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RATINGS: 1115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Samuel Adamsģ 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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (7956) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Bottle. Cranberry and cherry malt aroma. Reddish tan with little head. Slight tart with nice cranberry malt flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7873) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Not the biggest fan of this beer. Aroma is cranberry and vinegar. Pour yeilds a off-white head with fair lacing. Peachy color. Taste is bitter and a bit strange to my palate. Goes down decently but a bit to harshly carbonated. Okay, but will not be on the lookout for this beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Bottle. Poured a sparkling, clear medium golden with a quickly-receding white head. Nose picked up wheat and light berries, along with an odd vegetal aspect. Flavors of wheat, banana, clove, cranberry, and grassy/vegetal hops. Very sweet on the palate with light sour berry notes on the sides. Too much carbonation, and the sweet explosion at the front of the finish was unpleasant. The enjoyment factor was low with this one.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Dirty copper appearance with some head. Confusing fruit and creamed corn aroma with musty hoppiness. Body is semi-sour and fruity, but still maintains an American standard flavor. I applaud Sam Adams' willingness to attempr to brew a beer in this style, but it could have been done much better.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Tomís UGT Pt. 2.My god this was awful. Rather univiting cloudy light brown and it gets worse from there. Really nasty pukey sweet caramel. I couldnít smell it without feeling like I was going to gip. Undrinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7092) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours a clear bright copper with lasting off white foam ring. The aroma starts off with some musty funk followed by mild notes of cranberry and fruity tartness. It tastes just like the aroma if not a bit fruitier. It starts with a hit of mustiness mixed with cranberry juice. Interesting combination. Midway a sugary sweetness takes hold for a moment or two before both the mild funk and cranberries return to bring the experience to a close.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (7021) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 23, 2006
bottled, at brewtopia beerfest. pretty strange-o. pale, amber with a faint head. detergent aroma but then some interesting brandy butter flavours. a bit on the sweet side but an original flavour at least

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle. Poured a hazy reddish gold with a small white head. Aroma had strong tart cranberry notes as well as some acid. Flavor was a bit syrupy with a cranberry juice flavor as well as some acid and sour notes.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6971) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
BOTTLE: reddish pink pour, somewhat creamy head. Nose is cranberry and honey. Taste is cranberry, no where near as tart as I expected it would be. Very easy drinking, without much character.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (6962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2012
12oz bottle, best before April. So this isnít an actual lambic? I guess Iíll have to spend a bit more to try my first real one, then. Surprising totally hazy pink/red color, minimal bubbly white head, some bubbles on the glass. Very little lace. This looks like what you might expect a strawberry-banana smoothie to look like. Turns out it tastes like a smoothie, too. Delivers on the fruit aroma, nice sweet cranberry flavor, but not much else here. Pretty tart, some sour. Sharper carbonation. Super-dry, almost chalky texture. Itís not exactly the most drinkable thing, and I wouldnít describe it as delicious, but itís interesting and aromatic. Just not very appealing, somehow (itís taking me a while to get through, after scarfing down an IPA I rated earlier). Maybe itís the cranberries? 3 oz of this was the perfect amount of this, it was enjoyable 1/4 the way in. 12oz is way too much.


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