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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
retinadoc (124) - - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Fruity cranberry nose. Average carbonation. Slightly sweet with predominant cranberry flavor, and hint of nutmeg. Unexpected mixture of flavors. The characteristic SA base of toasted hops and caramel are very distant. Not as tasty as the SA Blueberry Hill, which is very tasty and still delivers solid hop and caramel flavors despite the very forward blueberry overtones. Slightly acidic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
BrentInDC (1) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
It smelled pretty good and looked good as well. I swear, this beer had one of the worst aftertastes I've ever had the misfortune of tasting. Gave me goosebumps and not in a good way. I love Boston Lager and most other Sam Adams offerings but this was atrocious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stevesie (329) - - JAN 11, 2013
Single bottle. Expected this to be a drain pour, but was pleasantly surprised. Gorgeous appearance and sweet as expected, but less so than other Lambics I’ve had. As expected, the cranberry dominates. The individual parts are better than the whole. Another SA guilty pleasure to go with Cherry Wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joealpizar (23) - - DEC 31, 2012
Aged. okay for a cherry beer not something id buy again. Bitter or tart from the cranberries of set the sweetness maybe to much. 12/31/12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a small beige head. Slightly sweet aroma of cranberries and light caramel. Sweet but lightly sour flavor of cranberries and light caramel with a hint of earthy hops. Was much more sour the first time I had it but has seemed to get sweeter each subsequent year. An average and alright beer, but far from a lambic.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Beerathon (1287) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2012
I don’t believe in drain pours, so I after a few swallows I gave the rest of my pint to a friend. She liked it, I hated it. Too wine like and I hate wine. Yuck!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Possibly the worst beer ever? Certainly a nominee. Not much else to say. Only thing to do is write the 75 characters required to post the rating, I guess.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Smells like cranberry and a damp basement. Color is reddish. Taste is similar to drinking cranapple juice when you leave it on the counter overnight. Please drink at your own risk!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden amber color. Fluffy off-white head. Aroma of cranberries, and mixed berries, and yeast and malt. Flavor was tangy cranberry and wheaty malts. Easy on the palate. Touch of everything I expect in a fruit beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2012
red amber with minimal head. it is more of a wheat beer with cranberry flavor than anything else. definitely not a lambic.

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