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 (2381) - 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. 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.
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, 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 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.
bpreo (1315) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2010
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
blutt59 (5913) - 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
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 20, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
[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.
arkurzynski (1291) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2010
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle 1/19/10 (Binnyís Naperville)-Pours a hazy orangish with a very small white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and cranberry. Taste of cranberry and sweetness. This light bodied brew was more of a spritzer than anything. Not bad but not what I was expecting.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
All sweet up front, a tart cranberry finish. Light fruit aroma. Itís not a terrible beer, but itís pretty unbalanced and the fizz and tartness in the finish arenít all that pleasant.
saravn (8) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
First tasted this at Sudís Club Fruit Beer Night. Had it again at MHCís Ales, Pales, Sticks & Stouts tasting and took home the left overs. Itís a good fall beer, not too sweet, not too sour. Very tasty.