Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by mostpoetsdo:
3.28/5 rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
A: Pours a dark and hazy red. The small head vanishes quickly.
(11/11) '09 Vintage: Upping this .5, the pinkish red look is interesting, and pink hued head is impressive.
S: Lots of cranberry with some wheat.
(11/11) '09 Vintage: Still yeasty, but more acidic smelling. Has an artificial smell to it.
T: Okay, this beer takes a lot of bashing at times, but it is tasty. Is the cranberry overwhelming? Maybe a touch, but it has a yeasty kind of taste as well. Then back to a cranberry aftertaste.
(11/11) '09 Vintage: The big difference is that the tartness has increased, by a lot, surprisingly (at least to me). This makes it more lambic-like, even if it's been debated it is not that style.
M: Really smooth and creamy, perhaps the best part of the beer.
D: This is where it struggles, it is good for a little while, but good thing there are only two in the Winter mix 12 pack.
(11/11) '09 Vintage: Not even sure if it's available at all, was in six packs the other year. Might buy a six of this for fun...maybe just a single.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2011 23:00:15 | More by mostpoetsdo
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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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