Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.55/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I picked up the Winter Classics multipack for Old Fezziwig Ale and the Holiday Porter. Period. The two bottles of Cranberry "Lambic" I left alongside the Cream Stout for a few weeks. When I did open it, well...
A: It pours light red, certainly lighter than I expected from a Cranberry lambic. It's clear and fizzy, almost making me think a sparkling fruit juice. The head is a finger thick, and the lacing is solid.
S: There's a citrus-like, fruity aroma, though I wouldn't immediately say cranberry. There's something else I can't identify but doesn't seem balanced. It doesn't smell bad, but not at all what I expected from the label ("Wheat beer flavored with cranberry").
T: Strong fruit flavor, not overpowering but not all that pleasant. Missing the lambic dryer finish, as another reviewer noted.
I finished it, and drank the other bottle too, but more out of a sense of responsibility and fair play. I'll get the multipack again, but probably just hold the lambic for my fruity-beer drinking friend.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2009 18:57:08 | More by jimsimply
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