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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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Bottled. Hazy amber. Sweetish aroma of lingonberries or cranberries. Fairly sweet with dense mouthfeel. The berries are accompanied by some roasty malt. Salty finish with low-medium bitterness. A quite enjoyable straightforward beer.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
Light amber with no head. A bit of cranberry aroma and not a whole lot else. The flavour is a bit muddy tasting, with hints of cranberry. Lacking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11645) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11527) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 7, 2007
The aroma is sweet cranberry. Or it is cranberry and raspberry. It is sweet berry. A luminescent apricot amber color with a decent white head. Starts berry sweet, and a bit thin. The bitter cranberry competes with what might be hop. In the event it finishes interestingly bitter. Not an ideal match for hot salsa. My bad. It’s really good though. So I am off the average - way off. My good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/08/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

redish amber, whispy head, slightly sweet fruity aroma, creamy body, cranberry flavor well balanced with the malt and light bitterness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9553) - 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!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Saarlander (as part of the Mystery Swap v2.0). Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a huge, huge sized off white head. Aromas of cranberries, light caramel and a perfume. Tastes of mainly tart cranberries. Not too much going on with this beer and the cranberries where a little on the artificial side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Pours a transparent deep copper with a thin, light tan head. Dry earthy malty aroma has some subtle fruit notes. Starts with a dry malty body turning a touch sweeter and sugary toward a lightly tart, drier cranberry finish. An interesting brew, but not all that wonderful.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (6860) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6353) - 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.


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