nicely too even it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Portentous cranberries and Montmorency cherries leap from the glass, sticking to the palate even after just one sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A crown of foam circles the clear garnet.
-The flavor profile is in line with the powerful aroma.
-This tastes like a super fruity soda of the best kind. But it doesnít have the drinkability.
-Cranberries donít have the appeal of raspberries or cherries in beer, imho. But this will definitely please all those looking for an intensely fruity experience.
-Mild acidity accompanies the sugars in the finish.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
I feel like forever who hasnít tried this beer be prepared... Doesnít have the slightest resemblance to beer IMO Poured a cherry amber color with no head and very little carbonation. Flavor is sweet, mix of cherries, crab Apple, cranberries, and a slight sourness which reminds me of being a kid working on an Apple orchard drinking fermented Apple cider. My wife loved it, I wasnít in the mood for this on a cold snowy winter night but will give it another go in the summer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (2938) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
One of many New Glarus bottles courtesy of GhostFace. Deliciously sweet and tart, even in the aroma. Excellent balance and complexity.

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