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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Not as good as I was expecting. A bit too sweet and medicinal tasting. Still a good beer, but there are better and easier to get options.

4.2
barn0216 (550) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle thanks to bytemesis. Little foam after the pour, warm brown color brightly tinted red. Aroma is strongly reminiscent of the Wisconsin red but with obvious tones from the apples. The apples and cranberries bring a welcome tartness that keeps this beer from wearing out its welcome after one glass. Equal parts sweet and dry, tingly on the tongue. A very light toasty flavor detected in the finish. Overall, it perhaps doesn’t hit the peaks of Wisconsin red but it achieves a much better balance.

4.1
jsquire (4496) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
This pours an attractive reddish amber color with a lasting off white ring of bubbles for a head. Big fresh fruit nose with lots of apple and cherry notes. Sweet tart candy taste with berries, apple juice, and some orange flavors. Gently fizzy on the tongue. This is a great, juicy, fruity beer.

4.8
zizzybalubba (1870) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours reddish-orange from the bottle with a frothy off-white head. Tart cranberry nose with cherry making its way through. Phenomenal taste; tart cranberry and cherry smack the tongue with a wonderful, juicy flavor. The finish is great, yet here is where it falters slightly when compared to Belgian Red (this is more of a limitation of the apple and cranberry that are not as juicy as cherries). Not surprisingly, this is a great fruit beer.

3.9
Dr_MedievAle (214) - Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Delicious apple-cranberry nose that follows into the mouth. A medium sweetness that doesn’t overpower, and nicely complemented by the bitter and dry cranberry-juice-like finish. Delicious beer that tastes like fresh apple-cran juice.

4.1
ajnepple (6626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. An incredible aroma and flavor. Very fresh and tart fruitiness. Medium sourness. Smooth and sweet.

4.7
kcorum10 (347) - Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a reddish color with pink head. Aromas that remind me of smelling a fruit tray. This beer has some amazing flavors from the fruit combinations added. This is one the best beers I’ve had.

4.1
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2013
The beer appears ruby to amber with a frothy, off white head. The aroma brings a potent dose of apples, pears, tart cranberries, sweet fruit juices. A typical New Glarus fruit beer. Bold and assertive. Teeming with flavor. Sweet cherries and apples with minimal alcohol. Though a bit sweet for my tastes, there's no denying that this is a terrific beer. Fantastic in small quantities. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Beardaxe (293) - - OCT 8, 2013
Excellent fruit beer. Complex aroma of mixed fruits and a touch of the oak. Flavor is aggressively sweet and sharp. But it never becomes cloying and is held in just enough by the wood. Still, this is a fruity juicy beer. Yet somehow it all works. Abv is undetectable, the right enough of carbonation to keep it from being juice, and a complex layering of fruits. This is what a fruit beer should be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Very well done! Syrupy sweet, but somehow manages not to be a fruit bomb. I pick up primarily cherries and cranberries; can't say I discern apple. Slightly woody, which I think is what ensures this isn't a sugar bomb. A hint of sourness. Overall, a pretty complex dessert beer -- a difficult task for a syrupy sweet beer. A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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