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RATINGS: 1115   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9533) - 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.

   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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scottw86 (1133) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blairgus (2818) - 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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Onionkid (370) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Padron4KM (582) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1593) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
diabel (1609) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Very fruity beer that has a lot of the same characteristics of their blackberry and cherry beers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1515) - 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.

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