swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blind tasting. Oak notes in aroma, light berry, light vanilla. Oak up front followed up by beery fruit syrup. The type of fruit was tought to decipher in this being blind. little tartness & zero sourness. We were told ahead that it was labeled a fruit lambic
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. AVOID. Bright red-orange with thick rocky head. Alright so far...Aroma is...candy, yeasty, and sour like bad sangria. Sweet, sticky palate. Appalling that they would call this a lambic, for shame. It’s nothing close. It’s just a disgusting strawberry sweet-sour candy beer and I could not finish. AVOID.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Poured a gold orange color with a medium sized fluffy white head. Aroma of berry and malt. Not a lambic, more of a sweet cranberry drink. Not all that enjoyable.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled via variety pack and from a 12-oz bottle at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a semi-clear orange amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates clean. Aroma of tart cranberry and tart berries with a touch of multi-grain malt. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a complex mixture of tart berry, multi-grain and wheat malt and some grassy hops. Finish is slightly tart and bitter but nothing even close to the Belgian lambics.
PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean - slightly artificial aroma of berries - can’t 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.
heemer77 (5077) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2011 Light almost copper type body with a slightly peach colored head. The aroma is very weak with the cranberries and burning candles. The taste is strange artificial sweetner with some hints of watered down cranberry juice. There is also a note of nutmeg along with some vomit. I noticed the vomit character in various tastings of their cherry wheat beer. Wow, this is pretty bad.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
They shouldn’t even market this stuff- I really don’t think anyone could actually like this stuff enough to buy it again and again. Nice to try but it really tasted pretty wierd. Sour sweet and tart all together in overwhelming proportions. Blah.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this as part of the Winter Pack that a friend brought over this evening. Pours a reddish amber. The nose has a malted tartness to it along with soured fruit. The body with basically a standard ale with a sour or acidic fruit flavor added to it. Finishes with light tartness and some acidity. This wasn't bad but is the furthest thing I've ever seen from a lambic.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
My dad always buys the Sam Adams seasonal variety packs. I used to love that he was showing an interest in craft; now, it’s about all here drinks. Long story short, I shouldn’t have to drink this again any time soon.
Pours a faint amber orange color with an off white head. Nose is loads of cranberry juice. The taste adds in a bit of caramel, but this makes it taste more like some caramel candies have been soaking in a glass of slightly-carbonated cranberry juice cocktail overnight. Feel is a bit cloying and a bit tart. Poor drinkability. Many of the winter pack beers are pretty decent; this one is not.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-16-2010
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy amber with a smaller cream colored head. Cranberries upon a freshly mowed lawn aroma. Sweet cranberries with a mild tartness, which I would contribute more to the cranberries than any yeastie beastie. My mom likes this one. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.