Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a pleasant surprise after my previous experience with a "Cranberry" "Lambic" that tasted like neither Cranberry nor Lambic. While this is mild, it pretty much has to be as such by design. Very tasty and refreshing. Aroma is faint cranberry. Appearance could pass for a higher end macro. Taste is great, again subdued, and certainly leaning more sweet than sour. Palate is perfectly carbonated and appropriately thin. Overall, I can’t wait until next season to trade for some more.
Leighton (13012) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Ladraig. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy white head. Jammy fruits on the nose, some white grape, berries. Medium sweet flavor with some pickle juice, lemon, more grapes. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with strong acidity, more grapes, lemon, orange. Interesting stuff. Salty, sweet, sour. Novel.
asceticbrewer (57) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz to tulip. Pours a reddish orange with a thin white head. Aroma is tart, lactic acid, and cranberry juice. Taste is sweet, tart, berries, with an aftertaste of cranberry juice. Thanks Tom
thomashall (211) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark golden with minimal head. Strong sour tart aroma. Awesome tart cranberry flavor with clean finish. Another awesome brew from New Glarus!
kambei70 (740) - - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear red tinged golden with a nice off white head of foam with fine bubbles, that settles to a film and leaves great lacing. Aroma of cranberries, wood and some tartness. Taste has some sweetness mixed with some cider vinegar sourness. Flavors of cranberries, grape skins, wood and hint of vanilla. The sweetness fades and the sourness and wood linger into the aftertaste and finish. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a medium/full body and effervescent carbonation. Very well blended and balanced flavors.
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jbrana (534) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like tart apple juice with a very tiny amount of funk. Has a good flavor, though like most New Glarus fruit beers, it tastes like juice.
umich03jm (2403) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to northernbrews. Reddish-amber with a small head that fades to a very thin ring. Aroma seems more like strawberry and raspberry than cranberry and it’s awesome. Some leather and vanilla mixed in the with fruit. Finally get the cranberry in the taste. So much sweet fruit juice but the light to moderate tartness balances great. Some dry leather and light funk. Love this. Almost as good as their big bottle fruit beers but a much cheaper price.
jkwood04 (4356) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a teku. Pours ruby/amber with an off-white head. Aroma of cranberries, some sourness, light malts, hints of oak and funk, and some sweetness. Flavor the same with a nice berry note that blends well with the pretty sweet yet sour beer. Average texture with nice carbonation. A solid beer.
Geoffordshire (4) - - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cranberry/ tart fruit, sweet and sour aroma. Bright light pink appearance with minimal head and lacing. Sweet upfront and finishes highly acidic/ tart that lingers. The overall taste is simple and straightforward. Higher carbonation results in an effervescent light mouthfeel. Overall one of my favorites from New Glarus simple and balanced showcasing how well cranberries work with a lanbic culture.
maxodom (34) - - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Rich Amber color, not much aroma but tasted delicious. Wish i had more bottles.
CardsPackHawks (111) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a couple of 4 packs while in Wisconsin. Once again, New Glarus does not disappoint, especially when it comes to fruit beers. This cran-bic is very good. Almost a champaign mouth feel with the nice tartness of cranberries. I hope this limited release makes a return to shelves again.