ben4321 (4451) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/19/12
Aroma: It has something cranberry-like that isnít exactly cranberry and something that is very medicinal (Robitussin?), the cranberry Robitussin overpowers anything else that may be present in the nose here...
Appearance: It pours a transparent reddish-amber color with a small off-white head and no lace
Flavor: The taste, much like the nose, is a rather unusual combination of sweet and medicinal
Palate: Light bodied, with average-to-soft carbonation, a cloying stickiness, and an unpleasant finish
Iím sure this stuff would have made for great medicine in Chris Rockís house, but as beer it didnít work at all. No íMo Tussin Beer, and since I donít have anything else to say about this one:
"l broke my leg, Daddy poured Robitussin on it. Yeah, boy, let that ítussin get in there. Yeah, boy, let that ítussin get on down to the bone. The ítussin ought to straighten out the bone. ltís good. If you run out of ítussin, put some water in the jar, shake it up, MO íTUSSIN!"
cheap (4430) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
clean adn fresh smell but it is a little sterile in nature. good initial sizzle ont he palate. quite strong initial impact. medicinal, gets more nastly as we continue. wants to step on your tongue but does nit. some bittter astringent back of tongue thing in there. not sure if there is any realcranberry taste in thar. darker looking ale but not brown. cloying at times.
Ernesto987 (4389) - Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2011 I think I had this too cold, donít taste any cranberries. As it is warming there is some cranberry tartness in the flavor and very light in the aroma. Itís actually not bad. Pretty good.
unclemattie (4333) - 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 (4302) - 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.
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is fig, cranberries, cereal malts, caramel, and floral notes. Flavor is dry malt base, tart fruit esters, light floral hop bitterness, and light sweetness; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
maxwelldeux (4082) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a moderate white head. Definite fruit and cranberry notes in the nose. Taste is a tad sour, and not a taste I particularly care for.
nearbeer (4014) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bb 02/15/15. Pour is a nice looking copper-chestnut with a lasting disc of foam. Aroma is dark toffee, toasted nut and apple baked in brown sugar. Trying really hard, I find thereís an occasional note of metallic fruit that I would chalk up to cranberry, but otherwise never would have thought of the fruit thatís identified on the label. The taste shows some apple with brown sugar, shellac and bitterish nut. A bit later mildly tart fruit notes appear, but again would not have identified the source without the prodding. Medium body has a nice balance and a light astringency from the tart fruit. For me most every Harpoon brew is dominated by a stale apple/fruity English-style yeast flavor. This one is kind of like a roasty Oktoberfest with an English Ale-cranberry twist and is an OK drinker for a fruit beer.
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium garnet amber with a small sticky white head. Nose is lemon dish soap, strawberry jolley rancher, nice cranberry. Mildly bitter, mild sweetness, a bit of cereal/grain, and fruity tannins. A bit watery and boring but certainly better than expected.
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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks, Abbie! Might have gone better on Turkey Day, but even a late tick is a tick. Reddish brown pour, lively carbonation that fades in time. Nose of dried fruit past consumability, along with mild fruitbread. Thin body accentuates the starkness of the flavors. Usually itís a good thing when a beer like this avoids being excessively sweet; but here the dry, dusky personality just adds up to suck.