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RATINGS: 1117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (40504) - 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]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (36986) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Berry aroma and dry malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour, again with a berry flavour. Very sweet. Ends with a minor acidity breaking the sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (31423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of cranberries, but also a light acidity. The flavor is sweet combined with hints of acidity and notes of dusty hops and cranberries. Far from a lambic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Hazy, amber golden with a small, rough head. Weird aroma, slightly fruity I guess. Light-bodied and very sweet, again these weird, fruity notes while both bitterness and sourness is very subdued. Very odd and unusual beer. 180907

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Hazy amber ... yeasty with alittle fruit in nose ... sweet breadyy ... little malt... no real lambic character.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
Cloudy blond color. Strange aroma, I would say… bad (vanilla, parmesan cheese, cakes...). Sweet flavor (but not sticky), poor but with some similar bad elements as the aroma. Undrinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
A: The pour is initially bubbly and a cloudy pink with a light pink head. The head and carbonation quickly subside leaving a rather lifeless looking beer. S: The smell is very, very strange. There are aromas of a classic witbier, such as coriander and citrus, along with a substantial wheat scent. There is also a fake cranberry smell. T: The taste is just about the same as the aroma. A strong spice flavor mixed with a tartness (I’m guessing from the cranberry juice). The cranberry flavor, however, is rather subdued. M: The beer is lightly carbonated and has a medium body. D: This is a really strange beer. It’s certainly not a lambic (or anything resembling one). The combination of spice, fruit, and tartness just isn’t working out here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (13903) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
A light, refreshing brew. A touch light on the cranberries, and certainly so on the lambic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2010
355 ml bottle. Murky amber/brown body with small off-white head. Fruit, malt, watery and sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Aroma of cranberries, yeast and a bit of malt. Slightly hazy golden amber color with a significant white head. Starts with sweet fruit, which passes to somewhat tart cranberry. Then some clove and banana arrives. The finish is mostly tart clove and banana. Interesting.

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