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Yukon Deadman Creek Cranberry Wheat Ale

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Brewed by Yukon Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Whitehorse, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deadman Creek is an unusual name, we know! Of course, cranberries in beer is a little odd too and being different is what we’re really all about. With an explosion of lime lagers now out on the market, the big boys have proved what we’ve been saying all along “flavour is good!” We take an already damn fine wheat ale and add cranberries during fermentation. Then, with lots of tangy yeast flavour interacting with the tart cranberries we choose to leave it unfiltered and then put it in bottles or kegs for your enjoyment. We decided early in the year that such a unique beer deserved some cool packaging so we tracked down former Yukoner turned Northern BC’er Meghan Hildebrand to create  the stunning piece featured above. To our surprise Meghan told us this was her favorite beer and she was pumped about the name we had picked. Deadman Creek, an actual creek found in the remote backcountry of the Yukon is an ode to the crazy spirits that built the north and were adventurous enough to settle this frontier. So Deadman Creek, Cranberry Wheat is hitting the shelves now and we suggest you grab a Deadman!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmacklin (249) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy pinkish-orange colour with a small, short lived off-white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and light cranberry. Sweet flavour with malt, wheat, yeast and a dry, mild cranberry finish. Light body, thin texture and soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1117) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Hazy wheat beer with a touch of pink. Some tart cranberry on the nose, but the taste has very little fruit and more whole wheat and straw. Light, refreshing body. Overall, wished it tastes like it smells. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
First of all, cranberries don’t thrill me. I’ll not be working for Ocean Spray anytime soon. This beer pours a hazy golden orange with almost no head. Aroma is malt and cranberries - and nothing else. The flavour had a weak tartness to it that can be attributed to the cranberries, but otherwise was a refreshing drinkable brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (1687) - Nunavut, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
Drank from the bottle, sadly, as glassware was sorely lacking in my Yellowknife hotel. Has decent carbonation, okay brighter body. Soft, soft cranberry aroma with some maltiness. Flavour is just a hint of fruitiness with a beery malt back end and a dry finish. Drinkable, but everything about this brew needs more "oomph".

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pushkinwow (1990) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle from Trevor. Pale amber with a light off white head that fades to nothing. Wheat, sweet cranberries, light malt. Little skunky, mild sweetness, mild carbonation and body, unpleasant finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a cloudy yellow colour with little white head falling quickly to a small white ring. Aromas of well balanced cranberry, wheat, and yeast. Flavours of yeast, wheat, cranberry. Simple on paper but there is a good amount of good flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reimer96 (1192) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Pours a cloudy golden color with a big white head that sticks around and leaves a nice white ring. Aroma is a light yeast and then a wheaty cranberry. Taste is wheat and yeast up front with a soft sweet cranberry finish that turns slightly tart. Pretty good/unique fruit beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle [341ml]. Pours a cloudy pinkish-orange with a small lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of wheat, grain, light berry sweetness and yeast. Flavour of wheat, grain, a hint of tart berries and some slight sweetness. Light to average bodied. Pretty good, not too sweet or artificial, a decent Wheat beer. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cards04 (1706) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a pale yellow - some fruitiness on the nose and palate, but it’s quite weak. Not a very memorable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
341ml bottle pours a cloudy pinkish golden color with a small white head and very little lacing. Aroma is light cranberries and some wheat with a touch of yeast. Taste is light cranberry fruitiness with some yeast and light hoppy bitterness and a dry tart finish. Light in body and carbonation. A refreshing easy to drink ale.


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