Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a red-orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is caramel, maple syrup and cranberries. The flavor is heavy on the cranberries with some vanilla and maple notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
I tried this several years ago and remember hating it. Not sure what is different this time, but I didn’t dislike it - even though I went in expecting to.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2004
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2007 True amber hue with solid head that stayed with it. The aroma is almost medicinal. Flavor-wise, this is too waaaaaaaay sweet for my palate, with a super-tart berry, champagne-y character. I’ve really tried, but this is one of the very few beers I can’t even force down a glass of and wouldn’t offer it to friends.
jackl (5821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Ruddy red amber color, little head. The nose is very sweet and acidic, cranberry flavors, I suppose. The taste is sweet, sugary, terse with a somewhat tart finish. The body’s watery and uninteresting. Overall, a beer I really don’t have much feeling for - I couldn’t finish my bottle.
radagast83 (5816) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honestly I didn’t think it was that bad, at least not for the rating it has. Sweet/tart cranberry flavor, perhaps its because I’m such a fan of cranberry juice that I enjoyed this one.
Pailhead (5747) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: A rather sour and skunky smell. Grassy with light cranberry and lemon. Pours a transparent dark gold with a minimal head. Grassy and skunky with some cranberry and lemon tartness in the finish. Rule me out as a fan of this beer.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a thin head. Has an aroma of clove, banana, and some tart cranberries. It actually smells pretty good! Wow, nevermind. This tastes pretty bad. Its got a watered down cranberry juice flavor with a mild clove finish. Kind of thin. At least it smells good.
onceblind (5731) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very cloudy pinkish dark amber, very little head that doesn’t last much, kinda pink-cream tinted. Smell has some wheat, dull toffee, some wild yeast, and some dried cranberries. Taste is light and sugary, kinda sparkly...not sure how else to describe. Light tart fruit, cranberries thats pretty unobtrusive and forgettable. Light wild yeast funk and sugary sweetness stack up that fruity tone, but the body is pretty light and watery. Just unimpressive.
JaBier (5652) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours a pinkish amber with a large pink head. Aroma is overly yeasty, making me think they went way too far with the Belgian concept and forgot the lambic part. There is a hint of tart fruit in the nose as well. Some tart cranberry flavor, but it is overpowered by the yeastiness. Seeing as I am not a big fan of yeasty beers to begin with, I had to dump this one.
Strykzone (5626) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice looking pour with a big active head. Aroma is sweet cranberry. Flavor is much better than I expected. The cranberry stands out nicely and blends well with the wheat. An interesting cranberry aftertaste remains. The fruit pretty much covers the wheat flavors but they are there. This is not really a lambic but it is a surprisingly nice fruit/wheat beer.
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Poured a gold orange color with a medium sized fluffy white head. Aroma of berry and malt. Not a lambic, more of a sweet cranberry drink. Not all that enjoyable.