savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Clear light red with a small head. Aroma is tart cranberry and faint cracker malt. Flavor is lightly tart cranberry and watery malt. Light body and thin mouth feel. Not a bad beer, just a bit too light and boring.
dekester1 (340) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a slightly reddish darker amber with decent pinkish head that faded to lace rather quickly. Aroma was a mix of malt and fruit with a very light citrus hoppiness. The taste was nice - a light, tangy cranberry flavor up front that moved into a tasty maltiness. The finish was of light hops. Palate was nice. Overall, this is a decent fruit beer especially considering the unusual use of cranberries. I can’t say I’ve seen anything like this out there.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A crappy beer from a crappy brewery. No reason to try this one if you like decent beers.
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle with gooovikings in KC. Thanks Jetson! Clear, dark orange appearance with an off white. Tangy sweet, lightly tart cranberry, red fruity nose. Kind of watery, tangy, lightly tart, red fruity flavor. Bleh.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is light orange color with a decent white head, no retention or lacing.
The aroma is very light and fruity but no cranberries.
The taste is super light with fruit flavors. Really nothing that stands out.
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy on the cranberry in both taste and aroma, almost a sour on the style. Interesting, but also not very well done. Came out somewhat bland other than the heavy cranberry, with not very much to offer other than that. Was worth a try, as I feel most sour / fruit beers are.... but not one I would choose to have again.
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Wow, surprised at all the low ratings on this beer. Pours rosy amber with a huge foamy white head. Cranberry on the nose, fresh and tart, with mixing oddly with the malt base. Comes off as a kind of cough syrupy. Taste is better, but still odd. Tons of tart cranberry, and some lightly bready malt. They certainly nailed cranberry on this one--despite it mixing in a weird way with the malt, it does smell and taste real. It’s oddly viscous and syrupy, while at the same time being watery and kind of flat. This beer actually has a lot of potential, but just falls a bit short of the mark.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Saw this in Hudson, WI and figured I would give it a try. Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a clear copper orange color with a slight reddish hue. Off white head slowly settles to collar around the glass. There really isn’t a huge cranberry aroma in the nose but more German style octoberfest. Slight tart cranberry flavor turns sweet and drawn out. Medium/light mouthfeel. Overall, this isn’t all that great for me. The cranberry flavor is there but is pretty muted. The aroma is pretty weak as well.
bpreo (2067) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2010
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sand Creek’s Cranberry Ale. I’m not a fan of Fruit Beer, and judging by this rating, I did not enjoy this beer as an exception. It’s been over a week since I drank it, and I forget to catalog it, so here it is now.
blutt59 (6234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, pink color with few bubbles, aroma and flavor is pretty metallic, little flavor of cranberry but mostly watery fruit juice and sugar