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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a dark reddish amber with a tall, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Huge, fruity aroma, lots of cherry, a hint of cranberry, light sweet bread spice, a little oak, sweet biscuit, hints of cereal grain. Some apple comes out in the aroma as it warms and the spicy notes become a little more noticeable. Great cherry and light cranberry flavors and tartness up front, cereal, light herbal and sweet bread/pie spice come in shortly after, some nice woody oak there as well, as it warms the apple comes out some more and the tartness and acidity are somewhat stronger, with something of a lactic or acetic feel to the acidity when it warms more. Liight to medium body with a light, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation and somewhat creamy, slightly sticky feel, leading to a slightly more dry finish with an acidic tingle. Amazing, easily one of my favorite New Glarus beers and one of my favorite fruit beers, hopefully it has a decent shelf life, or they decide to make it a year round release.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (8254) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with the wife (had this many times but never rated). Pours a clear dark reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head that hangs around. The aroma has an abundance of sweet and lightly tart fruit, cherry, apples, berries and sweet malts. The flavor has more of the same, cherries, some apple, cranberries, some skins, actually very similar to Belgian Red with less sweetness and just a touch of bitterness and fruit skins, very solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Sampled at the SCCCT event at Friendship Brewery. It poured a copper / red color with an off-white head. The aroma was of cherries, apples and some nuttiness. The taste was similar to the aroma with more cherries, apples and some slight sourness from the cranberries. Mighty tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Poured into a snifter. 3.25 A: Clear cherry plum color. One finger of beige fizzy head that falls pretty quickly and leaves no lacing. 5.0 S: My goodness. Actually, holy shit. The fruits in this are incredible. All of them come through supremely strong. I canít decide whether the apple, cranberry, or cherry is most potent. Itís like a cider mixed with a cherry wine and cranberry sauce except that they donít suffer from dilution. This might even smell better than itís big sisters. 4.75 T: Like the nose, the fruit trio is incredible in the taste. Equal strength among them all. Powerful and delicious. Any semblance of the base beer is covered by the fruits. Just so damn good. 4.5 M: Medium body. Good spritzy moderate carbonation. This doesnít have the dense syrupy mouthfeel that the fruit twins have. Rather, this is more crisp and refreshing. Still very good. 5.0 D: Love it. I could drink a bottle everyday for a good month if I had the money and the beer. ★ 992 characters DavoleBomb, Jan 02, 2016

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1642) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Pours a slightly reddish amber with pinkish off white head. Aroma and taste are amazing. Nice mixture of fruit with perfect carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slipstream (2382) - USA - FEB 7, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 Thanks to my cousin! Magical fruity perfume aroma. Rich compote taste - apples, berries, humid August days. It comes a little close to fruit soda in spots but itís still magnificent. Sip it slowly alongside a superb fruit tart.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckyNBeer (48) - Wausau, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
What a fantastic fruit beer. Poured a dark amber color with a scent hinting of cranberries, apples, and cherries. Taste wise this was wonderful with the combination of those fruits all making a fantastic concoction. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TH28 (337) - - JAN 23, 2016
25oz bottle. No bottle/code date. Appearance: Deep ruby red/brown with a pinkish white foam cap and nice lacing. Aroma: Tart apple and cranberry most prominent, along with some cherry. Taste: Cherry and apple sweetness upfront, blending into cranberry with a distinct tartness. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a light carbonation. Finish: Dry and tart, with lingering cranberry. Overall: World class fruit beer. Beautiful blend of the Apple, cranberry and cherry for complexity, with a light tartness from the fermentation to contrast the fruit sweetness. A perfect desert beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1851) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Lots of cherry. Somewhat sticky. Some oak. Quite tart. Fruity. Tasted at chris bottle share.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brkr521 (1) - - DEC 29, 2015 does not count
Creamy foam head. An amber red color. Cherry aroma. Sweet initial cherry taste with finishing notes of apples and cranberries that leaves a wonderful sweet and sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (599) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2015
A perfect reminder of how big the world of beer can be. This is everything that isnít hot in beer right now -- essentially no hop presence, low alcohol, sweet and fruity. And yet itís well made and tastes complex and intriguing, not at all saccharine or artificial. Served for dessert at Thanksgiving, and everyone from the beer geek nephews to the Bud Light aunts thought it was spectacular.


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