Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really wanted to like this, but it was almost a pour. Its redemption was, as it warmed it became tolerable. Nice nose. Cranberry soda at first. Warming brought out a bit of pleasant malt. Still, a dud.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated based on notes taken 15 Sept 2012 -- Interesting. (those notes usually mean it wasn’t great) Not a great bit of cranberry, just a hint. So why call it a cranberry brew?
gripweed57 (1111) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
geologyguy (1104) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and tasty beer with a little spicy kick on the end...good, but a little heavy to drink several of
Sammer (1096) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This one is kinda funky and unusual. Taste is cranberries, cotton balls and malt. All over the map.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby Red with thin white lacing. Malty, caramel, yet slightly grassy aroma.. Malts upfront on the palate but overall crisp and clean with a bit of spice and earthy bite on the back.
BeerFanDan17 (1039) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery in Boston. Cranberry Harpoon Helps... rich maltiness... very "scotch-like."
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
mike67 (977) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
annunz123 (942) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt, grass, and cranberry in the aroma. Standard malty flavor, with some sweet, acidic cranberry in the finish. I don’t think this should be categorized as a fruit beer--it’s more a fall seasonal--but I still like this beer a lot. It’s a lot better than the vile cranberry lambic from Sam Adams, for example.