Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Pours hazy light amber with a small off white head. Aroma is faint but has hints of cranberry and not much else. Flavor is light with hints of cranberry and spice. Pretty bland. undsioux7 (876) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Pours cloudy orange with light red hihlights. Aroma of cranberrys, orange, grains. Tastis sMe with a tart bite tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Aroma is wheat, spice, cranberry, a little tart. The appearance is yellow, somewhat hazy, tinge of pink, and an off-white head. The flavor is cereal grains, light tart quality, cranberries. The finish is coriander, and other spices. The mouthfeel is thin/medium. Not bad - not as bad as I expected. Easily my least favorite of he Long Shots. Appropriate on a hot summer day. HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle ( 12oz ). Hazy gold, huge fizzy-fluffy white head. Sour, slightly vegetal aroma - dry - yeah, cranberry. Tastes sweet and papery, sure wish it were even 1/3 as tart as the aroma - the cranberry is there, and a bit of alcohol, but it’s not great. Thick, almost choking body, not much carbonation - not an unpleasant aftertaste, but this one overall seems a little .. off, somehow. patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours clear orange gold with a medium, frothy white head. Aroma of hops, raspberries, cranberries, wheat, and hints of yeast. Light body with a sort of bland mouthfeel. Some traces of tart with the cranberry. Finishes quick and clean. Above average fruit beer.
pkbites (986) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Pours a cloudy light orange with a soapy head. Nose is unimpressive and faint. Some floral citrus. Only a tad of cranberry flavor, mostly orange peel bitterness. Overall only so-so at best. bigguns22 (803) - Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Made in sept (09) Pours a golden color with a small white crisp head. Flavors of cranberry, and reminders of other citrus zest. A full palate of yeast flavors with notes of hops. Released at the perfect time of year to enjoy twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Made in sept (09) Pours a golden color with a small white crisp head. Flavors of cranberry, and reminders of other citrus zest. A full palate of yeast flavors with notes of hops. Released at the perfect time of year to enjoy CanIHave4Beers (4227) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 Pours a very hazy yellow color with a medium loose head that leaves a bit of lace.
The aroma is light spicy yeast notes with some human flesh, not sweaty, not B.O. just the sort of plain smell of a person. There is some light cinnamon and indescribable spice in there as well.
The flavor is really more cinnamon than it is cranberry, this is not to say that the cranberry doesn’t sneak in there well, it’s just a less dominant flavor than perhaps the beer’s name would lead you to believe. I also detect some orange and ginger. I really like strongly spiced beers, but this one seems like there are too many spices/fruit flavors going in medium to low flavor profile that it seems mildly messy. A little more focus on cranberry and balance of spices would have made this brilliant to my tastes. Mild tweaking could make this one awesome beer.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2009
[Bottle] Pours a light amber color with a small beige head. Aroma was of berries, wheat malt and light citrus. The taste was similar, with the cranberry in decent balance. Coriander and light nutmeg or clove finish it out. I expected the flavoring to be a little more intense given the aroma, so in that sense it was a slight let down. I didn’t see any big flaws here though.