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RATINGS: 468   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 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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cblado (240) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Holy cow. This is incredible. I heard rumors upon my return to Wisconsin that my favorite brewery, the fabled New Glarus Brewing Co., had produced a special seasonal fruit beer. After savoring their Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart beers for many years, I knew I had to try it. Then, lo and behold, I received it as a Christmas gift from my grandmother. Yes! It pours a beautiful ruby color with a thick off-white head. Significant lacing, too. Aroma is a lovely blend of apples, cranberries, and cherries. The flavor is very fruity, with apples up front, and cherry/berry flavors at the end. It’s very similar to Belgian Red, but more complex. The apples give it additional sweetness, but the cranberries add a tart flavor. Sorry Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart, but this might just be my new favorite New Glarus fruit beer! I paired this with a nice buttery Wisconsin gouda cheese and had myself a little snack earlier. Mmmm...


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Fruit, green apples, gooseberry, jam, light funk. Taste is great again, apples, red fruit, berries, little bit sweet, brown sugar. Little sour bite. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
huge fruity nose - apples and cherry mostly, some tartness. Murky amber xor with foamy tan head. Sweet, super fruity, apples, berry and cherry. Tart and lightly acidic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
teemoney (59) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Poured from bottle into fluted glass. Deep amber color with bubbly white head. Smells like apple cider and champagne. Tastes like apples and wine, with a tiny bit of malt evident, as well. Pretty sweet, not exceptionally tart. Feel is bubbly from the carbonation. Lighter body. Overall: pretty tasty. Barely resembles beer, much more like a cider, but without the dryness. A little tart, but not vinegary like a typical sour.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1001) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Dan shared his bottle the other day. Poured a beautiful deep red mahogany with almost no head in a snifter. The aromas...oh my. Serious lush fruits including the cherries, cranberries, pears, apples, and plums. It reminded me of grandma Coilas berry pies. I could even get the bready, biscuity pie crust. The taste was there with the aromas in complexity of the various fruits. I think the only drawback is thatit was really sweet. But at the same time there was a nice tartness to chase the ending. Medium body for a sour/fruit but oh so good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (514) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I don’t have lots of experience with fruit beers. I really enjoyed this, helped I’m sure by the fact that I love cherries and cranberries. Fruity as you’d expect, and tart as you’d expect. A bit too carbonated for my tastes, but still, this was a great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (1878) - USA - SEP 1, 2014
Hazy purple maroon in color... Aroma of apple, cranberry, cherry fruit candy... Almost medicinal aroma... Flavor is moderately tart, fruits are all noticeable, cherry, cranberry, apple, finish is wild fermented cheese, slightly spicy on the palate... Exciting idea, enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (52) - 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+++++

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nolankowal (931) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (467) - - AUG 23, 2014
750 ml purchased at New Glarus, and served with rhubarb crisp. Pours a beautiful clear dark fruit color that shifts with lighting. Cherry red, dark orange, slight crimson, covered in a lasting off white head that fades to moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet and inviting: cranberries, apples and cherry complexity. Flavor is same with an intense balanced sweetness that matches with the rhubarb crisp perfectly. Another great New Glarus fruit beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (765) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle from unknown at de Garde tasting. Pours a reddish orange, little to no head. Aroma very fruity, some mulling spices. Body medium-tart, lots of spice, lingering tartness. Yikes, spice lovely.


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