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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2009
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.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
saravn (8) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2009 does not count
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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Clear light orange/amber with small white head. Aroma is slightly sweet and fruity with light caramell malt coming through as well. Flavor is sweeeeeeeet red apple up front that transitions to cranberry in the finish, a little lemon some caramel, woah. Medium to thin creamy body. Wow this is like drinking straight apple juice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2009
12oz bottle. Hazy orange tan color. Tart cranberry taste, quite nice and refreshing. Relatively light bodied, but still packs a punch flavor-wise. Crisply effervescent. Lemony tang at first fades into a cherry like finish, or cranberry as it were. This is a really great beer, vastly underrated.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of the infamous Binnys singles rack (Orland Park, Il). Pours a medium hazy amber pour with offwhite medium head that begins to dissipate. Aromas are tart cranberries, not sweet, with cereal maltiness and a touch of skunk. Initial is tart cranberries, light cereal sweetness, no earlier evident skunk in the brew. Light fruit sweetness, but largely a tart natural cranberry feel. Finish is more fruit apparent, leaves a touch of tartness and flavor in the aftertaste. Pretty good, surprisingly. Decent body, still light and sessionable. A little one dimensional. But, this is not as bad as people seem to think.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Pours a dull caramel color with no bubbles and a very thin white sudsy head. Smells of stale beer, grainy, malty, and lightly of fruity cranberries. First taste is sweet and tangy, some funky grains, moldy malts, a touch of tart cranberry and then finishes horribly. The finish is like puke, its basically undrinkable because of that. Medium light body with softer fizzy carbonation. Beer of last resort. O shhhhh I just released this is my first rating of 2009... hopefully no indication of the rest of my rating-year.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Light body with slight hints of sweet cranberry in the nose. Flavor is balanced decently with tart cranberry and a light sweetness. Not so terrible.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Aroma is faint, some grassy hops and malt, no fruit that I can tell. Nice to look at, clear medium amber, fizzy white head, spots of lace. Flavor begins grassy, and then there’s a tart surge of cranberries, which quickly fades and what’s left is a cream ale, biscuit and sweet iced tea malts, stale oyster cracker finish. Sharp carbonation, puckering mouthfeel.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of mother in law. Week fruit and metalic aroma. Amber body with decent head. Flavor was more on the sweet malted grain side and not much fruit flavor. Tart carbinated beer that was just blah.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheElder (49) - DeSoto, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2008
If you didnít read the bottle and had a weak nose, you wouldnít know that cranberries were used in this one. I got tons of malts and..... Yeah, thatís about it. Looks descent and tastes alright, but not getting much in the form of cranberries. Sorry.


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