Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.7/5 rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Ok, this can't be as bad as everyone says it is...can it?
Looks like a pretty standard ale, pouring an amber color with some chill haze and two fingers of creamy off-white head. Retains a nice lace and leaves a lot of stick on the sides.
Smell has some malt sweetness and cranberry, not real sour or very lambic-esque but not altogether terrible either. I smell a soggy wheat-like aroma, as well. It's not very enticing overall.
Taste is mostly malty with some caramel and pale malt sweetness, and just a bit of cranberry flavor. The tartness is very mild. Definitely get some maple syrup flavor midway through and into the finish, and it also lingers on the palate with a sweet aftertaste. Pretty tasty actually. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and is soft and smooth on the palate.
This really isn't all that bad. Obviously it's not a true lambic, but it's not unpleasant either. It's actually pretty tasty, and I especially like what the maple syrup does for it. It's not the kind of thing I'd drink as a session beer, but I wouldn't turn one away either.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2007 22:13:05 | More by number1bum
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