Springhead Crazy Cranberry

Formerly brewed at Springhead Brewery
Style: Bitter
Laneham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Special - Winter 2009
This ruby-coloured beer has a delicate, almost spicy, hop aroma and a smooth malty character, with its festive fruit flavour brought out through the addition of cranberries.

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john44 (3311) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Cask. Auburn in colour, with Reddish Amber tinge. Malty. Fruity; cranberries presumably. Hoppy finish. Quite dry. Not for me. (2009)

madmitch76 (25286) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
23rd December 2009
On tap somewhere in London! Clear amber beer. Slightly soft palate. Light fruity malt. Just a whisper of hop bitterness at the end. Not really that cranberry but there is a generic fruity character to this one.

tombyars (1749) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats in December 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear amber red in colour with a thin white head. Dusty hops present in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a digestive biscuit base with tart redcurrant fruit and no cranberry? Hops seep into the dry bitter aftertaste. Finish is slightly malty with vague tart fruit creeping into the palate. A poor session bitter.

fonefan (50616) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, London, Greater London, England SW12 9BP.

Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, berry - fruity, spices, cranberry, artificial cranberry. Flavor is moderate berry sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, light artificial. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100101]

SaintMatty (7476) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2010
Cask (Giddy Bridge JDW, Southampton) - Copper with red tinges and a slight haze. Fruity aroma with dried fruit. Fruity taste with dried fruit followed by a dry and fruity finish.

imdownthepub (15129) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber to brown with white slick. Slightly tartish, with hints of fruit, I wouldn’t be able to shout out cranberry though. It’s a bit non descript really.

harrisoni (19159) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Cask handpull at Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pale chestnut colour. Not hugely cranberry, some fruit. Mostly a solid bitter in good condition

evergreen0199 (3460) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Cask at Tooting Broadway, W’Spoons in Sth London. Attractive ruby red pour with slight head. Fruity aroma. Tastes fruity and yes cranberries were definitely detected, fruity, apples, slightly dry. I quite enjoyed it on a snowy day in SW17.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Bankers Draft JDW, Sheffield 18/12/2009 Some roast aroma. Small white head. Copper golden coloured fruity cranberry flavour. Slightly creamy on the palate. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

SilkTork (5800) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
JDW, Rochester. A touch dry with tannic notes and a slight hint of sourness. Not much awareness of cranberry - and a little on the road away from a malty ale. Drinkable, but nit that interesting or attractive.

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