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Brewed by Church-Key Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Campbellford, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The perfect merging of tart cranberries and fresh maple syrup from Northumberland County, make this seasonal treat worth waiting the long winter for

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2.8
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
On tap. Cloudy straw pour with quickly diminishing white head. Nose is all tarty cranberry and strawberry. Up front is the same. Not getting much of the syrup, but I can’t imagine what this would taste like without the added ingredient. Finishes with a salty earthiness. Not getting a yeasty "wheat beer" character. Just not very good.

3.3
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
taste was like a blue freezee. wasnt bad by any means just a little to sweet for my liking

3.5
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Tap, pours bright yellow. A bit heady. Aroma is very cranberry like. Has a nice sweet flavour. Not much maple but the cranberry is nice. Nice smooth finish

2.1
ILduce (284) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
Beer Fest, Toronto: Aromas of cough syrup and lolly pops. Taste is sweet with wheat and cranberry. Watery. Disappointing

3.2
garthicus (2933) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 25, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Appearance: Amber orange, small white head. Aroma: Cranberry for sure, some strawberries and wheat. Flavour: Quite sweet and malty, some cherry and cranberry, almost ’cooler’ like, not a bad little tipple.

2.8
Spab (3904) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2008
341 bottle from 6-pack purchased at brewery. Pours light gold with thin white head. Strong berry smell. Fairly strong berry taste with a dry finish. All in all a decent summer beer.

2.4
DerWeg (1689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
A fine looking hazy wheat ale with an aroma of jolly ranchers and it tastes okay but is reminiscent of a bagful of artificially flavoured halloween suckers floating around in an okay american wheat. Sorry CK I love you and this beer is well made but I don’t get it. It’s like a girl drink.

2.7
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 341 ml bottle - pours a clear medium gold colour with very little head. Aroma is mainly fruitiness with cherry upfront, some cranberry, and a hint of green apple. Flavour a bit strange - a bit too saccharine and not much maple at all. I guess cranberry is in there, but the whole thing kind of reminded me a bit of cherry fluoride. A decent grainy presence in the body saves this one from being completely ridiculous. Didn’t get much wheat. First Church-Key brew I’ve had that I’ve been slightly disappointed by. Oh well, I guess there had to be one.....interesting experiment though.

2.6
piscator34 (2541) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
Bottled sample via gregclow. Light gold in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas of cherry, some cranberry, a bit of lemon, herbs, and some light sweet malts. Some tart cranberry flavors, along with some very mild maple notes. There’s an odd artificial sweetner flavor there too that just doesn’t work for me. The body is very thin, and there just doesn’t seem like a whole much else going on.

2.3
Tessic (1159) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2007
This wheat beer poured a light cloudy yellow colour with a frothy white head. To the nose was a full blow of fruit. Almost medicine like, cough syrup to be exact. Very hard to get around the sweet cranberry smell. Swedish berries come to mind. First sip is sweet and all I can taste is the cranberries. Still reminds me of cough syrup with a beer base. At least its not as sweet as some other fruit beer I’ve had before. This beer is a one bottle per day beer, I don’t think I could handle any more.


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