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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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Just really not that great... not very much like your traditional tangy Belgian lambic. Iíd take a real one over this any day.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
First, as noted, this is NOT a lambic, does not have that fresh sour kick that many do. Bright red hue with a small pink head and almost no lacing. The aroma is that of cranberries with some light cereal, floral, and ginger twang. The taste is just god awful, fake cranberry tartness in a musty yeast body. The lingering aftertaste made me run for crackers and water. I like some well made fruit beers, this isn't one of them.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev. Now donít get me wrong, this wasnít *vile* but ... Poured cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Oddly sweet/sour aroma of sweet oak resin malt, paint thinner, caramel, burnt straw - dusty dry but cloying and tart at the same time. Taste - oh! - tart cranberry, burnt sweet caramel - tart and cloying and a nasty almost chemical lingering aftertaste develops. Mouthfeel quite thick, syrupy, acidic and flat - I mean really thick, not in a good way. Weird beer - not a success, no matter what they were trying for.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"iím liking the wild yeast more these days, but this is a beer i just canít get into. just donít like the flavor. the nose is better, but not by much. this is the only beer in the holiday pack i donít enjoy."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2008
bottle, faint pink haze, fruity nose with sour grape and berry flavors, finish is nice but thin

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
i think i got this baaastard in the mix box for xmas, not a lambic, god i hope it isn;t but not a bad beer, more refreshing than anything, but forgetable!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
alexsdad06 (5924) - Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2007
Bottle part of a holiday pack. Pours orange in color with small whitish head. Aroma was fruity not necessarily just cranberries. Flavor is TOO SWEET. I get a touch of malt, some vanilla, with the cranberries. Light mouthfeel. Not one of my favorite SA brews.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2007 True amber hue with solid head that stayed with it. The aroma is almost medicinal. Flavor-wise, this is too waaaaaaaay sweet for my palate, with a super-tart berry, champagne-y character. Iíve really tried, but this is one of the very few beers I canít even force down a glass of and wouldnít offer it to friends.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a red-orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is caramel, maple syrup and cranberries. The flavor is heavy on the cranberries with some vanilla and maple notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I tried this several years ago and remember hating it. Not sure what is different this time, but I didnít dislike it - even though I went in expecting to.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Clean - slightly artificial aroma of berries - canít swear if they are cranberries or not. Nice cloudy reddish appearance with a lightly lacing head. Full bodied flavor - with a bit of an artificial aftertaste. Goes down smooth - served well as a Christmas Eve night cap. Thanks to Aurelius for supplying this.


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