Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.48/5 rDev +29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a Gouden Carolous goblet, the Cranberry Lambic is hazy coper with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a
Smell is sticky butterscotch and caramel, reminds me of La Divine with a little fruit, and softer.
Taste is tart and fruity, with just enough rubberiness to give this one claim to a Lambic heritage, although with an obvious bias towards accessibility, which I can't condemn in the spirit of Belgian bier stewardship. A little on the syrupy side before a clean finish.
Mouthfeel is starts with some thickness, vanishes before a creamy finish.
Drinkabilty is OK, tasty and quaffable, and if you dig them, you'll be able to drink a few, albeit slowly. If you hate all fruit beers out of principal, or are a style purist who abhors all American interpretations, then you'll surely differ. Since I'm a big fan of cranberries and lambics, I think this is a fine, mainstream marriage of the two. I've never understood Sam Adams bad rap for doing a respectable job of bringing fruit lambics to America.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2007 02:16:32 | More by ccrida
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