blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. The aroma has a light cranberry fruity sweetness, with light toasty malts. The flavor has a bready and toasted malty base, some light cranberry sweetness, low bitterness, and some grainy notes. Better than I expected it would be.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a pinkish/tan head. Smells of carnberries, earthy, peppery, some caramel. Tastes of pepper, tea, biscuity, some cranberry hints. Dry, earthy finish. Weird.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Mild aroma of sweet berries, biscuity malt and grain. Slightly watery flavour of sweet berries, mild cranberry tartness, caramel malt, grain and a slightly unpleasant finish. Light to average bodied. A decent Fruit Beer but it’s a little mild and bland for my liking.
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, red amber color with good pinkish white foam, aroma is overly sweet artificial berry , flavor of melted cherry popsicles, thistle and wood on the finish
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!!
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled in the Harpoon brewery taproom.
Light grain aroma.
Amber, offwhite cream.
Light fruity grain.
Ok body, not much power.
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Savannah, Ga. - Whole Foods - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, medium thick off- white head. Muddled aroma, slight cranberry essence, hint of topsoil. Dates, raisins, fruit cake a touch of topsoil. Thick enough mouthfeel. Not blowing me away.
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2010 Bottle split with Andrew, Streets and Ryan. Pours a murky brown body with thin lacing. Aroma is cranberry, yeast, and a strong malt back bone.
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Harpoon is kind of a hit or miss brewery for me, but I tend like cranberry beers in general. This one smelled like cranberry, sure enough, but also had weird, vaguely artificial note - think cranberry flavored baby aspirin. Flavor was pretty much the same. It was actually better when served really cold, which I can’t think is a good sign.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was faint tart berries and a touch of nutty malt. The flavor was nutty and a touch roasty with a faint vague tart berry note and a sour tangy finish. Medium body. Disappointing.