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RATINGS: 595   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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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

4
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Another great fruit beer New Glarus. Pours lightly hazed reddish amber with lively off-white head. Aromas of cherries, cranberries, apples, sweetness, and light tartness. Flavors of sweet malts, sweet fruits including cranberries and apples with some tartness in the finish. Body was lighter than Belgain Red which is a good thing.

4.1
drsordr (2776) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle pour ruby amber color. Nose immediate sweet tart fruit. Lots of apple, some cherry, Taste tart up front, gets those salivary glands going. Followed by sweet apple, some cherry. Not as coyingly sweet as belgian red. Cranberries seem to come through in the end. Many layers of flavor.

4
callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Deep berry red body, large off-white head, sparse lacing. Cherries, cranberries, apples,and some other dark berries. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, lively acidity, nice tartness, refreshing finish.

3.9
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a New Glarus flute. A: Pours a reddish color with an off-white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring and thin film. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass. S: Unwashed apple skins with some cherry and cranberry flesh. Fresh oak with light cracker malt backbone. T: Granny smith apple, tart cranberry and some light cherry. Sweet malts with a little oak profile as well. M: Light bodied with a nice medium high carbonation level. A little spritzy with a sweet and fruity finish. O: A plethora of mixed berry with a slight cider hint to it with the apples. Another great fruit beer from New Glarus. Serving type: bottle 08-10-2013

4.4
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Aroma us set cherries and apples, appearance is dark red, taste is sweet fruit, great beer, love it

4.8
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Holy cow. This is fantastic. Lots of berries. Raspberries. Apples. Cranberries. Slightly tart. Very nice beer. Lots of wonderful fruit. Very nice. Thanks to Ben at BOSS for this.

4
tgncc (3136) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Via trade with losthops287. The aroma is apples, cherries, maybe some cranberry, but all fruit, with slight sourness. The appearance is translucent deep amber, off white head The flavor is apple, Cherie’s, tart and sour. The finish is fruity sweet, light sour acidicity, tart cherry. Medium in body. Nice fruit ale.

4.4
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
I don’t know how these guys do it....so consistently knock it out of the park with their fruit ales. Cherry is still a stand out, but the apple and cranberry marry together with it so well that it is a delicious fruit cocktail explosion. I’m hunting for anything I didn’t like about but nothing comes to mind. Perfect balance.

4.1
islay (2867) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
25.4 oz bottle; purchased at least several months ago (maybe as far back as February 2013); consumed on 9-15-13. Sweet, tart, musty, sour, very strong aroma features candy sugar, apple, salt, lemon, and berry scents. Pours an effervescent, clear copper with a reddish hue and pinkish taupe head. Sweet taste reminiscent of a berry tart baked good. Tonic water, lemon, dirt, and clay flavors. Harsh but welcome heat produced in back of throat. Medium body. Lively, frothy, and smooth in the palate. Very enjoyable beer but the novelty wears off a bit upon multiple sips.


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