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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 Ďbreadyí notes of the Vienna and Munich malts.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (950) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Amber color with thick white head. Slight yeast and cranberry aroma. Dry malty flavor with some cranberry. Tart finish from cranberries. Would go great with Thanksgiving dinner,

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2012
Taste some cranberries. Reddish color. Think i lost my sense of smell. I smell nothing in this one. Okay fruit beer

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pretty dark amber with more of the red hues and can produce a frothy head. Fruity aromas of sour apple, juicy fruit gum, cranberry, slight grapefruit, slight perfumlike hints. Flavors of cranberry actually come through though more light, can be noticed well through the whole flavor experience. Other more subtle flavors of slight caramel, with a hint of nuttyness and very light bread. The bitter dry end doesnt seem to balence well with all the overall flavors. Slightly sweet, tart, dry. A sip here and there is rather lightly tasty but to fast and it becomes old fast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (890) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Malt, grass, and cranberry in the aroma. Standard malty flavor, with some sweet, acidic cranberry in the finish. I donít think this should be categorized as a fruit beer--itís more a fall seasonal--but I still like this beer a lot. Itís a lot better than the vile cranberry lambic from Sam Adams, for example.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (841) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with a short lasting, thin, white head. Aroma is of dark fruit, cranberries caramel malt. Medium, crisp body. Taste is of dark fruit, cranberries, spices, caramel, brown sugar and earthy hops. Nice brew for Thanksgiving dinner.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear dark chestnut color. The head stands one finger high, with an offwhite shade. Itís quick to fade, however, and has a slightly ragged texture. It tries to leave some lacing behind on the glass, but not a lot by any means. Still, attractive due to the bodyís vibrant color. S: This is weird...and worrying. I pick up (slight) cranberry and some sweet caramel primarily. The fruit notes, however, donít seem fully integrated within the rest of the brew - and even worse, come off a bit artificially. Luckily, theyíre hidden beneath the malt backbone enough. T: Caramel hits the palate first, while the cranberry flavors...uh oh, dat artificial finish. Thereís a slight adjunct note in the middle; this is actually my favorite feature. Like I said before, the finish is both chemical and perfume-y, which kills it. Still, Iím glad itís kind of bland instead of bold, actually: that means I can put this down easily instead of want to pitch it. M: Sweet, in a wholly undefined and generic matter. The thick feel just loafs around on the palate, while the decent carbonation fails to scrub the tongue sufficiently. O: Not a car crash of a beer, just really damn dull. To be fair, itís not a car crash BECAUSE itís so dull. Proof positive that fantastic intentions alone does not a good beer make.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (813) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Smooth and tasty beer with a little spicy kick on the end...good, but a little heavy to drink several of

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep copper color topped by a fluffy beige head. Aroma of toasted malt and sour fruit. Upfront, flavor is toasted malt and bitter fruit. Definately tastes of fresh cranberries, which are tart and bitter. Overall, a rather unusual paring of malt, hops and cranberries.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (769) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (718) - 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.


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