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RATINGS: 1112   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle @ home, picked picked up at Wilburís in Fort Collins as a single. This isnít in the 12 mixed pack this year, so Iím not sure if they got six packs of it and split it up or what. Incredibly cloudy, pinkish brown appearance with a pinkish cream colored head. Somewhat spicy, maple, light caramel, tart mild cranberry, red fruity aroma. Slightly tart, cranberry, light apple, kind of dull toffee, caramel, maple flavor. I thought I remembered this being a lot more tart but maybe thatís just what I thought it should be. This tastes pretty dull.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (3674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Very cloudy pinkish dark amber, very little head that doesnít last much, kinda pink-cream tinted. Smell has some wheat, dull toffee, some wild yeast, and some dried cranberries. Taste is light and sugary, kinda sparkly...not sure how else to describe. Light tart fruit, cranberries thats pretty unobtrusive and forgettable. Light wild yeast funk and sugary sweetness stack up that fruity tone, but the body is pretty light and watery. Just unimpressive.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle. Ruddy red amber color, little head. The nose is very sweet and acidic, cranberry flavors, I suppose. The taste is sweet, sugary, terse with a somewhat tart finish. The bodyís watery and uninteresting. Overall, a beer I really donít have much feeling for - I couldnít finish my bottle.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blairgus (2418) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
24 Nov 2011, bottle. orange ping and hazy. lots of bubbles at the top, no head. kind of buttery wheat nose. not much cranberry. and more of a wheat beer than a lambic aroma. thin body and fizzy. pretty nasty. i like cranberry and i like lambics. this is neither. has a leafy taste all through with a sort of rotten cranberry finish. terrible!

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjgmd (1228) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Pours cloudy grapefruit red. Aroma is fruity and sweet. Taste is fruity, but quite bland and watery. No finish, now I remember why I have not bought or liked lambic ! Never again for me on this one !

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scottw86 (1070) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Poured a dark hazy brown with a reddish-pink hue. Large off-white slightly pink head. Aroma has cherries and cranberries with some yeast and skunk. Taste lacks carbonation. Lots of cranberry flavors, with some skunk. Slightly watery. Aftertaste is a very sweet, and a little syrupy. Not as many yeast flavors as the aroma suggested. Overall itís ok to sip on, but not a good lambic.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Aroma of cranberry, orange peel and slight pine funk. Pours very hazy blood orange. Tastes of cranberry, other citrus and bread. The danger comes in after you swallow. A very unpleasant rotten fruit funk lingers. I get no lambic mouthpucker or wheat notes. Bad form.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zgaier (1185) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2011
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

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2011
bottle pour. comes out a murky pink/red. decent head and decent lacing. tart aroma with a touch of wheat. creamy on the tounge with some tart cranberry up front. slightly bitter on the finish with a lingering flavor. not the worst beer Iíve had from these folks...

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Aroma is nice. Unfortunately I tried to drink it as well. Tastes like somebody mixed beer with cranberry juice cocktail. Iím usually a big fan of Sam Adams (and lambics), but this was hard to choke down. This gives lambic a bad name.


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