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RATINGS: 1117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Samuel Adams® Cranberry Lambic is a fruit beer that draws its flavor not just from the cranberries it is brewed with, but also from the unique fermentation character imparted by the rare wild yeast strain. The result is a flavor rich in fruitiness and reminiscent of cranberries and bananas, cloves and nutmeg. The yeast fermentation also will create a slight sourness on the sides of the palate, a signature of the original Lambic style which, with the subtle cereal note from the wheat malt, remind its drinker that, as fruity a beer as this is, it is still a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 4, 2002
As trappist ales rule pointed out this is no Lambic! Try Liefman’s and you’ll know what I mean. I don’t know what I’d call this,... Shit comes to mind. This is far and away the worst beer produced by any micro I’ve ever had. I actually poured it down the drain after a couple sips. A true disgrace to the name Lambic and a testament to why people need to look deeper than the grocery store when looking for a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2003 Different but not bad. It feels weird on your tongue but very refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2002
Lambic or Wheat beer who gives a damn. Either way its not that great. Fair cranberry flavor. Pretty average beer, nothing remarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ribrewmaster99 (11) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 31, 2001
Weak carbonation and head. A little hazy. Too cranberryish (tart) for my taste. Not a true lambic, should have been called ’Cranberry wheat’. I’ll try it again, but only if someone else is buying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2001
A bit weak for a wheat beer. A hint of cranberry in the flavor. In the end it was just an all around weak beer. Although, not bad nothing stands out about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
All4Grog99 (22) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2001
my goodness this one is tart, way too tart for my liking with a sour finish that makes me want not to have another sip. to be fair i prefer bitter’s and bocks, but still this one shoudl have been left out of the winter variety pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2001
I guess it is acceptable to call anything a Lambic these days. This is far from it. Weak in the palate with no body. Just a lame attempt and a sheer disgrace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oneeye1399 (28) - Pasadena, California, USA - DEC 17, 2001
While it wouldn’t hold up on its own, I though this was a fun addition to the Sam Adam’s Winter Variety Pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4743) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
Appealing pinky-gold color. Lacey head. Tart malt aroma. Sweet, sour and yeasty. This is a fun, warming beer, and a good holiday variation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Down In Flames99 (7) - USA - DEC 4, 2001 does not count

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