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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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!

Awktoberfest's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Awktoberfest (385) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Well... A delicious easy drinking beverage. Similar to juicy juice or those non alc bubbly beverages. This is better and really good just not really my thing maybe... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Sweet, red fruits, grenadine, cranberriee, cherries. Clear, dark reddish. Light sour. Immediate sweet fruits coming up, sticky texture, cherries and other red berries, lively carbonation. Decent Fruit Beer, just a touch too sweet for me. Keg at Sportsman Bar, New Glarus.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (3184) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Wow! There it is - perfection in a bottle. The aroma was tantalizing when I opened the bottle and upon sniffing the brew in the glass ’ ho ho! Such volatile perfumey scents of apples, cherries and flowers. Flavor is an amazing blend similar to nose but with the added dimensions of perfectly balanced sweet/tat, perhaps hint of yeast. Superb finish. Damn this stuff is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (350) - - AUG 6, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours a reddish brown, creamy light tan head. Aromas of apples, cherries, faint cinnamon finish. Flavors of tart cherries, red apple skins, rhubarb, sweet fruit pie finish. Creamy mouthfeel, dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2016
bomber shared. poured a slight reddish pink color no real head to speak of. the aroma was of cherry and apples but the flavor was fantastic a blend of cherry apple and cranberry that will blow your mind. you can taste all 3 distinctly and it is so good. excellent job

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beezydrunkit (27) - Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle. Reddish copper color. Off white head. Aroma of advertised fruit - apple, cranberry, and cherry. Flavor more of the same, but beautifully balanced. No one flavor dominated. Pretty sweet but with a nice mellow tartness to balance it out. Medium to light body with medium carbonation. Has a sparkling wine quality. Super drinkable, but take your time and appreciate the complexity and craftsmanship. Nice beer for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phranq (62) - - JUL 24, 2016
Brown purple pour. Smells of sweet strawberry. Taste is tart sweet fruit. Paltet is amazing. Slow longer perfect balance of sweet tart and beer. Amazing fruit beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Shared bottle at Craft. Pours hazy ruby with tan head. Nose was big cherries, cranberries, some earthiness. Tasted delicious; a medley of cherry, cranberry, some yeasty funk, mild tartness, and a dense, amazingly complex finish. Just outstanding.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
books_n_brews (148) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle courtesy of maniac.Pours like a sparkling cider but smooth as hell. Tart but just enough. Smells and feels exactly like having sex in a cranberry bog. Orgasmic and indeed serendipitous , but less sticky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1458) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2016
It’s pretty damn cool when some new friends surprise you with a bottle of New Glarus as you come through the door. Serendipity pours like the Ocean Spray grape/cranberry blend I like drinking for breakfast. Reddish-purple pour with a pinkish fizzy head. Hell, it even kind of smells like the Ocean Spray - both fruity sweet and tart aromatics. Flavor is a perfect blend of light sourness - not just from the cranberries but also from the apples and cherries. Just as the tartest aspects of each fruit have been captured, there’s also the sweetest, starchiest characteristics. Refreshingly vinous and juicy. Phenomenal dessert in a glass. This left me in a happy stupor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle drunk 5/30/16.
Beautiful crimson-violet body is topped by a beige head that shows moderately-strong retention. Good clarity.
Cherry-cranberry acidity in the nose smells quite authentic and is trailed by an almost granny smith-like appleskin note as well. A touch of medicinal character to the fruit but it’s not off-putting. Light wheat and biscuit behind it. Fruit really deepens in complexity as it warms and breathes with blueberry and grape-like notes emerging (despite none being used), as well as light vanilla and rich buttercream. No alcohol or flaws.
Sweet and tart it has a nearly syrupy fructose character up front, with light cider qualities. Cherries come through the middle with strong cranberry tartness on the finish. Low but tight carbonation and just a touch of medicinal character with wheat, vanilla and honey notes adding a solid beer element and helping balance the sugar somewhat. After finding Red and Tart both just too sweet, I can finally say I enjoy this offering. Sure, I’d still like a good deal less sweetness, but the strong tartness nearly balances here and the fruit flavors are quite enjoyable.

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