maxwelldeux (4342) - 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.
chinchill (4202) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cranberries evident in the fruity flavor and aroma, as well as in the not-so-subtle tartness. The flavor more clearly reflects cranberry than does the more vaguely fruity aroma. The beer has a complementary reddish tint in the otherwise deep amber, clear ale. Some hop bitterness is apparent. Crisp, slightly astringent feel with near medium body and medium carbonation. My favorite aspect is the rather marked transition from sweet to tart and, with different timing, from tart fruit flavor to a more balanced and malty aftertaste: well crafted, but there may be only so far one can go with a cranberry ale.
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Effervescent jewel like deep amber color with a lasting off white head. Sweet tart candy nose. White sugar sweetness with cranberry sauce flavors over raw grain astringency. Some English muffin notes and some bitterness in the finish. Odd beer.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - 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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Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2012
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Wow. I usually don’t care for fruit beers, but if found this one REALLY offensive. Smells like robotussin cough syrup. Tastes worse. Very fake fruity tartness. Drainpour.
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 it’s a good thing when a beer like this avoids being excessively sweet; but here the dry, dusky personality just adds up to suck.
rondphoto (3964) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber color, light beige head cover, light bands of lace. Aroma of malt and light berry. Taste is butter rum and malt, joined on the swallow by slightly bitter cranberry and light spice. Malt shows up again in a lingering finish. A simple brew, easy to drink.
BelgianBeerGal (3776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle picked up at Arlington Whole Foods and drank in TN. Middle of the roda fruit beer. You get a little tartness from the berries but they’re muted overall. Fine.
johnnnniee (3735) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve seen this on the shelves the last few years and never thought once about buying it. This year someone left a bottle at my house, so I guess this is the year.
Pours a medium copper color with a good sized white head that displays moderate retention and lace. Smells malty with caramel and brown sugar and that distinctive aroma of cranberries. Smell is sweet and fruity and not bad actually. Taste is exactly what I expected from the aroma. Brown bread, syrupy, caramel, cranberry sauce. It was fun at first, but about half way down the glass I got real tired of the fruity sweetness. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation, sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. One sweet and fruity beer that I’m glad I got to try, but that I can pass up again next year.
Bulk_Carrier (3628) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had an auburn colored body with a small white half finger head that lasts throughout most of the beer, faded, spotty lacing.
The smell had cranberry, and there was some allspice in the background.
The taste was sweet, yet tart through the cherries, allspice is more subdued, light hops.
The palate sat about a light to medium, sessionable, sweet dry aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this is good for its style and I would have this again if I could get it again.