karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - APR 14, 2002
This is the only one from Sam Adams, i have not liked. Try a true Belgain Lambic... Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Re-rate 4/14/02: One month past expiration date. The head stays around, and the taste is intensely fruity on the sour side. Hardly the same beer. Much more mellow. 11/01: Very sour. I'm going to let a bottle age for 6 months to a year and see if it helps. PSUJason99 (96) - Montclair, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2002
The bubble were cool...the flavor was decent, if you can find it, try a 6 pack Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 14, 2002
Definitely more beer-like than the Belgian lambics I've had, which is a plus for me. The cranberry is not overpowering, leaving this tasting more like a regular wheat beer, and I like the slightly pinkish tinge to the color, but the aroma is just a little bit off. Nothing to shout about, but not terrible. If I were on more friendly terms with dairy products (I like them, they don't like me), I might try a cranberry lambic float. Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2005 I think the recipe has changed since the early 90’s. It has a cloying sweetness, not very ’crisp’. Not a true lambic. Rerate, November 2005: Man, this stuff seems to get worse every year.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2002
I couldn't take more than a couple sips - way too bitter - just awful!...... Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2002
Let me start off by saying I like cranberries. Cranberry bread, cranberry muffins...but not cranberry beer. The aroma was interesting but I barely finished the bottle, and had to drink it in short doses to get through. Just not my thing I guess. Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
Just not my thing............................................. Terminus (3740) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2005 bottle-rerate-ok, this was one of my top 5 lowest rated beers. It has been 4 years since i had this beer. I dont really think its that bad. I had to go back and give it a proper rating. pours orange with a small white head. aroma of oak, vineous berries, vanilla, lightly buttery (not diacytl). The aroma suggests oak barrel aging? It actually smells pretty good. flavors are a little on the tart side of cranberry with some sour notes. again the vanilla oak thing is apparent in the flavors. the body is a little on the thin side and the finish is medicinal moreso than the actual flavors. Its really not that bad. For years, i would’nt touch this beer with a 10 foot pole, but i dont think its that terrible anymore. Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
I am glad that this is a hard beer to find, because I don't want any more of this. Cranberry is just going too far in the flavor world for beers.