blipp (7839) - San Diego, California, 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.
drowland (7772) - Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5/1/15. 12oz bottle from Bird Dog. Happy International Tuba Day! Clear amber pour, maybe some pink? Very small short lived head. Faint fruity aroma, otherwise malty and plain. I wouldn’t guess cranberry. Cranberry more present in flavor, not overwhelming, lightly bitter, sweet, and tart, bready, caramel. Could be worse.
SudsMcDuff (7727) - .....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!!
jredmond (7176) - New York, 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.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours a transparent deep amber with ruby hues and a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity malty nose with some light fruity notes and a touch of tartness. Starts with decent fullness and pale malty sweetness with a good cranberry tart balance before a drier doughy finish. A pretty true to style and drinkable brew.
blankboy (7072) - 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.
PorterPounder (6966) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6919) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jonas (6517) - 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.
blutt59 (6423) - 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