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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!


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
Hazy yellow gold colour with thin white head. Mild yeast nose. Mild fruity malt taste with mild fruity finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2006
Hazy amber orange, thin head that disappears pretty quickly. Faint wet-hair aroma, no real fruit aroma though. Modestly malty palate, a little bready, with the faintest hint of berry fruit. More tart than flavourful. Not bad, but the other brews put out by tis excellent company are better.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
Hazy amber colour with minimal head. Aroma was slightly wheaty and artificial cranberry. A tad of fruit but otherwise pretty thin. Slightly sticky at the end.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
Hazy gold,white head.Light cranberry nose.Rather bland, with just a hint of fruit, which you couldn’t detect as cranberries

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
Butt-ugly murky dun colour. Instantly dissipating head. Slightly phenolic aroma with light hints of fruit. Tart body, thin, with dusty yeastiness. Not a whole lot going on, sadly.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle. Add Yukon to the effort. Hazy light amber appearance, sickly head. While there are faint cranberries & wheat, I think they used this name over "saccarine and wet cardboard" primarily for marketing reasons.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2005
Hazy golden amber color. Thick white head, tart nose of cranberries and wheat. Malty mouth, slightly tart, that continues with the cranberries and wheat theme. Dry finish. Not one of thier better beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - JUL 17, 2005
Pours with a medium head, the first thing that you note is how cloudy the light copper beer is. The taste is tart, the cranberries are not added for fruit taste, just for tartness, and it is successful. This is my favorite from the Yukon Brewing Company. Very fresh, and something that would be great on a warm summer day.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2005
Pours with a nice lasting head and a solid gold colour. Strong carbonation. Scent is sweet and perhaps sugary. I expected somehing a little more sour and fruity with a yeast presence. Decent body. Sourness in the flavour but not overpowering. This beer calls for a patio after a session with a lawnmower. The sweetness does detract as the glass empties. The wheat characteristics do not appear.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
aroma is slight malty with light cherry-like aroma. Pours a flat, slightly hazy gold, quickly disappearing head. Flavour is mild cherry/cranberry with a pronounced sour finish. Not the greatest beer, but mildly refreshing. Its a fruit beer - how good could it be?


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