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Cranberry Special Ale - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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72
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 17.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 10-17-2005

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2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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4.2/5  rDev +38.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Has a light cranberry bread nose and pours like a cranberry juice with a white foam cap that dissipates almost as fast as a champagne head. Big cranberry with light biscuit on the palate and a cranberry tartness balances the malt sweetness. Has a very sparkling wine like texture and mouth feel. Drinkable but bordering on Bartles and Jaymes or a wine and malt beverage. The cranberry tartness saves it somewhat.

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2.73/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Trifecta1
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Don't get the hate.

A - Red-tinted amber. Heady, leaves some lacing. Pretty nice looking.

S - Mild funk and cranberry juice, wheat, tartness is apparent even on the nose.

T - Wow, tart bite right off the bat. Leads into sweet jellied cranberry, giving way to some brown malt and wheat. Refreshing. Great for fall/turkey time. Sweet and sour combo gone right. Lingering wheaty, mid-quality German-pilsner-like aftertaste.

M - Very spritzy, like soda. Meh.

O - Much, much better than I was expecting. Maybe because this sixer was fresh from the brewery? Whatever it is, I enjoyed this one, especially for the price. Will be purchasing again when I wanna slam some turkey down my gullet, or want a cheap tart fall fix. Solid beer, don't listen to the hate and give it a chance.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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Photo of KajII
2.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Flute glass]

The pour was a reddish orange with a huge pale white frothy head, that reduced to a small collar fairly quickly and had some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was light and mild with a slight biscuit malt and a funky sweaty yeast with notes of tart cranberries and candi sugar.

The taste was lightly sweet with a mild malty feel and a hint of candi sugar at first and then became a mild sweet sour with a mild note of cranberry towards the end. The flavor lasted only a short while with a mild fruity tart sweetness left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body and had a dry watery texture with a fizzy carbonation.

Overall a mildly tart refreshing brew that would be great with a Turkey and Stuffing sandwich...

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Cranberry Special Ale from Sand Creek Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.