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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Brewed using locally-grown cranberries, this beer captures the spirit of a true New England Thanksgiving: the harvest celebration and the sharing of food amongst friends. Fermented with a traditional ale yeast that lets the cranberries provide the signature aroma, this beer is balanced by the ‘bready’ notes of the Vienna and Munich malts.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
unclemattie (4183) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Light brown color. Aroma of tart fruit, cereal malts. Tastes of beer with hints of cough medicine. Not great. Finishes like a poorly made Brown Ale. Kinda awful. (3867)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2232) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
bigguns 22 has done a fine job rating this one as i would concur with everything bigg has to say. though i don’t see it quite as good but the jist is there and it seems redundant to repeat everyhing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is soft and fruity. Tart but not sour with a nice malt finsh.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chudwick (2144) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2013
12oz bottle - pours medium/deep amber with tan head. Nose is berry. Flavor adds cranberry and some sort of malt base. Sour/tart. Tried it because I’m a sucker for fruity beers, but this reminds me of unripe berries. Interesting but will not revisit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Effervescent jewel like deep amber color with a lasting off white head. Sweet tart candy nose. White sugar sweetness with cranberry sauce flavors over raw grain astringency. Some English muffin notes and some bitterness in the finish. Odd beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerme31 (492) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours darker golden color medium tan head. Aroma of bread, caramel, and berries. Medium sweet taste. Medium-thin body, oily texture, tart and mild bitter finish. Not a big fan of this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (723) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
From notes: Poured clear reddish-amber with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Biscuity aroma mixed with caramel and a touch of cranberry. Medium body with a touch of dryness in the finish. The flavor matches the aroma: biscuity and caramelly, with some cranberry underneath.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4052) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
clean adn fresh smell but it is a little sterile in nature. good initial sizzle ont he palate. quite strong initial impact. medicinal, gets more nastly as we continue. wants to step on your tongue but does nit. some bittter astringent back of tongue thing in there. not sure if there is any realcranberry taste in thar. darker looking ale but not brown. cloying at times.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (682) - ISRAEL - JAN 31, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Clear light brown and tea-like color with a small off white head. Fruity nose (grapes, plums, some berries) with caramel and floral hops. Sweet malt flavors, juicy caramel, some tart fruit, grape juice, mellow nuttiness and low bitterness. Medium bodied, kinda easy to drink and quite satisfying. Cool.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Thanks, Abbie! Might have gone better on Turkey Day, but even a late tick is a tick. Reddish brown pour, lively carbonation that fades in time. Nose of dried fruit past consumability, along with mild fruitbread. Thin body accentuates the starkness of the flavors. Usually it’s a good thing when a beer like this avoids being excessively sweet; but here the dry, dusky personality just adds up to suck.


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