RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Black River Falls is in the heart of cranberry country, and this fall seasonal is a German ale brewed with real Wisconsin cranberries. Not your typical, sweet fruit beer, our Cranberry Special is well balanced with a refreshing tart finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2010
bottle, pink color with few bubbles, aroma and flavor is pretty metallic, little flavor of cranberry but mostly watery fruit juice and sugar

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a reddish brown color with no head. High carbonation levels made it look like a champaign. Aroma of soured fruits. The taste is of sour cranberry, but it is quite thin. Grainy and oxidized throughout. Seemed more like a wine cooler than a beer to me. This is not very good at all.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arkurzynski (2378) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours orange with white head that dissipates. Aroma is water and moldy malts. Tastes like watered down cranberry juice. really nothing else going on here. Another disappointment from this brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2010
12oz bottle 1/19/10 (Binnys Naperville)-Pours a hazy orangish with a very small white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and cranberry. Taste of cranberry and sweetness. This light bodied brew was more of a spritzer than anything. Not bad but not what I was expecting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2009
All sweet up front, a tart cranberry finish. Light fruit aroma. Its not a terrible beer, but its pretty unbalanced and the fizz and tartness in the finish arent all that pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
saravn (8) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2009 does not count
First tasted this at Suds Club Fruit Beer Night. Had it again at MHCs Ales, Pales, Sticks & Stouts tasting and took home the left overs. Its a good fall beer, not too sweet, not too sour. Very tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Clear light orange/amber with small white head. Aroma is slightly sweet and fruity with light caramell malt coming through as well. Flavor is sweeeeeeeet red apple up front that transitions to cranberry in the finish, a little lemon some caramel, woah. Medium to thin creamy body. Wow this is like drinking straight apple juice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (6108) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2009
12oz bottle. Hazy orange tan color. Tart cranberry taste, quite nice and refreshing. Relatively light bodied, but still packs a punch flavor-wise. Crisply effervescent. Lemony tang at first fades into a cherry like finish, or cranberry as it were. This is a really great beer, vastly underrated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheAlum (7137) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of the infamous Binnys singles rack (Orland Park, Il). Pours a medium hazy amber pour with offwhite medium head that begins to dissipate. Aromas are tart cranberries, not sweet, with cereal maltiness and a touch of skunk. Initial is tart cranberries, light cereal sweetness, no earlier evident skunk in the brew. Light fruit sweetness, but largely a tart natural cranberry feel. Finish is more fruit apparent, leaves a touch of tartness and flavor in the aftertaste. Pretty good, surprisingly. Decent body, still light and sessionable. A little one dimensional. But, this is not as bad as people seem to think.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Pours a dull caramel color with no bubbles and a very thin white sudsy head. Smells of stale beer, grainy, malty, and lightly of fruity cranberries. First taste is sweet and tangy, some funky grains, moldy malts, a touch of tart cranberry and then finishes horribly. The finish is like puke, its basically undrinkable because of that. Medium light body with softer fizzy carbonation. Beer of last resort. O shhhhh I just released this is my first rating of 2009... hopefully no indication of the rest of my rating-year.

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