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RATINGS: 582   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9063) - 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 (2603) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12/24/12. 750mL bottle thanks to cbfobes! Mostly clear dark amber pour with a small khaki head that fades. Nice fruity aroma with touches of tartness that are distinctly loaded with cherry and a lesser bit of cranberry. Lightly tart flavor with lots of cherry, apple, and light cranberry. It reminds me of Jolly Ranchers in a way, but itís damn good. Tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
19/I/13 - 1Pt. 9Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-36) Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle!

Clear ruby red to copper red beer, small irregular light pink head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit sour, cherry candy, cherry syrup, sugary. MF: little carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity, sweet, cherry candy, syrup, bitter touch. Aftertaste: sugary, cherry candy, syrup, a lemony sour touch, more candy sweetness. Not much different from all the sweet Belgian "kriek" ales...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Pours red with a tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is strong apple and cherry. Taste is tart and fruity but with a significant amount of sweetness, a little much for my taste. It has a medium body with and is a bit fizzy. Overall this is a great beer, wouldnít mind if it was a bit drier but if I had the opportunity in Chicago to purchase more of this I definitely would be.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (753) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Luxurious cherry aroma. I could taste apples and cranberries. Beautifully sweet and tart, balanced exactly the way I like it. This beerís a real treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3124) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Red maroon body with offwhite head, fades. Vibrant tart aroma of sweet cherries, some breadiness. Taste is also rather sour with nice sweet fruit. The one criticism I have of these New Glarus fruit beers, and it seems pretty consistent, is that the flavour fades very quickly. I would rate this higher if the flavour lingered a little bit, but it just doesnít. Too bad. Still very good, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle generously shared by yourefragile. Pour yields a reddish-brown colored brew with a short fizzy head that recedes somewhat quickly. The nose carries a strong bit of cherry and cranberry as well as underlying earthiness. Some tartness coming through, as well as fruit skin. Flavor is moderately tart but has far too much underlying sweetness. Body is medium and appropriate, but thereís too much residual sweetness coming through. Pretty nice for a fruit beer, but pales in comparison to Belgian Red and, to a lesser degree, Raspberry Tart.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from Dak. Thanks my man. Pours a clear red-brown color with a tannish head. Aroma is cherry, apple and tart cranberry. Taste is sweet and tart. Medium bodied and sticky. Another incredible fruit beer from New Glarus. Better than Wisconsin Red? Iím not prepared to say that, but its certainly open for debate. Nobody can touch NG when it comes to fruit beers.

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