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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Black River Falls is in the heart of cranberry country, and this fall seasonal is a German ale brewed with real Wisconsin cranberries. Not your typical, sweet fruit beer, our Cranberry Special is well balanced with a refreshing tart finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
A crappy beer from a crappy brewery. No reason to try this one if you like decent beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2010
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. Itís 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2010
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 isnít 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 isnít all that great for me. The cranberry flavor is there but is pretty muted. The aroma is pretty weak as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bpreo (1777) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Sand Creekís Cranberry Ale. Iím not a fan of Fruit Beer, and judging by this rating, I did not enjoy this beer as an exception. Itís been over a week since I drank it, and I forget to catalog it, so here it is now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2010
bottle, pink color with few bubbles, aroma and flavor is pretty metallic, little flavor of cranberry but mostly watery fruit juice and sugar

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a reddish brown color with no head. High carbonation levels made it look like a champaign. Aroma of soured fruits. The taste is of sour cranberry, but it is quite thin. Grainy and oxidized throughout. Seemed more like a wine cooler than a beer to me. This is not very good at all.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arkurzynski (1591) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours orange with white head that dissipates. Aroma is water and moldy malts. Tastes like watered down cranberry juice. really nothing else going on here. Another disappointment from this brewery.

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