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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Brewed using locally-grown cranberries, this beer captures the spirit of a true New England Thanksgiving: the harvest celebration and the sharing of food amongst friends. Fermented with a traditional ale yeast that lets the cranberries provide the signature aroma, this beer is balanced by the ‘bready’ notes of the Vienna and Munich malts.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1019) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle. Light reddish-brown. Medium size head. Seems to have more cranberry aroma than flavor. Most of the cranberry taste is in the after taste. Not a bad beer but won’t drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (974) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Sampled at the brewery in Boston. Cranberry Harpoon Helps... rich maltiness... very "scotch-like."

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2012
Taste some cranberries. Reddish color. Think i lost my sense of smell. I smell nothing in this one. Okay fruit beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (904) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle at home. Pretty, deep amber hue. High, bone white head. Dried cranberry Craisins on the nose. Fruity, acidic, tasty. Tart, grainy, lagerish finish, with mouth drying, red wine like tannins. Perfect to pair with roast turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear amber with a one finger tan head. Good lacing and head retention. Smell is of very tart fruit. There is a tiny bit of malt that comes through. The flavor is very tart. Way too heavy on the cranberries here. I cannot really detect any malt at all. The beer finished crisp and dry with no hops to speak of. Mouthfeel is light. This is just not my kind of beer. The cranberries and accompanying tartness is way over the top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (844) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Malt, grass, and cranberry in the aroma. Standard malty flavor, with some sweet, acidic cranberry in the finish. I don’t think this should be categorized as a fruit beer--it’s more a fall seasonal--but I still like this beer a lot. It’s a lot better than the vile cranberry lambic from Sam Adams, for example.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pretty dark amber with more of the red hues and can produce a frothy head. Fruity aromas of sour apple, juicy fruit gum, cranberry, slight grapefruit, slight perfumlike hints. Flavors of cranberry actually come through though more light, can be noticed well through the whole flavor experience. Other more subtle flavors of slight caramel, with a hint of nuttyness and very light bread. The bitter dry end doesnt seem to balence well with all the overall flavors. Slightly sweet, tart, dry. A sip here and there is rather lightly tasty but to fast and it becomes old fast.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Amber pour, faint aroma of cranberry, slightly tart mild cranberry flavor. Not bad but nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
closey22 (782) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Clear amber with thin off-white head; aroma is light and malty, as is the flavor; slight hint of fruit in the finish along with a dry yet sweet maltiness; feels fizzy. There is a hint of cranberry throughout. Not a bad beer. It kinda grew on me as I went through all 12 ounces.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (768) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with a short lasting, thin, white head. Aroma is of dark fruit, cranberries caramel malt. Medium, crisp body. Taste is of dark fruit, cranberries, spices, caramel, brown sugar and earthy hops. Nice brew for Thanksgiving dinner.


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