EithCubes (5104) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle best by 02/15/13. Nose is fruity, some cran-rasp mix with grain and leafy green hops. Dark amber red with a short tan head. Taste is lightly bitter with spikes of intense sweetness and a settling shroud of acrid tartness. Mild medium body with a little fizz but an uninteresting texture. Cranberry is muted.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep copper pour with a light white head. nose is rich caramel malts, dough, and faint cranberry. decent thickness, rather surprising sweet malts, light toffee, faint tart finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice deep dark copper coloured body with a deep amber and almost brown glow and a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of malt, sugars, lemons, raspberries, citric acid, caramel and a bit of cranberries - not too potent on the fruit here. Medium-bodied; Assertive malt and caramel flavour at first with a hint of fruit and grapes near the end with only the smallest hint of cranberries at all here. Aftertaste is more thin than the initial taste and very one-dimensional - some malt and a touch of sugars, not much else. Overall, not such a great beer and missing a great opportunity to have a nice beer to pair with anything related to Thanksgiving. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$2.35 sampled at home in Washington on 19-January-2012.
thornecb (4594) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep clear amber into a shaker. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Bread and nut aromas. Sweet cranberry upfront turning to bitter twigs in the lasting finish.
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to jcwattsrugger for the share. Cheers, John! Pours a clear brown with a white head. Nose is biscuity malt, berry, and a light bitterness. Flavor is similar with biscuity malt and very light bitterness. Lingering berry into the finish. Not my bag.
ChainGangGuy (4426) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Best By: 02/15/12.
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden-mahogany body with a small, whipped, bone white head.
Smell: A simple nose of oven-toasted bread crusts atop a faintly tart fruit accent that isn’t immediately identifiable as cranberry.
Taste: Bready, toasty Munich malt with a light incorporated caramelesque sweetness to it. A sip of subtly tart cranberry juice, that’s all. Very little in the way of hops or bitterness. Drying, minutely fruity, malty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Harpoon played it safe with the cranberry here, but, maybe they just didn’t want a Cranberry Lambic on their hands.
unclemattie (4284) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Light brown color. Aroma of tart fruit, cereal malts. Tastes of beer with hints of cough medicine. Not great. Finishes like a poorly made Brown Ale. Kinda awful. (3867)
nick76 (4280) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is malty and sweet with some hops but almost no detectable cranberries. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a good to drink beer but does not live up to being a cranberry beer.