Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Pours an amber red with a fruity spicey aroma. Has a sweet finish and goes down smooth. Delivers on the description. neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear caramel with a moderate, frothy, off-white head. The head remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of cranberries, apple, caramel, bread and spice. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with fruity notes and a hint of spice. The finish is long, sweet and slightly spicy. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this fruit ale is disappointingly simple. Cranberries seem to have so much potential as a brewing ingredient, but this brew underwhelms with simplicity. 2011-11-25 iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Poured a clear copper color with small white head and little lacing. Aromas of hay, with light notes of cranberries. Taste is sweet, not as much tartness as expected and though the cranberries are there, I expected more. Overall, pretty decent brew from the malts but was left wanting more cranberry flavor and more of an effervescent palate. morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine and More in Huntersville, NC. The beer itself starts out impressive: it pours a nice dark amber/copper color with a little bit of a tan head. Aroma is surprising. I was expecting to get a lot of cranberry nose in this beer, but it was all rather muted, just a little bit of malt and the cranberry seems non existent. Taste is fruity with some malt notes and then a little bit of cranberry sneaks in on the end of it. Aftertaste is from the malt lingering on your taste buds. Overall, this is a nice beer, but I am a little disappointed it. I thought this beer would be refreshing, instead it was just another fruit beer with nothing that makes it stand out from the rest. kdheckle (24) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
red, brown, clear, rocky head, white foam, minimal head, light sweetness, light body,
Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
This one is kinda funky and unusual. Taste is cranberries, cotton balls and malt. All over the map. Radek Kliber (7320) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 8, 2012
Bottle 355 ml Jabic (563) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Aroma: soft round creamy nose , soft fruity elements with slight tartness. 7-
Appearance: nice shade of clear copper. Beige fine creamy head with neat lace to it. 4+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: mineral, slightly metallic with light sweet berry touches. Bit bland mid and finish. Creamy cover up. Touch of caramel. Forgetable.
Ar: Hint of breadiness and tart cranberry.
Ap: Crystal-clear copper - medium off-white head with moderate retention - a ring of foam and small pad of lacing.
T: Toasty malt, pineapple fruitiness, up front - light sweetness - bready malt with a cranberry tannin dominates mid palate - bitter fruitiness on the finish that becomes a bit metallic.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Malty autumn ale, with some pleasant cranberry notes - some of the fruit tannins could stand to be cut back. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Thanks to TNT for picking this one up. Tasted on Thanksgiving and served in a sampler glass. Pours an auburn color. Nose has a nice cranberry tartness and backing malt. Flavor falls through with too much breadiness. Over the top malt with cranberry falling to the background. Nose was by far the best part of this one. BillWyce (1074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
From notes: Poured clear reddish-amber with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Biscuity aroma mixed with caramel and a touch of cranberry. Medium body with a touch of dryness in the finish. The flavor matches the aroma: biscuity and caramelly, with some cranberry underneath.