snoworsummer (2949) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle. Pours reddish copper brown with a thin white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like malt and cranberry. Just barely tart. Dry chalky feel. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, grains, and very mild berries.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark, clear reddish brown with off-white head. Notes of very light cranberry, sodium, some malt. Light-medium body with very high carbonation.....not impressed......
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber in color with a small off-white head. Sweet fruit aroma with caramel, cranberries and floral hops. Flavor was sweet and tart with caramel, bread, grains and subtle cranberry
Reynolds314 (2714) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was better then I thought but i thought it would be gross. Kind of boring with light cranberry tartness on a background beer that tasted a bit like a vienna or marzen.
johnnnniee (2691) - 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.
chinchill (2647) - 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.
rondphoto (2613) - 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.
Bulk_Carrier (2515) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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.
jimhilt (2450) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a four fingered faint pink head that slowly fades to a thin layer, leaving a good lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light hops and fruit. Color is nice crystal clear amber. Flavor is tart cranberry and hops, dry finish. $2.75 for a 12oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH. Best by 1/15/2011.
puboflyons (2368) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle marked Best By: 02/15/12-278. It pours a reddish brown with a frothy but short-lived head that leaves plenty of clinging lace. Those cranberries are pretty evident in the aroma along with a sweet malty character. The body feels about medium. The cranberries seem to lose their lustre in the taste however. They’re there but harder to recognize. There was tart aftertaste.