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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 8, 2012
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: soft round creamy nose , soft fruity elements with slight tartness. 7-
Appearance: nice shade of clear copper. Beige fine creamy head with neat lace to it. 4+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: mineral, slightly metallic with light sweet berry touches. Bit bland mid and finish. Creamy cover up. Touch of caramel. Forgetable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2011
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
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!!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2010
Sampled in the Harpoon brewery taproom. Light grain aroma. Amber, offwhite cream. Light fruity grain. Ok body, not much power.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5029) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Thanks to TNT for picking this one up. Tasted on Thanksgiving and served in a sampler glass. Pours an auburn color. Nose has a nice cranberry tartness and backing malt. Flavor falls through with too much breadiness. Over the top malt with cranberry falling to the background. Nose was by far the best part of this one.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of cranberry, malt, and caramel, Earth, and a hint of vomit. Poured deep amber/copper in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling to very sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet. Tastes of malt, and a hint of cranberry. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt finish. Pretty gross.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2011
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.


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