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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2425) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Shared 25 oz. bottle, and poured to fest goblets showing a hazed, brownish copper color, with a modest, diminishing layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and light spots & strands of lacing. The aroma was expressive fruitiness as grape & cherry, cider-like notes, and candy/cough drop sweetness. Medium+ bodied, with perky effervescence, the taste was rather sweet, with tartness, a hint of grain, and peppery bitterness blended in. Some tanniny astringency, and just a touch of dryness finished it off. Positioned somewhere between a Sour, a Fruit ale, and maybe even a cider. A bit too sweet for my tastes on a regular basis, but the full flavor drew me in this time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
i gotta say, im not a fruit beer person, but this one definitely lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2129) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 02.02.2014, 0,74l bottle @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet and slightly fresh fruity, sweet cherries, caramel malts, craneberries, soda powder, apple juice, cherry jam. Taste is sweet cherries, caramel malts, fermented apples, craneberry juice, soda powder, sorrel, hints of chili. Light acidity, soft carbonation. Nice enough, feels a little artificial and candy like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1206) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Reddish brown with a nice pale head. Aroma is cherries, blackberry, raspberry. Medium bodied, fruity and sweet on the palate, lingering fruit in the aftertaste. Taste is cherries, blackberries, berry jam. Love this, lots of berries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (960) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks Jason. Clear rose. Aroma of berries, apples, bubble gum, wood. Taste is tart, sweet. Coats the mouth with sugars. So great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (133) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Slightly reddish golden, medium carbonation. Strong fruity aroma, cherries and raspberries, slightly medicinal. Slight lactic tartness, slightly sweet, and lots of complex fruit flavors. Extremely flavorful and enjoyable. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
sample at Food Bank bottle share, dark berry colored pour. medium to fuller bodied. very flavorful, jammy, cranberry, cherry, apple. fruit bomb, slightly too sweet for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (208) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Deep red-orange, small head. Tart berry aroma. Fairly sweet initial taste that quickly turns tart, quite complex. Medium body, lively carbonation and acidity, long finish that turns quite dry against the initial sweetness. Awesome, very curious to try it after a few years of cellaring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours a murky reddish brown with a small off white head. Looots of cranberry on the nose, tart apple, a slightly musty funk note, light notes of cherry, and just a hint of oak. Lots of tart cranberry on the taste, nice oaky notes, a little vanilla, nice bright apple notes. Very straightforward, not super sour or cloyingly sweet and artificial tasting. Very well made.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2309) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a fairly clear pinkish amber color with a with a huge bubbly pink tinged head that persists forever. The aroma is sweet tart and fruity. Tart and sweet cherries with bits of brown sugar and a touch of apple cider and tart berries with a hint of vanilla and oak. The flavor is quite sweet but the tart and fruitiness from the berries and apples counter that nicely. Very subtle woody vanilla flavors round this one out nicely. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet light syrupy mouthfeel. Nice brew, I would have really liked a bit more tartness, but I still had no problem enjoying this one.

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