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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.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scottw86 (1089) - 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 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blairgus (2534) - 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!

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Eeesh! Terrible, donít buy. Before I even begin, let me get to that. What an awful, cranberry explosion of artificial flavoring and nastiness in my mouth! So the aroma is similar to toothpaste and cranberry juice. I mean both as a negative. Terrible taste, super artificial and generic. The ever-so-slight maltiness to the taste saves it a few points, but I mean when weíre talking about a 2.5/10 beer or a 2.8/10, who can really say whatís worth it at that point? Do NOT buy this beer! 5.9% alcohol.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Padron4KM (531) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle, 2011 release.
Hazy copper with a thin head.
Aroma is light fruit and bready malt.
Flavor begins sweet with a little dry wheat character, Finish has a very slight sour edge.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1456) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Cranberry aroma and taste was modest but enjoyable. Yeast selection was on the sour/wild side, but certainly not a Lambic. Reddish brown and clear, with modest head.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
diabel (1603) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2011
Hazy red body. White, fizzy head. Soapy, sweet aroma of berry sirup (although it looks ver watery) - unpleasant. Unbalanced flavour: moderately bitter, lightly sweet - very awkward. It has an unpleasant tweak in the bitterness. Added to that, the high carbonation makes it hardly drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (450) - Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Very fruity beer that has a lot of the same characteristics of their blackberry and cherry beers

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1384) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a beautiful reddish-copper color with off-white head, some retention and lace. Aromas of malt, cranberries, nameless fruity yeast esters. Malt flavor was bready, toasty, caramel plus mild hops bitterness, plus the sourness of cranberries and wild yeast/bacteria. An interesting and excellent balance of tastes. Not exactly "wild" or "barnyard" enough to be a true lambic, but a delicious fruit beer, for sure.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
cloudy tan color, medium off white head, quite lacy. light nose of sour, tart fruit. flavor is sour and tart cranberry, a touch of earthy malt, and an odd wheaty note. medium bodied, and a good tart finish that lasts a long time. kind of muddled overall. rather disappointing, especially the wheaty notes. from a sampler case purchased at samís club.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
clevelandbruno (58) - Half Moon Bay, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
I love this brew. Not a HUGE fan of Samel Adams but this is a really good one. Itís festive, has a great taste, and easy to drink. I like this brew at room temperature rather than cold but either way, you canít go wrong with this brew.


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