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RATINGS: 1114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2001
Pale red color; Head had a bit of staying power and left some decent lace; Definitely cranberry in the aroma. Absolutely a bastardization of the Lambic style. Wrong on so many levels: very little tell-tale tartness; the fruit is left way in back to fight for itself; none of the wonderful mouthfeel one gets from a lambic (lots of tiny bubbles,etc.). This isn’t a terrible beer, but is not what it advertises itself as.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2001
Very similar to the Cherry Wheat, but with the taste of cranberry as opposed to cherry. Somewhat tart and somewhat sweet as well. Not the best of the Sammy line, but interesting to those who like a fruity beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 26, 2001
Most certainly NOT a lambic. Who are they trying to kid? Anyway...this is fair, but nothing more. Dull amber to gold, with a spicy aroma hinting of apple, cranberry, and coriander. Taste is slightly tart and sour, with faint cranberry and cherry flavors. Fair malt presence with sharp graininess. Finish is mildly bitter and tangy, but too watery. Needs more oomph.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1792) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2001
Sweet aroma, average amber color. Has a nice tart flavor, reminiscent of fruit beers. My first lambic, so I don’t have anything else to compare it to. A nice brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonnyx99 (34) - USA - NOV 22, 2001
Bitter, crisp taste, with a nice hint of cranberries. Drank this with my turkey, found it boring after a few sips. Not as sweet and complex as I expected, but it did have a pleasent head and color to it. The aroma was lacking. An O.K. beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2001
Very drinkable and, in fact, pleasant in an odd way, but a long way from either cranberries (which contributed only tartness) or actual lambic (too much hops).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2001
I am not knowledgeable enough to compare this to traditional lambics, but it is a very appealing beer in its own right. Tart and tasty!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2001
I found it very difficult to rate this beer from Sam Adams. As a ’lambic’ it fails miserably; but, as a fruit beer it works quite well. Visually, this beer was a clear amber with a white head. The taste was very similar to their Cherry Wheat. The cranberries gave it a more tart (less sweet) palate. The nose provided faint hints of fruit, I would have liked it to more prominent. Cranberry Lambic lacks the complexity of true ’lambics’ that I have sampled. It misses the seemingly murky character. There is no trace to the pervasive fragrance. A mixed bag that is a good drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2001
Certainly not as good as any true lambics but, it is an interesting beer. Very tart flavor from the cranberries.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2001
A nice Holiday brew.


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