BrianDorry55 (329) - 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 (1443) - 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 (644) - 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 (826) - 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 (4944) - , 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, itís about all here drinks. Long story short, I shouldnít 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
vikingguy (693) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy orange-red color; foamy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast and aroma. Taste is has notes of cranberry, yeast, clove, and some spicy notes, maybe cinnamon. Fairly sweet but not overly so. Just a bit of tartness but not as much as youíd expect from a beer made with cranberries. Creamy texture and very drinkable. Hardly a lambic but I actually like this quite a bit. Iíll buy it again.
wlajwl (3334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Thanksgiving cranberry aroma and flavor and rather thin in every other area One of my least favorite Sam Adams brews.
Hopopottamus (3) - - JAN 26, 2011 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This was included in a Samuel Adams sampler I bought at a local distributor. I had never tried a lambic, but did some reading and was prepared for the different style. This beer was at best, bad. The appearance was nothing remarkable, being of a pale reddish-orange and cloudy at that. The head was of nice, foamy thickness and the aroma was fine, it smelled floral, fruity, and sweet. The taste was where it went into a tailspin. It tasted overwhelmingly of wheat, and had a hint of sourness among the ambiguous fruity flavors. The finish was cidery and sour, leaving nothing more to be desired. This was a bad experiment by Samuel Adams.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle part of a sixer purchased at total wine. This is not a lambic. Itís a wheat beer. The color was very brown and cloudy like a wheat beer. The aroma was a Bit off. It did pour into a nice head. The taste was pure wheat. I didnít get any cranberry notes at all or any of that great lambic sourness. The finish lingered a bit like turpentine. I canít believe I have five more of these to drink. Perhaps I could donate them to charity.