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Brewed by Yukon Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Whitehorse, Canada
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
Wheaty good! Cloudy dull orange with a small white cap on the pour and no cap to speak of a couple of minutes later. Zero lacing. Aroma is faint, but the wheat and sour berries are mixed together equally. A chemically odour hides in the background. It’s nice to get a beer with aroma that is soft once and awhile. Taste is pretty good, except I’m not sold on the sourness - not that it’s bad. Soft wheat and yeast start you off while the sour cranberries finish. Good or bad, depending on your sour tolerance. I like it cause it’s different, but I don’t love it. It’s medium bodied with a very long sour yeasty finish. Fairly smooth with ample carbonation. Very tart and dry aftertaste. There is a collection of yeast that has gathered at the bottom of my glass that has a one way ticket to my stomach. Lots of sour - man, this aftertaste just doesn’t go away!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1224) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
This brew poured a cloudy honey brown with zero head, barley any bubbles floated on top, this stuff resembles Metamucil perfectly. A pleasant malty banana aroma that is some what fruity is admitted from the beer, I enjoy the smell but the only problem is its very weak and hard to detect. Lots of bready malts can be tasted combined with a dry sourness that probably comes from the cranberries. This brew is medium bodied with good carbonation, and leaves a bready after taste. This beer is highly drinkable and refreshing but is also highly forgettable and boring.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2008
Was hoping good things for this one but was kinda let down.nose has a little sweetness and berry, but not alot. flavor is uhhwheat and bitterness, not real cranberry. nice that they r trying different things but the other beers by this brewery i have tried were much better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3082) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2008
Sample, draught, drank on site on August 2 2008; eye: copper, no effervescence, clear, white head that disappears completely; nose: fruity, light acidity, malt; mouth: thin, fruity (cranberry), light caramel, somewhat confusing fruity finale, grainy, light acidity, medium body, average carbonation; overall: ok FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, bue sur place le 2 août 2008; oeil : cuivrée, pas d’effervescence, claire, mousse blanche qui disparaît complètement; nez : fruitée, légère acidité, léger fruité, malt; bouche : mince, fruitée (canneberge), léger caramel, finale fruitée un peu déroutante, granuleuse, légère acidité, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne; en résumé : ok

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeZasada (292) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
Weird smell... not like a top fruit beer or a lambic, but rather more like an ’off-smell’. Cloudy... tastes like wheat beer, but with something else in it... This one is OK.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
undsioux7 (807) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Pours a light orange with a small head. Light wheat aroma, wouldn’t notice the cranberry if it wasn’t written on the bottle. Light tartness at the end.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Pours a light orange with a small head. Light wheat aroma, wouldn’t notice the cranberry if it wasn’t written on the bottle. Light tartness at the end.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
Robe orangée voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche timide. Arômes très légers de fruits acides. Saveurs légères de fruits acides et de blé.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2006
12 oz. bottle brought back from Canada by my mother-in-law - Pours a golden color with a big off white head. Decent lacing. Has a grassy hop aroma. Has a slight tart berry flavor. Medium body. Very easy to drink. Wortha try. Thanks Ma V.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6028) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 341 ml, dégusté au Festival Bières et Saveurs 2006 (Chambly, QC). Arôme: Odeur de céréales avec une légère pointe de canneberges. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de canneberges. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume de canneberges en arrière goût. (Rating #618)


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