SkateSRT8 (14) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle out of the Sam Winter Pack. Pours to a hazy orangey reddish amberish with a pale almost reddish head. Aromas of cranberries and sugar. Very subtle yet up front tastes of cranberries, yet has a smooth finish. This is great to drink and goes down very easy and is a different tastes from the rest of the sam pack.
IMTank (13) - , Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 A tasty seasonal beer available in the Sam Adams Holiday pack. It was fruitful and delicious.
GunnyJoe (13) - USA - JAN 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like cranberries, but am not a big wheat beer fan. Since the wheat seems to be more pronounced in this beer, I would rather drink the Cherry Wheat than this. Having said all that, I’d drink it again, as it was not awful; it’s just not my first choice for a beer.
dornan23 (12) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2009 Cranberry is just a little bit overpowering. a little disappointing because of this.
randompenguin (11) - Columbia, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2007
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This wasn’t my favorite beer. I like cranberries yet this was a little "too" cranberry for a beer. It was watery yet drinkable for the holidays.
mclovin80 (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
It’s full of flavor, but I just simply didn’t like the flavor. Very sour. Worst of the bunch in the winter pack.
ribrewmaster99 (11) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 31, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weak carbonation and head. A little hazy. Too cranberryish (tart) for my taste. Not a true lambic, should have been called ’Cranberry wheat’. I’ll try it again, but only if someone else is buying.
mbptp301 (11) - USA - DEC 5, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A little too fruity in all avenues. Appearance gets my highest mark. I agree with some of the others, this is the weakest member of the Winter Variety Pack.
drunkbull19 (10) - Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was pleasently surprised with this one. When you first try it, it tastes a bit odd. It grows on you. It’s got a cranberry- fruity taste, and it’s a bit tart too. Overall, It’s a pretty decent beer. It’s one of the best beers in the holiday sampler from Sam Adams.
John Wentworth99 (10) - CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The first time I tried this beer it was amazing. Sveral others during its seasonal run proved equally remarkable. The following year, every one I had tasted foul. The third year a friend gave me one, which I cautiously tried. Excellent again. The following year, back to bad. Seems to be a trend. Don’t drink it anymore, tired of keeping track of the ’good’ years and inconsistent tastes. Good or bad, more than two can cause a sour stomach. A disappointment from an otherwise fantastic brewer.