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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Had this before and with christmas dinner over at ma’s friends sherry and ronnies (deep fried pork tenderloin and spiral ham) .. . pours a deep amber .. light foam .. light cranberry, light light molasses, and fruit pits .. . it goes down easy but a tad muddled and not fruity enough .. . . herb!! no madam, its herbert, i’m not a seasoning!!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (696) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine and More in Huntersville, NC. The beer itself starts out impressive: it pours a nice dark amber/copper color with a little bit of a tan head. Aroma is surprising. I was expecting to get a lot of cranberry nose in this beer, but it was all rather muted, just a little bit of malt and the cranberry seems non existent. Taste is fruity with some malt notes and then a little bit of cranberry sneaks in on the end of it. Aftertaste is from the malt lingering on your taste buds. Overall, this is a nice beer, but I am a little disappointed it. I thought this beer would be refreshing, instead it was just another fruit beer with nothing that makes it stand out from the rest.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Poured a clear copper color with small white head and little lacing. Aromas of hay, with light notes of cranberries. Taste is sweet, not as much tartness as expected and though the cranberries are there, I expected more. Overall, pretty decent brew from the malts but was left wanting more cranberry flavor and more of an effervescent palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
The aroma is malty and sweet with some hops but almost no detectable cranberries. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a good to drink beer but does not live up to being a cranberry beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
slightly tart but has strong flavor. the malt and hops are medium . a nice drinking beer for the Xmas dinner. gives off a good scrubing flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11062) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Poured reddish brown color and an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate tart fruit and dough aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium tart fruit flavor with a medium tart finish of moderate duration. Refreshing fruit beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear caramel with a moderate, frothy, off-white head. The head remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of cranberries, apple, caramel, bread and spice. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with fruity notes and a hint of spice. The finish is long, sweet and slightly spicy. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this fruit ale is disappointingly simple. Cranberries seem to have so much potential as a brewing ingredient, but this brew underwhelms with simplicity. 2011-11-25

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1778) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Pours an amber red with a fruity spicey aroma. Has a sweet finish and goes down smooth. Delivers on the description.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear amber with a one finger tan head. Good lacing and head retention. Smell is of very tart fruit. There is a tiny bit of malt that comes through. The flavor is very tart. Way too heavy on the cranberries here. I cannot really detect any malt at all. The beer finished crisp and dry with no hops to speak of. Mouthfeel is light. This is just not my kind of beer. The cranberries and accompanying tartness is way over the top.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnnniee (2446) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2011
I’ve seen this on the shelves the last few years and never thought once about buying it. This year someone left a bottle at my house, so I guess this is the year. Pours a medium copper color with a good sized white head that displays moderate retention and lace. Smells malty with caramel and brown sugar and that distinctive aroma of cranberries. Smell is sweet and fruity and not bad actually. Taste is exactly what I expected from the aroma. Brown bread, syrupy, caramel, cranberry sauce. It was fun at first, but about half way down the glass I got real tired of the fruity sweetness. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation, sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. One sweet and fruity beer that I’m glad I got to try, but that I can pass up again next year.


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