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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 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 (2497) - 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 (4178) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 3, 2001
Looks like a wheat beer, smells like a wheat beer, must be a... Lambic??? You’re kidding me right? Primarily wheaty taste with an artificial cranberry bitterness. Some malt and yeast notes with distinct tartness. Next!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Egads! what kind of misnamed beer is this. As basic fuit beers go this beer is a cut above the myriad of Berry Wheats and other fruit extract girly beers that have now entered the market. Moderately tart with a taste of real cranberries backed by a solidly made wheat beer. For a taste of what an American Fruit beer should be try New Glarus Cherry Red or Raspberry Tart instead.

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