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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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AdamChandler (5181) - 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 - There’s some cranberry here but it’s not sour at all. No lambic properties really. Some cranberries on the outset.

M - Nice carbonation but weak at the end.

O - It’s alright. I’d drink it over Bud Light....

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
12oz bottle from Binny’s. 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 wasn’t really up my alley aroma and flavor-wise, but it drank well and wasn’t harsh or offensive. Eh...

svandyke (257) - USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle- A quickly dissipating head, pours a sort of gross cross of brown with reddish tint. Not very appetizing. Has a faint whiff of cranberry. It tastes of some insipid malt and a sour fruit of some sort. A slight sour taste does not redeem this beer.

haugeberg (72) - - FEB 11, 2012
Imagine cranberry sauce unnaturally fermenting in feces, and then you have the flavor of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

acsilver877 (10) - Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle. I’m not a big fan of lambics, so I probably shouldn’t be rating this beer...however, this beer was very bitter with a faux cranberry flavor. Looked good in the glass though.

steeleliver (130) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Wheat malt taste with a fake tasting cranberry flavor on top. Just a tip of tart raspberry upon sip, but appeared fake even if it wasn’t.

Billicus (296) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2012
aroma, fruity this is the best part, hazy light amber hue, taste, On no, that maple sryup would have been better on waffle, some bitter cranberry type flavor, I found no easy way to drink it,overall, I would drink these first in the Winter Classics and try to get them down, my hope was that Ol fizz was wanting for me!

arkurzynski (2463) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Hazy pink/red. Light cranberry, water, mild vanilla, slight funk. Flavor is brief tart cranberry followed by almost a bitter wheat malt flavor. Lingering bitterness and bland wheat. Mild spice. Lots of carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Drinkable, but not overly enjoyable.

Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Aroma of cranberry, orange peel and slight pine funk. Pours very hazy blood orange. Tastes of cranberry, other citrus and bread. The danger comes in after you swallow. A very unpleasant rotten fruit funk lingers. I get no lambic mouthpucker or wheat notes. Bad form.

annunz123 (967) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Aroma is nice. Unfortunately I tried to drink it as well. Tastes like somebody mixed beer with cranberry juice cocktail. I’m usually a big fan of Sam Adams (and lambics), but this was hard to choke down. This gives lambic a bad name.

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