Brewed by Yukon Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Whitehorse, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Deadman Creek is an unusual name, we know! Of course, cranberries in beer is a little odd too and being different is what were really all about. With an explosion of lime lagers now out on the market, the big boys have proved what weve been saying all along flavour is good! We take an already damn fine wheat ale and add cranberries during fermentation. Then, with lots of tangy yeast flavour interacting with the tart cranberries we chooseto leave it unfiltered and then put it in bottles or kegs for your enjoyment. We decided early in the year that such a unique beer deserved some cool packaging so we tracked down former Yukoner turned Northern BCer Meghan Hildebrand to create the stunning piece featured above. To our surprise Meghan told us this was her favorite beer and she was pumped about the name we had picked. Deadman Creek, an actual creek found in the remote backcountry of the Yukon is an ode to the crazy spirits that built the north and were adventurous enough to settle this frontier. So Deadman Creek, Cranberry Wheat is hitting the shelves now and we suggest you grab a Deadman!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a cloudy yellow colour with little white head falling quickly to a small white ring. Aromas of well balanced cranberry, wheat, and yeast. Flavours of yeast, wheat, cranberry. Simple on paper but there is a good amount of good flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Pours a cloudy golden color with a big white head that sticks around and leaves a nice white ring. Aroma is a light yeast and then a wheaty cranberry. Taste is wheat and yeast up front with a soft sweet cranberry finish that turns slightly tart. Pretty good/unique fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle [341ml]. Pours a cloudy pinkish-orange with a small lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of wheat, grain, light berry sweetness and yeast. Flavour of wheat, grain, a hint of tart berries and some slight sweetness. Light to average bodied. Pretty good, not too sweet or artificial, a decent Wheat beer. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cards04 (2730) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a pale yellow - some fruitiness on the nose and palate, but its quite weak. Not a very memorable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (6022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
341ml bottle pours a cloudy pinkish golden color with a small white head and very little lacing. Aroma is light cranberries and some wheat with a touch of yeast. Taste is light cranberry fruitiness with some yeast and light hoppy bitterness and a dry tart finish. Light in body and carbonation. A refreshing easy to drink ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
northropfrye (3387) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle. You can hardly call this a fruit beer as the taste of cranberries is very faint. Theres a touch of tartness cranberry on the roof of the mouth, but mostly this is a rather characterless watery beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
Hazy amber colour with minimal head. Aroma was slightly wheaty and artificial cranberry. A tad of fruit but otherwise pretty thin. Slightly sticky at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
Cran and wheat yeast come in the nose. Lots of head on the pint, some lacing, this one is pretty hazy. Golden reddish. Yeast is very big in he flavour, some cran sweetens it and the wheat clears it up and leaves your mpuh clean. Pretty nice addition to the wheat flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (879) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
Bottled sample. Light and fruity aroma. Slightly cloudy bronze colour with a small white head. Reasonable levels of carbonation. Tart flavour nicely balancing the wheat and cranberry flavours. Sharp bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
Colour is cloudy off-orange. Nose has some very young yeast, tobacco, and slight methane....not very appealing. Taste: Cranberries throughout the palate, soft raisin, mild wheat, weak body. Finish: yeasty and thick. This one just didnt really get going and the nose was poor.

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