JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2001
Sour? Yes but I think that with the cranberry flavor, that was planned. Probably the most un-fruit fruit beer I have had. Not bad with food, especially spicy. John Wentworth99 (10) - CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
The first time I tried this beer it was amazing. Sveral others during its seasonal run proved equally remarkable. The following year, every one I had tasted foul. The third year a friend gave me one, which I cautiously tried. Excellent again. The following year, back to bad. Seems to be a trend. Don’t drink it anymore, tired of keeping track of the ’good’ years and inconsistent tastes. Good or bad, more than two can cause a sour stomach. A disappointment from an otherwise fantastic brewer. PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2001
Dry and tart, but lacking the punch,
funkiness, or complexity of a true lambic.
Still, its relative clean flavor makes
it a fairly easy drinking beer with a mild
fruity flavor that can appeal to many. Weird
smell, though. bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 Very tart and acidic. If you don’t like cranberries, stay away. This is not something to make your main beer. britab99 (65) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2001
The name is deceiving...definately not a lambic. Good flavored wheat/fruit beer.
young (45) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2001
A good sour, and tart fruit beer, but not a lambic. billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2001
This is not truly a lambic and from the taste, that is apparent. It has lambic qualities to a degree, the sourness is there, but not fruity enough. I’d say this is more like a cranberry ale. Pleasant mouthfeel and smooth finish, worth having. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2000
Looking at the other ratings, I’m wondering about the bottle (or batch) that I sampled. I found it somewhat astringent and sour. A little too ’unripe’ if you ask me. It also tasted somewhat medicine-like. I didn’t like it very much; no disrespect to Jim Koch, just my opinion. Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
A light, refreshing brew. A touch light on the cranberries, and certainly so on the lambic. Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 1, 2000
Rather weak for a lambic, but if you ignore the style it supposed to be and just enjoy it, its rather nice. The fruit compliments, not overpowers it. I wish they sold this in 6 packs.