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RATINGS: 116   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (673) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
closey22 (648) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Clear amber with thin off-white head; aroma is light and malty, as is the flavor; slight hint of fruit in the finish along with a dry yet sweet maltiness; feels fizzy. There is a hint of cranberry throughout. Not a bad beer. It kinda grew on me as I went through all 12 ounces.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has a freshness date ("Best By" 01/15/11) and a description of the beer. It also mentions that Harpoon supports there local foodbanks from the sale of this beer. Appearance: The body has a reddish copper color with good clarity and a quick fading light off white head. Lacing is minimal and slick. Smell: The aroma has light scent with a mix of sweet/tart malts and cranberry. Taste/Palate: The flavor reflects the scent with a light to medium bodied malt sweetness with notes of caramel, sweet bread and pie crust. This is offset by light cranberry tartness and faint hop bitterness. Carbonation is light and the palate is a little sticky. Notes: For me this is just a good average beer. It’s not a stand out but it is more balanced then Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (627) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
12oz bottle pours a clear amber with a white head. Aromas of malts bitter cranberry and a weird bitter fruit aroma. Flavor is off settling kind of bitter kind of sweet. Body is light and finishes like the skin of a cranberry

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (587) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (585) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (573) - 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,

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2013
12/03/13 RAK gift from Jodi. By no means was this a bad beer; it just didn't have much of a flavor. No cranberry presence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Moderate head that leaves some slippery lace. Dark amber/light brown color. Clear. Dark amber malt aroma with a touch of sour berry. A light honey sweet overlay to the smell. Dry malt flavor with a surprising level of hop in the finish. The cranberries are nearly imperceptible; shows up best in the swallow. Dry, short-lived finish. Creamy body with a lower carbonation. Overall, it’s a decent offering but resembles a dry amber ale more than anything else.


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