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RATINGS: 438   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!


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
1pint 9oz bottle. Pours out a very nice deep red, similar to grape juice. Thick head that fades fast but remains thin around the glass throughout. Strong fruit aroma, cherry dominating. Lightly carbonated and lighter bodied. Sweet apple and cherry on the tongue with a tart finish. Great balance of fruit flavors! Complex and a very enjoyable beer!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7778) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Good cream to yellowish head over brown beer. Apples, with syrup, like something of a fancy fair treat. Sweet, syrupy, slightly roasted flavour. Again apples, Tarte Tatin, even when not as flavourful. Sticky, but with, strangely enough, backthroat quite some acidburn. Not that bad, just a tad overly syrupy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2458) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Smell is cherry and cranberry cocktail. Taste is similar. Good and sweet then dry. Tart. Good but I like Belgian red a touch better. Full body. Good stuff.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (155) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pour is a nice hazy amber with a cloudy head. Aroma is of tart of cherries with hints of apple and cranberries. At first sip I get the cherries but that gives way to tart cranberries followed by a nice crisp apple after taste. Leaves very clean fruity aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (995) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of cherries, fruit candy, apples. Tastes of cherries, jolly rancher, apples. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
truebluehes (164) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Awesome fruity nose, pours nice with small head. Tart like belgian red, but tangy different due to cranberry. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy red with off-white head . Aroma is very Apple, cherry, sweet, very aromatic, very juicy. Taste is very juicy, tart backbone balanced the nice sweet fruit flavors, very cherry. This beer is great.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Troupis (32) - - JUL 3, 2014
As impressive as his cousin the Belgian Red this beer is power packed with genuine fruit and with depth of flavor with every taste. Doesn't sit sugary nor artificial and instead tastes like I'm at a brewery drinking straight from a barrel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopbag (60) - - JUN 28, 2014
Fresh tasting alcoholic fruit juice. Not unlinke an alcoholic cran-apple juice. Low funk if any. Tart in a fruit way, with some bite like a raw cranberry. Some beer flavor lurking underneath. Cloudy red color. Hops absent or well blended, citrus or cascade if anything.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dresden (788) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a ruby/crimson with a very light off white head. Aroma is tons of fruit, cranberry, and cherry. Taste is cranberry (but not overly tart) with apple and cherry in the distance. Aftertaste is completely clean. Delicious and refreshing, and permanent ISO.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ContemplateBeer (1496) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 26, 2014
First off- thanks to my friend John, a Wisconsin native, for picking up a bottle of this at some random truck stop on his way back to Kentucky. He always makes a point to bring back some beer, even when I don’t ask. Appropriate that this beer is a "happy accident," since my friend picked it up without knowing anything outside of New Glarus being a brewery I request beer from often. A happy accident, indeed. Aroma: As if this review hasn’t went on long enough already- the apples remind me of a childhood aroma- an apple tree near my home growing up, which had this tart, but earthy scent. I’ve smelled nothing like it as an adult, until now. There’s also some cherry and just a hint of cranberry. Appearance: Murky apple butter coloured pour with a foamy bone head that settles into a pronounced tuft. Flavor: Mostly wild, lightly tart apple up front with the majority of the cherry coming in toward the finish; cranberry stays on the periphery, quietly complementing the apple and cherry. Palate: Light body, slick texture, flat carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: There’s nothing I’d change about this beer, and every drink of it was a reminder of it’s excellence. A beer worth seeking out.


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