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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidelis83 (1910) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a dark reddish amber with a tall, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Huge, fruity aroma, lots of cherry, a hint of cranberry, light sweet bread spice, a little oak, sweet biscuit, hints of cereal grain. Some apple comes out in the aroma as it warms and the spicy notes become a little more noticeable. Great cherry and light cranberry flavors and tartness up front, cereal, light herbal and sweet bread/pie spice come in shortly after, some nice woody oak there as well, as it warms the apple comes out some more and the tartness and acidity are somewhat stronger, with something of a lactic or acetic feel to the acidity when it warms more. Liight to medium body with a light, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation and somewhat creamy, slightly sticky feel, leading to a slightly more dry finish with an acidic tingle. Amazing, easily one of my favorite New Glarus beers and one of my favorite fruit beers, hopefully it has a decent shelf life, or they decide to make it a year round release.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshmcg000 (312) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours dark amber / red with good sized white head. Aroma is tart cherry. Very tart, made me cringe on first drink, in a good way. the initial cherry and oak flavors give way to slight apple juice taste leaving a sweet taste linger in your mouth afterwards. Its got a little bt of sour funkyness to it also. The cranberrys are not very pronounced but they add a little bitterness. Very crisp and refreshing, with prety heavy carbonation, almost like drinking champagne. This is every bit as good the other 2 great year round fruit beers if not better. Pretty amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Pours a reddish-pink color with a small pink head. Aroma is sweet cranberries, cherries, and light apple. Taste is very smooth and sweet, almost tastes like a robust Oceanspray Cranberry. So frickin’ yummy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pours a reddish purple color with a fruity aroma, taste the apple and cherry with a tart finish.what a great accident!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoobysnak (329) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Smell is sweet with a touch of oak and some nice sourness. A very pleasant red color with a foamy pink head. Taste is sweet, gummy bears, cherry, apple and just a shade of the oak. Another great beer from NG.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Fantastic. Pours a deep pink/red with light pink head. Aroma is fruity, and full of variety. Flavor is fantastic and complex with a bit of sour playing with the cranberry, apple, and cherry which are all distinct.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (626) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours a dark, purplish-amber, with nice-sized head. Aroma of cherry and cranberry. Flavor is a complex mix of all three fruits. Very sweet, as is the norm with New Glarus fruit beers. Bottle label had me expecting something a bit more on the sour side, but this is even better. These guys are the fruit beer masters and this is yet another top-shelf offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1323) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle; Pour is fairly clear golden amber, with ruby highlighting; the fine bubbled head is on the whitish side. The nose is apple and cherry - perhaps a hint of cranberry. I have to say I was expecting a blend of the three - but this one feels like a new brew and works pretty harmoniously. I like the depth of character, sweet, tart, and the wheat comes through - theres less of the barrel treatment than I was expecting - but overall ; another fantastic fruit beer from New Glarus

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
This is the best fruit beer I have had. Can really get the cranberry scent and some cherry/apple in the background. Taste is similar, has a nice smooth texture of juice. I hope this one sticks! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish purple color with a light pinkish head. Very fruity aroma, cherry, apple, and almost a grape like note. Medium light mouthfeel. Sweet fruity flavor with a slight enigma like taste. Easy drinking. Overall, a pretty tasty fruit beer.

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