RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
We added Nantucket-grown cranberries to our Grey Lady Belgian-style wheat beer and aged it in Chardonnay barrels. Nose of oak and fruit leads to a quenching lightly carbonated ale. Only 4 barrels made, get it while you can and serve well chilled. And yes, those ARE real pieces of cranberry in the bottom of your bottle.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bright pink, chunky mess at the bottom of the bottle, thin pink head. Nose of spices and tart fruit. The cranberry didn’t come through as much as I thought it would, I guess for such a bitter fruit you’d have to use a ton. The oak was subtle, not much funkiness from any brett. I expected a lot more from this.

Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to bmanning for this bottle. Pours a bright pink color with a slightly pink-hued head that is otherwise bone white. Good retention and lacing. Nose is nice with cranberry and citrus as well as a bit of spice. The taste is nice with light cranberry atop a normal witbier. Really nice feel coming from the cranberries. A great concept that was well-executed. I really enjoyed this. Thanks again, Ben. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-08-2010

JK (6160) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Where the Wild Beers Are, 2010. Pink color. Flavor has grapefruit. Brett in the aroma and more in the flavor. Effervescent and light, very pleasantly light on the palate and refreshing. I enjoyed this.

BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Very faint aroma on a beautiful peach colored beer. Sour, funk, and a little peach.

deyholla (11604) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured of hazy pale orange pink with no head. Aroma had a bit of blue cheese with tart cranberries and wheat. Flavor was subtle with a slight tart cranberry and wheat, but overall seemed watery. The beer was lightly carbonated as well.

daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Lost rating? Lightly pink beer shared by JW77. Aroma of light wheat, light cranberries, light funk. Flavor? Water and ocean spray is about all I can find here. Not really sure what happened to this brew, but its watery and pretty bland.

koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
LABEL: "We added Nantucket grown cranberries to our Grey Lady Belgian-style wheat beer & aged it in Chardonnay barrels. Nose of oak & fruit leads to a quenching lightly-carbonated ale. Only 4 barrels made, get it while you can & serve well-chilled. And yes, those ARE real pieces of cranberry in the bottom of your bottle" Appearance: Murky pink....like grapefruit juice. Minimal off white head that rapidly dissipates and leaves no lace. Smell: My favorite aspect of this brew by far...Loads of coriander and wheat coupled with bold oaky chardonnay notes and cranberries. Very intoxicating and interesting. Taste: Wheat and a slight tartness from the chardonnay grapes up front. The cranberries then say hello briefly before the oak character takes center stage. The finish is semi dry and fairly smooth. Mouthfeel: Too thin. Drinkability: Easy to get this one down but a better mouthfeel would have helped for a higher score. I still found this to be a very interesting and enjoyable brew. It’s hard to find but worth a try if you are lucky enough to get some. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-15-2009

CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a cloudy pinkish golden with a small ring of off-white bubbles. Has an interesting oaky floral cranberry nose with some biscuity pale malty sweetness underneath. Starts with a soft sweetness and cranberry fruitiness with a nice oaky complexity before a smooth bittersweet finish. Good flavor throughout and would make a nice session brew.

yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy to murky pink with a small pinkish head. Aroma is citric and cranberry fruity. Cranberry fruity flavoured with a mild citric. Citric and slight fruity finish. Smooth.

illidurit (2340) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle from the free table at Woodshop 5.0. Pours an absurd pinkish ecru color with little carbonation. Aroma is unripe cranberries and solvent, with some wood. I’ve never bought lemonade from a kid’s stand but I imagine this is what it tastes like. Just kinda baffling and muddled. It has the sharpness of cranberries without much of the flavor. Some acidity and acetone too. The base witbier comes through with some spices and esters, but nothing serious. Fizzy and watery. What is this.

DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours cloudy dirty yellow with thin head. Nose is full of solvent and not much else. Flavors point a bit towards the cranberry but still mostly just solvent. Its light and spritzy yet a bit watery...the cranberry and light spritzy character mix well, but the solventy notes most likely a product of infection from the wine barrel were a little overwhelming in this beer since its going for the light spritzy fruity beer thang.

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