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RATINGS: 1097   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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3.9
britab99 (65) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2001
The name is deceiving...definately not a lambic. Good flavored wheat/fruit beer.

3.9
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2001
I am not knowledgeable enough to compare this to traditional lambics, but it is a very appealing beer in its own right. Tart and tasty!

3.9
Tippie4 (97) - Auburn, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2003
This is a good cranberry beer. it has a nice mix of sweet and tart cran flavor. Some sips seem to make me pucker more then others but overall well done cranberry.

3.9
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Pours brassy brown with a nice white head and fair lace. Aromas of spruce, clove, ginger, cranberries and yeast. Flavors are wheat, yeast and fruit, in a sweet-tart blend, with highlights of cranberry, vanilla, yeast and ginger ale. Very nice palate. I don’t, as a rule, find lambics among nmy favorites but, among them, this one is good.

3.9
millstadtguy (50) - Millstadt, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Pours a very light red with an OK head. Aroma strong with crabnerries. Taste is of, well, cranberries. I know everyone else seems to hate this beer but for some reason I like it & I typically don’t like beers with a heavy fruit taste.

3.9
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Boston Beer Company--Samuel Adams--Cranberry Lambic--1998. 12 oz. Bottle. 4.75% ABV. (3.25 / 5.0) Lambic--Clear golden color. Nice aroma with strong maraschino cherry aroma. Medium light body with light wheat flavor and minimal spiciness. Hop spice comes out at end in nice finish. On Tap. Sampled 10/18/1999. Boston Beer Company--Samuel Adams--Cranberry Lambic--Big Sam--Signature Series--2001. 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV (4.25 / 5.0) Lambic--Clear thin light pink golden color. Medium head and lace. Light spicy cranberry fruit hop front. Malty crisp mildly citrus clean fresh balanced fruit malt body. Tasty cranberry citrus hop end. Not yeasty. Sampled 12/20/2001. Boston Beer Company--Samuel Adams--Winter Sampler--Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic Seasonal Brew--Brewmaster’s Reserve 2005. 12 oz. Bottle. 5.90% ABV--10 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Lambic--Foamy lacy head. Fizzy light sediment bright amber gold color. Rich cranberry mild coriander wheat spice front. Tart citrus sweet malty mild wild Belgian fruit ester body. Refreshing smooth zesty end. Nice. Sampled 1/22/2005. Boston Beer Company--Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic-Wheat Beer Brewed With Cranberry and Other Natural Flavors-Brewmaster’s Collection--Winter Classics Sampler--ABV On Label--2007. 12 oz. Bottle. 5.90% ABV--10 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Lambic--Cranberry. 6-Pack $6.99. Sediment hint. Dense rocky lacy white head. Clear bright fizzy thin amber gold red hint color. Cranberry ester mild hop front. Crisp cloying mellow maple syrup fruit citrus wild cranberry wheat malty body. Mild sour Lambic wild yeast cloying smooth end. Sampled 11/13/2008.

3.9
seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a beautiful reddish-copper color with off-white head, some retention and lace. Aromas of malt, cranberries, nameless fruity yeast esters. Malt flavor was bready, toasty, caramel plus mild hops bitterness, plus the sourness of cranberries and wild yeast/bacteria. An interesting and excellent balance of tastes. Not exactly "wild" or "barnyard" enough to be a true lambic, but a delicious fruit beer, for sure.

3.9
Hank426 (7) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2012 does not count
Pours a redish amber color with decent head. Has a slightly sour cranberry taste that goes great with a red-meat meal. A good beer for cold weather.

3.8
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 10, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Sam adams offers this in their winter packs and i am glad they do. Is a nice tasting beer that kind of leaves a champagne type after taste

3.8
lamas (1661) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Bottle. Pours a light red with thick tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells of cranberries. Sweet cranberry taste that gives way to a nice tart finish. Very refreshing without the dry taste you’d think would accompany a cranberry beer. Tastes nothing like a good quality lambic but this is what a fruit beer should taste like. If this was classified as a lambic I’d rate it horribly but as a fruit beer it’s great! If you’re gonna make a beer that’s supposed to taste like a fruit then make it taste like one. This does the job.


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