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Butte Creek Christmas Cranberry Ale

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Just a hint of a cranberry fruitiness under a pleasant Christmas ale. Perfect for a Merry Christmas and a Hoppy New Year. Available December & January

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Appearance: Pours a delicately hazed, dark gold body with a thin, white head. Smell: Very little beyond a thin, weak scent of cranberry. Taste: Light, crackery maltiness which quickly transitions into a light taste of cranberries. Dry finish where the flavors rush out leaving you with an effervescent sip of club soda. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: Mild maltiness mingled with the cranberry flavoring. Not too terribly much else to it, really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Sampled from a 22oz. bottle. Pours a semi-clear reddish-pink orange color with a small head. A little fizzy if I can define it that way. Aroma is slightly tart, with touches of mild malt. Flavor is a touch of tart fruit, but that’s about it. Drinkable, but otherwise pretty average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Bomber at least a year old. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is sweet with slight cranberry. Taste is wretched.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle. Sweet Jesus, what was I thinking?? Popped open the bottle and it exploded all over, big time gusher. What remained poured a hazy pinkish amber color with a huge, dense, off white head. Aroma is light fruits, light malt. Flavor is tart cranberry, soap, light malts. Palate is medium to light bodied, way over carbonated, finished tart. Not veery good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2007
From a 22oz. bottle purchased at Woodstock Wine and Deli in Portland, OR--Poured a light amber red-orange body with a small almost nonexistent head. Nose of mild fruit and faint malts. Pretty uneventful and easy drinking. Finished moderately dull and barely bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Soapy extract laden nose. Saccharine like sweetness on the palate with mild malt notes. Soapy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2007
bottle thanks to dragonstout: pours an orangy red with a white head. aroam of cranberry and other pit fruits, also some malty sweetness. flavour is a bitter fresh fruit and sweet malts colliding. finishes dry and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2007
thanx to Elmatador for sending this our way.Pours dark amber with a cranberry and peaches nose. Flavor had mild cranberries with a small tart bite.The finish was slightly tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle... Cloudy peach-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. The aroma is basically “canned peaches meet caramel malt.” Tangy, lightly sweet flavor with good bitterness. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Fruity, tannic, gently bitter finish. Thanks go out to DragonStout for sharing the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Courtey Dragonstout. Pours a light amber color with a medium, light tan head. Smells pretty fruity, alot of malts, and yeast characters round out the aroma. The flavor isquite frity as well, you get a little of the cranberry, alot of Belgian yeast, and some big maltiness. The finish is fruity sweet with a light bitter aftertaste. Nothing great here, but drinkable.

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