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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14170) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Bottle from Winter Classics Sampler. Pours a hazy ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly diminishing. Average cranberry fruity aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate sour cranberry flavor with a tart finish of average duration.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle poured a hazy cranberry red with a small diminishing pink head. Aromas of cranberry, wheat and a faint hint of spice. Really not much to smell here. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Not lambic like at all. Flavors of cranberry, light cookie and a hint of spice with a smooth cranberry finish.Not lambic like in any strtch of the imagination!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cranberry, some lemon sourness. Taste is sweet and fruity bleah. Some tartness, but just not a pleasant beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
Lightly hazed golden beer with rosée hues and thin lacing white head. Faint berries in aroma, no lambic here. In mouth, a tart cranberrry juice with light malt and lemon. Thin bodied. Not horrible, just not a lambic! Guys, stay out of lambic making, please! Bottle is baout 6 mo. old.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
(12oz bottle) Pours a reddish-tan body with a small off-white head. Aroma of wheat and artificial fruit (candish). Flavor of syrup, fruit flavoring, light clove, and wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a bubbly off white head and ? color. Aroma is sweet cranberry. Taste is sweet cranberry, muted vinegar. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Cloudy amber to auburn in color. Wonderful aroma of cranberries and malt. Flavor is very malty with a definite taste of cranberries. The palate is a bit fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2000

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks! Pours a clear red color with a medium head, decent head retention and good lacing. Aroma is cranberry, cotton candy, cheese and oddly, smoke. Taste is primarily cranberry with that odd meaty smokiness again. Aroma and taste are a tad bit artificial. Weird stuff.

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