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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a reddish orange with a huge pale white frothy head, that reduced to a small collar fairly quickly and had some fair spotty lacing. The aroma was light and mild with a slight biscuit malt and a funky sweaty yeast with notes of tart cranberries and candi sugar. The taste was lightly sweet with a mild malty feel and a hint of candi sugar at first and then became a mild sweet sour with a mild note of cranberry towards the end. The flavor lasted only a short while with a mild fruity tart sweetness left behind. Mouthfeel was light in body and had a dry watery texture with a fizzy carbonation. Overall a mildly tart refreshing brew that would be great with a Turkey and Stuffing sandwich...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (356) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2011
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 canít say Iíve seen anything like this out there.

   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 (10490) - 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
chibuck (3510) - 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 (3205) - 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 (1378) - North Carolina, 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 (2539) - 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.

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