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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
alexkeil (20) - New York, USA - JUL 3, 2008
I love the Sam Adams winter variety pack, I get it every year - and every year I try the cranberry lambic and say "This is the year I will find something to like about cranberry lambic" and every year I conclude there is nothing good about this tart and confusing brew. This winter when I buy the variety pack, I’ll probably do it all over again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kyleisraaddd (19) - Marble Falls, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2009
When I read "Cranberry Lambic", I thought "Woah, that cant be good". But when I tried it, I was pleasantly surprised. To be noted, this was also my first fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jberti (19) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Pours amber, almost a cider color. Citrus armoa, bitter cranberry. Semi-tart cranberry finish with hint of cider apple. because I do not love the ciders I rank this lower. A average beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
sweetgoodness (19) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2006
Had a promising smell of juicy, tart cranberries and a hint of maltiness. Nice hazy honey color with a touch of pink and a white head. Thats where it ends. As I took one sip, i gagged and almost vomited. There was something in the taste that was foul and moldy and I dont care to taste it again to figure it out. I enjoy fruit beers and lambic all the same, but there was something awful with the flavor and the bottle wasnt even skunked. The only beer that Ive ever had that made me want to vomit; congrats sam adams.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
babak (18) - Plainsboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2006
nice aroma, cranberry is very prevalent. sweet and tart flavor. Crisp, bu not a great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
atomcow1 (18) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Two bottles of this came in the SA winter mix pack. Had a few sips of one bottle before pouring down the drain. My wife and I are currently debating which hated relative to serve it to over the holidays. Utterly atrocious with no redeeming value. Doesnt even taste like cranberries.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
garrettdeming (17) - Apalachin, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2006
It tasted like a watery Sam Adams Boston Lager (which I love) with cough syrup added! Like a Cherry Coke of old, this was very sweet, like a Shirley Temple. Too much to handle. Couldnt finish it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
barleyologist (16) - ECV, California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
I thought i would enjoy a fruit beer with cranberries, well I didnt i even though Samuel Adams is my favorite brewery I can not give this a good ranking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Coreyryan09 (16) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
i really enjoyed this beer, i got it out of there holiday pack, it poured a nice fruity taste, did have sort of an unpleasnt after taste...very good for cooking though....i cook my dear meat in beer and so far this gives it the best flavor

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
robsohoppy (16) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
A big disappointment! I felt like I was trying to cure a bladder infection ,nevermind enjoy a brew. I could not even finish this one. DO NOT BUY. I must admit I am not a big Lambic drinker but lets be serious ,this is a bad beer. The oversweet attack overrides any hope of tasting what the brew may have to offer.

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