prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This wasnít bad...not sure what others were expecting. Cranberries are a big, tart and sweet flavor, and this beer encompasses all of those. I like it, and it makes me think of camping in the fall, with a flannel on and a campfire going.
truebluehes (149) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Looked and smelled okay on the pour and went drastically downhill from there. Initial flavor was okay, but got much worse. Very different, very unpleasant. Would not get another bottle again.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice cooper color with a tan head. Not much in the aroma category. Had a slightly tart flavor and palate with very little carbonation
sethyeah (9) - Ancona, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
From Sand Creek label bottle, it pours a fizzy, thin head. Very little aroma other than mild hops. Reddish copper color, opaque, bubbles remain in glass until last drink. Really awkward flavor, much like diet Dr. Pepper, a generic bland "fruitiness" but not really distinguishable cranberry. Aftertaste almost hurts, it is so bad. Itís just, thereís something wrong with this recipe. It is probably the worst tasting beer Iíve ever had.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Translucent and rosy copper in color with sulfite like ice chunks floating on top. Pencil shavings, circus peanut shells and deceased peanut brittle draw up a derelict aroma, followed by a hint of burnt cranberries stuffed inside mineral toffee. Effervescence and sweet, with a honey rose nectar flavor trait thatís all too reminiscent with cherry/cranberry flavored Ricola throat lozenges. Much too spritsy, in a cherry Fresca kind of way. Cranberries hover on spring water and cling to the boots of the Ocean Spray guy like thereís no tomorrow. Rose tea hips wade in diluted caramel sauce for the finish. A worthy challenge from my 2006 Milwaukee YEHA! Secret Santa.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled as Sand Creek Cranberry Special Ale. Funny-looking reddish rust body, small creamy off-white head.
Aroma is like cranberry pie with some light vomit thrown in. Slight malty tannins(?).
Flavor is regurgitate cranberry pie. Its like they added cranberries, which are sour/bitter, and awkwardly sweetened it. The sweetness comes across as Nutrasweet-like, which I think is where the vomitous quality comes in. Very awkward and unpleasing.
thegreenrooster (2976) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Label says Sand Creek. Pour is with with a small white head. Aroma is almost non-existant you would think a fruit beer would at least smell fruity. Flavor is almost as bland. No real cranberry and this is almost flat. Total joke of a beer. They could have at least made an attempt at something fruity.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear copper color with bubbly off white head that dissipated quickly. Attractive fruity malt aroma; the cranberry mingles nicely with the brown sugary malt and there is a whiff of rose hips. Sweet malty caramel flavor throughout which is balanced beautifully with subtle tart cranberry and toffee undertones. This is a pretty good beer.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Poured a clear, rose-tinted amber with a short cap of off-white head. Nose was odd... airy, dusty artificially-sweetened cranberries.. some sweet malt, too.. Flavor picked up husky, artificially-sweetened cranberry concentrate, pale malt, and some tartness around the tongue. Short, flat, and empty finish... almost creamy across the middle. There was nothing good that I got out of this one.
vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Now under the Sand Creek name, but still not very good. Pours bronze with a small tan fizzy head. The aroma has musty cranberries and lightly roasted malt with a cobweb character. Medium body with soft carbonation. Starts pleasant enough with some smooth cranberry and some malt. The finish unfortunately gets medicinal and tinny with the cranberry. Fair at best.