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


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
badwhale (352) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
Ugh. Someone gave me these... Bottle to pilsner glass. Pours a cloudy reddish / pinkish color with a sparse white head. Actually, the nose isnít that bad. Smells like a Belgian sour, however upon taste, itís really weak / watery and just tastes like sour cranberries. Even if the cranberry flavor was more robust, it just makes the beer seem like itís skunked. Bad job, Mr. Brewer / Patriot.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricktop86 (553) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Pours a hazy red-amber with a thin beige head and sweet aroma of cranberries. Tate is very sweet, of cranberries, fruits, and wheat. Not a good tasting beer and one I wouldnít go for again

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Reddish golden color, smells a bit sour. Tastes like an ok cranberry soda and not really like a beer. Would pass.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2012
12oz bottle, best before April. So this isnít an actual lambic? I guess Iíll have to spend a bit more to try my first real one, then. Surprising totally hazy pink/red color, minimal bubbly white head, some bubbles on the glass. Very little lace. This looks like what you might expect a strawberry-banana smoothie to look like. Turns out it tastes like a smoothie, too. Delivers on the fruit aroma, nice sweet cranberry flavor, but not much else here. Pretty tart, some sour. Sharper carbonation. Super-dry, almost chalky texture. Itís not exactly the most drinkable thing, and I wouldnít describe it as delicious, but itís interesting and aromatic. Just not very appealing, somehow (itís taking me a while to get through, after scarfing down an IPA I rated earlier). Maybe itís the cranberries? 3 oz of this was the perfect amount of this, it was enjoyable 1/4 the way in. 12oz is way too much.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Paid $2 for this beer at Undun Beer Store in West Lebanon, NH. Gave to my GF and we split it

A - No head, Yellow / orange + some hazey cranberry red color

S - Smells like wood soaked in cranberry juice. Old / wet wood.

T - Thereís some cranberry here but itís not sour at all. No lambic properties really. Some cranberries on the outset.

M - Nice carbonation but weak at the end.

O - Itís alright. Iíd drink it over Bud Light....

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
12oz bottle from Binnyís. Pours a murky, amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, fizzy and frothy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is very yeasty with a good amount of sweet, slightly tart cranberries. Clove spice, maple syrup, wheat, caramel, and phenols. Flavor is similar. Sweet and tart cranberries up front before a maple syrup, caramel maltiness comes in. Some clove spice and wheat before the malts really take over and smooth this out with a bit of a watered down sweetness. The cranberries maintain a good amount of fruitiness towards the end with just a touch of tartness. Finishes smooth, sweet, and lightly tart before leaving a medium lengthy aftertaste. Smooth, medium body and a somewhat lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, an okay beer. The cranberry is present throughout while being more tart up front and sweeter towards the end. The malts are fairly sweet with the maple syrup sticking out just a bit, yet they feel somewhat watered down at points and at the same time offer a decent sweetness and keep this well balanced. This wasnít really up my alley aroma and flavor-wise, but it drank well and wasnít harsh or offensive. Eh...

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
svandyke (70) - USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle- A quickly dissipating head, pours a sort of gross cross of brown with reddish tint. Not very appetizing. Has a faint whiff of cranberry. It tastes of some insipid malt and a sour fruit of some sort. A slight sour taste does not redeem this beer.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
haugeberg (71) - - FEB 11, 2012
Imagine cranberry sauce unnaturally fermenting in feces, and then you have the flavor of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
acsilver877 (10) - Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle. Iím not a big fan of lambics, so I probably shouldnít be rating this beer...however, this beer was very bitter with a faux cranberry flavor. Looked good in the glass though.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
steeleliver (120) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Wheat malt taste with a fake tasting cranberry flavor on top. Just a tip of tart raspberry upon sip, but appeared fake even if it wasnít.


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