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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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Poured a hazy copper color with a minimal off-white head. Fruity malt aroma. Sweet. Cranberry and catelope. Slightly tart. Flavor starts with a little malt and then disappears leaving a touch off bitterness. It was almost like nothing was drank.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Dense dark reddish appearance, good head formation. Fruity fairly winey aroma. Dry, strong fruit flavor but doesn’t really taste like cranberry, dry finish. Pretty well balanced, I enjoyed the lack of cranberry flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bcbcdude (2) - Chico, California, USA - FEB 3, 2005 does not count
I’m not one to drink a lot of fruity beers, but the light cranberry aroma and the slight tartness that it adds to the flavor really worked. Pour it in a glass and forget that its called Christmas Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Pours amber with thin head. This was pretty decent for a fruit beer. The cranberry flavor was very mild, not overwhelming like most fruit beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Pors a hazy orange/brown color. Has a mild wheat like aroma with a hint of tartness. Tastes like a wheat with some cranberry sweetness and and a slightly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Bottle. Amber, slightly reddish color with a little white head. Slight cranberry aroma with some malt. Sweet malt flavor with a little fruitiness. Didn’t like the aftertaste, not exactly sacharine, but close.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2550) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle. A reddish orange color with a thin diminished tan head. A sweet cranberry aroma. Rather light in body, a little little pine/spruce and earthy flavor with the fruit coming through at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
pours a hazy amber with poor head formation/retention. nose mildly berry-like, with perhaps some earthy hop notes. fruit flavor up front, with some hoppy dryness in the finish. more hop flavor and bitterness than usual for the fruit beer style. drinks rather well-dry for a fruit beer, without the usual cloying sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Nice bubbley palate, with just the right amount of cranberry in the finish. Tart yet smooth, very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Hazy orange color with a small white head. Cranberry and pine aroma, with a little honey as it warms. Mild malt, pine and honey flavors. Medium feel with a slightly dry ash finish.


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