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RATINGS: 1117   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
clevelandbruno (58) - Half Moon Bay, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
I love this brew. Not a HUGE fan of Samel Adams but this is a really good one. Its festive, has a great taste, and easy to drink. I like this brew at room temperature rather than cold but either way, you cant go wrong with this brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
As Denis Leary said in one of his stand up specials...he reached for a beer..took a big gulp and spit it out..Cranberry ale..beer is for drinking,cranberries are for bladder infections..nuff said.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (4762) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
12 oz bottle served in standard pint glass (from notes). A - Pours a reddish copper; hazy with short tan head. S - grape more than cranberry? Fruity and spicy belgian-style lambic aroma. T - mix of sour, sweet and bitter, in that order. OK finish M - smooth excepting slight bite O: an unusual lambic that is not so sweet as to be delegated to dessert beer. Should pair well with some foods.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"im liking the wild yeast more these days, but this is a beer i just cant get into. just dont like the flavor. the nose is better, but not by much. this is the only beer in the holiday pack i dont enjoy."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9925) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2014
12 oz. bottle from foppa78- thanks again, Mat! So glad to finally get a hold of this gem. Pours a hazy reddish color, kind of dull, with a small white head that really just settles into a ring with a few wisps of film. Aroma of cranberry, vanilla, oak, caramel, banana, clove, and nutmeg. Kind of like a fruit pie. Flavor of cranberry, caramel, brown sugar, leather, earth, nutmeg, cardboard, and banana. Medium bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a fruity, juicy mouthfeel that dries on the finish. Not bad. Weird, but not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The body has a hazy appearance with a deep reddish tan, rust color. On top it has a small slightly pinkish white head. The head slowly fades down to a thick ring that hangs on well and leaves some lace on the glass. The aroma hits you with tart wheat and tart cranberry along with cherry cough syrup, sweet maple syrup and a hint of yeast. The flavor has an odd mix of tangy wheat, tart cranberry, cough syrup, sweet grain, maple syrup, and just a hint of some yeast. The finish quickly goes from syrupy sweet to tangy and slightly acidic and then hangs on the tongue. The body is medium to full with a heavy slick and almost sticky texture. Carbonation is delicate and gets lost in the heavy texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
12oz bottle 7/02 (Old Notes)-Pours reddish with a small head. Aroma of sour, cranberry, and sweetness. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is nicely balanced and not too shabby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Best by mar, 2010 Compliments of the dentist A: pink, ruddy a finger of white foam leaves spotty lace. Sheet left. S: smells like grain and hints of cherry(?) T: tastes like sweet cranberries and cherries. M: thin and dry and flat O: well, actually great for women. Serving type: bottle 12-05-2011

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ads135 (4484) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 30, 2013
This must be the worst lambic Ive had. It doesnt really taste like it has much wild yeast in it, more like a mildly cranberry wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
merc7186 (3098) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
It has been about 10+ years since Ive had this beer and decided to give it another try (plus my wife wanted to try it) The beer poured decently with a orangish/reddish hue that passes through some light, has a decent off white head and leaves good lacing on the glass. The beer smells decent with a nice blend of sour fruit (cranberry and plum) and belgian sugars. The taste is medicore with a mild cranberry smoothness but not much else with it. The mouthfeel is decent as the beer is well carbonated, light bodied, and leaves you with a weak watery mouth. Overall, its exactly what it is advertised as, a Cranberry Lambic. I am not a fan of people who give it a bad rating because it wasnt an IPA or stout....it is what it says it is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pras (597) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2013
The only thing true to the beer is that it has a hint of cranberry. It is not a lambic and gives the style a bad name. I tried it skeptically, and was proved that my hunch was right. Boo!

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