drunkbull19 (10) - Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was pleasently surprised with this one. When you first try it, it tastes a bit odd. It grows on you. Itís got a cranberry- fruity taste, and itís a bit tart too. Overall, Itís a pretty decent beer. Itís one of the best beers in the holiday sampler from Sam Adams.
jay15944 (10) - Bristol, Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2007
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Awful, awful, awful. Ugh. Worst Sam Adams brew Iíve ever tasted. Wish they would get this out of the Holiday Pack.
John Wentworth99 (10) - CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The first time I tried this beer it was amazing. Sveral others during its seasonal run proved equally remarkable. The following year, every one I had tasted foul. The third year a friend gave me one, which I cautiously tried. Excellent again. The following year, back to bad. Seems to be a trend. Donít drink it anymore, tired of keeping track of the ígoodí years and inconsistent tastes. Good or bad, more than two can cause a sour stomach. A disappointment from an otherwise fantastic brewer.
dcb13 (10) - JAPAN - JAN 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent holiday beer. I purchased it in a variety pack, and even though I have enjoyed the one bottle that I got, I wouldn’t want another one.
acsilver877 (10) - Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2012
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Iím not a big fan of lambics, so I probably shouldnít be rating this beer...however, this beer was very bitter with a faux cranberry flavor. Looked good in the glass though.
smeltdipper (8) - Boyne City, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2008 does not count
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I had great expectations for this beer since overall the Sam Adams beers are usually above average. The aroma was nice. Slightly fruity and refreshing. The taste however was less impressive. I rarely (almost never) fail to finish a beer. Even Camo gets muscled down if needed. I poured this out after several sips of disbelief. I tried to like it but the taste was overwhelmingly medicinal. Almost like taking cough syrup. Overall I was disappointed in this one.
Hank426 (7) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a redish amber color with decent head. Has a slightly sour cranberry taste that goes great with a red-meat meal. A good beer for cold weather.
Down In Flames99 (7) - USA - DEC 4, 2001 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
PlunkersDuo (6) - USA - MAY 6, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
We would qualify this as a "panty dropper" , you can give these to the ladies while your drinking your sam adams winter pack and when there good and loosened up... well you get the idea. Anyway Its not really an american/mans beer but it has its place, just not in our homes. I mean we donít think its bad because it IS a LAMBIC and its not claiming to be a real manly bear or anything so if you like the fruity belgium style beers have at it.
WizardLord69 (6) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I donít have this beer on hand, but it left a bad enough impression that I believe I can still speak about how foul it is. Itís completely undrinkable. A single sip was enough to contort my face, and I had to expend all my power to keep from spitting it up. There isnít much more you can say about it than disgusting. I would gladly take a Steel Reserve over this any time.