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RATINGS: 1117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2006
12 ounce bottle from a winter variety pack that I have so come to love. Pours amber with a thin head. The aroma is tart and sweet just like the taste. Although I am normally not a big fan of fruit beers, and it doesn’t taste like a lambic I still really like this beer. Although I would say it is the weakest of the winter varieties, that just tells you how good the rest are.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - DEC 1, 2007
bottle. light pink reddish pour with white head. definately sweet cranberry. i think its pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borgination (101) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2008
I really liked this beer. It is a good chhristmas time drink. Has a nice but not to strong cranberry taste to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
epf33 (227) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2008
’’fruity’’ taste might be a bit of an understatement. and the wheat undertone is delightful. mildly sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Pours red with off white head. Aroma of vanilla and some hops and hint of cranberry. Cranberry really comes out in the flavor which I found even and satisfying. Good lambic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMTank (13) - , Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2009
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 A tasty seasonal beer available in the Sam Adams Holiday pack. It was fruitful and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2009
12 oz bottle. Aroma of tart cranberry, maple syrup--that’s what the label says, I know. Pours reddish brown with a thin head, nice lacing. Only faintly lambic in character. I taste apples, cranberries, grapes, cotton candy. Body is thin, carbonation slight--this doesn’t deplete the beers quality however. Finishes both tangy and sweet. Not bad. It’s definitely weird, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Pours a cloudy reddish-orange. Aroma is of sweet fruits - taste has a bit of tartness, but not nearly as sour as I was expecting. Cranberry comes through a bit on the taste, but not overpowering - other fruitiness comes through as well. Overall quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
Had this one on our trip to Nashville. Left over from a friend’s Christmas season (as it does say best before April). Pours a hazy orange-red colour with a pale pink creamy head and has decent retention and lace. I was quite surprise to smell bananas more than anything else. I guess it is from their wheat (the same used in their Hefeweizen). The cranberries are light in the background. The mouthfeel is quite sweet and semi-syrupy. The taste of the fruit are present, but again, the strong bananas come in to take over, right into the aftertaste. I guess when this beer expires its freshness, the cranberries disappears but the wheat stays strong. Just wondering about the lambic part ??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden amber color. Fluffy off-white head. Aroma of cranberries, and mixed berries, and yeast and malt. Flavor was tangy cranberry and wheaty malts. Easy on the palate. Touch of everything I expect in a fruit beer.

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