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RATINGS: 1115   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.

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

   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 wasn’t.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2012
aroma, fruity this is the best part, hazy light amber hue, taste, On no, that maple sryup would have been better on waffle, some bitter cranberry type flavor, I found no easy way to drink it,overall, I would drink these first in the Winter Classics and try to get them down, my hope was that Ol fizz was wanting for me!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1591) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Hazy pink/red. Light cranberry, water, mild vanilla, slight funk. Flavor is brief tart cranberry followed by almost a bitter wheat malt flavor. Lingering bitterness and bland wheat. Mild spice. Lots of carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Drinkable, but not overly enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
annunz123 (881) - 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. I’m usually a big fan of Sam Adams (and lambics), but this was hard to choke down. This gives lambic a bad name.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjgmd (1511) - 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 !

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zgaier (1462) - 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 wouldn’t go for again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (4602) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Very cloudy pinkish dark amber, very little head that doesn’t 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jackl (4980) - 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 body’s watery and uninteresting. Overall, a beer I really don’t have much feeling for - I couldn’t finish my bottle.

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