Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very flawed attempt at a lambic. The excessive cranberry flavor ruins the beer. Looks nice though.
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 20, 2002
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like cranberry, taste very sweet, tart puckering cranberry.
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Acrid tonguefeel made me cringe. Tangy sweet much like those Sweet Tarts you get for Halloween. Almost like a wine cooler on crack. I doubt I will ever drink this again.
Indra (2663) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yep, itís cranberry, but itís certainly not a lambic. Bleah. Total lack of complexity or any Belgian character, this is just a cranberry wheat beer and not a good one at that.(And I can appreciate cranberry in beer, Beartooth made a good one.) Avoid.
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2002
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
If you love Cranberries pick this one up. Otherwise stay away. I despise the fact that they continue to put two of these into their Holiday sampler 12-packs.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Extremely tart, cranberries are overbearing. Always the beer that gets tossed from the christmas sampler. Iíll stick to Lindemannís for my lambics.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
RERATE: Giving Sam another chance, I find I donít despise this anymore. Still not a huge fan, but some of the sourness edges finely the more off putting aspects of the brew. Original Rating, a year ago: I generally despise fruit in beer, so why I tried this is a bit of a mystery. As you might expect I found it tastes like bad breath the morning after ...
cckevin (41) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2002
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Horrible. WAY too much cranberry flavor...
This is probably what it would taste like if Ocean Sray were left out to ferment for a year.
Panzuriel (1361) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This beer combines the worst of the beer world and the worst part of cranberries into one loathesome brew. Very tart and nasty tasting. Thinner but not quite watery. Extremely bad aftertaste.