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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 12 oz bottle out of the winter variety pack. Aroma is cranberry jelly. Taste is very sweet and some wheat. Not a bad fruit beer. I don’t think I could have more than one of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (5730) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a thin head. Has an aroma of clove, banana, and some tart cranberries. It actually smells pretty good! Wow, nevermind. This tastes pretty bad. Its got a watered down cranberry juice flavor with a mild clove finish. Kind of thin. At least it smells good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle massive thanks to hopscotch! Pours a muddy brown, but nice head. Aroma is lightly aciic, fruity, lacking somewhat but wheaty notes and quite unusal indeed. Taste is a strange sensation that takes quite a while to get used too, but thin cranberry juice is very noticeable aswell as other acidic dry fruit flavours. Theres no denying this isnt a top beer but its refreshing and im quite glad i have another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2005
A bit of silliness from the Boston Beer Company, using Lambic in the name. This fruity wheat ale pours an amber body with pink highlights and a short-lived off-white head. The nose is a dusty, tart cranberry. The flavor is sweet cranberry, a bit of wheat, and a very mild fruity tartness. Drinkable, but certainly no Lambic.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber beer with an off white head. Some light acidic cranberry and lemon. This was pretty bad even for a fruit beer, maybe SA should stick to their lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis (5497) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2004
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Light clear color with a fizzy head and no lacing. The aroma is horrible, like cat litter and sour cranberry. The flavor is a tad better, but not by much. Blech!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5452) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2010
From Superbrugsen, Lystrup, DK. Bottled, 160110. Red with small head. Aroma and flavor is fruit (cranberries) with a small note of sourness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pailhead (5372) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Bottle: A rather sour and skunky smell. Grassy with light cranberry and lemon. Pours a transparent dark gold with a minimal head. Grassy and skunky with some cranberry and lemon tartness in the finish. Rule me out as a fan of this beer.

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