Cranberry Tart
Alaskan Brewing Co.

Cranberry TartCranberry Tart
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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #319
Ranked #27,241
3.41 | pDev: 12.9%
Dec 08, 2021
Sep 20, 2017
Alaskan Cranberry Tart Ale was inspired by Alaskan high bush cranberries and features Sitka spruce tips in a refreshing wheat-based beer.
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Rated: 3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 08, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 12, 2020
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1239096

4.21/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Wasn't sure what to expect, but pours a pale golden colour with a faint cranberry nose. Taste is very watery with a cranberry taste, this is almost like a spritzer.
Sep 22, 2019
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Rated by Zopiac from Michigan

2.11/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Looks like a rosé and the flavor is dominated by anything else in the vicinity.
Jun 05, 2019
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Reviewed by JackieTH from Minnesota

2.69/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Alaska Cranberry Tart
Pink with minimal lacing. Smells pungent - acerbic, dry slightly piney.
Taste is a lot less tart than I expected. Slightly sweet faint berry. Finish is dryish. A bit watery. Medium carb. Easy to drink. Overall is disappointing as based on labeling expectations ‘tart’. Appearance and smell are the high points. It’s just not very tart at all.
May 02, 2019
Rated: 4 by Pfishin28 from South Dakota

Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed by JamarcusMarinovich from California

2.87/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Poured into a 16 oz glass, little head and lacing. Looks enticing: not really amber, not really red-ish, just light amber red-ish. Looks to have good carbonation, small bubbles. Not much on the nose. Very slight hint of cranberry, barely registering on the tartness and any sort of fruit tones. Taste is the same, actually kinda bland. Good carbonation indeed but so slight on the fruit/tart taste it's really not worth it to me. Almost like a half-flavored seltzer water. I wouldn't get it again....
Apr 27, 2019
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bottle from Albertsons. Light amber pour, bubbly head dissipates to miniscule ring. Aroma is tart, yeasty funk with some cranberry notes. Taste is mildly tart, weak cranberry and no sign of the spruce tips.
Feb 12, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by MizzouBrew from Missouri

Jan 19, 2019
Rated: 3.28 by Clintonville_dipsomanic from Ohio

Jan 17, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 3.24 by 1mrbeer from Ohio

Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Jodio from Texas

Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 3.66 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Dec 24, 2018
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottle poured into an Alaskan Brewing Pilot Series pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a faint pinkish hue and a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little spotty lacing.

S: Slightly tart, cranberry and a little raspberry, the slightest hint of spruce, a touch of wheat, and some caramel sweetness.

T: Slightly tart but not very, fruity, cranberry and also some raspberry, just a bit earthy, faint hints of spruce, a little wheat twang, and a fair bit of caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Really could stand to be more tart to balance all that sweetness. They could probably dial the cranberry and especially the spruce tips up a notch to make that happen.
Dec 23, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with ruby highlights and a small, white head of foam. It smelled of cranberry and wheat. Nice tart cranberry taste and not much else.
Dec 20, 2018
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Reviewed by sjdevel from Utah

4.07/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
LOOK: Very light in color - clear pale yellow/tan with a slight pinkish hue. Started with a decent head - 1 finger - but dissipated quickly. It went flat soon after.

SMELL: Very aromatic - powerful fruit (peach, pear, and yes, cranberry). Tart in aroma with slight hints of malt and caramel

TASTE: Slight bite at first - but goes right into fruit and sweet malt - some bread and biscuit. Dries out and gets a nice tart bite of cranberry. I didn't really get much evidence of spruce tips.

FEEL: This one is pretty thin / light bodied. I was expecting a fuller beer and hoped for more carbonation.

OVERALL: Nice and refreshing. Nice fruit flavor without overpowering the overall beer - still a decent balance. I could have had more spruce and more carbonation.
Dec 18, 2018
Cranberry Tart from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 50 ratings