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RATINGS: 536   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!


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cblado (281) - 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. Itís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown with large off white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong strawberry, apple skin, and cherry. Medium mouth, very jammy, tart berries, cherry skin, wood, really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Juicy apple cider flavors, hints of sour cherry. Gives way to a caramel apple flavor late. Incredibly drinkable and and well suited for autumn. Yummy stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergeek23322 (2601) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2015
6/2/15: From bottle. Reddish color with a white head. Apple and cherry aromas, light oak. Slightly tart, but very balanced and complex. Fantastic!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
bottle. Red/purple with small head. Itís ridiculous how much fruit flavor is packed into these beers. Tart and sweet at the same time, though the tartness wins. Amazing flavors. Excellent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed at home, thanks to Enuratique. Pours Murky golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is cherries, marzipan, sour apples and cranberries. Very fruity. Flavour is very sweet. Medium bodied, thick texture, sticky carbonation. Finish is fruity with cherries dominating.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PartyFowle (584) - - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. A strange purple-orange hue with slight haze, like apple juice with a raspberry splash. Very thin, silky tan head. The blend of fruits is apparent from the appearance to the aroma to the flavor -- a unique, enticing melange of apple juice, raspberry and cranberry, and in that order, mostly. Splashes of earthiness and mint are discernible as well. The aroma remains enjoyable throughout the entire bottle; the flavor is only likeable through the first few sips, after which the beerís intense sweetness kind of grates on you. Itís hard to finish an entire glass.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Sweet tart cranberries with a well balanced apple cider to this one n the flavor. Intense cranberry and cherry aroma. Perfect carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
Very fruity beer. Nice flavors of berries. A lot of tart on the tongue. Mellows out to a nice sweetness. First drank: DLD 2015 Vintage: 2014

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
[Bottle] Garnet colored pour with a fizzy and quickly receding pink colored head on top. Sweet fruity nose features cherry, blueberry and tart cranberry notes. Flavors of cranberry puree, sweet cherries, light apple cider, oak, hibiscus and vanilla. Tart finish. Very drinkable. Great fruit flavors are 100% genuine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1057) - 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.


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