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RATINGS: 1114   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2197) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
Had this one on our trip to Nashville. Left over from a friend’s Christmas season (as it does say best before April). Pours a hazy orange-red colour with a pale pink creamy head and has decent retention and lace. I was quite surprise to smell bananas more than anything else. I guess it is from their wheat (the same used in their Hefeweizen). The cranberries are light in the background. The mouthfeel is quite sweet and semi-syrupy. The taste of the fruit are present, but again, the strong bananas come in to take over, right into the aftertaste. I guess when this beer expires its freshness, the cranberries disappears but the wheat stays strong. Just wondering about the lambic part ??

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2010
A nice cranberry aroma with a reasonable 1-2 finger head that goes away fairly quickly. It looks like a perfect belgian with a tinge of pink to me. Not like a normal lambic really...tastes like a mediocre belgian with some sort of nasty flavor added. Sort of drinkable in a nasty way...doesn’t make you want to drink it because of the quality but because it is sort of easily drinkable although funny aftertaste.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle: Poured a red/brown color with a thin head. The aroma was sweet fruit and malts. The flavor was weak and watered down and it is bad they want to label this as a lambic. Not much lambic at all.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Pours hazy reddish pink with little to no head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a tint of tart. Flavor is watery, sweet with no real high notes. A pretty weak product from the Sam Adams line up.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pours a reddish brown with a thin off white head. Sweet cranberry, spice and yeast. Malty, clove taste with a hint of cranberry taste. Too sweet for me.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2010
A hazy, dark amber color with an off-white, creamy head. Has the scent of yeast & throat lozenges. An odd sweet & sour that doesn’t quite do it for me, almost like taking a bite from the good half of a piece of fruit and there’s a big dark bruise on the other side. Has the fruitiness and sweetness but there’s something amiss.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Very weird ale. Pours a clear pinkish red. Nose and taste of cereals, cranberry juice and light breads. Rated 12/2/2000

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 27, 2010
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by Maria ]. Unclear hazy medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet to heavy with a average duration, caramel and berry sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100411]

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Chalsk (1049) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2010
Pours a light reddish pink color with lots of life and a thin white foam head. Has an aroma of banana and clove. Has a very sweet taste of banana and clove with notes of cranberry. Kind of chewy. Not a big fan.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
coolfunnj (321) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
tastes like fruit roll-up candy..want a beer that tastes like fruit roll-up candy?me niether


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