smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
samsmith33 (578) - - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is cranberry, mold, Reddish brown color, small white head. Taster is Tart cranberry flavor, not unpleasant. Also apple, cereal. Crisp.
A nice festive beer. Good for what it is.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
beerme31 (563) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
bellco33 (481) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle: Pours redish with a thin white head. Aroma of bready malts and cranberry. Taste is a basic ale with cranberry mixed in. Mildly tart and sweet, but a little thin. Light body, decent beer.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: Hint of breadiness and tart cranberry.
Ap: Crystal-clear copper - medium off-white head with moderate retention - a ring of foam and small pad of lacing.
T: Toasty malt, pineapple fruitiness, up front - light sweetness - bready malt with a cranberry tannin dominates mid palate - bitter fruitiness on the finish that becomes a bit metallic.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Malty autumn ale, with some pleasant cranberry notes - some of the fruit tannins could stand to be cut back.
BadAprilia1000 (378) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber red color, small to no head. average lager flavor with a hint of cranberry. simple....
damzz (345) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Appearance is brownish and slightly red. The aroma is weak with a slight hint of fruit. Lacing is Sheets that disappear quickly as does the off-white head. Carbonation remains throughtout the drink and is mildly fizzy. While slight, cranberry is obvious in the taste. Frankly, I miss Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic, which was taken out of the Winter Classics. Oh, well, they did not ask me.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Odd greenish-red color (oak) with a thin head. Aroma is cranberry and spice. The cranberry taste is very light, a little more evident in the finish.
Rather disappointing. It’s not horrible but my least favorite Harpoon to date.