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Butte Creek Christmas Cranberry Ale

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5042) - Fairfax, 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), 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.

2.9
   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.

3
   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.

2.5
   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.

3.3
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1408) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9501) - 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!

3
   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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