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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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3.5
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2002
I don't know my lambics, so I'm not sure if this is a good or bad one. I understand that the fruit should be dominating in the style, and it certainly is here. Very sweet, very tart, with a bit of a wheat beer taste in the back. I like cranberries, so I enjoyed this brew. Very much along the lines of their cherry wheat, in terms of fruit intensity and body.

3.5
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 10, 2002
Refreshing nose of flowers with a hint of cranberry and resin. Pours from the bottle a clear orange. The full off-white frothy head is mostly diminishing with fair lacing. The flavor starts sweet with a moderate acidic middle and a sweet and tangy warm finish. The light to medium body is creamy and soft and finishes clean. Nice.

3.5
khayman70 (153) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Not a good lambic. I didn't care for the flavor............................

3.5
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Ok, so I am horribly biased. I have heard nothing but hideous things about this brew. But yet all of these hideous things I have heard have not had much to back them up, simply that this is a horrible beer. Well bottoms up. Clear sparkling amber body topped by a small white head. Lacing is quite nice. I was expecting something reddish but whatever. The aroma is light craberry, wheat, and light sourness. Not too bad so far. The flavor is lightly sour, lightly cranberry, medium malty with wheat notes. As it warms it becomes more sticky and the maple syrup comes through more as does the cranberry flavor. Very dry medium palate. Sourness is subdued but it is there. This is WAY better than I had expected. Hell i would drink more of it . Its certainly not an authentic lambic, more of a lambic for beginners. This beer gets an unduly bad rap because of the brewer!

3.5
Diablokev (181) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2005
The aroma is of a sour cherry, the appearance is a cloudy honey like color, the flavor is of fruit, bubblegum, the beer is smooth, overall better than I expected.

3.5
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Some pretty harsh ratings here for a decent beer. Pleasant fruity aroma, sweet start with a tart finish.

3.5
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2005
An interesting but suprisingly tasty beer. Flavor and aroma are obviously dominated by fruity cranberries with some sourness and some wheaty flavor. I think I enjoy this beer more than the average rating on here. Certainly a very toned down lambic though, but sometimes the sourness of certain lambics is too much for me so I don;t mind too much.

3.5
DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Pours amber with a small head.Aroma and taste heavy of cranberries.If you dont like cranberries you wont like this.This would be good for Thanksgiving.

3.5
Stonebrook (25) - USA - JAN 19, 2007
The cranberries are very noticable everywhere in this beer, and that is a good thing. The main taste is of course of cranberries but also of a light wheat flavor that finishes quite plesently, although a little tark. But a very good beer, for lovers of fruit, and one that everybody should try at least once.

3.5
Slipstream (2702) - USA - DEC 18, 2007
Nice, copper brew with a tangy, citrus wine flavor. Sweetness and sourness both present, along with light hops. A nice change of pace from the Boston Beer Company. They continue to be good at making unusual beers more palatable and less strange for your average American drinker.


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