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RATINGS: 1117   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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (8547) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Deep orange color, with aromas of cranberry, wheat, and red wine. Goes down smooth and cranberryish, slightly dry, with some acidity. Finishes tart, with a final burst of hops. Add a point to my rating if you have this with Thanksgiving dinner. This beer rocks with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8120) - 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 (7959) - Plymouth, 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (7619) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of fruit, cherries and craneberries, white sugar. Taste is sweet fruity, ligh tart, fruit, cherries and craneberries. Thin body, lively carbonation. 240110

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2014
12 oz. bottle from foppa78- thanks again, Mat! So glad to finally get a hold of this gem. Pours a hazy reddish color, kind of dull, with a small white head that really just settles into a ring with a few wisps of film. Aroma of cranberry, vanilla, oak, caramel, banana, clove, and nutmeg. Kind of like a fruit pie. Flavor of cranberry, caramel, brown sugar, leather, earth, nutmeg, cardboard, and banana. Medium bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a fruity, juicy mouthfeel that dries on the finish. Not bad. Weird, but not bad at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle. Pinkish beer with an off-white head. Sweet, tart, light fruit roll-up aroma. Fruit roll-up flavor with some malt. Medium body. Fruit roll-up lingers. Got worse as I drank more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7464) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ughsmash (7364) - 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.


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