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RATINGS: 1097   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   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.

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LeRose (79) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Possibly the worst beer ever? Certainly a nominee. Not much else to say. Only thing to do is write the 75 characters required to post the rating, I guess.

1.8
jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Smells like cranberry and a damp basement. Color is reddish. Taste is similar to drinking cranapple juice when you leave it on the counter overnight. Please drink at your own risk!

3.6
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden amber color. Fluffy off-white head. Aroma of cranberries, and mixed berries, and yeast and malt. Flavor was tangy cranberry and wheaty malts. Easy on the palate. Touch of everything I expect in a fruit beer.

2.4
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2012
red amber with minimal head. it is more of a wheat beer with cranberry flavor than anything else. definitely not a lambic.

3.9
Hank426 (7) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2012 does not count
Pours a redish amber color with decent head. Has a slightly sour cranberry taste that goes great with a red-meat meal. A good beer for cold weather.

3.1
umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2012
A reddish pink color with a solid head that quickly fades. Cranberry aroma. Also smell wheat like from a summer ale. Taste is better than expected. Cranberry taste is not too powerful. Tastes like a summer wheat w/ cranberry. Slightly dry and tart finish. Not bad at all.

1.6
badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
Ugh. Someone gave me these... Bottle to pilsner glass. Pours a cloudy reddish / pinkish color with a sparse white head. Actually, the nose isn’t that bad. Smells like a Belgian sour, however upon taste, it’s really weak / watery and just tastes like sour cranberries. Even if the cranberry flavor was more robust, it just makes the beer seem like it’s skunked. Bad job, Mr. Brewer / Patriot.

2.6
Bricktop86 (894) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Pours a hazy red-amber with a thin beige head and sweet aroma of cranberries. Tate is very sweet, of cranberries, fruits, and wheat. Not a good tasting beer and one I wouldn’t go for again

2.2
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Reddish golden color, smells a bit sour. Tastes like an ok cranberry soda and not really like a beer. Would pass.

2.3
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2012
12oz bottle, best before April. So this isn’t an actual lambic? I guess I’ll have to spend a bit more to try my first real one, then. Surprising totally hazy pink/red color, minimal bubbly white head, some bubbles on the glass. Very little lace. This looks like what you might expect a strawberry-banana smoothie to look like. Turns out it tastes like a smoothie, too. Delivers on the fruit aroma, nice sweet cranberry flavor, but not much else here. Pretty tart, some sour. Sharper carbonation. Super-dry, almost chalky texture. It’s not exactly the most drinkable thing, and I wouldn’t describe it as delicious, but it’s interesting and aromatic. Just not very appealing, somehow (it’s taking me a while to get through, after scarfing down an IPA I rated earlier). Maybe it’s the cranberries? 3 oz of this was the perfect amount of this, it was enjoyable 1/4 the way in. 12oz is way too much.


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