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RATINGS: 1116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Samuel Adamsģ 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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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.

rumproasts (5342) - 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.

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.

umich03jm (3513) - 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.

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 isnít that bad. Smells like a Belgian sour, however upon taste, itís really weak / watery and just tastes like sour cranberries. Even if the cranberry flavor was more robust, it just makes the beer seem like itís skunked. Bad job, Mr. Brewer / Patriot.

Bricktop86 (844) - 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 wouldnít go for again

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.

DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2012
12oz bottle, best before April. So this isnít an actual lambic? I guess Iíll 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. Itís not exactly the most drinkable thing, and I wouldnít describe it as delicious, but itís interesting and aromatic. Just not very appealing, somehow (itís taking me a while to get through, after scarfing down an IPA I rated earlier). Maybe itís 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.

AdamChandler (4977) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Paid $2 for this beer at Undun Beer Store in West Lebanon, NH. Gave to my GF and we split it

A - No head, Yellow / orange + some hazey cranberry red color

S - Smells like wood soaked in cranberry juice. Old / wet wood.

T - Thereís some cranberry here but itís not sour at all. No lambic properties really. Some cranberries on the outset.

M - Nice carbonation but weak at the end.

O - Itís alright. Iíd drink it over Bud Light....

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
12oz bottle from Binnyís. Pours a murky, amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, fizzy and frothy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is very yeasty with a good amount of sweet, slightly tart cranberries. Clove spice, maple syrup, wheat, caramel, and phenols. Flavor is similar. Sweet and tart cranberries up front before a maple syrup, caramel maltiness comes in. Some clove spice and wheat before the malts really take over and smooth this out with a bit of a watered down sweetness. The cranberries maintain a good amount of fruitiness towards the end with just a touch of tartness. Finishes smooth, sweet, and lightly tart before leaving a medium lengthy aftertaste. Smooth, medium body and a somewhat lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, an okay beer. The cranberry is present throughout while being more tart up front and sweeter towards the end. The malts are fairly sweet with the maple syrup sticking out just a bit, yet they feel somewhat watered down at points and at the same time offer a decent sweetness and keep this well balanced. This wasnít really up my alley aroma and flavor-wise, but it drank well and wasnít harsh or offensive. Eh...

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