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RATINGS: 489   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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2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Very disappointing beer. The nose and appearance are what is good and reminds of the Red but the taste is off and is that cliched "cough syrup" feel and taste. The taste is mainly of cherries, but unlike the Red there is no tartness just artificial sweetness. The apple and cranberry are there but muddled and masked by the oak. The lack of tartness is surprising with the inclusion of cranberries. I could not finish my glass nor did I want to try.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radarsock (973) - Vermont, USA - NOV 27, 2014
750 mL bottle supplied by Stine - many thanks! Consumed with a whole bunch of relatives who just had to talk about television shows involving eyeglass-clad wallflowers. Paired well with Thanksgiving platters. To red wine glass, it pours a rusted red-tinted autumnal brown with which a few bubbles were shown on top. Looks like cognac mixed with seltzer. Aromas of caramel apples, cranberry sauce, apricot fruit leather, poppy seeds, raisins, sweet potato purče, day-old bread, elderberries, sawdust, fermented cabbage, Concord grapes, stale blueberry jam, lactose, minerals, rose water, and American ale yeast. Tastes the same with the addition of cotton/denim jeans, wine lees, white tea, and sweat. Chewy and swishable - a juice punch basically. I could easily drink three more of these and feel fine. What a fantastic accident!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (385) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Deep mahogany an ruby color, light beige head. Apple, cherry, pear, cranberry, and a little muskiness. A lively and refreshing fruit sweetness throughout. Light bodied and basically like sparking fruit juice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (832) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
750ml bottle pours a brown color with a bit of frothy head. Nice sweet fruit flavors with the cherry, cranberry and apple noticeable at different times through the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (676) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle from Dresden, thanks man! Dark reddish brown pour, muddy all the way through, with light white head. Aroma is cherries, apple, and lots of sweetness. Taste is tart fruity sweetness up front, followed by some apple, finishes sweet. This is delicious.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brick red with a short off-white head. Fruity aroma is artificial in the way of Jolly Rancher, Kool-Aid powder and Fruit Roll Ups. Cherries are evident, apples are not, cranberries are a maybe... watermelon jolly rancher is closer. Medium body, semi-sweet, strong acidity, about what you expect if you know Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart. Gelatin filmy / syrupy terrible mouth feel, it’s basically fruit syrup filling in those kwik-e-mart pastry pies. The acid and sugar play is nice but the fruit expression is pretty terrible.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1480) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Pour is a hazy reddish copper with a light tan bubbly head. Nose is strong red apple, lots of cherry, and a faint touch of cranberry. Taste has a good bit of red Apple, moderate cherries, like cranberries, and a moderate touch of sourness. Light body, strong carb, dry finish. Fruits are extremely bright and really play well together.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (117) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours reddish brown. Smells really fruity and sweet. Taste some apple and berries....really sweet. Amazing beer!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (164) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Waxed bottle pours redish brown. Lots of tan head. Sweet fruity aroma. Taste is apple and berries. Pretty sweet and slightly sour. Very fizzy and a bit spicy mouth feel. Awesome brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle at Jester King Zwanze Day. Amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of huge cherry notes, the kind of fresh fruit you only get from New Glarus fruit beers. The flavor is more of the same. I get some gigantic cherry as well as some light tartness, a hint of brown sugar and some toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. New Glares has done it again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westchesterco (1064) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is dark amber color with a slight head. The aroma is sour cherry and the taste is sweet cherry with an aftertaste of apple and it is very refreshing. It is a happy accident!!!


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