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RATINGS: 1097   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.8
Aurelius (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
Appealing pinky-gold color. Lacey head. Tart malt aroma. Sweet, sour and yeasty. This is a fun, warming beer, and a good holiday variation.

0.7
Down In Flames99 (7) - USA - DEC 4, 2001 does not count
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2.7
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 3, 2001
Looks like a wheat beer, smells like a wheat beer, must be a... Lambic??? You're kidding me right? Primarily wheaty taste with an artificial cranberry bitterness. Some malt and yeast notes with distinct tartness. Next!

2.5
Northernbrewer (151) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Egads! what kind of misnamed beer is this. As basic fuit beers go this beer is a cut above the myriad of Berry Wheats and other fruit extract girly beers that have now entered the market. Moderately tart with a taste of real cranberries backed by a solidly made wheat beer. For a taste of what an American Fruit beer should be try New Glarus Cherry Red or Raspberry Tart instead.

3.1
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2001
Very pale amber. Creamy head with very 'soft' wheat nose. Doesnt know when it wants to be tart or sweet. To me, its lacking in balance and firmness. Its refreshing but needs something more. But definitley worth a try fro something different.

2.7
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2001
Pale red color; Head had a bit of staying power and left some decent lace; Definitely cranberry in the aroma. Absolutely a bastardization of the Lambic style. Wrong on so many levels: very little tell-tale tartness; the fruit is left way in back to fight for itself; none of the wonderful mouthfeel one gets from a lambic (lots of tiny bubbles,etc.). This isn't a terrible beer, but is not what it advertises itself as.

3
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2001
Very similar to the Cherry Wheat, but with the taste of cranberry as opposed to cherry. Somewhat tart and somewhat sweet as well. Not the best of the Sammy line, but interesting to those who like a fruity beer.

2.8
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 26, 2001
Most certainly NOT a lambic. Who are they trying to kid? Anyway...this is fair, but nothing more. Dull amber to gold, with a spicy aroma hinting of apple, cranberry, and coriander. Taste is slightly tart and sour, with faint cranberry and cherry flavors. Fair malt presence with sharp graininess. Finish is mildly bitter and tangy, but too watery. Needs more oomph.

2.8
jonnyx99 (34) - USA - NOV 22, 2001
Bitter, crisp taste, with a nice hint of cranberries. Drank this with my turkey, found it boring after a few sips. Not as sweet and complex as I expected, but it did have a pleasent head and color to it. The aroma was lacking. An O.K. beer.

3.2
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2001
Very drinkable and, in fact, pleasant in an odd way, but a long way from either cranberries (which contributed only tartness) or actual lambic (too much hops).


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