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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   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 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 (2610) - 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 didn’t read the bottle and had a weak nose, you wouldn’t know that cranberries were used in this one. I got tons of malts and..... Yeah, that’s about it. Looks descent and tastes alright, but not getting much in the form of cranberries. Sorry.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbuzz (761) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Sand Creek Brewery Night at Three Cellars. Very subtle. I would have liked to taste more the Cranberry. On the Plus side it was definitely not over powering as many fruit beers I have had are. Pleasant.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Thus far this is the worst fruit beer i have ever had. Really weak on the aroma, bland appearance. And shitty flavor. I would rather stand around for a series of hours and watch a bunch of red-necks pick eachothers belly buttons and drink bud light "the queef of beers" than ever try this disasterpiece again.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Leave it to Wisc to turn any kind of fruit into alcohol: pours a clear orange body with a small thin white head. aroma is strong of tart cranberries and lemon. taste is relatively light, fruity- finishes a little sour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Light amber with thin white head. Aroma of sweet malts with light cranberries. Taste of sweet malts and cranberries with a semi-tart finish. Better than I expected.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinheart (63) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Bottle into English pint glass. Pours a brown-amber with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity hops and a trail of the advertised cranberries. Flavor is essentially a sweet, lightly roasted malt ale with cranberries hanging out underneath throughout. Palate is mildly astringent and a bit more oily than preferred. Otherwise, a unexceptional yet drinkable brew.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pkbites (702) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Smells lightly of cranberry candle wax. Pours a lovely darker orange/light red with a brown hued cream top. Not sweet or bitter, quick finish. Not horrible but nothing to write home about. Very bland.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cblado (269) - Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2008
12 oz bottle. Aroma starts out with lovely cranberry flavor, but somehow that falls off into an almost plastic-y scent. Not a good start. Flavor is similar, starts out with a promising burst of cranberries, not quite enough to carry the flavor though, and it ends in a flat malt flavor. Palate is thin and oily. Oh well. I’ll try making beer bread with it.


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