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RATINGS: 1114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Ok, so I am horribly biased. I have heard nothing but hideous things about this brew. But yet all of these hideous things I have heard have not had much to back them up, simply that this is a horrible beer. Well bottoms up. Clear sparkling amber body topped by a small white head. Lacing is quite nice. I was expecting something reddish but whatever. The aroma is light craberry, wheat, and light sourness. Not too bad so far. The flavor is lightly sour, lightly cranberry, medium malty with wheat notes. As it warms it becomes more sticky and the maple syrup comes through more as does the cranberry flavor. Very dry medium palate. Sourness is subdued but it is there. This is WAY better than I had expected. Hell i would drink more of it . Its certainly not an authentic lambic, more of a lambic for beginners. This beer gets an unduly bad rap because of the brewer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diablokev (147) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2005
The aroma is of a sour cherry, the appearance is a cloudy honey like color, the flavor is of fruit, bubblegum, the beer is smooth, overall better than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Some pretty harsh ratings here for a decent beer. Pleasant fruity aroma, sweet start with a tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2005
An interesting but suprisingly tasty beer. Flavor and aroma are obviously dominated by fruity cranberries with some sourness and some wheaty flavor. I think I enjoy this beer more than the average rating on here. Certainly a very toned down lambic though, but sometimes the sourness of certain lambics is too much for me so I don;t mind too much.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Pours amber with a small head.Aroma and taste heavy of cranberries.If you dont like cranberries you wont like this.This would be good for Thanksgiving.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stonebrook (25) - USA - JAN 19, 2007
The cranberries are very noticable everywhere in this beer, and that is a good thing. The main taste is of course of cranberries but also of a light wheat flavor that finishes quite plesently, although a little tark. But a very good beer, for lovers of fruit, and one that everybody should try at least once.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2024) - USA - DEC 18, 2007
Nice, copper brew with a tangy, citrus wine flavor. Sweetness and sourness both present, along with light hops. A nice change of pace from the Boston Beer Company. They continue to be good at making unusual beers more palatable and less strange for your average American drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Sour wheat and floral cranberry nose. amber color w/deep pink hue, small soapy head. Sugary fruit tart sweetness with biscuit, mild bitterness. Mild carbonation, thinner body with a wine-like finish. Decent beer mild Lambic-style, and a great ’’gateway’’ beer to bridge someone into the world of sour beers

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Poured an amber with a redish tint, not much head, but a very good carbonation. The beer had a nice malty, fruity aroma with cranberry dominance. The flavor was a nice mix of cranberry and sweetness that was very balanced. There was a slight sourness, but it is not over the top. I did not detect any horsey flavors that you might expect from a Lambic. The cranberry is certainly present in the flavor but not fake and not overdone. There was little alcohol presence and no hops at all in this beer. I am really surprised at the ratings this beer has received. In my opinion this beer is much better than many have rated it. Not an every day beer, but a good change for the holidays.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Pours a lovely deep cranberry color - hazy reddish amber when held up to light, witha small white head. There’s actually some lambic funk in the aroma! I never expected that from Sam Adams! The aroma also has sweet malt, and cranberries. The flavor is very nice, it is sweet, a bit acidic, sour, funky, and cranberry Palate is acidic and effervescent. Overall this is much better than I expected, very nice.


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