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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