RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Happy Accident Fruit Ale Severe Drought, we shared the farmers horror as Wisconsins 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 Wisconsins 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4659) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Thanks a TON bauermj. What a treat! Absolutely gorgeous pour, deep ruby orange with a lively carbonation and two fingers of light beige tan head. Nose is magical, smells like green apple jolly ranchers and a mulled cranberry cider. Candy-ish but acidic and lightly spicy. Hints of cherry and almond pit creep through as well. One of the most incredible and engaging aromas Ive ever encountered. Oh man, this beer isnt even fair.. . spicy and tart flavor with a lot of fruit candy coming through and a wonderful acidity. Medium body and soft but crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (2042) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle. A- Apples, cranberry, cherry, jolly ranchers. A- Red color, hazy liquid, tan head. T- Cherry juice, apple juice, subtle cranberry, sweet, candy. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet finish. O- Oh New Glarus, why do you tease me with your deliciousness and then be so far away. This is a textbook fruit beer and I want so much more. Tasted like a mixed bouquet of red fruits and candy. Delish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
gephross100 (706) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours murky orange brown. Cherry nose. Very close to Perrys aged red. No existent carbonation, very sweet. Great Belgian style fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4921) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2016
750 ml bottle, I think from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, about 3-4 months old, served a little below cellar temp in a New Glarus flute. Pours a cloudy rust-copper with a medium fizzy off-white head that dies away quickly, leaving thick crystalline lacing and a thin lasting ring...fruity, lightly honey-sweet aroma at first seems to be all cranberry, but the apple shows through with some time and perhaps the cherry as well, eventually; also a touch of flowers (lilac) and a bit of perfume - not quite as entrancing as some of this breweries other fruit beers and not, at least in this bottles case, quite as potent...but on the tongue it has the usual wonderful sweet-tart-acidic-fruity character as the Belgian Red and other masterpieces; this one is a little softer I think and less acidic, although the finish is fairly strong and theres a lasting cran-apple note that continues on for minutes after the last sip...strong effervescence, juicy texture that nonetheless offers plenty of pale malt - these things always do in the last judgment taste and feel like beer, and thats the great tribute to this brewery. Ive had this probably 6 or 8 times including a couple of times on tap, and this is probably the least impressive sample thus far, though still excellent. Draught renditions had a bit more carbonation and a bit more tartness and some lactic qualities which I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1219) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown-ish with a fluffy beige head. Aroma is cinnamon, apples, cherries, berries and some vanilla. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet. Lots of fruitiness and almost no bitterness. Light sourness. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
basaywhat (245) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2016
22 oz bottle. Pours clear ruby with creamy off-white/pink head. Aroma is apples, mixed berries, light vanilla, faint oak, and light malts. Flavor is fruit juice with subtle malt notes and faint barrel character. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (4133) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Sweet, red fruits, grenadine, cranberriee, cherries. Clear, dark reddish. Light sour. Immediate sweet fruits coming up, sticky texture, cherries and other red berries, lively carbonation. Decent Fruit Beer, just a touch too sweet for me. Keg at Sportsman Bar, New Glarus.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (3365) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Wow! There it is - perfection in a bottle. The aroma was tantalizing when I opened the bottle and upon sniffing the brew in the glass ho ho! Such volatile perfumey scents of apples, cherries and flowers. Flavor is an amazing blend similar to nose but with the added dimensions of perfectly balanced sweet/tat, perhaps hint of yeast. Superb finish. Damn this stuff is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (358) - - AUG 6, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours a reddish brown, creamy light tan head. Aromas of apples, cherries, faint cinnamon finish. Flavors of tart cherries, red apple skins, rhubarb, sweet fruit pie finish. Creamy mouthfeel, dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2370) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2016
bomber shared. poured a slight reddish pink color no real head to speak of. the aroma was of cherry and apples but the flavor was fantastic a blend of cherry apple and cranberry that will blow your mind. you can taste all 3 distinctly and it is so good. excellent job

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beezydrunkit (29) - Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle. Reddish copper color. Off white head. Aroma of advertised fruit - apple, cranberry, and cherry. Flavor more of the same, but beautifully balanced. No one flavor dominated. Pretty sweet but with a nice mellow tartness to balance it out. Medium to light body with medium carbonation. Has a sparkling wine quality. Super drinkable, but take your time and appreciate the complexity and craftsmanship. Nice beer for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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