Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.55/5 rDev +32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz single from the Sam Adams Holiday Sampler. From what Ive heard of this one I know not to expect a real lambic. Hey..I like beer, Ill give anything a try. The body of this beer is perfectly translucent and copper colored. The head is small and rapidly fades to a wispy white layer on top. The nose is primarily grainy malt with maybe a tiny, tiny must sprinkling, I can pick up on a sweet fruit flavor, not the tangy cranberry I was expecting but more of a sweet currant aroma. The flavor is a little different than what I was expecting as well, the same grainy malt from the nose is here though. The middle is a weird mish-mash of a slight syrupy sweetness, tart fruitiness, and a flash of mild bitterness. Not bad though, just a little different than what I was expecting I do pick up a faint mustiness or at least some kind of nice little yeast character as opposed to just a clean fermenting yeast. This one is worth trying, make your own decision on it before you pass it up because of what you hear.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2004 00:53:04 | More by FormatKid
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1.11/5 rDev -58.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
They are still bottling this???
No resemblance to Lambic in any way whatsoever.
Foul, tired, sweet/tart-fruity thing that is a combo of rotten/partially-oxidized, jammy "fruit" + malt-beverage-ish type horror.
One of the worst beers I have ever tasted, added to the fact that they put the name "Lambic" on the label make this a double disaster brew.
Anyone buying this a second time, please contact me - I was thinking of dumping some adjuvants into a cesspool, & kegging it up, & calling it Oude Bruin Lambic.
Tasted once, & never again other than Dare, or Paying basis.
Cheers! to rinse my mouth out with almost anything else.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 01:58:12 | More by ausonius
Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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