dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 sam’s club.
clevelandbruno (58) - Half Moon Bay, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this brew. Not a HUGE fan of Samel Adams but this is a really good one. It’s festive, has a great taste, and easy to drink. I like this brew at room temperature rather than cold but either way, you can’t go wrong with this brew.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfect aperitif for beer drinkers, this Lambic taste very good, but it is now a real lambic? The color is not pretty as it looks like a smoothie with peaches and apples. scent is sweet, heavy, spicy and fruity. slightly sweet fruit flavors but not a lambic as we know them. Most of all, a fruit beer.
Camons (6249) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of fruit, cherries and craneberries, white sugar. Taste is sweet fruity, ligh tart, fruit, cherries and craneberries. Thin body, lively carbonation. 240110
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Aroma is decent but medicinal of cherries and cranberries. Pours a nice red with a brown hue and a small white head. Flavor is medicinal cherries and cranberries...kind of gag-inducing. Medium body, sticky. This is grotesque.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours orange/amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of cranberry, orange peel, banana, vanilla, and a touch of wheat. Flavor shows basically the same.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle at the Saucer(LittleRock) pours dark orange/pink with a thin white head. Aroma is tart cranberry, wheat and booze. Flavor is thin wheat, bitter cranberry. Just flat out gross.
williamstome (946) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange-red in color. Aroma is bananas, yeast and dried fruit. Flavor is malt and fruit. Not much cranberry. Not a lambic.
magsinva (879) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
First off, THIS IS NOT A SPONTANEOUSLY FERMENTED FRUIT LAMBIC!!! If you read their info on the beer they say it is "lambic style". (cranberries?? what cranberries??) I found it a bland, disappointing effort from Sam Adams.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
My dad always buys the Sam Adams seasonal variety packs. I used to love that he was showing an interest in craft; now, it’s about all here drinks. Long story short, I shouldn’t have to drink this again any time soon.
Pours a faint amber orange color with an off white head. Nose is loads of cranberry juice. The taste adds in a bit of caramel, but this makes it taste more like some caramel candies have been soaking in a glass of slightly-carbonated cranberry juice cocktail overnight. Feel is a bit cloying and a bit tart. Poor drinkability. Many of the winter pack beers are pretty decent; this one is not.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-16-2010