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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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (717) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours a dark, purplish-amber, with nice-sized head. Aroma of cherry and cranberry. Flavor is a complex mix of all three fruits. Very sweet, as is the norm with New Glarus fruit beers. Bottle label had me expecting something a bit more on the sour side, but this is even better. These guys are the fruit beer masters and this is yet another top-shelf offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (408) - - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
25 oz. bottle pours a clear dark reddish brown with a small off-white head that doesn’t 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. It’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cjmccahill (31) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2015
Clear, reddish brown. Thin bubbly head. Very crisp, almost like a cider, but cherry and cranberry come through nicely. Good carbonation, excellent for dessert. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2015
750 ml bottle. Cheers veliemboys. Pours a dark amber colour with a small head. Quite heavy viscosity. Aroma of very sweet apple pie notes, tart berries and wood. Flavour of heavy apple sweetness, cherries, wooden tartness, bread and cranberry juice. Medium bodied. Nice, lingering, tart, apple finish. Sweet and very enjoyable. It’s like a tart apple jam. But beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
750ml bottle, thanks Sami!

Pours reddish brown with a large foamy head. Aroma of tartish fruits, berries, cherries, juicy notes, oak and hints of sourness. Taste is smooth, sweet, slightly tartish and juicy with loads of berries and cherries. Finish is sweet, silghtly sticky and a bit tartish with loads of juicy berries and cherries. Surprisingly close to European sweet soda-like "lambics". A bit disappointing. Way too sweet and not sour or tart enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6734) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
75 cl bottle @ olio
Aroma has berry juice, hay, some cranberries and mild tartness. Flavour has cranberries, tartness, sweet cherries, some acidic tones and sweet berry juice tones. Balanced and drinkability is ok but how this differs from some Belgian fruit juice ’lambics’? Totally overrated, I’d say. And even the drinkability suffers after some sips due to sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/28/15] Bottle sample at De Garde Brewing in Tillamook. Release and bottle share event. Orange-red. Big jammy fruity aroma. Sweet and slightly tart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
asceticbrewer (68) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bomber, (Thanks Tom) to tulip. Pours almost the same color as cranberry juice, with a thin khaki colored head. Smells like fresh apple, cherry, leather, and a fruity tartness. Taste is tart, sweet, and is simultaneously reminiscent of apple juice, cranberry juice, and tart cherries. The ’wild fermentation’ blends perfectly with the tartness of the cherries and the fresh fruityness of the apples and cranberries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7254) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear rose hip red color with a large head. Loooots and lots of berries on the nose, rose hip, herbal notes, wood, mild herbs and faint cherries. Cherries on the flavor, mild raspberry, cranberries, rose hip, faint citric notes. Maybe a tad too sweet flavor but otherwise quite nice and rich fruity brew.

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