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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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
superspak (6000) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/light copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge sweet/juicy red/black cherries, cranberry, plum, red apple, pears, apricot jam, strawberry, caramel, brown sugar, and lightly toasted bread; with light notes of fruit skin, almond, vanilla, oak, funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with amazing complexity and balance of fruits, dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light oak notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sweet/juicy red/black cherries, cranberry, plum, red apple, pears, apricot jam, strawberry, caramel, brown sugar, and lightly toasted bread; with light notes of fruit skin, almond, vanilla, oak, funk, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity/acidic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of red/black cherries, cranberry, plum, red apple, pears, apricot jam, strawberry, caramel, brown sugar, bread, fruit skin, almond, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruits, dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light oak flavors; with a great malt and tart/tangy fruit balance, with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness tart/tangy fruit and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, creamy/grainy, and lightly slick/syrupy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an amazing fruit beer! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruits, dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light oak flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Enormous jammy fruit flavors, balanced malt body, and mild oak/wild yeast character. One of the best standard tasting fruit beers I have ever had. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.5
Scipio (1212) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Pours a cloudy copper brown with a medium, light pink head. The aroma is a bit tart. Just as the bottle advertises, heavy cherry, apple, and cranberry are found, with some milder oak elements to boot. The flavor is sweet and slightly tart. I get the cranberry and cherry standing out most, while the apple flavor used more in support. A little floral, with oak, and hints of vanilla and cranberry round this one out. Long lasting cranberry apple aftertaste. Light in body and with a slick texture. This is so delicious and refreshing I'd happily drink this for breakfast. A must buy.

3.4
MarcoDL (5377) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2017
At Hopishop 2017. Aroma of lemonade, sugar, raisin and rosehip. Taste has raisin, caramel, rosehip, syrup and sugar. Reminds me of the roosvicee lemonade I got as a child.

4.6
poisoneddwarf (2639) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Rating #2600. Wax dipped 750 ml from Keyport Liquor in Superior, WI. Aroma contains all three fruits included, in abundance. Cherries come out first, followed by apples and cranberries. There was a fleeting off-note of metal when I first opened it, but it disappeared quickly. Pours hazy amber with a medium beige head with decent retention. Taste is sour and sweet and is a fruit flavor explosion with every sip. Nothing fake here. It's common knowledge, but it bears repeating: New Glarus does fruit beers like no other. Most other breweries' fruit beers look absolutely ridiculous in comparison. This is the bar and it has been set.

4.1
jc1762 (1608) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle into a wineglass showing rust copper with sparse white foam. The nose shows a juicy mix of cranberries, apples, and red cherries. The palate is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Apple forward balanced with cranberry astringency and lightly tart cherries.

3.8
PowY (1037) - AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
From bottle, shared by Werckmeister, many thanks. Pours copper with a quickly disappearing off-white head. The aroma starts with cherries followed by raspberries, bubble gum and some tart berries in the back. Medium body with a light to medium carbonation, a medium sourness. The flavor is very fruity with cherries, a lot of apple juice, berries. Finishes with a very light hot chili-like sensation, some tartness, some woody qualities and some noticeable alcohol. Very fruity and rich in flavor - nice!

Aroma:8
Appearance: 4
Taste: 7
Palate: 4
Overall: 15


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