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RATINGS: 1097   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.

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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 (18543) - 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.

Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2000

blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2000
Not quite the same as I remember it in years past - I think they tamed down the recipe in light on the extreme criticism they have had for this brew, as it is not a true lambic, thus the title is a misnomer. I drink beers for the taste and experience, not for what its called...Its more of a tart, fruity wheat - much less stringent than the Cherry Wheat, a welcome thought. The aroma naturally has some cranberry notes and wheaty essence. The appearance is rather light - not the reddish hue I remember from past incarnations - tight white head. Flavor - a wheat with cranberry overtone - more carbonated than usual, but no strong lambic flavor. this brew is a welcome return - goes well with a nice turkey dinner, dessert, or even sipping while enjoying a good book. Only available in the Winter Classics 12-pak, if you're interested...Cheers!

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