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RATINGS: 1096   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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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2.3
daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2008
For an American macro attempt at a lambic it is ok. But compared to real lambics it falls short. A bit too tart. Easy to drink on Thanksgiving, but not too much otherwise. Cranberry flavor is there for sure...just an ok beer.

3
DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Deep orange color, with aromas of cranberry, wheat, and red wine. Goes down smooth and cranberryish, slightly dry, with some acidity. Finishes tart, with a final burst of hops. Add a point to my rating if you have this with Thanksgiving dinner. This beer rocks with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce!

2.7
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Cranberry Lambic
Date: November 23, 1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Aroma: strong yeast aroma
Flavor: tangy flavor

Name: Cranberry Lambic
Date: January 01, 2003
Mode: bottle
Appearance: hazy orange, whispy white head
Aroma: tart fruity cranberry aroma
Flavor: strong tart fruit flavor with a dose of sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

2.9
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle @ home, picked picked up at Wilbur’s in Fort Collins as a single. This isn’t in the 12 mixed pack this year, so I’m not sure if they got six packs of it and split it up or what. Incredibly cloudy, pinkish brown appearance with a pinkish cream colored head. Somewhat spicy, maple, light caramel, tart mild cranberry, red fruity aroma. Slightly tart, cranberry, light apple, kind of dull toffee, caramel, maple flavor. I thought I remembered this being a lot more tart but maybe that’s just what I thought it should be. This tastes pretty dull.

2.3
alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2007
Bottle part of a holiday pack. Pours orange in color with small whitish head. Aroma was fruity not necessarily just cranberries. Flavor is TOO SWEET. I get a touch of malt, some vanilla, with the cranberries. Light mouthfeel. Not one of my favorite SA brews.

3.3
phaleslu (10546) - 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.

2.4
onceblind (10290) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Very cloudy pinkish dark amber, very little head that doesn’t last much, kinda pink-cream tinted. Smell has some wheat, dull toffee, some wild yeast, and some dried cranberries. Taste is light and sugary, kinda sparkly...not sure how else to describe. Light tart fruit, cranberries thats pretty unobtrusive and forgettable. Light wild yeast funk and sugary sweetness stack up that fruity tone, but the body is pretty light and watery. Just unimpressive.

2.5
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2010
It’s unclear, orange-red with a lasting, creamy head. The aroma has notes of cranberries, a light berry sourness, light sweetness and wheat. The flavour is sweet with notes of creanberries, wheat and a little yoghurt. It’s smooth and sweet, very far from the lambic style, and too sweet in the long run.

2.7
bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle. Pinkish beer with an off-white head. Sweet, tart, light fruit roll-up aroma. Fruit roll-up flavor with some malt. Medium body. Fruit roll-up lingers. Got worse as I drank more.

2.3
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2012
12oz bottle, best before April. So this isn’t an actual lambic? I guess I’ll 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. It’s not exactly the most drinkable thing, and I wouldn’t describe it as delicious, but it’s interesting and aromatic. Just not very appealing, somehow (it’s taking me a while to get through, after scarfing down an IPA I rated earlier). Maybe it’s 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.


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