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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
J1897 (4) - green bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
New glarus does it again. Beer was great im not a wine guy , so this was my wine . aroma is great , good finish very good fruit beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle shared with a few buddies. Well I knew New Glarus delivers some great fruit beers, but I didnít expect it to be this good. Fruit aroma right up front, sort of like smelling a cherry soda. Lots of apple in the flavor. Would be my absolute go to beer in the hot FL weather. Outstanding!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2013
I canít imagine a beer I would rather drink on a regular basis moreso than this. The flavors are so huge and inviting that there is never too much. to polish off

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Extremely sour fruity aroma, first apple then lambic fruity sourness. Excellent carbonation even in the small stupid gabf glass. Perfect blende of the fruits and the sourness, I felt like I was in the cranberry bogs. I would have stayed at the booth all night but the line would have rioted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ContemplateBeer (1608) - 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 donít 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 hasnít 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. Iíve smelled nothing like it as an adult, until now. Thereís 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: Thereís nothing Iíd change about this beer, and every drink of it was a reminder of itís excellence. A beer worth seeking out.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (191) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nolankowal (933) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Great fruit beer, arguably better than the raspberry or cherry varieties from New Glarus. A nice, sour funk with a great tart fruitiness to balance it out. Josh brought this one back from WI for the winter beer tasting in Dec. 2012.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
his is easily one of the best fruit beers that Iíve ever had and one of the finest that New Glarus has ever created! This is right at the top of the list with the Belgian Red and the Raspberry Tart. I really enjoyed the combination of sweet red fruit, oak, vanilla and the slight sour character the most in Serendipity. I highly recommend and suggest going out and getting this if youíre a fan of NG fruit ales and if you live in Wisconsin or live near the border.

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