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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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Cloudy orange/brown color with a small, sopay head. The aroma was faint...some pine, cranberries, and lemon. The flavor was pretty bland...cranberries, pine, and some earthiness in the aftertaste. The feel was a little too thin and not crisp enough...a little slimy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Medium brown color, tints of cranberry, slightly cloudy. Small to no head. Aroma is cranberries (DUH!), fruitcake and spices. A medium bodied ale/fruit beer. The cranberry flavor is more in the nose and aftertaste than in body of the beer. It has a nice malt backbone and some hop kick to go with all that cranberry flavor, As it warms it picks up a nice fruit tartness and the flavor mellow and smoothes. An interesting beer, if you don’t object to cranberries. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a distinct cranberry flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Bottle, Portland, summer 2004. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of plum, fruitcake/candy, orange peel. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I rather liked this, actually...quite a looker, and has a pleasant aroma and flavor balance. Not all that rich, but we’re not talking about an Imperial stout here.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Aroma: pine and cranberry, lemons, other spices
Appearance: pink grapefruit color, white head, no lacing
Flavor: slight piney-cranberry flavors, earthiness, other spices--ginger?
Palate: watery, bubbly, slight pine aftertaste

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Hazy amber with a small white head. Cranbverry and lemon aroma offset by some pine. The falvor is quite sprucey, think liquid chistmas tree. The fruits are still there but the spruce is strong. medium bodied. Not sure about this one.,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) Lightly hazed amber body with light beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, some cranberry, caramel, spruce, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, cranberry, spruce, caramel, light earthy. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2004
RBSG 2004: Orange red with tiny particles. Lemon, pine needles and cranberries make up the nose, flavor is sweet, body medium. Nice too try, I doubt that I could drink a whole bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Pours an orange red with a fluffy white head. Aroma is very much like pine needles and cranberry. Very wreathlike. Taste is very similar, earthy cranberries, pine needles, some citrus. Slightly bitter finish, aleish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
sampled at RBSG 04 I’m in the minority on this one. I liked it. Pours red, with a big cranberry nose. The flavor is tart, crisp with a tangy finish. I happen to like cranberries

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Poured reddish orange with thin white head. Aroma is cranberry/raspberry? With some holiday spices. Dirty, dusty aroma. Flavor is about the same as aroma but with a bitter finish. Yet, I swear I can detect some honey notes as well. This beer seems to go all over the place with no real direction. Just average for me.


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