adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Appearance: Pours a light brown/orange color with a 1-2 finger white head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Very strong wheat smell followed by some fruit. Reminds me of a hefeweizen.
Taste: Very hard to describe. It’s kind of all over the place. Definitely fruity but I would never have guessed cranberry. A bit tart but not overwhelmingly. It’s both sweet and tart. Not at all what I expected given the smell.
Mouthfeel: Very light mouthfeel.
Drinkability: I would say that it is quite low. It’s not a terrible beer but I can’t see me ever wanting another one.
Overall: I’m glad I tried it in the Winter Sampler from Sam Adams. It’s not that bad but I doubt I’ll ever try another one. I’ll probably not drink the second one out of the Sampler either. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a red-orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is caramel, maple syrup and cranberries. The flavor is heavy on the cranberries with some vanilla and maple notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
I tried this several years ago and remember hating it. Not sure what is different this time, but I didn’t dislike it - even though I went in expecting to. iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 7, 2010
The first lambic I ever tried, and it will probably be my last. Way too tart for my taste. Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Cloudy amber with a tan head. Sweet, wheaty bread aromas. Very sweet/sour malt combinations with almost no hops. Wouldn’t call it a lambic. Sour cran-wheat flavor. A nice tart thirst quencher, but I wouldn’t drink more than one at a time. Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
33 cl bottle, pours unclear red, slight fruit aroma, taste is somewhat sweet fruity, but very bland overall, not as bad as I had expected but not gonna bother with this beer again.
Metalchopz (3384) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
Had this one on our trip to Nashville. Left over from a friend’s Christmas season (as it does say best before April). Pours a hazy orange-red colour with a pale pink creamy head and has decent retention and lace. I was quite surprise to smell bananas more than anything else. I guess it is from their wheat (the same used in their Hefeweizen). The cranberries are light in the background. The mouthfeel is quite sweet and semi-syrupy. The taste of the fruit are present, but again, the strong bananas come in to take over, right into the aftertaste. I guess when this beer expires its freshness, the cranberries disappears but the wheat stays strong. Just wondering about the lambic part ?? smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2010
A nice cranberry aroma with a reasonable 1-2 finger head that goes away fairly quickly. It looks like a perfect belgian with a tinge of pink to me. Not like a normal lambic really...tastes like a mediocre belgian with some sort of nasty flavor added. Sort of drinkable in a nasty way...doesn’t make you want to drink it because of the quality but because it is sort of easily drinkable although funny aftertaste. checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle: Poured a red/brown color with a thin head. The aroma was sweet fruit and malts. The flavor was weak and watered down and it is bad they want to label this as a lambic. Not much lambic at all. xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Pours hazy reddish pink with little to no head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a tint of tart. Flavor is watery, sweet with no real high notes. A pretty weak product from the Sam Adams line up. dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pours a reddish brown with a thin off white head. Sweet cranberry, spice and yeast. Malty, clove taste with a hint of cranberry taste. Too sweet for me.