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RATINGS: 527   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 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!


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Originally reviewed: 11/20/12. Thanks to my brother for sending a couple bottles of this my way! One for now, one for Thanksgiving dinner. Bottle split and shared with a friend. Poured into a small wine glass. Pours a dark tawny-tinted red with a pinkish head on top. The nose, the nose, my kingdom for the nose! Cherry jolly ranchers. Need I say more? Such a fruity and tart aroma, I canít think of a better way to describe it. Nothing really stands out much different than the BR or RT, but thatís not necessarily a bad thing. Effervescent bubbles give this beer life! Crisp and bubbly - fits this beer to perfection. Big flavors of cherries and apples. The cranberries really show up on this finish as this tarts up quite nicely. This sets itself apart from the other fruity mainstays from these guys. Itís sweet, no doubt, some would say too sweet. But the tartness comes through at the right moment, giving a nice kick to the back end. I think Iíd be able to get through a bottle of this one my own, but I find it is the perfect beer to share. Sweet. Tart. Tasty. Thank you, Dan. You work quite the magic with some fruit.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
25 oz. bottle pours a clear dark reddish brown with a small off-white head that doesnít leave much lacing. Aroma is full of cherries and cranberries, with some apple and perhaps a bit of wood. Taste is much sweeter than I feared it would be, since the brewery called this a sour ale. Itís more like a cranberry/cherry cider: crisp and sweet. Body is light to medium and a little viscous, but with lively carbonation. This one did not disappoint at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cjmccahill (29) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2015
Clear, reddish brown. Thin bubbly head. Very crisp, almost like a cider, but cherry and cranberry come through nicely. Good carbonation, excellent for dessert. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6766) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2015
750 ml bottle. Cheers veliemboys. Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Quite heavy viscosity. Aroma of very sweet apple pie notes, tart berries and wood. Flavour of heavy apple sweetness, cherries, wooden tartness, bread and cranberry juice. Medium bodied. Nice, lingering, tart, apple finish. Sweet and very enjoyable. Itís like a tart apple jam. But beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4331) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
750ml bottle, thanks Sami!

Pours reddish brown with a large foamy head. Aroma of tartish fruits, berries, cherries, juicy notes, oak and hints of sourness. Taste is smooth, sweet, slightly tartish and juicy with loads of berries and cherries. Finish is sweet, silghtly sticky and a bit tartish with loads of juicy berries and cherries. Surprisingly close to European sweet soda-like "lambics". A bit disappointing. Way too sweet and not sour or tart enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6495) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
75 cl bottle @ olio
Aroma has berry juice, hay, some cranberries and mild tartness. Flavour has cranberries, tartness, sweet cherries, some acidic tones and sweet berry juice tones. Balanced and drinkability is ok but how this differs from some Belgian fruit juice ílambicsí? Totally overrated, Iíd say. And even the drinkability suffers after some sips due to sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/28/15] Bottle sample at De Garde Brewing in Tillamook. Release and bottle share event. Orange-red. Big jammy fruity aroma. Sweet and slightly tart.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
asceticbrewer (65) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bomber, (Thanks Tom) to tulip. Pours almost the same color as cranberry juice, with a thin khaki colored head. Smells like fresh apple, cherry, leather, and a fruity tartness. Taste is tart, sweet, and is simultaneously reminiscent of apple juice, cranberry juice, and tart cherries. The íwild fermentationí blends perfectly with the tartness of the cherries and the fresh fruityness of the apples and cranberries.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7018) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear rose hip red color with a large head. Loooots and lots of berries on the nose, rose hip, herbal notes, wood, mild herbs and faint cherries. Cherries on the flavor, mild raspberry, cranberries, rose hip, faint citric notes. Maybe a tad too sweet flavor but otherwise quite nice and rich fruity brew.
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7864) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
750 ml bottle. From the brewery. Dark red colour with a tiny pinkish head. All the berries I can image in the aroma. The flavour is sweet berries, lots of berries, berry jam and sugary sweetness. Great. Super jammy and sweet! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (121) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Had to rate this 100 th brew...my fav beer so far. Big balance of all kinds of fruits in aroma. Flavor is wonderful cranberries. Mouthfeel is pretty rich considering fruit can dry things out a bunch. Lively carbonation. Made you feel you were loving it in the bogs. And get this only 11.99 for 75cl bottle...


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