Holdwine (1048) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay, I guess I am having some guilty nostalgia over this one. Sure it tastes like a wine cooler, but I grew up on a cranberry bog. Other than my longing for home, this beer shows nothing.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2004
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
I would be surprised if I drank this blind and then someone told me it was beer. This is a mockery of fruit beer. Itís all sweet cranberry flavoring. I can understand that the brewery needs to make a beer that will sell, so I canít really fault them too much for making it, but unfortunately, I gotta be honest on my ratings, this dosent taste like beer.
BuckNaked (1231) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Sample at the Brewpub: Light pink color with no head. This smells very much of cranberry and has a sweetness to it like soda. Surprisingly, the carbonation is light, which is the only good part about this beer. Flavor has nothing but tart cranberry and a sugar-like sweetness. If you gave me a blind taste of this, I couldnít even tell you it was beer. Basically tastes like drinking carbonated cranberry juice with some small amount of alcohol. I would guess this is aimed at competing with the malt beverage market, which it would do quite well for the brewery.
REDDOGICE (203) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my best sellling micros! i stock the shelves every other day. its a real pleaser.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
5oz sample at the brewpub.
Pour is clear pink, no head, very minimal body carbonation. Aroma is pure cranberry, tart, and a little sweet, too. Flavor is all about the cranberry - tart and fruity. Body is medium, somewhat syrupy feeling. Not overly impressed with this, although my wife liked it a bit more than I.