DrSilverworm (4015) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, best before April. So this isnít an actual lambic? I guess Iíll have to spend a bit more to try my first real one, then. Surprising totally hazy pink/red color, minimal bubbly white head, some bubbles on the glass. Very little lace. This looks like what you might expect a strawberry-banana smoothie to look like. Turns out it tastes like a smoothie, too. Delivers on the fruit aroma, nice sweet cranberry flavor, but not much else here. Pretty tart, some sour. Sharper carbonation. Super-dry, almost chalky texture. Itís not exactly the most drinkable thing, and I wouldnít describe it as delicious, but itís interesting and aromatic. Just not very appealing, somehow (itís taking me a while to get through, after scarfing down an IPA I rated earlier). Maybe itís the cranberries? 3 oz of this was the perfect amount of this, it was enjoyable 1/4 the way in. 12oz is way too much.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Paid $2 for this beer at Undun Beer Store in West Lebanon, NH. Gave to my GF and we split it
A - No head, Yellow / orange + some hazey cranberry red color
S - Smells like wood soaked in cranberry juice. Old / wet wood.
T - Thereís some cranberry here but itís not sour at all. No lambic properties really. Some cranberries on the outset.
M - Nice carbonation but weak at the end.
O - Itís alright. Iíd drink it over Bud Light....
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Binnyís. Pours a murky, amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, fizzy and frothy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is very yeasty with a good amount of sweet, slightly tart cranberries. Clove spice, maple syrup, wheat, caramel, and phenols. Flavor is similar. Sweet and tart cranberries up front before a maple syrup, caramel maltiness comes in. Some clove spice and wheat before the malts really take over and smooth this out with a bit of a watered down sweetness. The cranberries maintain a good amount of fruitiness towards the end with just a touch of tartness. Finishes smooth, sweet, and lightly tart before leaving a medium lengthy aftertaste. Smooth, medium body and a somewhat lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, an okay beer. The cranberry is present throughout while being more tart up front and sweeter towards the end. The malts are fairly sweet with the maple syrup sticking out just a bit, yet they feel somewhat watered down at points and at the same time offer a decent sweetness and keep this well balanced. This wasnít really up my alley aroma and flavor-wise, but it drank well and wasnít harsh or offensive. Eh...
svandyke (66) - USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle- A quickly dissipating head, pours a sort of gross cross of brown with reddish tint. Not very appetizing. Has a faint whiff of cranberry. It tastes of some insipid malt and a sour fruit of some sort. A slight sour taste does not redeem this beer.
haugeberg (71) - - FEB 11, 2012
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Imagine cranberry sauce unnaturally fermenting in feces, and then you have the flavor of this beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
acsilver877 (10) - Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2012
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Iím not a big fan of lambics, so I probably shouldnít be rating this beer...however, this beer was very bitter with a faux cranberry flavor. Looked good in the glass though.
steeleliver (110) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wheat malt taste with a fake tasting cranberry flavor on top. Just a tip of tart raspberry upon sip, but appeared fake even if it wasnít.
Billicus (285) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
aroma, fruity this is the best part, hazy light amber hue, taste, On no, that maple sryup would have been better on waffle, some bitter cranberry type flavor, I found no easy way to drink it,overall, I would drink these first in the Winter Classics and try to get them down, my hope was that Ol fizz was wanting for me!
arkurzynski (1289) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy pink/red. Light cranberry, water, mild vanilla, slight funk. Flavor is brief tart cranberry followed by almost a bitter wheat malt flavor. Lingering bitterness and bland wheat. Mild spice. Lots of carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Drinkable, but not overly enjoyable.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma of cranberry, orange peel and slight pine funk. Pours very hazy blood orange. Tastes of cranberry, other citrus and bread. The danger comes in after you swallow. A very unpleasant rotten fruit funk lingers. I get no lambic mouthpucker or wheat notes. Bad form.