thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew from rbsg #20 poured a small sized head of frothy white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light brown colored body. The mild aroma was malty and cranberry. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The sour flavor contained notes of cranberry and mild citrus.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle via the CheesedMan. Thanks Daniel! It pours a hazy, deep amber color with a fleeting, light tan head. The nose is a musty mix of tart cranberries and earth. The flavor has a little up front sweetness, but that’s quickly balanced by a nice tart cellar character. Lots of flavors going on with this one. Sweat, lemon, cranberry, mineral notes, and funk. Light to medium body with lively carbonation and a lingering finish. Great brew.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think I got this from Janderson91 (I think). This was just as surprisingly good as the Enigma I had prior. Light, clear orange color, decent wispy head and some lacing up the sides of the wine glass (I’m a connoisseur after all). Smells like a great wild ale, woody sort of, funk, fruit, easily distinguished from a true lambic but still impressive. Taste was even better, funk, sour, barrel, wood, just really tasty. I need more of this for sure.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-12-2011 03:28:33
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of fruit, candy, cranberry, sugar and spicy notes. Light sweet flavour, light sour touch, somewhat funky, cranberry and red berries. Sour fruity finish, apple and cranberry.
It still feels very fresh, even though it is an aged bottle. Nice and pleasant, not feeling like a lambic (it doesn’t need to be) but a fine sour ale.
(1234, I do like Feist. From 33cL bottle shared @ ZZT V. Thumbprint series. Obtained through trade with atxdelivery. Thanks!!)
weihenweizen (1630) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle from FlandersNed poured into a white wine glass. Pours translucent amber with red hue. Little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and light cranberry aroma and some oak. Taste is nice tart cranberry. I bet this would be even better fresher.
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Rose in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of old roses, wet earth, and sherry. Sweetish on the palate with some mild funk and tart fruit. The overall impression is that it’s still kinda flabby in spite of its age. We tried this beer when it first came out, and felt the same albeit with fresher fruit. Had hoped that age would increase the acidity, but it only oxidized it. Such a shame as, as I love sour beer and cranberries.
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 16th, 2011 - The capital R next to beers I’ve loved and enjoyed is always a sad sight. Dusty bottles of the stuff may be aging in far-flung basements, but in the here and now, it’s unlikely I’ll ever see that beer again. It’s not unlike saying goodbye to an old friend, with a kind of permanence that is rare in today’s connected world. Outside of death, it’s a rare feeling for my generation. So, Ratebeer’s R makes me unusually maudlin when I see it, and even more so when I see it pinned to a great brew, like the New Glarus Cran-bic. White head with a pink blush, and a fox-orange body with some pink hues at its core, it’s a pretty beer, all gussied up for the ball. The sharp smell of cranberry, true to the beer’s name, defines the character of the bouquet, but does’t monopolize it. A shot of cherry can be found, too, and the sweet smell of strawberry preserves. The flavor, like a Tolkein dwarf, is short and fuzzy, and less like a Tolkein dwarf, watery with a refreshing aftertaste. It’s the perfect balance of fruity sugars and a kiss of cranberry, with a tight, crisp aftertaste and overall refreshing quality. Yet it remains a shame that as the new harvests of cranberries come in, there will not be a new batch of Cran-bic out.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light hazy, off white head. Spices, apricot, farm, some yeast. Light funk in the taste, well developed. Smooth sweetness to go with it. Very nice, fresh yet rich and not thin bodied. Nice. (At ZZT V)
Benzai (7316) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @ ZZT V. Hazy orange color, off-white head. Smell mint, cranberries. Taste lightly sourish, apple, pear, cranberries. Low body, low to medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ZZT V. Hazy orange colour with no head. Smells mint, dusty, sour fruits. Tastes sweet, fruity, wood. Medium to full body, soft carbo.