BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Bottle share by Springslicker. Poured golden with a white head that settles to a ring. The aroma has lots of cranberry with a touch of wheat. The flavor has a nice sweetness of cranberries. Light body, fizzy carbonation, and a sweet berry aftertaste. Very nice and it’s held up well.
ross (2034) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Bottle from Jay. Thanks alot for this one, I have wanted to try this for a long time. Pours out an orange color with a white head on it. Smell is dominated by cranberry which is interested because I do not know of any other beers that use cranberrys. Taste is surprisingly lightly carbonated and once again plenty of cranberry here. Somewhat sweet, somewhat sour, perhaps 40/60. Not oxidzed at all, aged very nicely. This was one of the highlights for me.
Butters (3665) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
2004 Oxidationfest Tasting at illinsmitty’s curtesy of springslicker. Pours crystal clear golden yellow. Perfumey floral aroma, yeast, some alcohol in the tail end. Suprise, suprise, cranberries dominate the flavor. Moderate carbonation and a tart finish. Very different, don’t actually know if I liked it, but it was a nice change of pace.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004. Bottle from Springslicker. Pours a murky golden orange with a white head. Wheaty and sweet cranberry aroma. Lighter side of medium bodied with a nice refreshing texture. Pale wheat malt backbone supporting a nice cranberry, cherry like fruitiness that has a nice amount of sweetness. No signs of oxidation yet, but I am sure it lacks the freshness factor.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma of childrens vitamins. Fizzy body/mouth feel. Hint of mint with the cranberry coming through in the finish.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during Cellar’s Wine & Spirits Wednesday evening tasting via Unibroue representative. Pours a hazy golden blonde amber brew with a thick off-white head that has some nice retention. Aroma of tart red berries, some coriander, light multi-grain malt and a touch of yeast. Taste is slightly tart, medium bodied with some carbonation and flavors of apples and cranberries, yeast and multi-grain malt. Finish remains slightly tart with a light yeast and coriander aftertaste. Starting to get close to a lambic style beer.
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle marked 9-28-07. pours very pale straw color with small head. ery cidery aroma and flavor. slight cranberry backtaste, but mostly a very good cider.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had no idea I was drinking a ’retired’ beer. Wow, I wish I had gone a little more slowly. This is one damn fine beer: take the best attributes of a white beer and add a mild fruit flavor that resonates on the palette - that is this beer. The cranberry aroma had me concerned at first blush, but the aftertaste was just plain yummy. I wish I had bought more then just one 750ml bottle. Cheers.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a nice enough beer. My wife loves it, and she has very good beer taste. One thing that is very Plesant about this beer is that it is not particularly sweet, or fruity. But has the faint fruit flavors just a bit stronger than those in a good lambic. Now for the bad news, this alwasy seems a little watery and a little too smooth. It seems to be a "girl beer", I’ve always felt like this was a rediculous but existing distinction in beer, so with that said.... it’s a pretty good "girl beer"
Ughsmash (6971) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured hazy medium golden with lots of rising carbonation and a fizzy cap of white head. The aroma picked up sour cranberry skins upfront, which worked very well.. soft cranberry meat and tart wheat right behind.. smelled quite delightful. The flavor had more dry, sweet cranberry sugar to it along with tart wheat and light lemon zest.. dry wheaty finish with a hint of cranberry. Lighter-bodied and effervescent on the palate with a tangy finish. This was a tasty beer!