islay (1378) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 11-10-14. Tart, floral, fruity, funky, mineral, strong aroma. Pours a clear, bright, sparkling pink or dark salmon color. Looks like a rose sparkling wine. Small amount of beige head. Produces some lacing. Very cool appearance. Sour, tart, citric taste features a citrus soda flavor. Quite flavorful. Cranberry and cranberry juice. Very tart. There is a fructose sweetness, but the tartness dominates the sweetness. Red wine-like taste. Herbal finish. Lively and biting in the palate. Light to medium body. Overall, Cran-bic is a really nice beer, another winning fruit beer from New Glarus. It’s not quite as overwhelmingly awesome as the even more fruit-heavy Belgian Red, Raspberry Tart, and Serendipity, but it is still very, very good.
The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s...nose is vinegar and plasticine and sour funk...balsamic vinegar and apple...peach linger
BenH (2851) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with a pinkish hue. Aroma is very funky, some vinegar. Tatse of funk, vinegar, fruit. Nice sweet and sour balance.
allmyvinyl (5501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear red amber with a thin head. Aromas of sour funk, vinegar, cranberry. Taste is chalky, light sour. Finishes light fruit, sour, good.
Stuu666 (5643) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale amber, nose is funky cranberry, taste is dry, sour, fruity cranberry, light spice.
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another solid beer from New Glarus. Their mastery of fruitiness and sourness reaches a rarely seen subtly in this one. Light pink and toeing the delicate balance between slightly sweet and slightly sour. Courtesy of Josh at my b-day party.
burg326 (4337) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an oranges color with aromas of dry cranberries, light malt and some tartness. Flavors match the aromas with tart cranberries and some light tartness. Love this beer could drink this all day.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from unknown via Chris H. Pours A pale pink, little bit of head. Aroma arch, doughy, some lacto, vinous, yeast character. Not entirely appealing, to be honest. Body is full and lush, with a lingering tartness and just the right amount of sweetness. I’m apparently not as head over heels about this as some, but a solid beer nonetheless.
tom10101 (3613) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz). From Rich, thanks! Hazy golden/orange with a small quickly disappearing white head and almost no lacing. Aroma is of cranberries, oak, vanilla, light sweetness and light spiciness. Taste is a nice mix of sweet and sour with cranberries, an important wood presence and light spiciness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Cranberries sourness finish. Quite tasty and easy drinking despite the moderate sourness. Interesting balance. Not the most complex brew.
GlasgowTAD (347) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle as an extra from elytsdlo - thanks again dude! Epic extra! This pours rose with no head. Aroma is strong cranberries and damp hay bales. Cranberries are prevalent in the taste which follows into a sweetishly sour experience.