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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1228) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Dan shared his bottle the other day. Poured a beautiful deep red mahogany with almost no head in a snifter. The aromas...oh my. Serious lush fruits including the cherries, cranberries, pears, apples, and plums. It reminded me of grandma Coilas berry pies. I could even get the bready, biscuity pie crust. The taste was there with the aromas in complexity of the various fruits. I think the only drawback is thatit was really sweet. But at the same time there was a nice tartness to chase the ending. Medium body for a sour/fruit but oh so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (603) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I don’t have lots of experience with fruit beers. I really enjoyed this, helped I’m sure by the fact that I love cherries and cranberries. Fruity as you’d expect, and tart as you’d expect. A bit too carbonated for my tastes, but still, this was a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2194) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Hazy purple maroon in color... Aroma of apple, cranberry, cherry fruit candy... Almost medicinal aroma... Flavor is moderately tart, fruits are all noticeable, cherry, cranberry, apple, finish is wild fermented cheese, slightly spicy on the palate... Exciting idea, enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Wonderous fruit and sour fruit aroma, cherry cranbeery and slight green apple. Flaqvor is perfect tartness and sourness with the fruits letting you know they are purely evident. Sparkling everywhere from aroma flavor and mouthfeel. A+++++

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nolankowal (934) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle from the mighty Todd! It had been a while since I had anything from New Glarus, so having the pleasure of trying 3-4 new ones is quite a treat and this one is no exception. Tart fruit skin, light funk, stewed berries, pie crust, ethereal wood dance around a juicy, lively carbonated body... not to the extent of say cider... but there is a pleasant bite to it. Tart cranberry with spicy apple dances around in the front... nice plays between sweet, spicy, earthy and tart... very pleasing bready/tart/spicy finish. Being a big fan of both the Cran-bic and the Enigma, this is a very exciting beer for me to drink as I find elements of both here, perhaps a bit of the Belgian Red as well. If only it could exist all the time and outside of WI, but then again I think the last thing any NG fan would want if for them to be spread too thin and sacrifice their high quality/nuance. Top notch and another great example of what balance can bring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (565) - - AUG 23, 2014
750 ml purchased at New Glarus, and served with rhubarb crisp. Pours a beautiful clear dark fruit color that shifts with lighting. Cherry red, dark orange, slight crimson, covered in a lasting off white head that fades to moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet and inviting: cranberries, apples and cherry complexity. Flavor is same with an intense balanced sweetness that matches with the rhubarb crisp perfectly. Another great New Glarus fruit beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (973) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle from unknown at de Garde tasting. Pours a reddish orange, little to no head. Aroma very fruity, some mulling spices. Body medium-tart, lots of spice, lingering tartness. Yikes, spice lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (389) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Smells like apple cider. Sharp soda-like carbonation that is semi-foamy. Taste is pretty complex. I get apple cider up front, cranberries, and cherry (no surprises with those three). Aftertaste is about 10 seconds and you sometimes get a slight bit of throat warmth. This tastes like a better, more complex version of the Apple Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tvail4 (17) - - AUG 19, 2014
red, hazy, clear, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, light body, slick feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2683) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On draft at the brewery. Fruity, sweet and lightly tart aroma, lots of berryish fruit cherry, floral tones and faint honey, perhaps some slight woodiness in the background. Lightly hazy garnet in color with a sparse, fine, fading head. Flavor profile is quite sweet and fruity, some slight tartness with more berry and cherry flavors and some faint mustiness. Sort of like fermented berry syrup. Some biscuit/cracker in the background but the sweet fruitiness is dominant, and only a faint amount of tartness is present here. Smooth but well-carbonated feel and slightly sticky, body is medium-full with a touch of warmth after the swallow. Like fruit juice-beer.

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