Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
12 ounce bottle courtesy of thickfreakness. Pours a light orange-pink with a compact pinkinsh head. Aroma is of cream and berries, slight earthiness to. Flavor starts a little sweet, wine-coolerish, then the tart comes around rapidly after that and stomps out most of the sweetness. Creaminess comes again in the middle and finishes it out. Cranberry and strawberry flavors are apparent the whole time. The flavor is pretty cloying even though it is subdued by the tart and other flavors - it is right below the surface the whole time, loads of sugar seemingly. Light mouthfeel, lower-medium carbonation. Enjoyable. I couldn’t have more than one but I still dig the one I’m having. Overall, good to very good. vyvvy (6857) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Pours crystal clear amber / orange with a small white head. The aroma has vanilla, oak, light bourbon and a hint of cranberry. Medium smooth body that’s slick and has light gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with more cranberry than the aroma lets on. It is nice and tart that is light on the sweetness and has some oak, light spice and is very clean. The finish has peppery spice, cranberry, sweet tarts and there is quite a bit of bite. Great beer. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby tinged orange with a thin to medium sized white head. Light sweet fruit, a touch of funk and brett, a bit of vanilla, slightly vinous. Wow, sweeter than expected. Tastes like ice cream. Vanilla and cherry ice cream. Very sweet, a bit of tartness. Little cranberry dryness almost balances the overwhelming sweetness, but not quite. Still tasty though. sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Here’s an old one. 12 oz bottle enjoyed with my wife on Thanksgiving ’09. Pours clear and ruddy with a small, but fizzy head. Aroma is strongly cranberry accentuated by the lovely spiciness found in all NG’s fruit beers. Taste is beautifully tart with loads of cranberry and cinnamon. Sweet, but balanced by the acidity. Medium carbonation and eminently drinkable. A perfect treat for the holidays. triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Aroma had cranberry with hints of sourness. Upfront cranberry flavor, sweetness and tartness. Medium body, tart/dry finish. Yummy, cant’ drink too many due to tartness, probably gors well with vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Pours a vibrant mixture of orange, red and red with a fluffy white head. Smells of cranberry juice and funk, with maybe a hint of cherry. The flavor is an awesome mixture of tart and sweet. This is quite the "lambic". Thanks Ughsmash blutt59 (6609) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, orange color with cranberry oaky aroma, flavors of cranberry syrup, wildflowers, malt vinegar, nice finish Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2010
12 ounce bottle courtesy of madvike who was kind enough to send me four of these. Thanks Matt! Once of the most anticipated NG beers for me in a long, long time. Pours a clear pale red color with a thin white head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of cranberries and cherries with notes of coconut and wood. Tart and sweet at the same time. Taste is cherries, cranberries, faint funky notes, oak, vanilla. A faint bit of sugary vinegar if that makes any sense. The funk here is there but its very mild. Good entry level lambic. Insanely drinkable. Good beer. DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Huge thanks to canIHAVE. Dark amber pour with a small white head. Aroma up front was the cranberries and quite a bit of funk and what I was thinking was tartness. Flavor was cranberries, cinnamon, oak, caramel, cherries, and chocolate. Finishes sweet but with enough acidity to balance it out. Very interesting twist on fruit beer meets sour ale. Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle: Poured a light reddish color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light sweet cranberry and acidic undertones is very enticing. Taste is a complex mix between some lightly sweet cranberry with some tart notes with a well balanced finish that includes green apple-like acidity and some light funky ester. Even though this beer present great complexity it is still very easily drinkable and very refreshing which I rated very highly. Body is about average with great carbonation. An excellent beer from a brewer that consistently amaze me.