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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (655) - ISRAEL - JAN 31, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Clear light brown and tea-like color with a small off white head. Fruity nose (grapes, plums, some berries) with caramel and floral hops. Sweet malt flavors, juicy caramel, some tart fruit, grape juice, mellow nuttiness and low bitterness. Medium bodied, kinda easy to drink and quite satisfying. Cool.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (622) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is soft and fruity. Tart but not sour with a nice malt finsh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a medium sized lightly beiged off white head. Nutty malt, a bit of sweet malt, and a touch of cranberry (but I suspect it’s only because I’m looking for it). Medium bodied, a little sweet, a touch metallic, and a good amount of nutty malt. Finishes up with some sweet cranberry, a bit tart and more nutty malt, this time turning a tad bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
A - Pours a fairly clear amber-reddish color with a half-finger of off-white head. The head fades quickly to a ring leaving behind some spots of lacing on the glass. S - Aroma is full of bready malts and some sweet and slightly sour cranberries. Could have used a bit more of a fresh fruit aroma, the aroma is a bit lacking for a cranberry ale. T - Starts off with some sweet and slightly tart cranberry flavor and some background toffee malt. Through the middle, some light spices and join in. The finish is a mix of sweet fruit flavor and a touch of bitterness with a bit of malts in the background that lingers nicely. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels a bit syrupy and a touch thick. Finish is tart and has some lingering sweetness. D - Very drinkable. The flavors and balanced and light, and not too empty. Could have used a bit more fresh fruit flavor in there. The aroma was really lacking though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Harpoon is kind of a hit or miss brewery for me, but I tend like cranberry beers in general. This one smelled like cranberry, sure enough, but also had weird, vaguely artificial note - think cranberry flavored baby aspirin. Flavor was pretty much the same. It was actually better when served really cold, which I can’t think is a good sign.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Deep brown with a red tint. Malty, sweet cranberry burst in the aftertaste. Very nice. Typically fine Harpoon offering.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2917) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
slightly tart but has strong flavor. the malt and hops are medium . a nice drinking beer for the Xmas dinner. gives off a good scrubing flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BadAprilia1000 (233) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Amber red color, small to no head. average lager flavor with a hint of cranberry. simple....


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