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RATINGS: 1114   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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BŁckDich (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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5449) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5346) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis (5298) - Spring Mount, 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5295) - 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 donít think I could have more than one of these.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 16, 2002
RE-rate Medium gold color, medium head. Slightly fruit aroma. OK.. Its not really a lambic, but it’s a medium bodied fruit beer. Slightly tart, and somewhat sweet, slightly malty. There is a little of that sweet/sour taste thing going on here. Nice drinking beer, cranberry flavor is a little light, but its drinkable . Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, some sweetness in aftertaste.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
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. Itís nothing close. Itís just a disgusting strawberry sweet-sour candy beer and I could not finish. AVOID.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5218) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Sampled via variety pack and from a 12-oz bottle at Cellarís 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.


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