drowland (6517) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at the brewpub. Nothing special, and not very cranberry either. I was really hoping for more tart/fruit flavor.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at the brewpub. poured a pale orange with not much head or lace. mild fruit flavor and hops are virtually non-existent. little carbonation with a tart dry finish. not one of Blue Cat’s better efforts.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brew pub. Clear orange-brown color with a thin off white head that didn’t leave much lace behind. Smelled of light clove and dried fruit (not necessarily just cranberry, though). Had a definite Belgian-esque flavor with clove and subdued cranberry flavors accented by toasted bread. Tart, fruity finish.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
It had an orange look with a white head. It had sweet cranberry smell. The taste was very dry with a grainy/bread sort of taste. It had a sour finish that killed it for me.
JMerritt (1856) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red-orange with a medium white head. Tart cranberry aroma with sweet malt intermingled. Very dry, with strange rye bread flavors. Sour finish.